Bob and Sue McNamara have been involved with horse and pony breeding for about four decades!

The LYDVALE name is derived from the locality of the stud; tucked away in breathtakingly beautiful scenery  among the hills of rural West Devon above the River Lyd just at the point where it turns to join the River Tamar, the natural boundary of Devon and Cornwall.

LYDVALE FELL PONIES began with the purchase of Lownthwaite Starbye (Jess), sadly no longer with us. Some of our broodmares and youngstock are direct descendents of Jess.

Over the years we have been so lucky to purchase Waverhead Jewel III, Bracklinn Maggie, Border Black Lady and more recently Waverhead Francis. 
Our home bred girls: Lydvale Jasmine, L. Heartsease, L. Jade and L. Alice have all produced stunning youngsters.

Stallions Townend Duncan, Underwoods Drummer and Waverhead Storm Boy sired our youngstock until we purchased Lownthwaite Petrel (Pete), more recently Bracklinn Dynamite (sold) Lownthwaite Brandy (Brad) and Greenholme Eddy are our resident 'boys'.

Our ponies range across the disciplines from family pony to the well known L. JACOB - all are cherished friends!

The 'For Sale' page is updated frequently.

Contact us: 
Tel   01566 783 471