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RBST publish 2019/20 Watchlist

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 successful...

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RBST Equine Breeders Seminar

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 Stalli...

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Scottish Smallholder Festival 2018

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 m...

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EPS Autumn Meeting Saturday 8th September.

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM
The EPS autumn meeting will be held on Saturday 8th September at Scotland AI Services, Craigton Farm, Winchburgh, West Lothian. EH52 6PY by kind permission of Mr Ben Wentink. Meeting at the farm at 10.30am, (sat nav will take you right there) Ben will show us around the stud and explain the AI process. We expect to be there until about 12.30 then will adjourn to the nearby Rouken Glen Garden Centre Café for lunch. It would be helpful if members and guests could advise if they are attending a... Read Full Post »

RBST Marsh Christian Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM
The EPS is delighted to announce that the RBST Marsh Christian Award 2018 has been awarded to Donald and Mary McGillivray. The nomination read as follows - Mary and Donald McGillivray have spent forty years helping ensure the survival of one of the most critically endangered equine breeds, the Eriskay pony. They began with two mares of original Western Isles stock and went on to breed a large number of ponies, many of whom were vital in other breeding programmes both on the mainland and o... Read Full Post »

RARE BREED of the YEAR SHOW

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM
The 2018 Rare Breed of the Year Show will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018 at Arena UK Allington Lane Allington GRANTHAM Lincolnshire NG32 2EF The ERISKAY classes will be held late a.m and consist of Class 30 Youngstock, colt, filly or gelding 3 years old and under to be shown in hand Class 31 Stallion, Mare or Gelding 4 years old and over to be shown in hand Class 32 Stallion, Mare or Gelding 4 years old and over to be shown under saddle incl leading re... Read Full Post »

Eriskay Ponies on the BBC

Posted on April 13, 2018 at 5:55 AM
A few weeks ago a film crew from BBC Scotland came out to see EPS Chair Ruth McMinn's Eriskay ponies and filmed them for a feature on the Landward TV programme. Ruth got the chance to explain how versatile the ponies are and also how critically endangered the breed is. The feature will air on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm during the first Landward programme of the year and then be available on the BBC iPlayer. Some photogarphs of the filming session are in the Photo Gallery of this website. ... Read Full Post »

New Registrar / Treasurer Address

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Please note the address for the Registrar / Treasureris now :

Wester Invervar

Glenlyon

Aberfeldy 

PH15 2NJ

Tel : 01887 877219


AGM Notice

Posted on March 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the 23rd ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Eriskay Pony Society will be held at Auchterarder Community Church Centre, 24 High Street, Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1DF on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 2.00 pm AGENDA 1 Apol... Read Full Post »

Malvern 3 Counties Show 2016

Posted on March 28, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Report by Judith harries.

Vanessa Harvey with handler (who had to be substituted by the vet at the last minute as the handler needed to go with mother to hospital) plus husband Anthony brought 15yr old Peewit pony club pony and mum, and 4yr old gelding Merlin (just backed) for the second day.


Merlin had never been anywhere before (except to the vet). All animals had a loosebox with a cattle pen enclosure at the front.


Both ponies were intensely in...

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