Newfoundland Pony Society Launches Census to Determine Number
and Location of Ponies Living in Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland Pony Society (NPS) today announced
a census to determine the number and location of Newfoundland
Ponies in the Province. The census and oral history component
will take place until March 29, 2013 and is being conducted in
partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
(HFNL). The Newfoundland Pony is listed as a critically endangered
species by Rare Breeds Canada. It is believed that there are fewer
than 400 Newfoundland Ponies in North America with only 250 of
these ponies able to be bred.
"We are collecting information on the number of Newfoundland
Ponies living in Newfoundland and Labrador so an accurate picture
of their population can be determined,” READ
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Election of Officers
The results of the election of officers for the Newfoundland Pony
Society are as follows. The positions became effective January
President - Susan Walsh
Vice President - Cle Newhook
Registrar - Chris Aylward
Treasurer - Pamela Pippy
Secretary - Libby Carew
Membership Secretary - Cindy Mehaney
Councillors at Large:
Jack Harris (2 year position)
Message from Welsh Pony Breeder
I am a Welsh pony breeder (www.cwrtycadno.com)
in Wales. I am considering continuing westwards by riding across
Newfoundland in the Fall, 2013. I understand there are no restrictions
on horses using the Trailway route from St John's to Port aux
Would it possible to acquire a Newfoundland pony or ponies for
such a crossing? Do you think anyone would be willing to loan
a pony/ponies, as a ride of this nature should be excellent promotion
for the breed? Or would someone like to join forces with me? I
reckon it would take no more than 3-4 weeks to cross Newfoundland,
although I am always open to advice.
I would either need one pony with a back-up vehicle, or two ponies
with one as a pack pony. If someone came along with me it would
only need one other pony. I would very much appreciate thoughts/suggestions
and useful contacts.
Telephone: 01558-650582 (Home) 07523654958 (UK mobile)
Supporters and friends of the Newfoundland Pony and the Society
are encouraged to renew their membership in the Society. An application
form can be downloaded from this site.
Cindy Mehaney, Membership Secretary
The Newfoundland Pony is North America's lone member of the Mountain and Moorland family of breeds. It is a "all purpose" pony, a Heritage Animal and a Rare Breed. We encourage you to explore this site and learn more about this wonderful equine.
The Newfoundland Pony Society - "Designated under the Heritage Animals Act of Newfoundland and Labrador"
A charitable organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the Newfoundland Pony as a distinct heritage animal. We encourage ethical breeding standards, maintain a registration process, and foster public awareness of the Pony's history and its future.