|About Kettlesnout Stud
Owned by the Merrifield family, Kettlesnout breeds miniature shetlands. The stud was established following Andrea’s horse interest which began when she spent her every spare minute at Whitaker's Riding Stables [home of the Whitaker Showjumping Dynasty!] There she had her first Shetland encounter – Hercules!
The first Kettlesnout shetlands were Sunny and Foxy, bought from Sue and Peter Jackson (Dilston Stud) and we remain grateful for the help and support they have given us over the years. We bred our first foals Cindy and Bambi – 2 adorable chestnuts and have never looked back! We have been fortunate in acquiring other mares and stallions with excellent bloodlines and wonderful temperaments.
We have since bred many foals and found some lovely homes for our shetlands- from half a mile down to the road to our latest sale to Finland! Ponies have gone for a range of purposes such as breeding, as companions, been shown [Little Scotty won a big trophy last year!] We have a policy of honest selling to match ponies to owners to help ensure long term, loving homes wherever possible. See our for sale page for ponies currently available. If we don’t have what you’re looking for we have some excellent contacts who could have.