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Akehurst Dales Stud was founded in 1973.
Having spent many years studying the breed
and after several visits to various breeders,
I finally managed to purchase my first two
Dales Ponies, who were to become the foundation
ponies of my stud.
Stoneriggs Bobby a yearling colt, by Stainton
John II out of Bleachgreen Dawn and Stoneriggs C-H-S a weanling filly, by Hilton Merry Beau out of Murton
These arrived in East Sussex in the
Autumn of 1973 and so began many many years
of owning, showing and breeeding these lovely
In April 2010 the stud moved to Mid-Wales,
thus starting a whole new chapter regarding
the Akehurst Dales.
Bobby was my first stallion and I had a lot
to learn. His wonderful temperament and easy
going nature meant we had few problems.
There were very few Dales at this time in
the South of England and he caused a lot
of interest around the shows where he was
well placed in-hand and ridden.
Bobby was treated like any other pony and
hacked out in any company, he took part
in sponsored rides and I even took him in
gymkhana events. Guess what, he won
the trotting races!
Sadly he was put down in 1983, suffering
from liver damage caused by an earlier illness.
He left behind severel great ponies to carry on
his name here at the stud, Akehurst Robin
and Akehurst Primrose to name two.
Stoneriggs C-H-S ( Winnie )
See "My Special Girls"
Winnie bred me 13 foals and lived until 33years
old. A sweet natured mare with a very strong
personality, which she passed on to her children.
She could spot an open field gate and be
out like a flash!
Shown very lightly, as a problem as
a yearling left her with balance problems
and she found travelling stressful. She was
not backed until 18 years old, when an extra
pony was needed for riding and Winnie was
not in foal that year. That was when we discovered
where her son Robin got his buck from!
Many of her foals went on to do well in the
show ring, Robin, Primrose, Storm Boy and
Windy Lad to mention just a few.
Winnie is sadly missed but not forgotten,
as nearly every pony here is one of her descendants
Winnie with daughter, May-Blossom, G
Daughter May-Queen, GGDaughter Daleshope
Sugarsnap Chloe,GGGDaughter Daleshope Charoite
Winnie at the age of 18, gets ridden for
the first time.
Winnie's daughter Primrose, 29yrs, with
her grandson Rory.
And Primrose is still looking after
the grandchildren, this time Granddaughter
Primrose was put down in February 2011
New for 2011
Self Catering Riding and Walking holidays
See holiday page
I hope you find this web site interesting,
having been breeding Dales for over 30 years
there was a lot to fit in, so I appologise
if it goes on a bit!
The stud and farm moved to mid Wales in April
Post Code LD2 3PN
If you would like more info on my stud please
contact me, Delia Weedon
email@example.com Or Tel 01597 860768
Visitors welcome, the ponies love showing
Dales in France www.kingmaker-dales.com/
and if you want to find out more about the
Dales in Kent East and West Sussex See the
Dales Pony Society Area 7 Web Site.
Akehurst Robin with dad Stoneriggs Bobby
The Dales have arrived in Wales!