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  1. #1
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    Default Pony Breeders, tell me about Clouds Hill

    We just purchased a new pony broodmare who is double bred Clouds Hill. I have to admit I don't know much about him. Teach away!
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    No one?
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    he's a TB stallion from 42?43 ? years ago

    from what little I could put together, he was only really used by Woodlands on their PB's and he was quite old at that time...

    your best best is just to email them and ask..

    http://woodlandsponies.com/index.htm

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    Thanks I've heard people talk about him off and on over the years, so thought I would find out more info.
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    Clouds Hill was foaled in 1969.He is a Thoroughbred. He is the sire of Starlit Hills Sundown, who is the sire of the famous High Fashion who has had 3 foals at my farm. High Fashion "Ginger" is a big bodied medium but bred to my Sugarbrook Blue Pacific (a 13.2 almost) who can throw size, did not throw much size with her three foals born here. Ginger is liver chestnut with lost of white just like her sire.
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    Didn't some of the Longacre ponies have Clouds Hill in them too?
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    Thanks for all of the PM's from people regarding Clouds Hill. In case anyone else is hunting for information on him in the future, I'm going to post the a very nice write-up that was given to me:

    Clouds Hill was a chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, fairly small - under 16.0. He was by Mighty Monarch (who carried some size) out of a *Beau Chef mare named Black Dusk. He stood for years at Woodlands ponies. (Woodlands) searched for a number of years for the "right" Thoroughbred stallion and finally acquired Cloud's Hill. They retained a lot of his daughters which they then bred to their sons of Cymraeg Rain Beau and Hidden Creek's Rain Fox, both out of one of her best mares by Cloud's Hill, Woodlands Velvet Cloud.

    Cloud's Hill did not stand to many (if any) outside mares while at Woodlands. The ponies by him were usually great jumpers and of good size. A few surprised and remained mediums. While his get did not always have the "pony head" that is desired today, they were athletic, hardy, and useful ponies. Many of the ponies Woodlands bred were 3/4 to 7/8 Thoroughbred.
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    Thanks for the nice write-up on Clouds Hill, Tracy. Interesting to read.
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    Sue Bolling Meredith (Woodland's founder) bought him in the early 1970's and used him exclusively with her mares. Woodland's has never bred their stallions to outside mares (it was just something Sue wasn't interested in doing).

    Cloud's Hill pedigree - http://www.pedigreequery.com/clouds+hill3


    While growing up I saw many of his get in the ring.
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    Default Outside Mares coming to Woodlands

    Sue and my employer during my teenage years, Mary Barnes, were good buddies, and Mary sent a couple of her mares down to Sue's to be bred, but they had to be field bred, which a lot of folks didn't want to do. Basically, we took the mares down there for the summer. Mary got two foals out of that, one for Grace Oeters, Just a Nip, and Pine's Kahlua, both in 1982. Not sure what happened to Kahlua, but "Roly" is with me today, by chance. Both were by Prince of Princes.

    Just saying that Sue did take outside mares. Maybe just for her close friends, but I wonder if she didn't do more.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BaaramuLuke
    Just saying that Sue did take outside mares. Maybe just for her close friends, but I wonder if she didn't do more.

    This. Offered to breed some of my mother's ponies at the time as well. Only for very close friends.
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    Default clouds hill

    I have had two by clouds hill, all ended up small horses. I must say they were beautiful, amazing movers but not easy to ride, both a bit quirky and liked to put in random athletic bucks at times.



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