Fantasy the Fell Pony become the inspiration to create a range of giftware and china celebrating British Native Ponies. Fantasy is one quirky Fell Pony, she manages to have many adventures and she looks forward to sharing them with you.
Fantasy’s ancestors have roamed the hills and been a part of the Cumbrian and Lake District landscape for generations, with recorded pedigrees starting in the late 19th century. Originally used on the farm and as pack ponies which included carrying lead from Cumbrian mines. The ponies now prove their versatility by participating in a host of equestrian disciplines, but more importantly they soon become a much loved member of the family. The breed is now listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the Rare Breeds Trust Register http://www.rbst.org.uk and so it’s important that we cherish and nurture our British mountain and moorland ponies, particularly those that are on the RBST ‘watch list.’
Dry Stone Walls
Fantasy Fell lives out on the hills in Cumbria, you’ll see lots of dry stone walls throughout the landscape. They offer a great means of shelter for Fell ponies and other livestock when the weather is harsh. If you’re lucky you might see the ponies peaking over the wall. Fantasy Fell is always on the look out to see what’s going on and to have a chat!
Local Agricultural Shows
Fantasy Fell spends her summer going to the local agricultural shows throughout the Lake District. It’s a chance for the community to come together and compete in a whole host of competitions; vintage vehicles; stick dressing; Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling; Hound trailing; sheep and cattle judging; and of course Fell Pony Classes, a chance for Cumbria’s native breed to shine!
We hope you enjoy Fantasy’s stories and her collections as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.
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FROM OUR BLOG
Easter Competition Time! To celebrate Easter, we’d like you to share your decorated eggs with us. So get creative they don’t need to be done traditionally like the photo – just get decorating! Send your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org or @FantasyFell on Face Book and Twitter, and we’ll decide on the winner – the deadline is… View more
Fantasy Fell donated her Talisman mugs and button badges at The Fell Pony Society Southern Show to the winner the best Young Handler and also the ridden classes for children; firstly the Lead Rein, then best child rider 6-12 years and 13-16 years. She also gave three T Towels for the raffle from the… View more
Sometimes in life, you’ve just got to take the plunge and so here we are swimming, or paddling or maybe in reality we are only dipping our toe in the water! Here is the first blog piece for our new company Fantasy Fell Ltd. For years, we’ve scoured the shelves for gifts with ponies, not… View more
With only three weeks to go to the Home & Gift Fair at Harrogate, we have just found out that we have been selected to be a part of the’ Best of British Trail’ at the show. We submitted our entry to the show, and David Nicholls – Features Director for House & Garden magazine, personally selected… View more
How lovely to see an article in Country Life Magazine , 29th June 2016 covering all the Native Pony breeds in the UK. Writer, Kate Green; “celebrates the wonderful local diversity of our native breeds.” She goes on to say; “For a small, island nation, we have a remarkable diversity of domestic animals and our… View more