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New Forest Ponies registered with the NFPSNA must meet standards as per the New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society (NFPB & CS) of England

NFPSNA President
Christina Warfel

1st term (2020-2022)

christina.warfel@hotmail.com

 

 

Vice President
Dallas Grubenmann
First Term (2020-2021)

dallas@ptfponypower.com

780-898-9706

Secretary / Treasurer
Lynn Jahl
1st Term (2019-2020)

lynnjahl@icloud.com

978-724-3274

Directors at Large:

 

Carol Thibault

1st term (2020-2021)

corgi1954@aol.com

 

 

Claudia Tomaselli

Also Show Points Secretary

1st Term (2020-2021)

nfpsnashowprogram@gmail.com

Emily Black

1st Term (2020-2021)

emilyruthblack@gmail.com

 

Lilian Teillers-Kleijnen

1st Term (2019-2020)

Also Newsletter Editor

lilian.productions@gmail.com

 

Registrar:

 

Victoria Landsborough

Appointed - no Term

nfpsnaregistrar@hotmail.com

 

Assistant Registrar:

Jennifer Coughlin 

Appointed - no Term

jennifercoughlin@hotmail.com

Board Member Biographies

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NFPSNA President:
Christina Warfel

christina.warfel@hotmail.com

1st term (2020-2022)

 

Christina inherited a love of horses and has been infatuated with them since she was very young. She took riding lessons off and on for years on various breeds and eventually fell in love with both dressage and trail riding. She works full time at a law firm as a legal assistant, a job she enjoys. She also has the opportunity to work weekends at a nearby farm that raises New Forest Ponies, and it is there that she fell in love with the New Forest Pony’s intelligence, temperament, and athleticism.

 

Christina and her daughter own a New Forest Pony mare named Wrefleksion (Hoppenhof’s Silvia x Wicked Courtjester) and a New Forest Pony/GRP cross named Gershwin. Christina is just delighted with their ponies, who are very athletic and intelligent with great personalities. Having joined the Board in 2012, Christina moved into the Secretary/Treasurer position in 2014 and served for five years until moving back to a Board member position in 2019. She also served as the editor for the Society’s newsletter.  She is please to now serve you as President.

NFPSNA Vice President:
Dallas Grubenmann 

dallas@ptfponypower.com 

Pferde Traum Farm - Breton, AB

First Term (2020-2021)

 

A competitive Eventer and beef farmer in Central Alberta, Dallas started breeding New Forest Ponies after the loss of her Thoroughbred stallion.  She enjoys riding the ponies as an adult as it brings her back to her own Pony Club days.  In addition to raising four active farm kids and teaching Pony Club, Dallas coaches and competes in 3-day eventing and runs a Riding Arena and Beef Farm.  

 

Her Pferde Traum Farm (Horse Dream Farm) stands newly Imported Halestorm Branston Pickle (Buckland Dragonslayer X Wellhouse Betsy), Manoravon Master Majestic (Woodrow Fieldmaster X Forest Hill Jesse Belle) and the young stallion Crispin II (Wishingwell Even Steven X Classy Little Chloe).  For most people, all that work with ponies, children, and cows would be enough but Dallas also graciously offers her time in supporting many initiatives for the NFPSNA.  Also serving as the Board’s Canadian representative, Dallas has been volunteering her time to the society since 2009.

Secretary / Treasurer:
Lynn Jahl

lynnjahl@icloud.com

1st Term (2019-2020)

 

My experience with New Forest ponies began in 1998 with the purchase of Log Cabin’s Eclipse****.  We discovered the breed quite by accident. In our repertoire of computer software, we had a horse game that had a database of breeds.  It had an application where you completed a questionnaire about your desires in a horse and it matched you up with a breed. My daughters and I each completed the questions and in all three cases, the best match for us was the same- New Forest Pony for all the reasons we know and love this breed.  Within a few years we acquired two other New Forest ponies- Manoravon Master Moonstone and Manoravon Master Charm. In addition to visiting Manoravon Farm in Guelph, Ontario we also visited Priscilla Hawkyard at Cheval DuBois Ranch in Hamilton, Montana.

Eclipse will soon be 25 years old.  He has had an honorable career as a school pony and excellent show mount.  We showed him in Leadline, Short Stirrup, Hunter Pleasure, Games, Dressage, Sidesaddle, Pleasure Driving, Combined Driving and Sleigh rallies. My special interest is driving, the girls did the rest.

 

I joined Priscilla on the board of the New Forest Pony Society of North America as Secretary and Newsletter Editor as well as Show Point Secretary.  After my term as secretary ended, I became Vice-President.

 

It was during this time that the NFPSNA applied for and got the Daughter Stud Book for North America from the New Forest Pony and Cattle Breeding Society in England.  I helped develop the by laws and rules for the Society, assisted in choosing the logo we still use, served as newsletter editor and show point secretary.

 

As my term as vice-president expired it became necessary for me to step down because my husband and I relocated to Iowa to run a boarding school for troubled teenagers.  During the ten years we were there, I started a therapeutic equestrian program for the students using the horses I took to Iowa with me, Eclipse being among them.

 

In 2016, my husband and I retired and returned with four horses to Massachusetts to be nearer our children.   My newest equine project is a quarter horse x Welsh pony named Trixie who is currently in carriage driving training.  

 

I look forward to serving on the NFPSNA Board once again.  It is very satisfying to see how the society has matured, grown and promoted the New Forest Pony breed.

Directors at Large:

 

Carol Thibault

corgi1954@aol.com

1st Term (2020-2021)

I have always been involved in ponies since my childhood. From the 2 cents pony ride on Mitzie, around my backyard in the 1950’s to befriending the neighbors and their pony, Princess, in the 1960’s. I had the opportunity to drive Princess around the neighborhood in an English Tub cart. I was in love with ponies, their smart attitude, versatility and strength for their size. Driving was my other passion from this childhood opportunity while living in Massachusetts.
 

When I married in 1977, I had my own Princess pony, a Welsh Shetland cross of about 12.3 hands, rescued from a bout with Founder. She was given to me to keep my 3-year-old Appaloosa filly company. I already had a cart & harness; it was natural for me to drive Princess all over Rehoboth, MA. My husband & I went to our first carriage driving show sponsored by

the New England Region of the Carriage Association of America in Cumberland, Maine. It was here that I met Mrs. Mary Wilson of Jacob’s Farm, Seekonk, MA. She had enjoyed watching Princess & I throughout this driving weekend. We started talking ponies and to my amazement, Mrs. Wilson lived in the next town over from me and bred New Forest Ponies under the Jacob’s prefix. My husband and I went to visit Mrs. Wilson at her Jacob Farm; our first exposure to this little-known British breed. Mrs. Wilson’s ponies were beautiful, even tempered ponies of a larger size so my husband and I could enjoy driving together in a larger carriage. 

In 1980, my husband accepted a job position in Portland, Oregon. We had to put our quest of finding a larger pony to ride and drive on hold until we established our farm in Oregon. By the time we were ready to establish our own New Forest Stud farm, Mrs. Wilson did not have any breeding stock for sale. She introduced us to Mrs. Elizabeth Holbrook of Ontario Canada, the Forest Hill New Forest Pony Stud. 
 

1983 my husband and I made the cross-country trek to Ontario Canada to import a 3-year-old gray stallion, Forest Hill Martian and a bred mare to Vernons Starling, Forest Hill Cherub; also, a gray broodmare of 15 years. This was the start of the first New Forest Stud west of the Rocky Mountains. Robbins Niche Farm with the prefix of Robnic.

Claudia Tomaselli

Also Show Points Secretary

nfpsnashowprogram@gmail.com

1st Term (2018-2019)

 

Claudia is a retired Pediatric Dentist that has loved horses all of her life. Originally from Colombia, South America, she used to own thoroughbreds off the track and competed in show jumping in her youth. After moving to the United States she purchased a paint mare named Josie. When her daughter came along, another pinto pony joined the family. When her daughter, Daniella, started competing with Pony Club, they met a girl named Lizzy who had outgrown her New Forest pony, A Diamond is Forever, and that is where our journey with the breed started. Daniella competed with Forever in eventing and Claudia later inherited the pony and started competing in dressage.

 

Claudia enjoys riding Forever and taking photographs of him. He always has a different pose. She also enjoys his out of this world personality, his free spirit, charm and his mischievous ways of letting everybody know he is on top.  She has competed Forever up to First Level.
 

Lilian Tellers-Kleijnen

lilian.productions@gmail.com

1st Term (2019-2020)

 

The New Forest Pony has been Lilian's favorite horse breed since she could read. About 2 years ago Lilian finally got one when she was looking for a friend for her Oldenburg mare,  Her New Forest Pony is a six-year-old mare named Lily and is by Kantje's Ronaldo, a stallion from the Netherlands and the dam is Wicked Cream Delight, who was bred by Lesley Feakins.

 

Lilian was born and raised in the Netherlands, but has been living in California for the past 10 years. She lives in Scotts Valley with her husband of 24 years, their 5 children and various animals. Lilian's riding habit started when she was seven and she loved to jump and go fast. Her first pony was a 6-year-old 3/4 arab mare (papered New Forest ponies were too expensive). During studies at university, she started working at a jumping barn exercising the horses and she has worked for several trainers since then. As an industrial engineer, she has done projects for international companies and universities until she got more than 2 children.

 

Currently, her main focus is dressage with weekly trail rides and jumping sessions. Lilian is super excited to be involved with the NFPSNA!

Emily Black

1st Term (2020-2021)

emilyruthblack@gmail.com

Emily Black is an avid dressage rider and a stay at home mom, located in South Carolina.  She started riding at age 10, competing in hunters and equitation before focusing on dressage, riding Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds.  She competed to the FEI level on her Dutch Warmblood Pavarotti. When it was time to retire him, she had trouble finding a horse to follow in his footsteps.  At age 30, Emily decided to get her very first pony and purchased a New Forest gelding named Wishbone (by Wicked Courtjester).  She never looked back!

Emily enjoys training, competing and trail riding with Wishbone.  She also owns a young New Forest Pony mare named Forrest Fern (by Forrest Flame) who is expecting a 2020 foal.  She hopes to show Fern in the future and continue to explore breeding these wonderful ponies.  You can follow Emily’s adventures with her ponies on Instagram at @emilyblackdressage.

Registrar:
Victoria Landsborough

nfpsnaregistrar@hotmail.com

Appointed - no Term

 

Victoria started pony club at the age of 12, and was able to make it to C1 level before aging out. After taking a few years away from horses she got married and bought an acreage. It wasn't long before horses were back in life. After looking for an instructor close she ended up at Dallas Grubenmanns farm, trying to learn quickly!

 

After losing her comeback horse Jack suddenly, she had her first opportunity to work with a New Forest Pony Filly. It was a project plan originally, but no money was made cause the pony wasn't going anywhere. Almost 6 years later she still has that lovely mare Pferdetraum Princess Fiona (Fox Hollow Holly's Legacy). Realizing pony life is the only life she wants she made a second purchase a lovely gelding Pferdetraum Flynn Rider (Fox Hollow Holly's Legacy) Eventing is the main passion of Victoria's, but just riding and enjoying Alberta's lovely scenery is a close second.

 

Assistant Registrar:
Jennifer Coughlin 

jennifercoughlin@hotmail.com

Appointed - no Term

 

Jennifer was around horses from a very young age. At age 6, she was finally able to join pony club. Starting out sister's pony Finnegan she was hooked and never looked back. She competed on that same pony for 6 years with zero interest in riding a horse. When it was time for Finnegan to retire Jennifer stepped away from riding for a while. Her sister encouraged her to go check out a spicey little bay roan that was for sale at Dallas Grubenmanns farm. They hit it off immediately and have been having the time of their lives for 6 years now. While Eventing is their greatest passion, they very much enjoy time out of the ring just cruising the beautiful lands of Alberta.​

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