morrich highland ponies


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Morrich Highland Ponies
Miller's Place, Hunting Hill
Fendom, Tain IV19 1PE

(Visitors by appointment please)



Registered Highland Stallion and Ridden Champion


Due to old age, I am now dispersing the stud and Josethdene is looking for a new home. Most of the current youngstock have been sired by Josethdene and can be seen by going to the For Sale page and clicking on the year of foaling.

When I first started to look for a stallion, my eye was caught by a young colt, Kerrara Duke. Sadly, Duke was sold before I could clinch the deal. So I kept looking. Then to my delight, I saw that Duke's father, Josethdene, was also for sale. At nine years of age he was probably the best purchase I have made in my life.

"Joe" had been there are done it all. He had an impressive list of wins, had been bred and trained by Scott MacGregor who was a legend in the Highland pony world, and was perfectly trained and easily handled. Let it be whispered that I am not a fan of showing! But when the girls are keen, Joe did not let us down. Could I have handled a young colt? Probably not and I could certainly not have taken him to the dizzy heights Duke was to attain in the show ring -- nor that achieved by his father.

Josethdene's pedigree is here. The link takes you to the Allbreedpedigree page where you can see not a five generation pedigree but also fully searchable links to siblings, descendants, even some photos, etc.

Sire: Maverickdene

Dam: Salinadene

Date of birth: 1999

See a video of Josethdene here:


Josethdene, to my knowledge, has never had a day's illness in his life. He has never had laminitis or any other sickness. He has no sweet itch. None of his progeny here have suffered from these or any other illness, except the occasional accidental cut or injury. Josethdene is 100% fit and continues to sire foals. He would be an asset to any stud where he could run with his mares.

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A new home? I am no longer able to manage the stud and will be selling off all the ponies. My main consideration is that they should continue to live happy useful lives and be placed where they can give pleasure and pass on the unique qualities of the Highland pony breed.