Collytown Shetland Stud

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Foaling Update!

Foaling Update!

All foals have now arrived safely and can be viewed on our Colt & Filly Foal pages......

Established in 1997, Collytown stud is situated on the picturesque border of Devon and Cornwall and is home to over a hundred registered pedigree shetland ponies of miniature size, the majority between 28 to 32 inches (excluding our ridden shetland). With herds of excellent pedigree and bloodlines boasting a variety of both broken and solid colour we are proudly producing homebred stock of quality and substance.

Breeding ponies with correct confirmation and exceptional free movement, we pride ourselves on our shetlands being friendly, easy to handle and a pleasure to own.

Our ponies are shown successfully both In Hand & Under Saddle and are exported Worldwide.

Awards evening

BHS & NVQ qualified along with holding a National Certificate in the Management of Horses, to add to our many years of hands on experience.


When foaling, our mares benefit from wearing a specialist Breeder Alert Foaling Alarm that pages us as soon as foaling begins so we are present at every single birth.


Collytown Stud occasionally hosts Equine Vet Talks, Horsemanship demonstrations and Riding Club activities.

Our Facilities

  • Breeder Alert Foaling Alarm & Pager System
Isolation Unit
  • On site Hay & Bedding
Enclosed all weather turnout
  • Round pen
  • Turning & Parking Area

Being Qualified Equine Assisted Therapists & Advance Equine Facilitated Practitioners, Collytown Stud is also home to the ‘Collytown Therapy Ponies’ specially trainined ponies for Adults and Children with additional needs or those who maybe struggling with life’s challenges, please view our Therapy Page for more details.

Stud visits are always welcome by appointment (please see our contact details).

Collytown Stud Contact

Tel. 01822 840506
Mob. 07818 622893

Collytown Stud
Maine Farm
Bere Alston
PL20 7EB

For map of where we are please click here

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Therapy Ponies

Offering unique experiences with gentle, affectionate miniature ponies that actually travel out and go inside settings or Residential/Care Homes (even visiting individual bedrooms!) spreading love and happiness to all they meet.  Alternatively visit them at their beautiful and tranquil home for a more personal Equine Assisted Therapy experience surrounded by stunning countryside ~ take some time to enjoy the peace & serenity while interacting with the wonderful ponies that are making such a positive difference to so many lives.

Animals, especially horses are known to offer major therapeutic benefits to people of all ages but especially for those with poor mobility, co-ordination, partially sighted or who suffer from depression, anxiety or have learning difficulties. Horses being intuitive animals are able to read and respond to the emotions of the people around them. Non confrontational by nature, our ponies have very kind & gentle temperaments making them ideal for older people or those with autism or challenging behaviour.

Visits Out

Our ponies travel to wherever they are needed most. Due to their small size the ponies are able to go into hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, schools and nurseries.

Special Interactions

It’s amazing to be accepted into a herd of ponies and to be able to sit among mares & foals grazing or lying in the sunshine.

Meet the Ponies

We are often at local events and venues look out for us and come and meet the ponies.

We are delighted to be able to bring them to the people that need them most. This can be to a pre-school, school or other educational setting, organisations that work with the mentally or physically disabled and to care settings (hospitals, nursing homes etc). The ponies have arrive in style in their own horsebox. They are fitted with specially designed tabards, with integral ‘oops a daisy bags’, so you need not worry about any “little presents” being left as a memento of our visit!

As Qualified Equine Assisted Therapists & Certified Advanced Equine Facilitated Practitioners we also offer Equine Therapy – a recognised & growing form of therapy which offers a broad spectrum of benefits especially beneficial for people suffering from depression or trauma.

Look out for us as country fairs and trade events!

Therapy Ponies Contact

Telephone: 01822 840066
Mobile: 07890 023063


Collytown Therapy Ponies
Maine Cottage
Bere Alston
PL20 7EB

For map of where we are please click here

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