Miniature Shetland PONy stud

about Us

Based in Yorkshire and run by the Merrifield family, 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.

2020 foals

We have had 3 gorgeous fillies this year, see our foals page.

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We have had 44 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 - Out of Stock

European distributor of Mother Natures Kit, used successfully by us for many years. A great way of finding out when your mare will foal and therefore increase the chance of being present at foaling.  Presently out of stock, will be available again for the 2021 foaling season.

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Visitors are welcome but please contact us first.

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