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Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 06 Sep 2013, 5:43 pm

Ben is a pony who I am trying to find just to know how he is. I bought him when he had just turned four years old from a dealer at a horse auction and brought him up, teaching him to jump along with building both of our confidences within each other and in different types of surroundings. However, i had to sell him on due to outgrowing him, finances and also time which was an extremely sad sale, though sold him on to a lovely family where further unfortunate family circumstances forced a very sad sale of this boy.

He is a gorgeous pony with the kindest of natures, brilliant around very young children and can take on all types of riders whether a complete novice (as I was when we bought him) to very experienced riders. Loves being in the company of other horses and thoroughly enjoys jumping coloured fences and also taken part in many activities with the previous owners in Leicestershire including hunter classes, very much so an all rounder pony.

Ben was last known in the area of Leicestershire, believed to have gone on to his new owners in the Osgathorpe or Griffydam area of Leicestershire though it is believed he is either on loan or has been taken to Perth in Australia.

I can most definitely provide information to confirm I was the owner of this horse at one point, all I want to know is how he is doing and if he is well.
If anybody knows anything about this gorgeous boy at all then please do contact me ASAP.

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Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 26 Jan 2014, 1:47 pm
by TracingEquines
Any photos ?

Vinura Benjamin 14.2hh full reg Irish Connemara

Posted: 30 Jan 2015, 10:42 am
by Debzf36
Reward for information leading to contact with new owners. Trying desperately to trace Vinura Benjamin 14.2hh approx 12 year old full registered Connemara. Two previous owners really want to know he's safe. Sold from Leicestershire but could be anywhere! He was our 'pony of a lifetime' but due to circumstances totally out of my control I unfortunately had to sell him in July 2011. I didn't get to say Goodbye to him. Was promised I would be able to see him again once settled but new owners then emigrated to Australia and I've had no contact since. If you have any information please get in touch. I can't rest until I know he's safe and well xxx

Re: Vinura Benjamin 14.2hh full reg Irish Connemara

Posted: 30 Jan 2015, 2:36 pm
by TracingEquines
Advert merged with an older one looking for the same horse.

What was the owners name who emigrated to Australia ? Someone might know of them and what happened to Ben

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 02 Feb 2015, 11:57 am
by Debzf36
owners name Michelle Spence from Swannington near Coalville. Daughters Lucinda and Jessica. On speaking to ppl the mother is rather a strange woman who threaten me with legal letters because I wanted to know if he was okay!! She was slandering me around the area saying I was going to steal him back!! I'm not a criminal, never even had a parking ticket! Just wanted to know how he is as got a devastated son. The truth is I had to sell him because my husband went to prison for assaulting someone who had continually stolen from us and hurt our family for 15 years. I was not involved and didn't know anything about it. My young son lost his pony of a lifetime and his Dad in the space of a couple of months. It was totally heartbreaking. We sold his other pony that he had outgrown at same time and have regular updates on how she is doing. I was promised I would have first refusal if Ben was ever sold on but that didn't happen. We are still devastated over three years later! Really want to know what's happened to Ben, good or bad, so we have closure. This pony is an absolute superstar. Please please someone get in touch with news we so desperately need. 07720-560566 xx

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 19 Jan 2016, 7:37 pm
by Debzf36
Still miss him so much. Reward for information. Really need to know he's ok. If he is ever for sale again please contact me. 01283-225224

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 30 Oct 2016, 10:52 am
by Debzf36
Our pony of a lifetime has been gone over five years now. His passport is still in my name along with his microchip. I'm begging for information good or bad. What happened to Ben after I sold him to Michelle Spence???? Wish I hadn't!!! Nasty evil piece of work!!! Please give us closure. Or if he's for sale again please let me buy him back. Tel: 01283-225224

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 14 Oct 2018, 10:41 pm
by Debzf36
October 2018 Still no news on Ben 😞 I’ve still got same telephone number, email address is even the smallest bit of information could lead to me finding out about what happened to this superstar pony xx

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 16 Oct 2018, 11:48 am
by TracingEquines
I've posted on facebook for you

TE Fb page = ... =3&theater
TE Fb group (open) = ... 577388928/
Leicestershire and Rutland Equestrians OFFICIAL (closed) = ... 968161898/

Will post on these groups when membership has been approved
Horses leicestershire (pending, open) =
All Things Horsey Leicestershire (pending, open) = ... stershire/

Re: Ben (Benjamin, Vinura Benjamin), 14.2hh, grey gelding

Posted: 04 Oct 2019, 12:23 pm
by Debzf36
Still looking for Ben. Need closure. Reward offered. 07720-560566