trading as BOYCE BLOODSTOCK Ltd
GLANSEVIN WELSH SECTION B PONIES
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.
Three 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.
CURRENT GLANSEVIN PONIES
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, during which time he 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 two more Royal Welsh winners, Hilin Garland and Hilin Tattoo, who continues to be 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.
Unshown since he has sired a few lovely foals and proved invaluable as a teaser for the thoroughbred mares. These foals include Glansevin Firefairy, seen opposite having won her class at Herts County Show
In 2016 Eyarth Ianto (seen above earlier on this year at two) was bought as a foal to replace Boreas, whose daughters Glansevin Firefairy and Glansevin Greensleeves (herself out of Garland), have been retained. Boreas has since been bought by Fiona Wilson and now lives near Peterborough. Ianto covered four mares this year, all of whom look as though they are in foal. Most of these foals will be for sale next 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.