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The Glansevin Stud was established in 1969 nine miles south of Norwich in Norfolk, by Martin Percival’s parents in law, Michael and Odette Aylmer. Their most noteworthy foundation mare was Kirby Cane Gopher (illustrated below with one of her daughters, Glansevin Gaiety Girl, by Belvoir Zoroaster).

Michael Aylmer decided to use the Glansevin prefix in memory of his grandmother, ‘Monty’ Aylmer, who was brought up in Wales, her family having a close association with the Lloyds of the Glansevin Estate. She developed the Glansevin kennel of Welsh Terriers, exhibiting them with enormous success around the turn of the twentieth century. 


Forty five years later, only a handful of Glansevin Ponies are kept (they make excellent nannies for the thoroughbreds!). The aim has always been to breed up to height ponies with quality, and with sound and reliable temperaments. 


Four of the original families are still represented here and for about the past twenty years we have sent mares to stud in Wales from time to time; some of the results of these unions are featured on this page.



Glansevin Graffiti is by Carwed Charmer out of Glansevin Garland by Eyarth Rio. Graffiti was sold as a yearling to Harold and Yvette Zoet (Ysselvliedt Stud in Holland), where he conquered all both in hand and under saddle.

For a couple of years he returned to Wales to Dewi and Eirian Evans Hilin Stud (seen above having won the Stallion Class at the Royal Welsh Show in 2007).

Whilst he was at Hilin we sent Glansevin Filigree to him and the result was Glansevin Flavia, seen above winning a large yearling class at the East Anglian Native Pony Show in 2008. 

Glansevin Garland was not happy living in East Anglia as a young pony, so we gave her to Dewi when Graffiti was a yearling. She bred several good winners at Hilin over the years, notably Hilin Tattoo, who is currently being shown with huge success by Tracy and Graham Lowe (Byley Stud).



In 2011 we purchased the colt Eyarth Boreas as a foal from Jess and Joe Parry. He is superbly bred, being by Heniarth Wood-Wind and out of the lovely Eyarth Athene. 

As a three year old he had a short campaign in hand under the care of Mark and Liz Kilbey and he did pretty well, which began with scooping the Bronze Medal at Suffolk County Show.


He also sired three foals in 2014, including Glansevin Greensleeves, a chestnut roan filly out of Garland, who had returned to us from Hilin in 2010. This filly has been retained.

The chestnut ploughing through water is Glansevin Genevieve at a Tetrathlon event in 2008. She is by Carwed Charmer out of Glansevin Ginny by Glansevin Melick (himself winner of the stallion class at the Royal Welsh Show in 1980). Glansevin Ginny was out of Glansevin Gaiety Girl. We still have Genevieve’sdaughter, Glansevin Gossip, who had a lovely colt by Boreas in 2014 (sold at Fayre Oaks) and she is back in foal to him again this year. 

The prefix has stood the test of time, as over the years Glansevin Ponies have won countless Championships in hand and under saddle. Although numerically small now, we are delighted to continue to breed ponies that give us and their owners so much pleasure and that are able to lead such fulfilling lives.

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