David started breeding dales ponies over 35 years ago. He acquired a lot of his knowledge from local farmers who were interested in preserving the breed and were good old fashioned traditional stocksmen. Two of our foundation mares were Rose of Westwick (Wheatside breeding) and Bolam Lady Rose. Bolam Lady Rose had success in the show ring during the 1990's. Over the last ten years Westwick ponies have become very successful in the show ring, taking many titles from the Dales Pony Society Breed Shows and local shows including, the Yorkshire Show. We have enjoyed much success in particular with Bolam Lady Rose's granddaughter, Westwick Heather. Heather became a broodmare herself for the first time last year and we have a beautiful yearling filly so the bloodline continues.
We are always striving to improve our ponies and, to promote the Dales Pony as a wonderful breed which are easy to keep, have a sensible attitude and big personalities! They make brilliant family ponies and rarely require a Vet.
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