Official Breed Representative:
Name: Brynshire's Mandolyn
Breed Origin: Canada
Registry: Newfoundland Pony Society
Owned By: Villi Poni Farm
Filmed in: Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA.
Newfoundland Pony Videos:
About The Breed:
The ancestors of the Newfoundland Pony arrived with early island settlers. Herds of those horses were allowed to run free over the land for hundreds of years so the breed developed naturally and on its own. The ponies were used for plowing, gathering hay, providing transportation and hauling loads. In the 1980's their numbers dropped dramatically to less than 100. Tractors and cars were replacing their jobs and many ponies were shipped out to processing plants. Today there are only about 400 registered ponies. They are listed as critically endangered and have been recognized as a Heritage Animal. The Newfoundland Pony Society and places like the Newfoundland Pony Conservancy Center (Previously known as the Villi Pony Sanctuary) are working to preserve and promoted the breed. Their height varies from 11.0hh to 14.2hh. They are still used for both riding and driving. Known for their strength, courage, intelligence, obedience, willingness and common sense.
My happiest moments as a child were riding my Newfoundland Pony, Betty, in the woods on 3,000 acres of my godfather's estate near the village of Crambrook, in Kent.”