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Stowbrook Jenny Wren 1998 - 2021

In what has been the most horrible 2 weeks in all our time as a breeder of native ponies, we are absolutely heartbroken to announce the loss of Stowbrook Jenny Wren at 23 years old.

We rushed Jenny to Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, in the early hours of the morning on 12th April where she was diagnosed with multiple pedunculated lipoma, causing twists in her gut. Although unrelated to the lipoma, the added complication was that Jenny was in foal and due to give birth at any moment. The amazing team at Rossdales performed an emergency C-section in an attempt to save her unborn foal.

Badleybridge Penny Wagtail was admitted straight away into intensive care and has fought for her life ever since. She is still in Rossdales being cared for by the best team in the world. Please keep everything crossed for her!

In an unbelievable twist of fate Penny has been adopted by her auntie, Blackthorn Blush Rose (Blossom) who tragically lost her colt foal only a few days before due to mal presentation of the foal. Blossom is being fantastic with Penny and we just cannot believe the sequence of events that have happened over the last 14 days, it’s been incredibly traumatic!

Stowbrook Jenny Wren was an absolute legend, not only is she the most successful Exmoor mare in history, ridden by Katy Marriott-Payne, but was the kindest, most beautiful mare, inside and out. We feel privileged to have had her in our lives and can’t thank Jacqueline Webb and Ann Nicholls enough for allowing us to have Jenny in her later years. We honestly adored her and we will miss her happy face on the yard terribly. Sandy & Madeline x

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