Lerwick Pony Sale was held on Friday 1st October 2021.

The 62nd annual Lerwick Pony Sale was held on Friday 1st October at the Shetland Rural Centre. Unfortunately, SLMG could not let the PBSA proceed with the annual Pony Sale Show to safeguard their staff from Covid-19, however the sale was allowed to go ahead. There were 65 ponies forward on the day, with numbers up on last year’s entries. An array of sizes and colours were forward to suit a range of buyers, with ponies being very well presented and of a high quality overall.

A sale of the Brindister Stud Book collection took place before the ponies went under the hammer. Top price was for a very rare Shetland Islands Pony Stud Book from 1909 and sold for £1000.

Yet again the online bidding facility proved invaluable with a large percentage being sold online, combined with a full ringside of keen bidders saw prices soar above a lot of sellers’ expectations. The sale was watched worldwide through the online bidding facility. All bar one of the ponies forward were sold, with one being sold to as far afield as America and another to Germany. The PBSA must express thanks to the vendors who provided numerous photographs and videos of the lots in advance of the sale, allowing for the ponies and the sale as a whole to be promoted greatly in the lead up to the day.

Unfortunately, more than half of the ponies due to be shipped South that evening were unable to travel due to adverse weather conditions and the boat having to load earlier than scheduled. All ponies were bedded down at the Marts and looked after well by PBSA and SLMG representatives until they sailed.

The top price of the day was for Midgarth Charlotte, a blue dun miniature filly foal belonging to Carole Forteath, Gulberwick selling for 3400 guineas to a bidder in the room.

Top Prices

3400gns – Midgarth Charlotte – Blue Dun Miniature Filly Foal – Carole Forteath

3200gns – Bergli Tia – Skewbald Miniature Mare – Robin’s Brae Stud

2800gns – Breckenlea Gylana – Skewbald Miniature 2yr Filly – Amanda Slater

2700gns – Midgarth Aria – Silver Dun & White Miniature Filly Foal – Janet Laurenson

2600gns – Westergarth Indie – Bay Miniature Filly Foal – Ninian Johnson

2000gns – Muness Olivia – Bay & White Standard Mare – Lisa Hunter

1750gns – Burland Evie – Chestnut Miniature Mare – Lauraine Manson

1750gns – Muness Marsali Rose – Black Standard 2yr Filly – Lisa Hunter

1650gns – Filska Veno Spirit – Black Standard Filly Foal – Sheena Anderson

1550gns – Ronelle Paragon – Black Standard Mare – Steve Rendall

1350gns – Brygarth Nitali – Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal – Michael Laurenson

1300gns – Simonside Braveheart – Silver Dun Miniature Colt Foal – Jackie Syme

1300gns – Shoormal Hirnik – Dark Bay Standard 2yr Colt – June Brown

1250gns – Simonside Nikita – Skewbald Miniature Mare – Lauraine Manson

1250gns – Brygarth Nirvana – Piebald Miniature Filly Foal – Michael Laurenson

1250gns – Robin’s Brae Calista – Skewbald Miniature Filly Foal – Robin’s Brae Stud

1200gns – Muness Majestic – Bay Standard Colt Foal – Lisa Hunter

1100gns – Gardie Elexa – Skewbald Miniature Mare – William Spence

Average Prices

2020 2021

Filly Foals 1066gns 1327gns

Colt Foals 334gns 557gns

Fillies 847gns 1250gns

Colts 170gns 680gns

Stallions 300gns 613gns

Mares 1221gns 1180gns

Overall 624gns 931gns

The PBSA would like to thank Ellis Mutch, ANM Auctioneer for doing a fantastic job at his first ever Shetland Pony Sale, Alan Donald, the SLMG staff, vendors, buyers and Northlink Ferries for their sponsorship.

Midgarth Charlotte top price at 3400 guineas

Muness Olivia top price standard at 2000 guineas