Duncree Shetland

Pony Stud

Few Words About Us

Our stud was established in 1997 in Rolleston. Our first foal Duncree Ali May was born in 1999. May had a very successful show career winning the New Zealand Shetland Pony Breeders Society Inc Shetland Pony of the Year in 2003.

In 2012 we relocated to a larger property at Charing Cross near Darfield.

Our Facilities

Situated at Charing Cross near Darfeld in Canterbury we have a 10 hectare property of mixed pasture to give nutritional variety. 

A system of tracks allows for maximum movement & room for ponies to play.


"To breed true to type shetland ponies suitable for all disciplines & raise our ponies in the most natural way possible.

Meet some of our ponies

Cotswold Bexley Heath 267NZ

My first Shetland pony. He is now 23 years old & still boss of the Herd. He obtained Parelli Natural Horsemanship level 3 online & liberty. 

Duncree Eclipse 486NZ

Our Stallion Eclipse. Sire: Fenwick 72NZ (Imp Aust) Dam: Cotswold Esmeralda 247NZ. He was a true gentleman with a lovely temperament which he has passed onto his progeny. He was the New Zealand Shetland Pony Breeders Society Inc Sire of the Year in 2016 & 2020. Sadly he passed away in December 2020.

We were able to welcome his half brother Llewellyn Moritz in January 2021 to continue the line.

Duncree Hickory Hakim 847NZ

Hakim is by our Stallion Eclipse out of Llewellyn Holly 291NZ.  He followed in the hoof prints of his dam ( New Zealand Shetland Pony Breeders Society Inc Shetland of the Year 2001) when he won Shetland of the Year in 2016 & 2021. Hakim & I are currently working on completing our Parelli Natural Horsemanship level 4 online & liberty