Rivington stud was founded in 1971 by Penelope Crompton.
Later daughters Sarah and Tabby were included in the stud but now Sarah (Barker) and her daughters Fenella and Isabelle are partners with Pen.
The first ponies were bought using Pen’s egg money. They were the WM stallion’s Fairway Penlyn (Coed Coch Senig Imp x Fairway Jentina) and Fairway Victorious (iid) (Weston Birthday Imp x Weston Mink Muff Imp) and the WM mares Loch Sloy Drift (Gredington Bleddyn Imp x Coed Coch Crispin Imp) and Berry Park Fifi (Kay Park Marco x Punga Honey Bee Imp NZ). The stud still boasts a legacy from these wonderful ponies.
RIVINGTON WELSH MOUNTAIN's
The stud’s WM herd traces back to Coed Coch Bari Imp, Nattai Prophet, Coed Coch Gwyndaf Imp, Hollybush Joker Imp, Coed Coch Tyner Imp, Gredington Bleddyn Imp, Aranui Welcome Imp NZ, Twyford Santa Imp, Revel Pye Imp and Waxwing Herod Imp.
WM Stallions used have been the very influential Nattai Vychan dec. (Coed Coch Bari Imp x Nattai Moon Fairy), Nattai Harri 11 (Coed Coch Bari Imp x Nattai lady Moonlight 2nd), Rivington Hyder dec. (Fairway Bryn x Imperial Huelwen), Imperial Haroun (Waxwing Herod Imp x Imperial Haley) ( owned by Dalpura Stud), Operina Simwn (Alcheringa Cupid x Operina Sophie) and now the young guns who are starting to leave their mark, Rivington Spring Rain (Imperial Haroun x Rivington Springtime), Rivington Gypsy Joker (Rivington Hyder x Nattai Little Gypsy) and Rivington Vyvyan (Nattai Vychan x Hazelmere Virginia dec.).
RIVINGTON WELSH B's
The stud’s Welsh B herd began with Foundation stock, putting Fairway Penlyn over unregistered or Part Arabian mares. The Sun line and the Windy line have proven to be our most successful with Rivington Sunday winning countless Supremes and Rivington Windchime (a cross of both the Sun and Windy lines through her sire Rivington Sunmist) has been Best Welsh Foal plus other many other Champions.
The stud’s Welsh B herd contains bloodlines of Mynd Nyree Imp, Keston Royal Occasion Imp, Tetworth Copper King Imp, Rotherwood Commander Imp, Rotherwood Casino Royale Imp, Weston Chilo Imp, Coed Coch Branas Imp, Weston Gigli Imp, Croston Cufflink Imp, Lechlade Scarlet Pimpernel Imp, Boston Bittermint Imp, Varndell Reveille Imp, Downland Warrior Imp and Eyarth Tigra Imp.
Welsh B Stallions used have been the influential Panteg Gamblers Luck (Tetworth Copper King Imp x Namoi Valley Golden Dawn), Imperial Tarragon (Weston Chilo Imp x Langley Titania), Breccles Tarquin Imp, Janlyn Krackerjack (Imperial Jackpot x Imperial Jonquil), Glenmore Gawain (Coed Coch Branas x Cinnibah Miss Penarth), Berry Park Dwn iid, Trentlyn Angwen (Croston Cufflink Imp x Weston Antonia Imp), Rivington Sunmist (Janlyn Krackerjack x Rivington Sunday), Osory Alexander (Boston Bittermint Imp x Imperial Lady Alexis) and recently Imperial Angelo (Eyarth Tigra Imp x Imperial Lady Anna) who is on loan from Mark Bullen.
The Cobs arrived in 1987 with the purchase of Annan Gwyneth and the colt Barnon Beau Gambler. BG as he was called was given to daughter Tabby to start her Pen-nant Stud.
Other Cobs were purchased by Rivington over the years including the stallion Durrant Gentleman Jack now unfortunately deceased.
Most of these over the years have gone between Rivington and Pen-nant Studs
Rivington still owns a few mares who trace back to the original stallions and include Rivington Bliss whose grand sire was Derwen Serenllys (imp).
We have been having fun showing her in hand and eventually under saddle.
RIVINGTON PART WELSH & RIDING PONIES
The stud also has some lovely Part Welsh and Riding Pony mares. Fairlight Zephyr and Sanlirra Love Song (both by Rotherwood Windswept Imp) had very successful saddle careers before being retired to stud. A FA Zephyr daughter, Rivington Zaphira has been retained. We also have Corumbene Trinket (Jackets Bluebird Imp x Horsegate Tinsel Imp) a HOTY winner who is breeding well for us also.
We have bred countless Royal, Welsh, HOTY and National Champions over the years and hope to continue to breed beautiful Welsh ponies that everyone can enjoy.