Reasons to Buy Your Fell Pony
from Dream Hayven Farm:
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With our expected 2021 and 2022 foals, we are sure to create the pony that is just right for you! We gave the majority of our mares off for 2021, but will be bringing as many back in to foal for next season as possible, using all four of our available stallions.
Our program produces extraordinary Fell Ponies, offering proven value. If you want a quality foal from an experienced, dedicated breeder then a Dream Hayven foal is for you.
Our ponies have been successfully shipped to their forever homes across the country and into Canada. If needed, we are able to arrange this for you with a reputable professional transporter. When possible, we have even personally delivered our ponies straight to your door!
Many times, our foals are reserved prior to birth . Please contact us if you are interested in our upcoming foals. A modest deposit is all that is necessary to reserve your choice of foals. We offer gender specific contracts, color specific contracts, mare-stallion specific contracts, and more- all with refundable deposits. This is also the most economical way to plan your purchase, as a discount is given for pre-season contracts.
Our weanling foals are handled on a regular basis to ensure a smooth transition to their new homes, including haltering, leading, grooming, trailer loading and proper hoof handling. Additionally, our foals are vaccinated, dewormed, micro-chipped and registered with the Fell Pony Society, all included in our purchase prices. We are also one of the only breeders in the country that covers the cost of transferring your pony into your name, and the complication of sending paperwork to England, along with the necessary international currency. We believe this is just another example of comprehensive professionalism.
How do you choose one Fell Pony weanling from the next? Let's face it, all babies are cute! And if you are new to Fell Ponies you may not yet know all the qualifications that go into choosing suitable Fell Ponies for a breeding herd.
We are here to help you make an informed, knowledgeable decision. As with any breed, there are very important differences between just any Fell Pony, and a great Fell Pony you will be happy with for a lifetime.
The growing popularity of forums and groups on social media has created an outlet for the misinformed to lead the many. Our farm owner Melissa is one of only 2 Fell Pony Society (FPS) Panel judges in North America. She pursued this designation in large part for the education it offers to sincere breeders. The effort to familiarize yourself with proper breed type and analysis of the breed standard must go beyond the ponies in your own herd. Studying pictures is simply not enough. Fell Pony breeders devoted to the cause will travel regularly to England to learn the subtle differences between desired movement, conformation, type and hardiness.
Over the years, we have journeyed 'there and back again' to Cumbria, England, the home of Fell Ponies, to further our own working knowledge of the breed and learn from those that have been breeding these fine ponies for generations. And in 2019, we inaugurated our first ever guided tour offering, Ponies N' Pints Cumbrian Tours!