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HELP! looking for pony last known name was 'My Sweet Irish Rose'

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  • HELP! looking for pony last known name was 'My Sweet Irish Rose'

    In the northern Va area...

    we bought a large pony mare as a 2 yr old, at the time her name was 'made to serenade'. She is 14.1 and change- bay with 2 hind socks and a blaze, by Pengwyn out of a Tb mare, and was the top 2 yr old filly in VPBA on the line. We trained her up and sold her nearly 3 years ago to the O'Connell family who at the time trained with Mike Bertozzi, who changed her name to 'My Sweet Irish Rose.' I think she switched trainers after about a year, but do not know where she went. She did stay in the area (Middleburg/leesburg/warrenton). At the time she was being shown in the large children's ponies. She was eligible green but do not know if she ever went into the division.

    my trainer believes she has since been sold, but we do not know to who.

    does this ring a bell with anyone? we really want to locate this pony and potentially buy her back. she was very special to us and would like to retain her for breeding.

    anyone who might know anything as to her whereabouts please please please help! TIA

  • #2
    I'd check the USEF website and the local VHSA circuit point standings and registered horse lists, as well as the MHSA and CPJHSA lists. I showed the local circuit in that area last year, and the name rings a bell, but I don't remember who the trainer was. Good luck though!
    Different flavors of crazy, but totally NUTS. You know its true. - GreyHunterHorse



    • Original Poster

      thank you. yeah i checked the USEF show results and VHSA. but the trail stops after 1 show in the 2011 season. USEF still lists O'Connell as owner, but we know they do not have her :/


      • #4
        I see a "Skye Silansky" as being it's current owner in VHSA.


        • Original Poster

          that is my sister. the O'Connell's never transferred ownership i suppose :/


          • #6
            LOL I wondered when I saw your username... doens't look that way. Do you know when it most recently showed?


            • Original Poster

              According to USEF, she was shown as My Sweet Irish Rose in September of 2010 with Maggie O'Connell as owner/rider. That is the last recorded show.


              • #8
                Do you have a picture of her?
                hunter/jumper ponies


                • Original Poster

                  how do i attach photos? argh!


                  • #10
                    Is it possible for you to contact the people you sold her to and ask them where the pony is or who they sold it to?


                    • Original Poster

                      We have tried to contact their old trainer for any leads, but it sounds like it was a sour parting and cannot get their contact info.


                      • #12
                        There is another name listed on USEF... Rainchant. It was listed at the bottom of her USEF listing.

                        I found out more on allbreedpedigree


                        Maybe that will help... Good luck!!
                        AU Hunter
                        WAR EAGLE!!


                        • Original Poster

                          well it says i cannot post an attachment so the best i can do is make public this facebook link...let me know if this works.



                          • #14
                            You can't attach photos unless you're a premium member, but you can link to a site like photobucket. If you link to Facebook, make sure it's public, so everyone can see it.
                            I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                            • #15
                              No, the link doesn't work for me.
                              I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


                              • Original Poster


                                yes, she was shown as a yearling as Rain Chant, and was sold to the woman we bought her from who changed her name to Made To Serenade. We kept that as her name, and then the people we sold her to changed her name yet again.

                                All this name changing is driving me nuts!


                                • Original Poster

                                  This might work?!?



                                  • #18
                                    Very cute!


                                    • #19
                                      we had her last year. she showed locally in the childrens ponies and is still eligible green. she left to be sold a few months ago, not sure who has her now but i can find out. We called her Tulip and showed her under the name Irish Rose.



                                      • Original Poster


                                        i am PMing you right now!