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We recognise that our peers are the best judges of what our ponies have accomplished and – forgive us if this reads as boasting – we particularly appreciated receiving the following awards. Horse-breeder of the Year: Harry was much honoured when he was presented with the trophy for Horse-breeder of the Year by Horse Scotland in December 2019. HorseScotland is the national organisation for all equestrian sports and activity in Scotland. The Highland Show: The Sleigh family was awarded the Aberdeenshire Shield at the RHS in 2019 for promoting the local area. Also that year, the Sandison Trophy was awarded to [more]


Harry Sleigh in the Scottish Farmer

Bringing out high quality stock of varied kinds to show standard over three generations is not something many families have done – but the Sleigh family is one, with Harry Sleigh, of St John’s Wells, in Turriff, the latest in a line of ‘winners’. The well-known Shetland pony and commercial sheep breeder shares his showing career success with us and relates how it all began! Read more  

Harry Sleigh in the Scottish Farmer2024-01-11T19:25:49+00:00


I was invited to judge at a few shows this year, from xx in the north to xx down south and had been looking forward to them because it is interesting to see a range of shelts – and breeders. But there is 2021 when we will be back to the full schedule.


Special Aberdeenshire prize Royal Highland Show Wells Shetland Pony Stud Winner

Stewart and Harry Sleigh, with Westpark Royal Star, with Aberdeenshire award - RHS 2016 The Aberdeenshire silver salver was launched eight years ago by the presidential team overseeing the show that year. In previous years the show used to travel round eight different regions in Scotland, including the north-east. However the decision was made to host the show permanently at its current showground at Ingliston in 1960, and the last Aberdeen show was held at the city’s Hazelhead Park in 1959. Since then the presidential team at the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society for Scotland, which organises the [more]

Special Aberdeenshire prize Royal Highland Show Wells Shetland Pony Stud Winner2024-01-11T19:26:24+00:00
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