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.
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
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