We are extremely fortunate and privileged to have as our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen. Her Majesty has a large working stud of Highland ponies and, during the season, sixteen ponies work over the various beats carrying stags and hinds and panniers for the grouse days. Working Highland ponies also take visitors to enjoy trekking on the estate. The Balmoral Stud goes from strength to strength and has recently been using Ulleam of Croila with their broad-based line of mares.
Other native ponies, Fells and Haflingers (originally from Austria), work amongst the Highlands trekking and stalking bringing the total numbers of ponies at Balmoral to 50.