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Jonkers' Metyo



Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow




Sire:  Highmead Duty Free

Dam: Janet

Damsire: Tetworth Crimson Lake

Height: 148 cms
Born: 2000
Graded: SPSS & NWPCS
Stud Fee: £450 (+VAT) LFG
Semen: AI Fresh, Chilled & Frozen (EU & worldwide)
WFFS result: Negative (N/N)
Breeder: M Elzinga, Nederlands
Owner: Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud
Location: Nr Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Photo supplied by owner

Jonkers' Metyo has established himself a reliable producer of sports ponies, the eldest of which have been successfully competing at BE100. He is an excellent choice for all types of mares, has extremely good fertility & his foals are particularly correct in conformation.


Metyo is a Dutch part-bred welsh pony whose bloodlines go back through several generations of outstanding riding ponies and he  was graded by the NWPCS in 2003 gaining high scores for his canter, character, behaviour in the stable and his capability as a sport pony. 


For further information, see below, or contact: Jo Sholl-Evans - Mobile 07889 203903  or email  




Highmead Duty Free


Small-land Mambrino


Downland Mohawk

(Welsh Sec B)

Downland Romance

Downland Water Gypsy


Gazelle III


Blarney Stone xx

Peggy O'Neill xx


Oakley Be Free


Oakley Bubbling Spring


Bwlch Valentino



Set Free of Oakley


Bwlch Zephry

Lady Janet




Tetworth Crimson Lake

(Welsh Sec B)

Lechlade Scarlet Pimpernel

(Welsh Sec B)

Solway Master Bronze

Lechlade Arum


Tetworth Swanlake

(Welsh Sec B)

Lydstep Barn Dance

Tetowrth Czarina









Talsarn Misty

(Welsh Sec A)

Vaynor Blue Boy

Talsarn Misty Morn

Metyo’s bloodlines go back through several generations of outstanding riding ponies, who were selected for conformation, performance and temperament. Many people who use him today were riding his ancestors as children, which provides a sense of confidence about breeding from a healthy and reliable gene pool.


Sire: Highmead Duty Free, an approved part-bred Welsh stallion in the Netherlands, has high quality riding pony ancestry combining the top-class pony sire Small-Land Mambrino with the that of the Oakley “Bubbling” line as well as the influential Bwlch Zephyr. Many of Metyo’s relatives are known for being successful competition ponies & horses; Downland Chancellor by Small-Land Mambrino was a 2* eventer & Grade B showjumper. Gazelle III was a TB mare and her influence is apparent both in Metyo & his offspring. They have a good length of limb & turn of speed, which was very apparent when he was hunting as he was able to keep up with a field of horses all day.


Dam: Janet (part-bred Welsh & graded ‘Keur Preferent’). Her damsire, Purpur was a Russian Arab and her granddam was a WPCS Sec A.


Damsire: Tetworth Crimson Lake (Welsh Sec B) one of the most influential Welsh ponies in both Dutch & German sports pony breeding.

Photo by kind permission of



Metyo was bred and graded in Holland before coming to the UK as a 3 year old. He competed successfully in dressage with his first junior jockey and was 3rd in the Snuggy Hoods National Dressage Pony Championships as a 5 year old, scoring 70%.


He moved to his current home as a 6 year old and has since been hunting with the West Somerset Vale Hunt and show jumping in junior classes.


Since being in Somerset, he has been competed by a variety of small riders.  With Chad Rowson he gained points at British Dressage Novice level and competed at the 2009 Burrows Court Farm Area Festival.  With Linzi Hardingham, he competed at British Eventing, placing 2nd in a BE80 class.  His next jockey took the ride when she was 13 and said she loved being on him as he is so honest and loves to work.


Metyo is a regular at stallion parades including at the 2013 BBSH Stallion Event where he paraded in front of an audience of around 600 breeders.


Photos by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow


Offspring/Breeding Advice

Metyo is a popular choice for both horse and pony mares and his foals are particularly correct in both conformation & temperament.  His oldest progeny, born in Holland in 2004, include licensed stallions and graded mares and others are now competing in dressage and jumping.


Metyo's first UK offspring were born in 2008.


All his foals scored Higher First premiums at the BEF Futurities in 2010/2011 and Fairlight Mondavi qualified for the eventing finals at Osberton and was the only pony in his age group.


Fairlight Moondance was Champion Pony at the SPSS Youngstock Show in 2011 and Reserve Supreme to Woodlander Wales in the overall championship.


In 2013 Fairlight Daddy’s Girl was just 0.08 from a Futurity Elite score.


In 2015 Fairlight Blue Moon was awarded an SPSS Premium and an international event rider used Metyo on her ISH mare to reproduce the bloodlines of her best 3 day horse and they produced a fabulous filly.  


In 2016, a filly foal was awarded an SPSS GOLD Premium and was SPSS Supreme Youngstock Champion (out of 60+ foals to 3 yr olds evaluated).


In 2020, the Futurity judges described his colt foal, Oakford Spartan, as "A charming and very correct pony with a lot of power and built for soundness. He is showing a lot of character, and will make a lovely children's riding pony."


Metyo’s oldest offspring are now starting to compete. They are all bright & very trainable with good temperaments & enjoy their work. Three of his youngsters started their BE careers in 2017 with all achieving top 10 placings, finishing the season with clear XC rounds at BE90 and showing clear potential for FEI Pony Eventing. The oldest moved up to BE100 in 2018, again with good results, and more younger ones started to compete successfully.  See photos below.

Metyo in the field and at the 2013 BBSH Stallion Event

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

Metyo is also the damsire of the eventing pony De Goede Rees Darwin (by Molenhorns Pasja)  who has won and been placed at British Eventing, including completing 2 BE90 Regional Finals without any XC (time or jumping) penalties as a 7 year old.  De Goede Rees Darwin's dam, Birds Eye View Irene, was sired by Metyo when he was still in Holland and is now winning at showjumping in Belgium.  Another of her foals, De Goede Ree's Iris (by Woldhoeve's Bart), was the 2018 Reserve Champion in the Dutch "Friesland Competitie M2-dressuur" (dressage).



Fairlight Mickey Finn

Dam: Bernwode Birgitta. Born 2010.  Breeder: Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud

Competing in the BE100 at Nunney International in 2018 where he was 6th



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Fairlight Manhatten

Dam: Bernwode Birgitta. Born 2011.  Breeder: Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud


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Fairlight Rhiannon

Chestnut filly.  Dam: Jelinka. Born July 2016.  Breeder: Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud

SPSS GOLD premium and Supreme Youngstock Champion 2016



Fairlight Image

Chestnut colt.  Dam: Langara Saffron. Born 23 May 2016.  Breeder, Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud


Fairlight Moondance 

Chestnut Colt. Dam: Langara Saffron (by Cheyenne). Born: 2011

1st placed Pony Foal, Champion Pony and

Reserve Supreme Champion 2011 SPSS In-Hand Show

Photo by kind permission of Hannah Owen

Fairlight Mondavi

Chestnut colt. Dam: Langara Saffron (Welsh/Arab/TB). Born 01 July 2008

Fairlight Margaux

Bay filly.  Dam: Deirdre's Pet (Connemara). Born 18 August 2008




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