Lyra Spreads Her Wings

Some of you may remember that in October 2017 the last of our homebred Thordale foals, Lyra, left us to go to her new home on the mainland.  It was a hard decision for us to make but Lyra needed to travel and see the world rather than stay at home with a pile of Minions listening to them plan their world domination.  Lyra has always been destined for great things.

So she went on the boat to Scotland to join the Drumnagair Shetland Pony Stud in North Aberdeenshire.

(Lyra’s arrival in Aberdeen back in October)

Since leaving, she has been through a hard Scottish winter.

She has seen some serious snow – we don’t really have snow in Shetland so this must’ve come as a bit of a surprise to her.

She has run with a Shetland pony stallion, Westpark Three Star.

Now confirmed pregnant, Lyra is now out and about at various Scottish agricultural shows.

Her results so far are:-

4th in a big, strong class at Angus Show


4th at Nairn Show yesterday.


And 1st at Fettercairn Show and she went on to be Reserve Champion!


Yes, that would be Reserve Champion.

(so proud *** sniff *** our little girl is all growed up)

This is Lyra’s first year in the show ring.  It is exhausting work for a mum-to-be!  All that hard work being adored and looking beautiful.

So Lyra is doing very well with her new owners.  They adore her and she is obviously happy doing what she does best – being beautiful and she’s going to have a foal too (oof, the excitement is almost too much!)


12 thoughts on “Lyra Spreads Her Wings

  1. Judith Garbutt

    She looks lovely! I can’t remember her breeding – I’m sure you must have mentioned it at some point. Do you still have her mum?

  2. Terri

    Congratulations to Lyra! And to you for making the right decision! And to all involved in her care and training! Hope we’ll get to see photos of her lil offspring someday.

  3. Louise Stopford

    She looks absolutely beautiful. I bet you are all proud of her. So nice that you are still in touch with her new owners and you can find out how she is doing. It must have been a very hard decision initially, but seeing her thrive and go to people who are obviously looking after her well, must make you feel you made the right decision and allowed her to spread her wings.

  4. Pina Hausmann

    Great work and a well-deserved award! Keep going!
    I’m curious what her foal is going to look like with such a beautiful mother!


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