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Posy and Ballerina have designs on Jo's
ex Coppice Belle Blue (Firebird of Spring Cottage ex Cwmhen Beauty)
Blue and white 38", born May 2004
A very nice, chunky
little mare with super limbs and body and a sweet, unruffled temperament.
Shown in hand as a youngster with success.
Has thrown chestnut and white fillies.
A very sweet, kind little mare, very steady and sensible like her mother
(who was driven as a youngster).
Claylands Chieftain ex Riccalton Crocus
Bred by Mrs C E Logan
Chestnut roan 40+, born 18 May 2005
A beautiful mare, gorgeous colour, lovely head and eye. We were
very lucky to be able to buy her as a yearling from Connie Logan.
Has produced a very smart chestnut colt in 2009 to Coppice Everyman
and has since produced a smashing grey roan foals to Abbotsford Ice Cube
(Lolly) to cement the Southley/Riccalton
connection. Ran with Coppice Bandsman (chestnut) in 2017.
Pictured in June 2012.
Photo by Bob Langrish.
Coppice Bandsman (chestnut)
ex Sapphire Faith (blue roan) (Lockinge Giles ex Clothie Fran)
Blue roan 38, born October 2004
A pretty, chunky little mare, good roan breeding going back to the
famous Clothie ponies. Throws chunky roan/grey roan foals with
lots of character. Ran with Sapphire Vasheer (black) in 2017.
Pictured June 2014.
Coppice Bugle ex Newtown Peppermint
Chestnut & white 38, born 1993
Peppermint and Bugle produced a number of chunky colts and fillies with good bone and hair, skewbald and chestnut. Posy is the only daughter we retained from that pairing, and we wish wed kept more! She
has produced a variety of colours to various of our stallions - blue roan,
skewbald, chestnut and black.
Pictured in May 2004.
Seva Tobermory ex Seva Loveday
Bred by Mesdames Whitaker and Davies
Chestnut & white 36, born 1990
An enchanting little mare of true Seva stamp, well marked with a smashing head and real substance. Wednesday came to us as as a two year old from Peggy Whitaker, and has consistently produced typey, compact foals, skewbald, blue and white and bay roan to Firebird of Spring Cottage.
To Coppice Bandsman she has produced skewbald replicas of herself, with a
little more height.
Pictured in 2002.
Coppice Bandsman ex Lockinge Elspeth
Chestnut 38, born 1994
A super little mare, typical of Bandsman stock, well boned with a good body and quality head and front. Very successful as a youngster before she decided she preferred the field to the show ring.
She has produced several good, chunky foals to Coppice Bobby Blue,
chestnut and roan.
Pictured May 2005 with C. Ballerina.
COPPICE BELLE BLUE
Firebird of Spring Cottage ex Cwmhen Beauty
Blue roan 36.5, born 1991
A delightful little mare, sweet natured and perfectly formed, like her full brothers Coppice Bandsman and Coppice Bobby Blue. Very successful in the show ring through the years. Sold as a foal and bought back
some years ago, Belle has given us piebald and blue and white foals of
her own stamp.
Currently on loan with a lovely family in the
Cotswolds. She was unbroken when she arrived with them and now
spends the summer taking tiny grandchildren on picnic rides.
Pictured late 1990's.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1980 to 2014
Lockinge Giles ex Lockinge Enid
Bred by Mrs Knight
Bay 39, born 1980
In May 2014 we said goodbye to Ellie, after many months of agonising
over her future, following two hard winters and her teeth deteriorating
rapidly. It was very sad to see her start to decline, after many
years of looking fantastic and wintering better than mares five years
her junior. She was such a beautiful mare and so sweet. She
had some truly lovely foals over the years, always around 39",
well-boned, full of character but always very steady.
We really miss
Photo shows Ellie aged 14,when she was Champion at the Midlands In Hand Show the only time we showed her, with Coppice Eloise.
1984 to 2012
Lockinge Giles ex Clothie Fran
Bred by Pam Smith
Blue roan 39, born 1984
Dear little Faith left us in June 2012 after a short
illness. She was a real little trooper and just as we were
starting to make some headway there were complications and she lost the
fight. She was 28 but, even so, it seemed too soon to let her go.
was a sweet, sweet little mare who produced many good foals over the years to both Blue and Bandsman and
gave us our gorgeous Fanfare by Coppice Bugle.
She owed us nothing and had been happily retired for many years, living
out with her best friends, Ellie and Bonny, 'The Three Old Ladies'.
bye little girl, I'm so sad that you've gone.
Photo shows Faith aged 12 with Coppice Fanfare.