Welcome to
PAMELA DU BOULAY'S
RYDAL GALLERY

amela du Boulay is not a member of our hobby, but she has been the artist behind many model horses that we know and love. Foremostly, she is the cornerstone of Franklin Mint's porcelain horse series, creating all of their Noble Horses and Lippizanners as well as many others.

This Gallery is not showcasing her Franklin Mint pieces, but instead goes back many years, to a time before she started doing porcelains. In the 1970's, Pamela sculpted, cast, and hand-painted very slender, finely boned latex rubber models called Rydals which had silky hair manes and tails. These models are hollow and were stuffed with wood shavings and saw dust, usually stuffed through the neck before the mane was fitted. The legs are supported by the addition of wire. Although only 200 of these delicate pieces were created, they made Pamela famous. Unlike any others, these beautiful, wispy horses are absolutely unique and extremely rare and hard to find. It is with my greatest pleasure that I can share with you photos of these treasured pieces. Great thanks to Elizabeth Bouras and Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty for supplying these pictures. If you have any photos of Rydals that I can add to this gallery, please contact me! NOTE: All of the measurements given are wither heights only, the peices are actually taller if measured to the eartips.

Because it's not a Rydal, I have not put her brand new resincast here, but make sure not to miss her beautiful Costumed Arabian.


Photo Credit:
Ferzay, 4.5" Arabian Stallion in dapple grey owned by Caroline Johnson


6" Arabian Stallion in Black
Shown as "Deimos," Arabian stallion customized by Karon Gorrie Grieve and owned by Elizabeth Bouras

6" Arabian Mare in Chestnut
Shown as "Jaleeda," Arabian mare owned by Elizabeth Bouras

6" Arabian Mare in Bay
Shown as "Fadella Arabian mare owned by Caroline Johnson

6" Arabian Mare in Dapple Grey
Shown as "*Mashallah," Arabian mare owned by Debbie Ashe

6" Arabian Mare in liver chestnut
Shown as "Gameela Johar" (Beautiful Jewel). Owned by Michelle Barnsley.

6" Arabian Mare and Foal in Chestnut
6" Arabian Mare and Foal in chestnut owned by Gully Fahie since August 2010. Both are original models made by Pamela du Boulay herself. (These were discovered by a dealer at a car boot sale in Yeovil, Somerset who then sold them on Ebay to Gully) Gully has named the mare 'Azmik' which is arabic for Princess and the foal 'Kesari' which is arabic for Youthful.


6" Arabian Mare and Foal in Dapple Grey and Chestnut
Photo scanned in from a JAH issue

6" Arabian Foal in Chestnut
Shown as "Nejmetses Subh," Arabian filly owned by Caroline Johnson

6.5" Arabian Stallion in Blond Chestnut
Shown as "Achernar," Arabian stallion owned by Caroline Johnson

6.5" Arabian Stallion in Dapple Rose Grey
Owned and photographed by Krista Madden Dodd of the UK.


6" Arabian stallion in dapple grey
Named as "Chance." Images provided by Karen Kay.


4.5" Arabian stallion in dapple grey
Shown as 'Azraaf' arabic for 'Elegant'. An original Rydal painted by Pamela du Boulay herself, owned since 2008 by Gully Fahie. 'Azraaf' was discovered by a dealer in a house clearance sale near Worcester. He was then sold on Ebay and bought by Gully. The photo below is of 'Azraaf' with another of Gully's Rydals called 'Ice Crystal' (see entry for 'Ice Crystal' further down the page)


Small Arabian stallion in dapple grey
Shown as Castlerigg Kari Rhu, owned and photographed by Lesley Miller of England. She bought him in 1970 and it seems he was painted by Pamela du Boulay herself.

4.5" Arabian Mare and Foal in Dapple Grey and Chestnut
Shown as "Toika Belle," Arabian mare and "Mashanyke," Arabian filly, both owned by Caroline Johnson

4.5" Arabian Stallion in Bay
Shown as "*Jamshyd," Arabian stallion owned by Debbie Ashe

4.5" Arabian Stallion in Bay
Shown as "Marrakech," Arabian stallion owned by Caroline Johnson

Abernethy of Warren
Dun Highland pony gelding customized from 4.5" Rydal Highland Pony by owner Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty

Stonehealed Dance with a Vampire
Dapple bay Dartmoor pony stallion customized from 4.5" Rydal Dartmoor Pony by owner Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty

Tom Thumb
Dapple bay Dartmoor pony stallion customized from 4.5" Rydal Dartmoor Pony by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty and owned since 2014 by Gully Fahie.

Oldforge Cargo of Eagles
Chestnut Welara pony gelding customized from Rydal Welsh Pony by owner Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty; tack and rider by owner

Donkey in Grey Spotted
Custom-painted by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty of England, shown as "Kerouac," and owned by Elizabeth Bouras

Donkey in black
Shown as Dionysus and he belongs to Clare Lankford and lives in Hong Kong.

Donkey in grey
Grey donkey, customized from the Pamela Du Boulay Rydal by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty in 2008. Shown as "Smokey." Owned since June 2009 by Gully Fahie.

Dream Stealer
Dapple grey Welsh B pony stallion customized from the Pamela Du Boulay Welsh B pony Rydal by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty. Owned (since 1993) and photographed by Pam Wakelam.

Ice Crystal
Dapple grey Welsh B pony stallion customized from the Pamela Du Boulay Welsh B pony Rydal by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty. Owned since May 2008 and photographed by Gully Fahie.

6" Dapple Grey Welsh Pony, Chestnut Shetland Pony, and Dun Donkey
Customized by owner Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty

Two Ponies in Buckskin and Palomino, and Bay Shetland Pony
Photo provided by Donna Chaney

Buckskin Welsh Pony, section B
Shown as Thomas. Photographed by Michelle Barnsley of the UK. Customised by Keren Gilfoyle-McGroarty and owned since 2014 by Gully Fahie.

Chestnut Welsh Pony, section B
Shown as Castlerigg Mantari, a Rydal Welsh Pony owned and photographed by Susan Kesby of England. She purchased him in 1970. He was painted by Pamela du Boulay herself.



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