'the air of heaven blows between their ears ....................'





Sometimes things sadly just aren't meant to be.





Helga (left) and her Mum Holly,

Both now sadly left us and who have left behind such huge holes in our hearts which can never be replaced.

Love you always girls xxx





                                    Standwell Black Fashion



Black mare with stripe and 2 hind whites foaled in 1988. Beautiful mare with superb action and type. Hopefully going to produce more of her like and is now another beautiful mare added to our herd by the kind permission of Alan Ashley Roberts of the Coed Bach stud. She is almost identically bred to our superb up and coming colt Runshaw Hafog as their Dams are full sisters and their sires are 7/8th brothers!! Her daughter Runshaw Ffantasi by Coed Coch Atebiad retained, her son Runshaw Barwyn now sold to the Danath stud on the Wirral Peninsula by Churtoncroft Aries and Runshaw Brenin by Fosterhouses Supersam and currently retained.

Sadly joined Standwell Selina and Standwell Snowdrop 06/12/12


RIP Fashion, god bless xx

1988- 2012





 Coed Coch Barnwr

White grey stallion foaled in 1971 photo at taken July 06 at 35 years old years old! A fantastic pony who has taught us so much in the years that we have had him and is my Pride and Joy! We feel very honoured that we are the final guardians of his lovely old man and now have a deeply in bedded vision of what we aim to breed here at Runshaw. There aren't many Coed Coch ponies alive these days and we are thrilled to own one , especially of the calibre as Barnwr along with his daughters Pinina Roulette (now sadly deceased), Thistledown Walnut and Runshaw Ladi Gwyneth (now at the Trevalyn stud)

Sadly passed away 27th August 2008 at the grand age of 37yrs

Sleep tight Barney


1971- 2008







                                           Penwisg Sonnet

Palomino mare foaled in 1985. This beautiful , old fashioned mare is a half sister to Penwisg Helen being by Coed Coch Ron and also to our stallion Penwisg Sior as she is out of  Coed Coch Sioned. I have been looking for her for some time and finally now under some rather hair raising circumstances she is here with us and here to stay now for the rest of her days . Huge thanks go to all the people involved with her finally getting her especially that of our long suffering friend Bekky Swift who once again helped come to the rescue! Covered 2005 with Churtoncroft Aries.



Sadly died on the 1st of April 2006 after colic complications and her foal dying in utero.

RIP Sonnet, you were one special little lady and have a special place in our heart forever.


1985- 2006





Standwell Snowdrop


A very special place in this section belongs to a lovely mare we had the pleasure of owning for sadly a short time and who we sadly lost to cancer, this mare was called Standwell Snowdrop and was full sister to our beautiful mare Standwell Selina.

Shown below together with her sister Standwell Selina in the background



1984- 2002






Pinina Roulette

Grey mare foaled in 1983. This superb mare has joined us here at Runshaw with her sire and 2 half sisters !! Like lots of others i tried to buy this beautiful mare years ago and was told a straight no, she's never for sale and feel very honoured that Nina and Ralph think so highly of me to part with her!! This mare needs little introduction really as her shown career has been enormous including being Glyn Greenwood Champion and winner of multiple Medals!!! A list of her major winning can be seen along with her sire and dam by clicking on her picture. Her beautiful son, Runshaw Rhyfeddod by Standwell Satellite is now 4 years old and currently being broken to ride as a future top class  Open ridden stallion.  

This lovely mare was my dream mare for so long it still seems a little surreal that she actually ended up being here with us at Runshaw.

Thank you to Nin Clayton just doesn't seem enough for allowing Roulette to honour us with her presence. She was an exceptional mare and she knew it!

1983- 2007






                                            Crossways Betty


Chestnut Roan mare foaled in 1989 blaze and 2 whites . Bought in 1994 from a livery yard in Cheshire where she was being used as a riding pony, she is certainly one of the favourites! She has had just 3 foals for us due to recurrent bouts of Laminitis, these being 'Runshaw Brenin Bach'  by Dukeshill Diego a super show/stud stallion who has since been gelded and 'Runshaw Bonheddwr' by Dukeshill Macho Man who was exported to the Carr family of France. And finally after a wait of 7 years the extremely beautiful  Runshaw Bendith Mai  who is the image of her dam and we feel very honoured !


Words simply cannot express what this gorgeous little mare meant to all that knew her and more so all of us a family here at Runshaw, its safe to say the whole stud revolved around her every whim and management.

Saying good bye is never easy but a very very special thank you to Caroline at Leahurst University for making it so much easier and enabling some good to come from this heart ache too.






      Standwell Selina



Palomino mare blaze and 4 whites foaled in 1988. Half sister to Standwell Heidie  and  to Fosterhouses Super Sam. She is another mare I have wanted for several years and now have been able to purchase!! She has type, action, temperament and quality that is hoped will leave us some very nice stock in time to come. We also had Selina's full sister the big scopey Palomino mare Standwell Snowdrop but she sadly had to be put down in May 2002 so this lovely mare is all the more precious now. Her stunning colt Runshaw Seren Y Gogledd by Coed Coch Atebiad is retained as future show/stud stallion. Her equally beautiful colt by Churtoncroft Aries named Runshaw Superstar is also retained as future stud stallion and is currently exceeding all our expectations!






1988 - 2009




Runshaw Wynn Ap Aries


20th April 2005 - 31st March 2008

Sadly struck by lightening in a freak storm



Grey , foaled chestnut, colt foaled 20th April 2005.

Full brother to our beautiful filly Runshaw Welsh Poppy and just as stunning too. Massive mover and oozes quality, will make fabulous show and stud stallion of the future as can be seen from his pictures.


Picture taken April 2007 @ 2 years old



2005 - 2008










Runshaw Rowena


25th April 2010- 19th September 2010




Lacy Ruth x Churtoncroft Aries



Such a  special filly for so many reasons.

Taken far too early,

RIP and god bless













            Lacy Ruth


Grey mare foaled Chestnut in 1989. A maternal sister to our up and coming stallion Churtoncroft Rhodri, as they are both out of the lovely mare Coed Coch Ruby. Ruth is by the fabulous Gredington Simwnt son Saltersford Justin who left some of the best show/breeding stock at the Lacy stud. Lightly shown she was placed 8th in the Senior broodmare class at The Royal Welsh 2002 and also 3rd at the Royal of England Show too!!  

1989 - 2010









Runshaw Rhonwen



Broughton Ruby x Harringworth Millionaire



Taken far too soon but some things are just not meant to be


March 2010 to 14th Januray 2011, god bless












Penwisg Sior


Grey stallion (born Dun) blaze and 2 whites, foaled in 1991. Bought in 1998 from the late Paul Galea of the Penwisg Stud. Having taken someone else to see him I was so impressed with him that I bought him myself there and then while they weren't too sure on him or another! George (Sior) has certainly lived up to his expectations and has left us some fantastic stock, his bloodlines are almost faultless and he has stamped his stock with his same outstanding qualities. His stock include Palominos and Duns and all possess his good action, feet , temperament and quality. 


1991 - 2010






     Chetwynd Lily



Black/Brown mare foaled in 1992, purchased in 1997 because we fell in love at first sight with her! She is a bit of a madam at times but it is all welsh fire and no nastiness at all! She is a fantastic moving mare and although she has been shown she hates it! Sometimes difficult to catch without a helicopter and dart gun (when away from home!) she gets away with it due to her outstanding beauty!! Her foals here at Runshaw are, 'Runshaw Lili-Lon' by Penwisg Sior and 'Runshaw Ladi-Gwyneth' by Coed Coch Barnwr both retained as future broodmares.   Runshaw Lucifer sired by Churtoncroft Aries is now in Scotland , his full brother Runshaw Llewelyn sold to the Abertyleri Stud.



1992 - 2012







 Churtoncroft Hyfryd




Grey mare, foaled Chestnut with a blaze and 1 small white.

 Beautiful grey mare by Coed Coch Llesol and out of the lovely Bay mare Churtoncroft Hetty . She is beautifully bred and has a direct female line to the fabulous moving mare Coed Coch Sensigl! Hopefully to be covered by our stallion Churtoncroft Aries to combine the action of his and Churtoncroft Hetty's sire , Galchog Amlyn (son of Coed Coch Bari) along with the blood of Coed Coch Sensigl to hopefully breed an outstanding moving foal. As you can see she has a fabulous pedigree (which as usual can be seen by clicking her picture) and is hoped will produce some lovely foals for us in time . She is a fabulous mover as her breeding would suggest and which she has just shown us now she has joined the other mares.

Produced Runshaw Henadur by Churtoncroft Aries in 2006

RIP  -  2012







"Tradition does not mean preserving the ashes but keeping a flame alight"

Jean Janses 1910