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.