Kerbeck Fell Ponies


Kerbeck Fell Ponies
Kerbeck Fell Ponies

Welcome to Kerbeck Fell Ponies

Kerbeck Fell Pony Stud is situated on the western edge of the Lake District National Park in the Parish of Lamplugh. Roughly half way between the valleys of Ennerdale and Loweswater, the farm also enjoys some spectacular views across the Solway Firth to Scotland. Lamplugh has been the home of the Stud since 1981.

The name Kerbeck, comes from the “Ker” or “Kirk” beck, which flows from the fells, through the village of Beckermet to Braystones, then out into the Irish Sea.  Braystones was the original home of the Stud, which was founded in 1977, with the purchase of the foundation mare, Townend Princess II.

Originally owned by Christine Robinson and her parents Henderson and Mary Dodd, it is now run solely by Christine since the death of her parents.

Kerbeck ponies are well known for their versatility, taking part in all manner of different events and disciplines and can be found in homes all over the UK. Ponies from the Stud have also been exported to the USA, Germany, Holland, Denmark and Switzerland.

There are always a few youngsters about the stud as well as the older ponies.

Kerbeck is home to a small livery stable. Most of the liveries are registered Fell Ponies and they compete in various activities with their owners.

The aim of the stud is to breed Fell Ponies which are not only true to breed type, active, hardy and with good temperaments, but which are versatile and will prove to be a credit both to us and their future owners.

This strategy would appear to be working as our ponies are not only well known in the show ring, but have been competed successfully in a wide variety of events. They are regularly on the prize winners lists at Pony Club and Riding club shows, with some having been on Pony Club teams. Several have been competed in both Private and Combined driving events around the country, whilst others include Riding for the Disabled and Pack Pony work in their list of accomplishments!

We aim to breed two foals a year, often retaining the youngsters until they start their ridden/driven careers to ensure they get as good a start as possible, although some are available for sale before this time.

As well as Fell Ponies, Christine also breeds Exmoor ponies  under the Kerbeck prefix. Although this is a relatively new venture, she is very pleased with the produce of foundation mare Murber (aka Molly).

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