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Methven A&P Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, March 19, 2017

A cold wet finish to the show season at the 2017 Methven A&P Show, with Skibbereen Serenity picking up her third Supreme Welsh Exhibit for the season.



South Island All Welsh Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, February 12, 2017

A very successful day for Hollybank Stud at the South Island All Welsh Show. After her recent success at the Canterbury Welsh Show, Bendigo Royal Charm continued her form with Champion Section B Senior, Best Section B Exhibit, Grand Champion Purebred Mare, Supreme Paced Exhibit and once again Supreme Inhand Purebred Exhibit (silver medal).

Skibbereen Serenity (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man) was Reserve Champion Section B Senior and Hollybank Stolen Kisses (Imperial Messiah x Skibbereen Serenity) was Champion Section B Junior.

A huge thank you to David James and Lauren Farquhar for making the trip over from Australia to assist with preparing and showing the ponies.

Canterbury Welsh Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, January 22, 2017
The 2017 Canterbury Welsh Show was a very special one for Bendigo Royal Charm. She started out the day with Champion Section B Adult and Supreme Section B Exhibit, and then won the Supreme Paced Exhibit followed by Supreme Purebred Exhibit (Gold Medal). She finished the day off with Supreme Inhand Exhibit of the Show, the fourth successive year that she has achieved this, and under international judges for each of the four years.

Southland Welsh Show 2016

Dawn Elliot - Saturday, December 03, 2016

In December 2016 we headed off to Gore for the Southland Welsh Show with Skibbereen Serenity. Her successful return to the show ring continued, with Champion Section B Adult and once again Supreme Purebred Welsh Exhibit under judge David James from Sianwood Stud in Wales. Hollybank Wee Whisper and Philip Peter completed the double with Section B Youngstock Champion.


Ashburton A&P Show 2016

Dawn Elliot - Saturday, October 29, 2016

After spending some time away in the broodmare paddock, Skibbereen Serenity (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Kylandee Chintz) returned to the show ring at the 2016 Ashburton A&P Show to take out Champion Adult Welsh and Supreme Welsh honours. Also attending the show was Hollybank Chantelle (Imperial Messiah x Nawarrah Park Camilla) with Philip Peter who took out the Welsh Youngstock Championship.


Northern A&P Show October 2016

Dawn Elliot - Saturday, October 22, 2016

The 2016 Northern A&P Show was a Royal Event and being that Nawarrah Park Lady's Man had never had the opportunity to compete at a Royal Show, he was literally dragged out of the paddock after almost two years of retirement from the show ring to attend the show in Rangiora. As it was also my birthday, it was a special day when he ended up winning a Royal Supreme Welsh Exhibit. He then tied for first place in the All Breeds Supreme which eventually went to the Riding Pony, but as ever he was the perfect gentleman and I'm pretty sure he enjoyed the day out of his paddock!



Dawn Elliot - Saturday, June 11, 2016

After attending the New Zealand Welsh Pony & Cob Society AGM in Wanganui at the weekend, I am delighted to announce that Nawarrah Park Lady's Man has again won the Section B Sires Ratings Award for the fourth consecutive year. He is now the sire of several Supreme Champions including Nawarrah Park Camilla (Supreme All Breeds/Canterbury A&P Show 2014), Skibbereen Serenity (Supreme Purebred Exhibit/South Island All Welsh Show 2014), Cedar Park Regal Man (Supreme Purebred Exhibit/Southland Welsh Show 2013), Hollybank Wee Whisper (Supreme Purebred Exhibit/South Island All Welsh Show 2016).


Cedar Park Regal Man

Dawn Elliot - Monday, June 06, 2016

Cedar Park Regal Man (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Bendigo Precious Gem) is having a terrific new career under saddle and is currently out on lease to Cath and Stella Williams from Springston. Stella and Cedar have been out and about doing many shows in First Ridden as well as jumping up to 90cm, with mum Cath still doing the odd inhand show with him. Pictured are Stella and Cedar after a successful day at the Canterbury All Welsh Ridden Show in December 2015.


Canterbury Foal Show 2016

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, May 15, 2016

A good day for Hollybank Stud at the 2016 Canterbury Foal Show.

Hollybank Chantilly (Imperial Messiah x Nawarrah Park Camilla) 1st Section B Filly Foal, 1st Hunter Pony Foal, Reserve Champion Hunter Pony Foal.

Two other foals by the resident stallions at Hollybank also did well, Pine-Eyre Mischievous Girl (Imperial Messiah) was Champion Partbred Welsh Foal and Te Hepe White Cloud (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man) was Champion Purebred Welsh and Supreme Welsh Foal.


South Island All Welsh Show 2016

Dawn Elliot - Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hollybank Stud would like to congratulate Philip Peter with Hollybank Wee Whisper who was the Section B Junior Champion, Best Section B Exhibit and Supreme Inhand Purebred Exhibit at the 2016 South Island All Welsh Show.