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.