New Forest Stallion Areas 2017

New Forest Stallion Turnout Areas 2017

Each year stallions are released onto the Open Forest to run with the free-roaming mares and sire the next generation of New Forest pony. The stallions are carefully selected by the Verderer’s of the New Forest, the Commoners’ Defence Association and the New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society. Only approved stallions are permitted to run with the mares to breed, and do so for only four weeks each year.

The stallions are released on Monday 15th May until Monday 12th June, and must be removed from the Forest by Monday 19th June 2017. The stallions chosen for each area are listed below:

Lucky Lane Warrior – Busketts

Cameron Luck of the Irish – Acres Down

Halestorm Branston Pickle – Hilltop

Sandhole Whispering Grass – Penn Common

Portmore Thunder Cloud – Wilverley

Sway Scrumpy Jack – Setley

Brookshill Brumby – East Boldre

Woodfidley Top Gun – Balmer Lawn

Haywards Impressionist – Backley

Knavesash Gold Fever – Withybeds

Skywalker – Ogdens

Lovelyhill Hendrix – Linford

Bakeburn Benny – Wootton

Bull Hill Major – Stoney Cross

Limekiln Brigadier – Matley/Ipley

Stallions will be turned out from Monday 15th May until Monday 12th June 2017.  (All stallions must be off by Monday 19th June 2017).

Please be aware that during the stallion season the free-roaming ponies will be preoccupied and their behaviour may be unpredictable.

When the stallions are at large on the New Forest the wild pony herds exhibit much excitement.

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