• Introducing Plumtree Juno

    We had a lovely surprise arrival on 26th May, our lovely cremello mare Jasmin gave birth to a stunning, correct little palomino filly foal a whole 34 DAYS early! We have named her Plumtree Juno. In the photo below she was just under 2 days old.

    And here she is at 4 days old!

    Her dam is our lovely mare Pixbrooke Jasmin, has bred us some exceptional foals over the last few years and Juno is no exception! The photo below was taken summer 2015.

    And her sire is our handsome boy Brandeston Rupert

    UPDATE 21.06.16

    Nearly 4 weeks old... doing well to say she wasn't due to be born until July 1st!

  • Introducing Plumtree Gunner... our first foal by Plumtree Hideaway!

    We have been excited about this foals arrival for a whole year! Our first by Plumtree Hideaway who passed his VVE in 2015. Plumtree Gunner, a tiny dun & white colt was born on 19th of May... And we are thirlled with him! Photographs taken at 2 days old.

    His Dam is our little cream dun mare, Cranford Garland.

    And his sire, of course, is our stunning blue dun and white, 31.5" stallion; Plumtree Hideaway.

    Photo September 2015

    Head shot photo May 2015

    Update 30.05.16

    Plumtree Gunner is a tiny foal with a huge character! He is everyones best friend!

    We think Mat is quite taken with him too!

     

     

  • Introducing Plumtree Luna...

    Plumtree Luna is a very elegant palomino filly foal. She was born at 10.50pm on 9th May. Here she is at 2 days old (As mentioned in Star's blog the weather wasn't godd for photos for a few days). If Lorraine's memory is correct, Luna is the first palomino filly we have had from Golden Lily, and she has some lovely facemarkings, a blaze and a star, as you can see in the bottom photo.

    Her dam is our beautiful Harlequin Golden Lily, out of our beloved Plumtree Tigerlilly. Here's a photo of Golden Lily taken early spring 2015, so please excuse her coat as she was shedding her winter coat at the time!

    Her sire is our handsome Brandeston Rupert. This Photo was taken in May this year, trust Rupert to find the longest patch of grass in the field!

    UPDATE 29.05.16

    A more recent photograph of this little beauty, or what you can see of her!

    UPDATE 08.06.16

    Luna at 1 month old... we love her!

     

     

  • Introducing Plumtree Little Star...

    On 8th May at 10.50pm, our lovely bay mare, Plumtree Little Sweetie gave birth to a tiny but perfectly formed cream dun filly foal, who we have named Plumtree Little Star. Below are a couple of photographs of Star at 3 days old, unfortunately we had bad weather for her first couple of days.

    Star (for short) is the first filly foal from her dam, Plumtree Little Sweetie, who was the last foal from our foundation mare Edendale Golden Princess. We now name our foals using the initial of the dams registered name, so we thought "Little Star" was the perfect name for this filly, not only because she is little, and has a star... but also because we gave Edendale Golden Princess (her grand dam) the pet name Twinkle. And as the popular nursery rhyme goes "Twinkle, twinkle little star..."

    You might recognise the photograph below, as it is very special to us. Its is of Twinkle with Litlle Sweetie when she was a foal.

    And here is Little Sweetie, picture with Star at 5 days old.

    Her sire, is our very handsome Brandeston Rupert.

    Below is another photograph of star at 5 days old.

    UPDATE 29.05.16

    Star is now 3 weeks old, and is so cute and chunky... as you can see from these photos!

     

     

  • We are pleased to announce Merrylees Camelot has passed his VVE!

    Our beautiful boy, Merrylee's Camelot has passed his Voluntary Vet Examination and is now a SPSBS licensed stallion!

    Photographs above from September 2015

     

    We bought Camelot as a weened for from Merrylees stud. He is black and white homozygous, now 4 years old. He is a lovely boy, with a temperament to die for.

    On 16th May 2016, Moorhouse Equine Vets came out to assess Camelot for his voluntary vet examination, and we are pleased to announce he passed with flying colours!

    Below is a little video of Cammi (As we call him), shot in April 2016

     

    Cammi will be turned out with his first mares soon and we can't wait to see what he produces in 2017.

     

  • Introducing Plumtree Eddie...

    Our gorgous mare Ellie gave birth to Eddie at 11.30pm on 29th of April. He is a gorgous Cream Dun colt with white face markings, and he has been a little show off since the day we was born!

    Here he is out in the nursary at about 18 hours old

    His Dam, Littlewitty Ellie May is out of our beloved Plumtree Tigerlilly. We bought Ellie in foal (with Eddie)  to Quakers Parsley, a gorgeous Buckskin.

    UPDATE 09.05.16

    Eddie at just over a week old, he is a little show man and everybodies friend!

    In the morning

    And in the evening

    UPDATE 29.05.16

    Eddie is growing into a strapping young man.

  • Introducing Plumtree China

     Finally here is Plumtree China's blog! (I apologise, I am getting so behind)

    Plumtree China was born at 1am, April 24th. Her Dam, my (Jodie) beautiful mare Crystal, has had a 2 year break from foaling... and boy was China worth the wait! She is a lovely, chunky, square little filly and one of my favorite colours is Bay so I am over the moon! Plumtree China is to be retained by our stud.

    Here is a little video taken over her first couple of days...

    And here are a couple of photos taken at 10 (the one in the Stable) and 11 hours old!

    She was tired from running around the pen all night playing!

    Her dam is Merryhill Crystal, the photo below was taken 4 days before China was born.


    And her Sire is our handsome Brandeston Rupert

    PHOTO UPDATE 30.04.16

    Here is Plumtree China on her one week birthday! She also let me stroke her for the first time.

    PHOTO UPDATE 09.05.16

    China having a play on a sunny evening.

    She is so friendly now, it looks like another pony that I am going to have to have a 'helper' to get photos of (Please excuse the teribble phone photos! It struggled with the strong evening sun!)

    PHOTO UPDATE 11.05.16

    I had my Mum, Lorraine, help distract China while I took these photographs of her.

    UPDATE 08.06.16

    I do love headshots, China at 6 weeks old.

     

  • Moving Time at Plumtree!

    Our moving time photographs have always proved popular, so this spring we decided to do a video for a change and wow! We were blown away by the response! So we thought we would write a little blog about the story behind them. Theres not that much to it really. Two of the fields we use for our ponies are actually next door to each other, but the gates into either field are about a quarter of a mile apart.  So what we do is call in a couple of helpers, there are usually 4 or 5 of us. Two people stand at either end a stop the traffic while another calls all the ponies to the gate. This is something we have been doing for years so the ponies know exactly where they are going. The ponies trot out of the gates and down the road and are followed by 2 or 3 people. At the other end the other 2 people direct them into their new grazing, not that we really need too! As soon as the gates are shut we thank the cars that we have stopped and they go on their way.

     

    The first time we took a photograph of this was in 2012. I uploaded it to Facebook and it went viral pretty quickly! I think it had somewhere around 5000 likes before I had to delete it because it was stolen worldwide, even big companies (Who I shall not name) were using it to advertise without giving credit to myself (Jodie, the photographer) or my Mum, Lorraine, as the owner of the stud. This is the reason all photographs that we use on social media are watermarked.

    In this photograph I have actually edited out Lorraine, and her brother in law John out of the background. We abosutley love this photograph and we have had it printed onto canvas which hangs in our home.

     

    It was quite a while before we decided to do another, infact it was February 2015. The ponies are in their winter coats and the fields had been very muddy so the girls did not look their best. This time there was a truck waiting to pass and he followed behind so I was unable to clean up the background, but this gives you a much better idea of how this works.

    This one got around 500 likes so again we were ecstatic. Then earlier this year Durbarry of Ireland shared it to their Facebook page and we were over the moon!

     

    But the biggest shock of all was still to come, the last time we did this, we were moving the ponies home to be sorted into pregnant mares to stay at home for foaling and the fillies to be put in the fresh grazing across the road. But this time we decided to video it! I set the camera up on a tripod to do this, so once the girls got close I could just leave the camera rolling if needs be. This little 36 second video was a massive hit, it currently has 1.6k Likes,  369 Comments, 3212 Shares and has had 235k Views on Facebook! We are still shocked, gobsmacked and over whelmed by the response to this video! So, if you haven't already seen it, here it is!

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  • Introducing Plumtree Honolulu...

    At 3am on the 20th of April our gorgeous Henrietta gave birth to Plumtree Honolulu, a beautiful palomino filly. It was a straight forward birth, so this blog will be a short in text but we will have plenty of photos soon. We kept her in the day she was born due to the weather been a little on the cold side. She was around 14 hours old in the photo below.

    You might recognise her Dam, Henrietta, from our 'Moving Time' video... when Honolulu was still sunngled up in her tummy!

    And her Sire is our handsome Brandeston Rupert.

     

    Here she is at 4 days old...

    A little video of her and her half brother Plumtree Pegasus, letting him know who's boss! As you can see from this video, she has a gorgous white mane and the longest tail we think we have seen on a new born foal! (Honolulu is on the right)

    UPDATE 11.05.16

    Honolulu is now 3 weeks old! Time does fly!

    UPDATE 13.05.16

    UPDATE 29.05.16

    Honolulu is now 6 weeks old and getting prettier by the day!

    UPDATE 04.06.16

    "When I grow up I want to be a dressage pony"

  • Introducing our first foal of 2016, Plumtree Pegasus

    It seems as though we have been waiting forever but at approx 12.40am on Sunday the 17th of April 2016 Plumtree Polka-Dot gave birth to a beautiful Palamino colt we have named Plumtree Pegasus. At around 12.35am we were watching our foaling cameras and noticed Dot lay down and have her first push, so we got our boots and coats on and headed straight down the yard to the barn. Dot foaled 10 days early and Pegasus' birth was not straight forward. It was the dreaded red bag presentation, but due to Lorraine's quick actitions she split the red bag and pulled Pegasus out  and we are happy to report both Mother and Baby are doing well.

    The video and photographs on this blog were taken when he was only 11 hours old! Luckily the weather was fine and sunny on Sunday, so he didn't have to wait long to stretch his legs in the nursary paddock.

    The sun was a little too bright for 'good' photography, but I did take a couple of snapshots. I couldn't help myself!

     

    Pegasus' Dam, Plumtree Pokla-Dot. Photograph taken April 2015.

    For more information on Dot please see our earlier blog by clicking HERE

     

    And his Sire, Brandeston Rupert. Photograph taken March 2016.

    For more information on Rupert please see our stallion page by clicking HERE

    or see the link above.

    UPDATE 20.04.16

    Pegasus is now 3 days old doing well. Below are a couple of photographs taken last night.

    UPDATE 24.04.16

    Pegasus on his 1 week birthday! His personality is really coming out now, and he's so friendly! He was on my knee in the paddock this morning.

    "Theres something tickling my lip!"

    UPDATE 29.05.16

    Pegasus is now 6 weeks old and has a huge personality, always first to come say hello when we walk into his field. The sun popped out just as I took this photo of him!