Highland pony mare and foal on Kinclune Estate
Highland pony stallion Fandango na Dailach on Kinclune Estate

Highland Pony Stud

Visit Our Highland Pony Stud

Come and meet the ponies on Kinclune Estate by signing up to a stud visit, farm safari or picnic with a pony. Historically, Highlands, or ‘garrons’, were bred as working ponies on Scottish crofts, farms and estates and our family has been breeding ponies for more than three generations. Visit the ponies on the hill, where they live outdoors all year-round, or, with advance notice, we can arrange a stud visit for your group, focusing specifically on history, breeding or showing. Contact us so we can tailor your visit to your interests.

Ponies for Sale at Kinclune

We usually offer ponies for sale between July and October. We breed, show and produce the highest quality ponies and all our foals are registered with the Highland Pony Society. 

Nature Conservation

The ponies are an important part of Kinclune's nature conservation projects. As selective grazers they are a keystone species, playing an important role in habitat maintenance and management, creating structural diversity in grasslands and wetlands and providing habitats for diverse species, including our wading birds.

1689093894RosebushNPSChampion2016b.jpg
1682430692imagegrid3.jpeg
1682430699imagegrid2.jpeg

Stallions and Colts

1689082384Fandango1.jpg

Fandango na Dailach

Homebred Fandango is one of Scotland’s top Highland Pony stallions. He was Overall Champion at the Royal Highland Agricultural Show in 2022 (Scotland’s premier agricultural show). As a youngster, he was Royal Northern Agricultural Show M & M Champion and NPS Summer Championship (Malvern) Youngstock Champion 2019.  


We do not accept visiting mares, but we do sell foals and youngstock with his bloodlines.  

Mares and Youngstock

We have a small herd of mares and youngstock. Our mares foal naturally, outdoors, and, as ponies are a prey species, foals are up and moving within minutes of birth. Our mares generally foal in April and May. Here is a small selection.

Rhianna na Dailach

Our herd matriarch, Rhianna, is dam of our champion stallion Fandango. Her bloodlines on the maternal side go back to our foundation mare, the Department of Agriculture pony, Rosebush of Knocknagael, and the famous stallion, Cock 'o' the North. Her sire was the stunning Charlie of Muck. 

Rosebush II na Dailach

A direct descendant of Rosebush of Knocknagael, her dam, Rosedew, was a Royal Highland Show Female Champion. Rosebush’ wins and championships (both in-hand and under saddle) include: the Royal Highland Show (ridden), NPS Summer Championships and Blair Castle Horse Trials. She competed at Horse of the Year Show in 2017, winning highest placed mare and was the highest placed home-produced pony.

Phosa na Dailach

Multiple show winning in-hand and brood mare, including Champion Highland Pony at NPS Scottish Summer Championships. Phosa, a family favourite with an exceptional temperament, is a proven brood mare producing beautiful youngstock. 

Kinclune Autumn Rose

Full sister to Fandango na Dailach, we are delighted with Autumn Rose who was Champion Highland and Overall Horse Champion at Kirriemuir Agricultural Show in 2022 and Champion Highland Pony at Doune & Dunblane Show 2023. Like Fandango she has loads of bone, great action and a lovely kind nature.

Clodagh na Dailach

Charmian na Dailach x Glenmazeran na Dailach. Lovely natured eight-year-old mare. Clodagh won the George Baird Memorial Trophy for best three-year-old filly at the HPS Breed Show and best three-year-old at the Scottish National Winter Fair before being a productive brood mare.

For Sale

We currently have the following ponies for sale. Please contact us to arrange a viewing.

Our Origins

1688636925image1400x1000.jpg

Marguerite as a teenager (far right) meeting the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Marguerite and Rowan Osborne started the ‘Na Dailach Highland Pony Stud’ in 1980, following in the footsteps of Marguerite’s father, James Mcintosh, who provided working ponies to Highland estates where substance and good movement were essential. One of these ponies, while working on Glenmazeran Estate, carried home the Royal stag shot by Her Late Majesty The Queen, then HRH Princess Elizabeth. We named one of our stallions, Glenmazeran na Dailach, in honour of this event. In 2020 we registered the prefix ‘Kinclune’ and all our progeny are now registered with the Highland Pony Society under ‘Kinclune’, while we are continuing our ‘na Dailach’ bloodlines.

Marguerite is a Past President of the Highland Pony Society and an experienced National Pony Society (NPS), Highland Pony Society (HPS) and Clydesdale Horse Society Judge. She has had the privilege of judging the Highland Pony Society Breed Show, the Royal Highland Show, the Great Yorkshire Show, the Royal Cornwall Show and Ballymena Show in Northern Ireland. Her homebred ponies have stood champion in-hand and under saddle at the Royal Highland Agricultural Show, the Royal Northern Agricultural Show, NPS Championships in Scotland and England, and Blair Castle Horse Trials, as well as qualifying for the prestigious Horse of the Year Show.

1688636903Origins2.jpg

Virginia is an experienced ridden and in-hand judge for the HPS, the NPS and the Clydesdale Horse Society. She has judged the Royal Highland Agricultural Show, Royal Windsor Horse Show and Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland. Virginia produces all our in-hand and ridden horses and ponies to the very highest level with wins including the Overall In-Hand Highland Pony Championship at the Royal Highland Show in 2022 and the inaugural British Ridden Heavy Horse Final at the Horse of the Year Show in 2016.

Contact us to see a pony, book a stud tour or to find out more about any of our experiences.

Our Gallery

Champagne glasses by the Tower bath
View from Tower bedroom
Kinclune House master bedroom
View through trees in Kinclune House garden
Sheep on path in autumn
Osprey on eyrie
Curlew in flight
Kinclune House master bathroom
Highland pony stallion
Red squirrel in a tree
Roe deer in a meadow
Waxwing in a bush
Kinclune House kitchen and dining room
Ponies on the hill
Aerial view of Kinclune House
highland pony filly
Highland pony foal
Kinclune House drawing room
Kinclune House drawing room at Christmas
Kinclune House kitchen and range cooker