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Mountain Jester

At the Fell Pony Society's Stallion Show at Penrith on 24th April, 1928, Mountain Jester was awarded the £80 War Office Premium to travel Kirkby Stephen district.

Mountain Jester is a typical Fell Pony, built upon true pony lines, and possesses great strength and activity. He has wonderful legs and feet and goes with that great dash which is so valuable in Fell ponies. His size and weight makes him a very suitable pony to cross with the smaller mares of Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen and Stainmore districts.

Mountain Ranger, the sire of the Premium Pony is acknowledged to be one of the greatest prize winning Fell ponies of the age. His type, size and style of moving, was simply perfect. He was a great prize winner in his home country and also at the London Pony Shows.

Mountain Ranger blood is very valuable, it is absolutely Fell Pony blood, and here is the chance to get it.

Darkey II, descends from the very best of the Fell ponies on her dam's side. The Merry Hero family is famous. Her sire Lothian Prince probably accounts for that bit of extra strength, and the good legs and feet possessed by Mountain Jester.

Kirkby Stephen District has been asking for a bit of extra weight in its ponies. Mountain Jester was specially selected from 16 of the best Fell Pony Stallions that were shown at Penrith to give that weight and extra size.

Approved Fell Pony Mares will be served at 15s each, and 2s 6d groom's fee. Payment to be made at time of first trial or service. The Owner will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused by the trying of mares, but every care will be taken.


Monday - to Green Tree, Kirkby Stephen till 2-30 p.m. To Mr Dixon's, Greenside, Ravenstonedale overnight.........

Last updated 21 May, 2021 .
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23 May, 2021