After being fortunate enough to loan Moonpenny Aquarius (Frithesden Phoenix x Lilac) from the Moonpenny Stud in 2017 Debbie very quickly caught the the Exmoor pony bug. A former HOYS and Olympia Horse Show finalist, Rus qualfied for the RIHS in 2017 and again in 2018 as a ridden pony, and as a native WHP in 2019.
In 2018 the team of Exmoor ponies grew significantly! Beinnliath Luachair came for a summer of lead rein showing, very kindly on short term loan from Herd 428 Finchcroft Exmoor Ponies. She was quickly followed by the purchase of Frithesden Alberti Bass (jointly bred by the Moonpenny Stud), and Beinnliath Point Blank.
In 2019 Moonpenny Delphinus (Moonpenny Aquarius x Frithesden Poppy) joined the team as another WHP. 2020 saw the purchase of Little Sorrel (Roebuck x Amethyst)
Forgehills was registered as a Prefix in 2019 and the first foal was born in July 2019. We are delighted to report that she passed her foal inspection in October 2019 and following DNA testing to confirm parentage has been entered into the main Exmoor Pony Society studbook