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Vicki Jenkins
"Jenssel Park"
Old Junee, NSW, 2652
Ph 02 69241219

November 2012

Welcome to our updated website. Most pages have been updated and more photos will be added soon.

It has been a very quiet stud season here at Jenssel Park with only one foal due. Jenssel Park Bailey, a big black colt, arrived in late October. He is a full brother to JP Bride, JP Bella, JP Balthazar and JP Brittany - all of whom are in our show team for 2012-2013. See him on our foal page.

Jenssel Park Bella has been away in Victoria being shown by the Robinson family. They have done a fantastic result with my timid little filly and she was been highly placed in all the major shows she attended. Jenssel Park Bridie will join Bella for the 2012-2013 show season.


We would like to offer our congratulations to the Robinson family on their success with Jenssel Park Bronson (Shady Glen Premier x Avonleigh Belle). Bronson is a full brother to Jenssel Park Bonita, mother of my show team. Bronson won the highly competitive Shetland Leading Rein classes at both Melbourne Summer Royal and VASA in January 2012. He also safely carried his little rider to place in her rider classes. Well done to the Robinson family and rider Ella O'Doherty.

(above) Lauren and Ella O'Doherty riding and leading Jenssel Park Bronson winning the lead rein Shetland at VASA 2012                                                                                                     photo credit: Julie Wilson

On a sadder note, our lovely imported bred mare, Thorpeville Tiffi passed away in early November 2012. Her loss leaves a big gap in our breeding program. Unfortunately we never got a filly from Tiffi to replace her in the broodmare paddock. Over the next few months we will be looking for one or two quality girls to join the stud and breed to Julian.


March 2011

Gosh isn't the year getting away! The foals are starting to look quite grown up and it won't be long before they are weaned. Both our special boys from this year will be offered for sale to approved homes. Please visit the foal pages for more information.


Jenssel Park Bridie has returned home from her show preparation at Cleoranee Stud. Kylie and her family did a fantastic job with Bridie, culminating in her winning Champion Filly at the Vic Stud Show! We were so pleased with our first Julian baby and we can't thank Kylie enough for all her hard work.


January 2011

A New Year and what better time to revamp my sadly out of date website! All pages have been updated and there have been quite a few changes here at the stud over the past year. We decided to reduce our numbers and just run one breeding stallion which meant the dispersal of our under 8.2hh ponies. All have now been sold to fantastic stud homes and we wish their new owners well.


Jenssel Park Bridie, our first foal by Shady Glen Julian, has been enjoying a visit to Kylie Dooley's Cleoranee Stud for some pony bootcamp and show preparation. Kylie and her family have done a fantastic job preparing Bridie for the major summer shows and she looked amazing at the recent Vic Shetland Show where she placed 1st and Reserve in the colour ring and 4th in her 2yo class. Next up is the Stud Show followed by the  Summer Royal.


Our foals have arrived for the year. Sadly JP Ilona had a terrible presentation and lost a tiny black filly foal early in the season. Despite everyone we know getting heaps of fillies, our remaining 2 foals were both colts, but boy are they lovely! It will be a hard job deciding who gets to run on as entires - might have to keep them both! Not that Julian is ready for retirement just yet. The old boy looks amazing and celebrated his 21st birthday in November 2010. In fact he looks so well we are quietly planning one last outing to the Shetland Supershow next October in Bathurst providing he still feels as well as he is now.


November 2008

Some sad news today with the passing of our lovely little colt foal, JP Dougal. Dougal suffered from an impaction last Thursday and despite immediate treatment and surgery to remove the impaction, he lost his battle one week later. RIP little man.


With the arrival of spring the stud shifted into full swing with new foals arriving, mares being covered for next year's foals and the ponies making a return to the show ring for the first time since the EI outbreak. We took a small team of three to Junee & Cobram Shows last weekend with some good results. All three won their classes at both shows with JP Phoebe being Reserve Champion Shetland and Champion AMPS Exhibit at Junee. Butterfield Krackerjack was Reserve Champion Shetland Male at Cobram Show and Champion AMPS Stallion or Colt, with JP Keira winning Champion AMPS mare or filly. Photos are up on the Show results page. We will also be attending the Vic All Shetland Show and Vic APSB Stud Show later in the year.


The foaling season has been a time of highs and lows for us, starting off with our senior broodmare Laurelwood Imogen delivering a stillborn premature filly around 6 weeks early. On another sad note our maiden mare, JP Phoebe had a bad presentation and very difficult delivery losing a big black colt foal. Thankfully both mares came through fine. Imogen has been reserved by Blackwatch and Phoebe will  be rested for this season.

However, the good news is that we have 2 beautiful, healthy foals. Domino Downs Darcy foaled a top quality chestnut pinto colt by Kanimbla Blackwatch, and Woodview Trinket (kindly on lease from Woodview Stud), produced our first foal by Shady Glen Julian, a lovely black filly. We have one more mare to foal this season - JP Bonita to Shady Glen Julian. Further details can be viewed on our foals page.


There have been a few departures since the last update with two of our favourite ponies making long trips to new homes. Our lovely Welsh Mountain mare, Woranora Caitlin, headed across to Western Australia to take up residence at Aristocrat Arabian Stud. Caitlin has already returned to the show ring with success for her new owners and will be bred to their beautiful resident stallion this season.

Due to a lack of little people to enjoy him, we sadly made the decision to offer our special little gelding Casey for sale. He made the big trip to QLD to his new home at Tremayne Stud just in time to attend the Royal Brisbane Show. Casey and his new rider, 2yo Chelsea Taunton won the Shetland Turnout class at the Ekka and have been having heaps of fun on their show circuit and at Pony Club as you can see by the big smiles. We wish both new owners all the best with their new ponies.

On a sadder note, this spring saw the passing of one of our senior mares. Laurelwood Klementine was laid to rest after a battle with uterine tumours. Sadly her condition worsened and she was no longer happy in her retirement. We are grateful to have Klementine's granddaughter and great-granddaughter, Ugenie and Keira, to carry on her lines.


June 2008

Welcome to the newly updated Jenssel Park Shetland Stud website. It has been a long time since the last update and all pages have been updated with details of our current ponies. We have welcomed three new boys to the stud - two older stallions, Shady Glen Julian and Kanimbla Blackwatch, and a super young colt, Butterfield Krackerjack. Sadly 2007 also saw the passing of the lovely Woodview Teagan after a short battle with hyperlipaemia. She will be sadly missed.


Congratulations to Jenssel Park Georgia and her owner Amanda Rattray on their recent show successes. Georgia is a daughter of Yeo Lodge Kendal and has recently been awarded Champion Shetland mare at the 2008 Bathurst Royal Show. She was also Champion Shetland Exhibit at Yeovale and Orange Shows and Reserve Champion at Wellington Show. Georgia has also been educated to harness and is performing very well.


Jenssel Park Shetlands have recently joined the new APSB promotional group Small Shetlands of Australia. This group is promoting Shetland ponies measuring 8.2hh and under. Their major show for this season will be the Vic APSB Stud Show with a new, bigger program. Jenssel Park will be sponsoring a new award - the Laurelwood Viking Memorial Trophy, an exhibitor high point score award for the under 8.2hh ring. For more information on the group please visit their website at


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