Landemann Stud

Quality Riding Ponies & Part Bred Welsh

Ponies bred for conformation, movement, type, quality & temperament

About Us

The Landemann Stud…..

The Landemann Stud was established to breed quality riding ponies, with the emphasis on excellent conformation, type, movement and temperament. The stud has been in existence for over ten years, and the number of animals bred has been limited to ensure that youngsters can be run on to be sold to suitable approved homes under saddle.

I have had a lifelong interest in the unique British Riding Pony and have always taken a great interest in the pedigrees of these beautiful equines and the bloodlines which have created them. Over the last few years I have acquired a small band of mares which provide the bloodlines and gene pool that fulfil my idea of the ideal riding pony, which typify the elegance, refinement, quality and movement of these animals.

Stallions are chosen based on their qualities and breeding to match that of the mares, to produce foals that exhibit the characteristics of the ideal riding pony. I am a firm believer in the necessity and importance of the mare’s breeding and bloodlines in the equation to produce the perfect foal, so consider each mating carefully to try and produce this. As with any breeding programme, there is an element of luck involved, though trying to match the best to the best is certainly a sensible way to start!

Several of the mares at Landemann have had very successful careers under saddle at both county level and at the Horse of the Year Show, thus proving their suitability as ridden ponies. More details about these successes can be found under the Mares’ section of this site.

All the ponies at Landemann are bred from classic riding pony pedigrees, carrying influences of the most famous riding ponies of our times. Whilst this alone is no guarantee of success, I believe that using well established blood lines, together with introducing those from outside stallions, will ensure that the stud meets its aim of breeding quality, elegant show ponies that excel in-hand, under saddle and as future breeding stock.

Martin Jones …..

I have been involved with ponies all my life, having ridden, hunted, pony clubbed and competed as a child. After leaving school I went to Millfields in Newmarket, under the tutorship of Anne Rolinson (nee Hammond), where I gained both my British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor’s Certificate (BHSII) and National Pony Society Stud Diploma (NPS Dip). Whilst working in Newmarket I had the fortune to visit and work at some of the major thoroughbred studs and benefited from the teaching of both the renowned vet, Peter Rossdale, as well as the late Colonel Gray, Director of the National Stud.

My main interest has always been in the British Riding Pony and I was fortunate enough to work for Liz Mansfield, at the Rotherwood Stud. During the stud’s heyday, I learnt so much about the successful production, breeding and showing of world class ponies, where standards were always the highest and only perfection would do.

I currently serve on the judging panels for the British Show Pony Society, National Pony Society, PoniesUK, British Show Horse Association (Hacks, Cobs & Riding Horses)British Connemara Pony Society and the Coloured Horse and Pony Society. As well as judging at many of the UK’s county shows, I have also had the pleasure of judging in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

Working in the banking sector, I manage to find sufficient spare time to serve as area chairman for NPS Area 29, and am a former council member of the NPS.

For more information about the ponies at Landemann, or for enquiries about stock for sale, please contact:

Martin R. Jones

108 Court Farm Road, Llantarnam, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 3BT

Tel: +44 (0)1633 877107


The stud is situated between Monmouth and Chepstow, close to the M4, M50 and M5 motorways. Visitors are most welcome but please phone first to arrange a suitable time.

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