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ponies of the 80s and early 90s (revisited)

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  • #21
    Best guess on Casey Jones is that he's 26ish. He was 5 when I rode him, which was about 21 years ago.
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    • #22
      I worked at Roads' End in the early 80's and took care of Possum Corner Big John one summer. What a character of a pony, with more than his share of idiosyncrasies. When he shipped, you would often open the van door to find his halter still cross tied and him loose in the middle. And he would definitely not change leads for anything if he did not like the kid riding him.

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      • #23
        My trainer and her daughter owned and showed Shenandoah Sundowner as a green pony...in the early 80's I guess? Gorgeous, gorgeous pony. Last I heard he was retired to Ashmont Farm.

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        • #24
          Just wondered if anyone remembered Private Collection by Cusop Sparklet? The Kennedy sisters had her with Bill Schaub and then she went on to other owners and ended up with Jenny Kearney of Florida and resumed showing again winning all over the country. She is the dam of my small breeding stallion BLUE WHO. You can see "Velvet" on my web site www.sugarbrook.com. What a grand ole lady she is. Still bucks and plays like a filly. Sandy
          Sandy
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          • #25
            Some of my Favorites from 80's and 90's

            Farnley Nimble
            Glenmore Pinkie
            McGregor sp?
            All that Glitters
            Toulouse sp?
            Indiana Jones

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            • #26
              Shenandoah Sundowner was a great pony. I remember Renee Kidd showing it. She also showed China Lace against me in the Large Greens that year. Other ponies I remember off the top of my head during that time in VA, MD, NC-

              Thyme w/ Natalie Katzanowski (sp?)
              Little John w/ Vicky Nowell
              C'est Moi w/ Karen Tansay, etc.
              The Ambassodor Shelly Snavely
              The Executive Shelly Snavely
              Equus Travel Time w/ Sandy Ferrell
              Touch Me Not w/ Hillary Gerhart
              Even Steven w/ Elizabeth Solter
              Scooby Doo w/ Elizabeth Solter
              Custom Made and John French
              Maggie Dhu w/ Mary Lisa Nicholson
              Woodland's First Ballot w/ Ashly Weaver

              A lot of the pony riders I rememberare great
              professionals now.

              There are more ponies I will think of. I remember some shows had close to 40 Large's entered. Does that sound right?

              I have pictures of some of these ponies I will scan and post.

              www.woodsendfarm.com

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              • #27
                Sugarbush, your ponies are beautiful. Especially Private Collection. What a gorgeous pony.

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                • #28
                  How could I forget Pillow Talk, Farnley Blue Chip and Swan Song. They all started out as green ponies in my neighborhood. My mother still says Swan Song was the most beautiful pony she ever saw!

                  Farnley Hawkeye was a cool one too.

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                  • #29
                    Farnley Blue Chip

                    Showed in the 70's
                    Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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                    • #30
                      bwf, yes, the spelling for Toulouse is correct. My trainer trained her when she was #1 in the nation.

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                      • #31
                        The Bloomberg's never owned Jetsetter. I bought him from Gokey's at the end of 1985. I leased him to Jennifer Miller, and then she came to ride with me. She then purchased Special Effects. Jetsetter was then leased to Emma and then Georgina Bloomberg for seven years, Daisy Johnson then leased him for a year. Jessica Speiser leased him for the last year that he showed, but unfortunately, we could not keep him sound, so she did not get too many shows. He lived with us until he passed away in 2000.
                        Robin B. Greenwood be MERRY, DAMMIT
                        I just see things differently
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                        • #32
                          stfatpony, what a coincidence - my daughter's trainer rode Toulouse when she was #1 in the nation. You must be nearby.

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                          • #33
                            cartera, are you speaking of Jennifer?

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                            • #34
                              Originally posted by ponybreeder Aefvue Pig Farm:
                              The Bloomberg's never owned Jetsetter.
                              My memory fails me in my old age. Nonetheless, I'm happy he had a wonderful home until the end. He was a good boy.
                              Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.

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                              • #35
                                Yes, stfatpony, Jennifer is my daughter's trainer. They had a grandson of Toulouse's at their barn until a few weeks ago. A girl at the barn showed him very successfully at BCHSA and they recently sold him.

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                                • #36
                                  Originally posted by VirginiaBred:
                                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Farnley Blue Chip

                                  Showed in the 70's </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                  I remember him with Mary Ellen then. But he was also very successful in the 80's, Champion of VA in 1982. I think one of Pam Baker's students had him. Lucky girl.

                                  www.woodsendfarm.com

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                                  • #37
                                    Lucky girl, cartera!

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                                    • #38
                                      Love all of the ponies listed, and thanks for this great thread!

                                      Shenandoah Sundowner...the good old days!

                                      I also remember Lucy Rutter had a great roan pony..what was his name?

                                      And Julie Green rode Flower Power in MD, VA area. Great solid pony.

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                                      • #39
                                        We had Thyme before Natalie; she was started by Cindy Wines, was trained by Scotty Sherman at Hunting Horn Farm. Natalie took Thyme to the top; it was fun to see.

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Justbay:
                                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ilovebugs:
                                          Love all of the ponies listed, and thanks for this great thread!

                                          Shenandoah Sundowner...the good old days!

                                          I also remember Lucy Rutter had a great roan pony..what was his name?

                                          And Julie Green rode Flower Power in MD, VA area. Great solid pony.
                                          </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                          Lucy had Crimson & Clover! He was hard to beat!

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