ROUNDUP: White Stone says goodbye to six Hubbard ponies

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Isaiah Boyd of Coastal Livestock in North Carolina guides a pony into the trailer with a little nudging from Lloyd B. Hubbard (left) and Alfred Davis. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Residents of White Stone and folks traveling Beach Road are all too familiar with the Hubbard ponies.

The graceful yet stubborn creatures, according to Lloyd B. Hubbard, have been a part of the town for over 60 years. Hubbard’s grandfather, Dr. B.H.B. Hubbard Jr., originally filled the 12-acre pasture with cattle, horses and ponies. Over the years, the cattle and horses have disappeared but there’s always been a pony or two, or 10 or more, in the field, according to L. Hubbard.

At one time, the Hubbards had as many as 22…