Chamness Penny Piece

Resident Stallion

Chamness Penny Piece

Black Leopard British Spotted Pony
Born 2008
Ref. 82601508246i2M0L

Sire: CRANLEIGH SAILOR
Dam: CHAMNESS GOLDEN GIRL

About Chamness Penny Piece


Chamness Penny Piece (Leo) is a black leopard spotted pony stallion, approx. 36” high and 12 years old, registered and licensed with the British Spotted Pony Society.  

He will be an asset to our stud, and genetically, he will throw his spots 50% of the time.   He will run with his mares as a herd, and grass keep is available for visiting mares.

The picture below of Leo is from when he stood at the Halstead Stud – born in 2008 he went to the Halstock Stud (also in Okehampton) for the 2016 season – then moved to Kent and back to Dorset, and finally ending up at the TawnyDun Stud as a companion to our stallion TawnyDun Aengus.   However, when speaking to the British Spotted Pony Society, before purchase, they said:

Chamness Penny Piece is lovely stamp of pony and he threw some great foals when he stood at the Halstock Stud, although they seemed to change stallions regularly to get different bloodlines.  

He is in the BSpPS International Register because his sire was imported, but he is 75% British Spotted.   If he is bred to an English mare the progeny could go on the Full Register as they would be 87.5%, which is eligible.’ 

British Spotted Pony Society
Chamness Penny Piece (Leo) – Photo taken at the Halstead Stud

Leo  was bred by the Chamness Stud based in Okehampton, Devon. All their ponies had excellent temperaments, coming from good foundation stock. Their foundation mares were well-marked non-fading leopard spotted ponies below 42 inches, who were mostly descended from the old well known Merriot line, and they tried not to breed for miniatures but rather go for quality, soundness, good conformation and straight action, combined with sweet temperament and friendliness.    They farmed 200 hundred acres on the edge of Dartmoor 800 feet above sea level and in open wind-swept country, which allowed the ponies to run out naturally in groups and the ponies are hardy enough to winter out.   All their stallions ran out with the mares and were sweet natured, kind to their mares and foals, and easy to handle.   The stud closed in 2010 after 40 years of breeding.

Leo’s damsire is Forgefield Blondin – a 36 inch Few Spot on they used on Pedigree Shetlands, who produced quality, well spotted smaller ponies, and his sire Cranleigh Sailor was bred and licensed by Miss Marilyn Pollard, a former secretary of the British Spotted Pony Society.   One of Leo’s more recent progeny won at the Spotfest West Midlands held on Saturday 15th July 2017 The Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Halstock Sovereign Sparkle (Chamness Penny Piece x Halstock Sapphire) as a yearling won his Youngstock class and came 3rd in the Open Turnout & Elegance, exhibited by Julie Crawshaw.  

Below are picures of his dam Chamness Golden Girl Born 2005, 39″

A rare colour – very pretty!

Chamness Golden Girl
Chamness Golden Girl with foal at foot

Nomination Details: Chamness Penny Piece


Black Leopard British Spotted Pony
Born 2008
Ref. 82601508246i2M0L
Sire: CRANLEIGH SAILOR
Dam: CHAMNESS GOLDEN GIRL

We hope to stand Chamness Penny Piece at stud in 2021.

2021 Season Fees

Stud Fee: £TBC

All fees must be paid in advance by BACS transfer to:

Account no: 90741264
Sort code: 20-20-37


Closer to the 2021 breeding season, a Nomination form will be available online:

Chamness Penny Piece: Nomination Details