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    Plumtree Stud Newsletter June 2017 - 3 Early Arrivals! So much for our month off foaling!

    If you read our May blog (which can be found HERE) you will know Plumtree Jolie. who was born on 30th May was the last foal we were expecting until the 9th of July and Lorraine & I were looking forward to catching up on some sleep... but our mares had other ideas!

    I can honestly say we have never had a year with so many early arrivals!

    Introducing Plumtree Dakota!

    (Photo taken at 2 hours old)

    What a lovely surprise we had at 12.50pm, 9th of June when our lovely mare Darwin Dainty gave birth to a beautiful palomino filly foal out in the paddock. Plumtree Dakota was 30 DAYS early! (Due 9th of July!) and our date was very acriate because Dainty had only spent 1 week with one of our stallions last year. Luckily, because Dainty's bag was so big, and she had been resting more than usual the couple of days before, we had been keeping a close eye on her and Mum (Lorraine) saw her go down in the paddock so we were there for the birth! Dakota did give us a little scare so we had the vet to check her over and all was well. Dainty's foal was still born last year so we are delighted she has a baby to love this time. Dakota will be staying with us at Plumtree as Dainty will now be retired from breeding after giving us some fabulous foals.

    Dakota is by Brandeston Rupert.

    We only had to wait another 10 days for our next new arrival. Also due on the 9th of July...

     

    Introducing Plumtree Jazmini!

    (Photo taken at 5 days old)

    This beautiful Cremello filly born was born at 10.15pm on 19th of June. 20 days early, although its is not the first time her Dam, Pixbrooke Jazmine, has foaled early. We were just brining the ponies in for the night, I was at one end of the yard and Mum was at the other when we both spotted Jazmine digging up in the corner. I was actually about to bring one of our stallions in and he looked most confused when I shut the gate and ran across the yard without him!

    Everything went well with the birth and once Jazmini had had a bit of bonding time with her Mum and found her feet we moved her to her stable. Jazmini also gave us a little scare as she couldn't get the hang of latching onto Mum, so all through the night we milked Mum and fed her baby with a shringe. Finally at 8am the next morning she got the hang of it and nursed, The vet came to check her over and her IGG test came back with excellent results.

    As mentioned above, Jazmine had foaled early in 2016 too when her gorgeous 2016 Palomino filly foal, Plumtree Juno, arrived 34 days early! You can read about Juno HERE.

    Jazmini is also by our gorgeous stallion Brandeston Rupert and was our last foal due to him for 2017.

     

    Our next early arrival was also totally unexpected, his Dam, Plumtree Bubblegum, has never foaled early before! As sual her bag was quite big, and she had been egar to get into her stable for the couple of night before, which is unusual for her. Lorraine seems to have a sixth sense for foaling because she had just put the camera on to check the ponies when Bubblegum went down to foal!

    Introducing Plumtree Bono!

    (Photos taken at 12 hours old)

    A gorgeous, tiny dun & white colt foal born at 10.55pm on 30th of June... 28 DAYS EARLY!! Bono was supposed to be our last foal due in 2017, expected on 28th of July. He is by Plumtree Hideaway.

     

    So what a month! 3 early foals but luckily all 3 are thriving! We now just have 1 more foal due in 2017...

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    Plumtree Stud Newsletter - April 2017, what a month! Our first 6 2017 foals have arrived.

    If you are a regular reader of our blog you will know that last year I wrote a blog for every foal born and updated it with new photos every few weeks. This was very time consuming, especially when we are living on very little sleep and taking care of our babies so this year I am going to do things a little differently! At the end of each month I am going to write a "Newsletter" blog, which will include all new arrivals and updated photos of our foals!

    For those that didn't read our previous blog, our first foal of 2017 arrived on the 4th of April! A gorgeous, chunky palomino and white colt we named Plumtree Charger! To see the blog about his arrival into this world please click HERE

    Well by 4 days old he was certainly living up to his name & flying around the nursery paddock!

    I always feel a little bit sorry for the first foal, because once they get to a week old they start to want a playmate. Charger had to wait until he was 9 days old to get one of those...

    .. Introducing Plumtree Denzel, a beautifully marked piebald colt born at 3.25am on 13th April. His Mum, Plumtree Polka-Dot gave us a bit of a scare, presenting us with a red bag delivery but we got him out quickly & he is doing great. This photograph was taken at one day old, as I was so tired the day he was born! We have decided not to cover Dot for 2018, although she loves being a Mum we think its time for a well-deserved break.

    Denzel's sire is our palomino stallion Brandeston Rupert, pictured on our STALLION PAGE. His Dam, Dot, our show champion mare, pictured below.

    And here is Denzel at 8 days old!

    Introducing Plumtree Gatsby!

    On 23rd of April at 12.30am Golden Lilly gave birth to this gorgeous little palomino colt. Everything went great for Mum and baby. Here he is at 11 hours old with his Dam, Harlequin Golden Lilly (Out of Plumtree Tiger-lily).

    His sire is also Brandeston Rupert.

    While taking Gatsby's first portrait I also snapped this of Charger having a play with Denzel in the background seriously considering joining in!

    We didn't have to wait long for another... make that 3 more foals! Which brings me onto a very busy night here at Plumtree! 3 foals born in less than 4 hours!

    At 10.15pm on the 26th of April our beautiful Dilston Vienna gave birth to a gorgeous little dun & white filly foal. Her first foal! We were over the moon and she has been a very protective and caring Mum from the start. And we knew that wouldn't be the last that night as before we came back in the house after making sure Mum & baby were doing ok we check the other mares and 2 more were waxed up! Sure enough at 1.37am Littlewitty Ellie gave birth to a gorgeous palomino colt foal and not to be out done at 1.39am Plumtree Honey-Suckle (Vienna's best friend) gave birth to a beautiful cream & white filly foal! Who is also our first foal by ou gorgeous stallion Merrylee's Camelot!

    So introducing... Plumtree Venus by Plumtree Hideaway

    Plumtree Mustang by Brandeston Rupert

    and last, but by no means least, Plumtree Shelby! By Merrylees Camelot.

    All 3 spent today nice and cosy in their stables as the weather forecast was horrible so more photos to follow.

    What a month! But we atleast were able to get a little more sleep for the last couple of days of April.

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    Welcome back Plumtree Tigerella!

    Today we welcomed Plumtree Tigerella, aka Tigger, back to Plumtree! We are thrilled to have this beautiful yearling filly back at our stud.

    Very sadly and unexpectedly, we lost her gorgeous Dam, Plumtree Tigerlilly earlier this year. We were absolutely devistated to say the least. Luckily for us, Tigger had gone to Lynne & Terry Day at Wildsworth Stud as a weaned foal, and they very, very kindly offered to let us have Tigger back.

    Tigger is so much like her Mum,  Tigerlilly, pictured below, summer 2012.

    Not only was Tigerlilly a gorgeous mare, she was a fabulous Mum. The photographs below are her with Tigger, at just a couple of days old.

    In June this year Lynne and Terry asked Jodie if she would like to show Tigger for them at Lincoln County Show. We were delighted as Tigger came 1st in the yearling class.

    Tigger arrived back at our stud today, where she has joined her half sisters Golden Lily, Irrisistable and Ellie May. We think she remembers us... she has settled right in! Thank you both Lynne and Terry for letting us have this lovely litte filly back!

     

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    Ponies for sale at Plumtree

    It is rare we have ponies for sale other than our foals. But we have just a few too many at the moment, therefor we have decided to put a couple of girls up for sale. They will only be sold to knowlagable homes with other ponies or horses for company.

    Benstonholm Quern

    5 Years Old, Piebald mare.

    Quern, who we call Millie, is a Shetland Isle bred mare. She has a very sweet nature with both ponies and people, is good to catch and have feet trimmed. She is very evenly marked, correct and moves well, so could be shown.

     

    If you would like anymore information on Qwern, please get in touch with Lorraine by phoning 01302350083 or 07802900650 anytime or email lorraine@plumtreestud.co.uk

    We may also have a couple of mares for sale around September/October time, once their foals have been weaned.

     

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    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!

     

     

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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"