Welcome to the Ponderosa UK Stud

Ponderosa uk


Birds from all our strains Short, Middle and Long Distance avaliable now
Details and prices on request.

The final race 24th January 2015 from 521klm (324Miles) 2,453 birds

This was a real tough race only 15 home on the day, our friend Saad Al Abhoul from Kuwait won the 2nd place!! Heremans Ceuster Ponderosa UK.

This pigeon is g.g children of Jonge Looy of the Heremans – Ceusters
one point loft Kuwait – 17th Jan 2015

ALHAMILI TEAM DUBIA were 2nd, 4th , 42nd, 57th , the 2nd place winner arrived with the race winner 4 mints ahead of the rest ( 622 pigeons in the race ).

The forecast on the race day was strong north wind (head wind!!).

2nd place winner bred from Luc Mechelen cockbird when mated to Ad Schaerlaeckens Hen (full sister to 1st Open Yearling Derby won by Tony Swain).

4th place winner bred from Janssen line James Bond/ famous 05 line crossed to Heremans - Ceusters Olympiad line.

Mature Stock Birds ready for breeding avaliable now.

The Ponderosa UK Stud and Shop is open 6 days a week 9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday till Thrusday CLOSED FRIDAY.

The Ponderosa UK Stud, was first established in 1984, and set up in Weymouth Dorset. Communications with Tony Hayne and Mary Bartlett first started in Holland as they were running a quarantine business, for the birds that were being imported and exported. As time progressed, the Dutch and English relationship continued to expand. This was when developments on the new Ponderosa UK Stud, founded by Hans Eijerkamp took place. The ideas behind this new development, was that this building would become the first breeding centre to be opended over the border in England and was designed as the Dutch Ponderosa.

In the late years of the 1980's Ponderosa UK Stud, started off with just 20 breeding pairs of stock birds, and over time as business was increasing that number steadily increased to house over 320 pairs of top quality stock birds. In the South of England, Tony, Mary, Steve and their professional team care and nurture the birds to the highest standard. The Ponderosa's connections started to expand, and the offspring that have been produced have gone on to achieve great results. Not only in England but in other countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Egypt, China, South Africa, New Zealand and Austrailia. The Australian connection is unique because the Ponderosa UK Stud was the first to export livestock to Austrailia for 46 years.

Some of the Ponderosa's aims are as follows:

- Providing the best quality service that we can.
- Maintaing healthy and happy relationships with our customers.
- Being able to provide a safe environment in which people can work in.
- Producing the best quality stock in which to sell top quality bloodlines.

An Example of these aims is when we established connections with Dubai. Working as a team we provided a good quality service, by this we mean helping them choose the best possible birds for their specific requirements, advising them how to race, giving them information on the specific dietary requirments needed for breeding and racing the birds. From then on we have kept very stong links with the United Arab Emirates. This is a possitive sign of good customer care. This is one of our main priorites.

How To Find Us

Fancy popping in for a visit?

Find out where we are, and get a map and door-to-door directions here.

Lofts and Site

Information and pictures on our new site facility and lofts.

Take a look at the new Ponderosa site!

Champion Stock

View a hand-picked selection of our stock birds, all excellent lineage.

Enquiries on other stock and breeds always welcome!


Take a look at some of the items available in our on-site shop, and feel free to come along and browse in person