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Based in the Staffordshire Moorlands, we are a small stud founded by myself and my parents back in 1980.

The stud takes it's name from the first pony our family owned
'Pioneer Boy'

 'Boy' was the beginning of our love affair with horses, Showing, Show Jumping,  Cross Country Events, Dressage & Driving, he did it all and so did we and as time went by our horse family grew and grew.


The Pioneer Stud believes in allowing their horses and youngstock to mature slowly, developing strong bones and natural muscle tone on the undulating hills of the Staffordshire Moorlands .
Older Youngstock may have been lightly shown and we continue to do well in the show ring,  however our focus will always be on the socialisation and training of our horses to make their eventual transition to riding / competition horse easier, for us being well placed and winning rosettes in the show ring are an added bonus and not a necessity.


SPSS AGM Awards Presentation
Receiving our SPSS  2019  Tour Grading Champion Mare Award for ' Pioneerstud Sheer Lace'


Produced at home by ourselves
A Big Thank You to Ali Williams and Fosshey Stud for their handling and presentation of our youngstock this year.


Pioneerstud Sheer Lace

(Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh X TLC Sheer Delight)

Derbyshire Festival of Showing

1st  & Gold Award for colour  -  1,2 & 3yr olds 
1st & Gold Award for colour - Part Bred Arabian any age
Overall Youngstock Champion


Sports Pony Stud Book Society  (SPSS) 2019 Mare Grading Tour

Results  -   Graded Mare  SPSS Head Stud Book Status & Overall Mare Grading Champion of the whole SPSS tour 2019

German Evaluator Hans-Heinrich Bruning & fellow Evaluator Jacke Mathieson awarded marks of 8.0 and higher for her conformation and paces.

British Breeding Futurity Evaluations 2019

Result  -   Gold Premium Award  -  Endurance Section

The Team of German and English Evaluators awarded an overall Vet score of 8.5 and scores of 9 to 9.25 for her frame and paces.
These scores also ensure that Lacey now qualifies for a place at the BBF Equine Bridge 2020


We've also been out supporting our local shows this year

 Prizewinners in the Open Youngstock & Palomino classes 


                                                                        Pioneerstud R Marni                                   Pioneerstud  Sunkysst

                                                                                           Ex Westpoint Rashida                                                         Ex TLCSheer Delight



A few  more of our Progeny
A few more of r Progeny 

From Left to to Right

Pioneerstud I'm Gold Dust  -    National & Multi Champion In Hand

Pioneerstud Gold n Psylk  
Completing her final Novice ride at Haywood Oaks 40km Novice GER  with Denise Nancarrow and going on to Qualify to Open level in her first year competing.

Dancing in the Moonlight at Arena UK -  well done in the Dressage with Louise Drury



Responsible Breeding Programme

At the Pioneer Stud our aim is to produce dilute horses and ponies that are not only of show quality but who also have a purpose, therefore emphasis is placed upon temperament, conformation, type and ability.
We endeavor to operate a responsible breeding programme by
 producing a maximum of 2/3 foals per year from sires and dams with proven working/show/competitive records and traceable quality pedigrees.

We  Support British Breeding




Our resident stallion Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh is a true cremello bred from Champion Palomino bloodlines, he is producing stock that are excelling in all spheres.

Pioneerstud Silver Sheikh is available at public stud via AI Fresh/Chilled.

All our horses pedigrees can be viewed at        &









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