I found this graceful Shetland granny in Henk Bloemers’ stud in Holland in summer 2018. She was in foal and exhausted from the heatwave. I imagined how much easier enduring the heatwaves would be for her in the cooler climate of our mountains. Henk bought Princess in England, where she used to live with Mrs. Carrie Cozens in Carmaco stud. Princess was born before the Carmaco stud got its prefix - for that reason, Princess’ prefix is her mother’s name. It’s a custom. The first foal to carry the prefix “Carmaco” was born a year after Princess, in 1998. Princess gave birth to 6 foals in Carmaco, three fillies and three colts.
Martin thought I had lost my mind when I told him I have decided to buy Princess despite her senior age. Henk had agreed to sell her. Princess had already given him two beautiful fillies and so he didn’t mind sending her to Czech for her retirement.
Princess arrived in the spring 2019 and after she got used to her new home, she joined Fortune’s herd.
Princess is a very confident lady in top physical shape. She likes people. She is of the opinion that we are meant to serve her and pamper her. She rules the other mares with and iron hoof - not even Jasmine will stand in her way.
In Holland she seemed demure and meek; turns out she’s anything but that.
of The Shetland Pony
Number: M02 291 AG0697
Breeder: Miss C. Cozens
75% Marshwood blood line