Kettlesnout Shetland Stud

website created by Philippa merrifield

about Us

Owned by the Merrifield family, based in Yorkshire and run by Andrea Merrifield, the stud breeds registered miniature shetlands. Established following Andrea’s passion which began at Whitakers Riding Stables, home of the showjumping dynasty. Becoming Michael Whitaker’s first groom, she learnt a lot from Enid Whitaker and family and has fond memories of her time there. The first shetland pony encounter was Hercules (shown right with Andrea bringing up the rear). To find out more visit our About page.

2024 foals

Looking forward to our 2024 foals.

We have two 2023 quality fillies for sale on our for sale page.

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We’ve had 51 shetland foals over the years here at Kettlesnout and whilst 5 have stayed, we’ve found super homes for the others, many new owners keeping in touch and sending us updates which we love to receive.

Foaling Predictor Kits - Pre Order Available

European distributor of USA produced Mother Natures Kit.  Used successfully by us for many years. A great way of finding out when your mare is likely to  foal to help increase your chance of being present at foaling.   £35 for a full kit, including first class postage. A bottle of 25 strips only is £22 including first class postage. Email or ring Andrea to order, contact details below.

visit us

Visitors are welcome but please contact us first.

  • Kettlesnout, Ripponden, West Yorks. HX6 4PA
  • 01422 822888 or 07813130179