|Posted on August 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM|
THE ERISKAY PONY SOCIETY
Saturday 21st September
At Ruchilside, Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2HU
Hosted by Donald and Mary McGillivray
Celebrating 40 years of Eriskay Ponies
By Kind Permission of Mr. & Mrs. R.B.A. Bolton
10.00am – 4pm
Morning visit to the Braincroft ponies
Light lunch in Church Hall
Talks and opportunity to look at memorabilia
Plenty of time for chat!
Donations on the day to EPS and RBST
Please RSVP by 1st September to
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01764 670626
Directions and further details on request
|Posted on April 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM|
The RBST have just published the Watchlist for 2019/20 along with the Watchlist report.
The report highlights the situation facing the Eriskay pony and states ''Conservation effort in 2019 will once again be on focussed on the perilously rare Eriskay, a versatile pony with a superb temperament, which sadly saw only 2 foals registered in 2018''.
The report further states ''Some equine breeds remain particularly vulnerable, and without the ability to freeze embryos successfully, the “living Gene Bank” of horses and ponies in the hands of dedicated breeders is especially important''.
To view the Watchlist and the report, please go to www.rbst.org.uk
|Posted on October 21, 2018 at 10:10 AM|
The EPS was represented at the Equine Breeders Seminar organised by the RBST and held on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Stallion AI Services, Chapel Field Stud, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
A very interesting day with talks by Prof. Tim Morris, Vice-Chairman, RBST, Ruth Dalton, Northern Field Officer, RBST, Dr Andy Dell, Tullis Matson of Stallion AI Services and Jeannette Beranger of the Livestock Conservancy USA.
Following lunch there was a tour of the impressive facilities at Stallion AI and a demonstration of Equine Gene Banking and Equine Reproductive Technology.
Dr Andy Dell gave a talk on SPARKS as a breeding tool which highlighted the issues rare breeds face. The slide used in his presentation can been found at
|Posted on September 25, 2018 at 10:25 AM|
The Scottish Smallholder Festival 2018 will be held at Forfar Mart on Sunday 28th October.
Once again in the Festival will explore our equine heritage and is delighted to welcome along representatives of some of the wonderful native breed horses and ponies. Many folk getting into smallholding (and many existing smallholders) enjoy having an equine or two around the place – and they can do a job of work too.
The Festival will feature an Equine Parade with examples of most of our native breeds being presented along with expert commentary from Donald McGillivray. It’s a rare opportunity to see and learn about some of the scarcest breeds of ponies and horses including of course Eriskay Ponies.
The Eriskay Pony Society will have a stand with a pony on display who will also take part in the parade carrying creels. The stand will feature information about the breed with members able to give advice and support to anyone wishing to own or breed these wonderful adaptable ponies. There will also be the opportunity to have a cup of tea and a bit of cake so do pop past and see us.
More information on the festival can be found at www.ssgf.uk
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Please note the address for the Registrar / Treasureris now :
Tel : 01887 877219
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