Quality Welsh Ponies

Established in 1968 the Laithehill studs sole aim has been
to produce quality ponies with true Welsh characteristics.


The Laithehill stud was founded in 1968 with the purchase of the yearling filly Tetworth Tropical Romance (Downland Romance- Downland Sandalwood) Her daughter Laithehill Harvest Dance (by Lydstep Barn Dance) produced Laithehill Cordelia (by Chamberlain Don Juan) who in turn produced Laithehill Ophelia (by Abercrychan Spectator) Her son Laithehill Oberon (by Heaton Romeo) is our stud stallion.

 Oberon has now won the WPCS Sire Ratings seven times 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014,2015 and 2016.  He has also won the progeny class at the Royal welsh twice both in 2008 and 2010.


Laithehill Cordelia

Laithehill Ophelia


Three of our young mares retained in the stud are also direct descendants of Laithehill Cordelia.

Kirby Kane Plume (Coed Coch Blaen Llued - Coed Coch Pluen) was acquired by the stud in 1977. Before coming to Laithehill, she had produced Clyphada Periwinkle, the dam of Keston Royal Occasion. She subsequently produced two fillies; Laithehill Plush (by Radmont Tarquin) and Laithehill Pavlova (by Tetworth Njinsky) who were both retained by the stud until they died. Laithehill Mazurka(by Heaton Romeo) our top show mare is out of Laithehill Pavlova and is still retained with her daughter Laithehill Symphony (by Eyarth Rio).

The stallion Tetworth Njinsky (Lydstep Barn Dance - Tetworth Czarina) was our stud stallion from 1976 to 1992. He has sired a number of prizewinners including, Boston Bally Wot Not and Wentbridge Sequence. He was succeeded by Abercrychan Spectator (Penwood Mujib - Synod Champagne) in 1987 to 2001. Spectator was the winner of the WPCS sires ratings in 1990, and produced many winners including Laithehill Ophelia who went on to win the young mare class at RWAS in both 1997 and 1998. He has also been a great influence on the stud through his son Laithehill Allegro (out of Weston Anita). Allegro was sold to the Telynau Stud. Heaton Romeo (Eyarth Rio - Katrina of Kirkhamgate) was leased to the stud for three seasons from 1998 to 2000, and we have 7 of his offspring retained.


Tetworth Njinsky
Tetworth Njinsky

Abercrychan Spectator
Abercrychan Spectator

Laithehill Allegro
Laithehill Allegro

Heaton Romeo

Since 2002  Laithehill Oberon (Heaton Romeo - Laithehill Ophelia) has been our stud stallion.   Oberon has now won the WPCS Sire Ratings  six times, 2009, 2010 and 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.  He has also won the progeny class at the Royal welsh twice both in 2008 and 2010.



 Contact- Robert Hensby

Denby Hall, Lower Denby, Flockton, Wakefield, WF4 4BL

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