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Pony Breeders - who did you breed for 2009?

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  • Pony Breeders - who did you breed for 2009?

    I know there is another thread about mares expecting in 2009, but they seem to be mainly horses. I would love to know what crosses pony breeders are expecting next Spring. I'll go first and please join in!

    Mine are all Sec. B Welsh mares and I breed for hunter ponies. All of mine should be good sized mediums except for Butterfly's which should be a top of the line small. I have 6 mares bred for next year:

    Hillcrests Silkscreen (Gayfields Vida Blue X Hillcrests Portrait) bred back to Land's End Adagio (Carolinas Red Fox X Llanarth Rhapsody)

    High Hopes Rainier (Morton's Best Man X Beaumaris Skylark) bred to Adagio

    Beaumaris Fantasia (Maranatha Tapestry X Beaumaris Melody) bred back to Adagio

    Quicksilver Butterfly (Morton's Best Man X Benlea Minuet) bred to Land's End Rondo (Carolinas Red Fox X Llanarth Rhapsody)

    Benlea Pandora (Benlea Rambler X Findeln Siren) bred to Sugarbrook Blue Pacific (by Gayfields Vida Blue)

    Kinnickinnic Ebony Fox (DMS Bronze Fox X Cardiff Colors) bred to Romany River Talisman (British Riding Pony)
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  • #2
    Mine are all German Riding Ponies registerd Weser-Ems. I breed with an emphasis on dressage, but most of my ponies are multi-talented.

    My foundation mare, Courtash Kotton Kandy, is in foal to the imported GRP stallion Chardonnay (www.ponyChardonnay.com). I have been a huge Chardonnay fan for years...so this is an exciting cross for sure.

    My first homebred GRP, Magnolia, is in foal to the GRP stallion FS Don't Worry by frozen semen. She is also going nicely under saddle and is a fun, fun mare. Don't Worry has been called the Donnerhall of ponies and is very influential in GRP breeding.

    Chanel, my three year old, black GRP mare is in foal to Voyager with frozen semen. Voyager can be seen on my website and is a three time Bundeschampionate winner. This pony should be a fancy mover and able to really jump! Chanel herslef is just being started and should be a very fancy medium hunter pony.

    Last but not least, a lovely, imported palomino ZfDP mare bred to Welsh B pony Mardi Gras (approved Weser-Ems). We are hoping to take all of Mardi's great pony style and combine with the WB'a added size and fabulous movement/jump. Color would be the icing on the cake!

    We are so excited about our 2009 foal crop that the hardest thintg to do is wait
    Whispered Wish Weser-Ems: Breeding quality German Riding Ponies!
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    • #3
      I bred my TB mare to section A Welsh palomino, BF Oliver Twist. This is a repeat breeding, and hopefully this foal is just as nice!
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      • #4
        How exciting Heather. You have had a few ups and downs in breeding but your foundation mare has been there for you year after year and outproduces herself every time. She has been a good one, and now she is going to be a grandma. That is the icing on the cake. I remember Magolia as a baby and it seems like yesterday. With each new generation comes a whole new beginning. All the best. Hope to see you in September.


        • #5
          Bred my Arabian mare to Downland Condor... preg check is on Tues... keep your fingers crossed for us
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          • #6
            I have three in foal to Wayward Wind a Colonial Spanish stallion I purchased this Spring. A very huntery type with lovely movement and a huge jump in him. I have two in foal to Cayuse Gold, my main Colonial Spanish stallino, and one pending.


            • #7
              Our TB mare - Kip is in foal to Otteridge Foxtrot!!!! We lost this year's same breeding to red bag so we are keeping all body parts crossed for next year!!


              • #8
                Great thread..thanks for creating it...
                I will post later-- we leave for a horseshow in the am... and between the breeding farm and the sales/ training farm-- we barely have a free moment.... Consequently, I only have one of my own in foal so far--- several more to come.. will post later.
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                • #9
                  We have bred all three of our mares to our Purebred Connemara Stallion Wildwych Eclipse (approved ACPS, ISR Sport Pony & Weser Ems).

                  PM *Glenormiston Amelia (AUS)
                  (Domo Cavallo Praize/Glenormiston Clementine/Abbeyliex Finbar)
                  Century Hills Taylor Maide
                  (Maplehurst Micheal MacDaire/*Eastlands Glendearg/Lockinge Frederick)
                  EM Palladia (Palladium/Destiny/Diamont).

                  We strive to produce quality large ponies that excell in both dressage and combined training.

                  Like last season, this season our outside mares included an outstanding selection of Thoroughbred, Trakhener, Arabian, Oldenburg GOV, Hanoverian, RPSI, Welsh and Connemara mares...we are so excited for next years foaling season to begin (March!).
                  Last edited by goodpony; Jul. 8, 2008, 11:22 PM.
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                  • #10
                    I have three of my mares in foal to my Welsh, Section A stallion, Bur Dal Lord Solomon. I am very excited! Solomon had two foals with his previous owner, both are just gorgeous.

                    Diamonds Are Foreverr (15 hand grey Arabian mare) is due Early February
                    Tesora (15.2 hand black Trakehner cross mare) is due late March
                    Arkansas Susie (14 hand bay/roan QH mare) is due late April

                    These mares should all be able to produce hunter, or dressage ponies. I'm very excited about Tesora's, as she is an amazing jumper, and a very nice mover. That foal will have a VERY active hind end!

                    I think Kitty's (Arkansas Susie) should be more of a hunter/all around type. But we will see!

                    Gracie's (Diamonds Are Foreverr) will be more Dressage type, but could definetly be a hunter too I think!
                    Last edited by Dressage_Diva333; Jul. 6, 2008, 01:40 PM. Reason: spelling
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                    • #11
                      Heather, we are very excited about your upcoming Mardi Gras foal!! I can't wait to see the results of this cross. :-)

                      We have the following mares have been bred to Section B Welsh stallion *Wedderlie Mardi Gras. After showing to the National Championship in 2007, Mardi has had a relaxing year here at the farm, while his babies are out showing instead. I think he misses it though -- he always seems bummed when we pack up and leave without him. I've never seen a pony so happy as when I clipped him and pulled his mane the other day -- he just LOVES attention!!

                      *Holyoake Sonique -- one of my VERY best producing mares EVER. She has had three Mardi Gras fillies for me so far. LOVE them all, and the mare is SUCH a doll.

                      *Skellorn Chantilly Lace -- big and black, this very fancy mare had a really nice Mardi filly in '07, checked back in foal, but was empty this spring. Fingers crossed. Vet will be here Monday to check.

                      *Skellorn Coral Rose -- 14 hand imported mare that had a fabulous Mardi filly in '07. Like the mare above, she was checked in foal last summer, but was open this spring. I'm really anxious to see another out of this mare -- the first one was exactly what I'd hoped for, and I'm keeping her!

                      *Russetwood Romance -- this is a particularly exquisite little mare. Daughter of the great Rotherwood State Occasion. This will be her first foal by Mardi. Can't wait. Should be amazing. Fingers crossed for a keeper filly.

                      *Holyoake Anastasia -- open this year to show and finish her Legion of Merit points (we're getting close!), she had a WACKY 2 week cycle in May -- bred her twice, then she's never come back into heat, in spite of an "empty" check at 20 days. We're rechecking Monday, because she's the most obvious mare in the WORLD when she's in -- and she clearly has not been.

                      *Waxwing Garland -- the buckskin mare with the palomino colt that some of you may remember from my naming thread -- has been bred to *Holyoake Copper-Field, who is Anastasia's full brother. I've seen the reverse of this cross in the UK (Copper's full sister to Garland's full brother) -- REALLY nice, so decided to try it myself!

                      I still have *Skellorn Mystical to breed back -- she's going to Copper, and Goldhills Imagine That to Mardi, but we missed her foal heat because of haying.

                      The vet is coming tomorrow for some preg checks. Between the weeks of haying and a big show, then more haying, we just could not get our schedule and the vet's coordinated, so we are checking some of these later than I'd like. Fingers crossed.
                      Family Partners Welsh Ponies - Home of Section B Welsh stallion *Wedderlie Mardi Gras LOM/AOE http://www.welshponies.com
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                      • #12
                        I bred my Argentine Warmblood to Blue Rain. Just had a Blue Rain baby out of a TB mare and he is just beautiful, so hopefully the next one will be as nice! I am hoping for a large pony hunter.

                        I also bred a Dutch Warmblood mare to Cabardino (horse) and this will be my first horse foal.

                        Good luck to all on your 2009 babies!


                        • #13
                          I will play!!

                          First off I am happy to announce that I chose Land's End Adigio to breed to my Apricot Hill (by Welsh Hills). She is the sire of Up Till Dawn,(and others) the successful medium pony. This should be a gangbuster combo.

                          I bred my Sugarbrook Emma to Sugarbrook Blue Pacific (Traveller). Emma is by Southern Lad and the two stars that she has had are Karen and Michael Newmans Bluetiful and my Who's Smart.

                          High Fashion and Arabesque have both been re-bred to Traveller.

                          Mindy Darst's small Just A Minute is re-bred to Traveller after two amazing years of having fillies.

                          I have a couple I am going to breed in the fall. Travellers dam slipped her Hootie foal so she will be re-bred. My Sugarbrook Chocolate Rose (dam of Incrediblue, Deja Blue, Top Rock and 6 others) is 22 now and we missed getting her in foal last year. Wish us well for this year. I want to try her with the combo of Rose/Traveller. She has had 2 Hootie foals in a row.

                          And, thats it folks!!!!
                          hunter/jumper ponies


                          • #14
                            Oh! And how could I forget?! We have bred my husbands FABULOUS AQHA mare to Mardi Gras also! I've been begging for a foal out of this mare ever since we got her in 2005. She is Doc O'Lena bred, and is his roping horse. He's won a LOT of money on her, and she's been to all the finals and whatnot. But he finally agreed with me that she could use some time off, and she's getting checked tomorrow.

                            It has been a long time since we have had a half Welsh baby here on the farm! I'm so excited about this cross. This mare is just drop dead gorgeous and a fabulous mover -- not your typical QH at all. I think this baby is just going to be outstanding -- and a large pony, too. I can't wait!!!
                            Family Partners Welsh Ponies - Home of Section B Welsh stallion *Wedderlie Mardi Gras LOM/AOE http://www.welshponies.com
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                            • #15
                              My large pony mare American Beauty was bred to Romany River Talisman with incredible service from his owner. Still waiting on a check.

                              My BRP is having a year off.
                              In the process of wanting to pick up a pony broodmare in foal for next year. Its just too hard with only one foal.

                              WS- Sorry for my delay in emailing you. Its been one CRAZY week.


                              • #16
                                O.K. I'll play too....can't believe I only have one pony foal due next year. I have been very very good and left many of my gorgeous pony girls open til I see what direction the economy is going in.

                                We did manage to get our Star mare Hoppenhof's Silvia backed in foal to Wicked Courtjester after a two year break. Very happy as her first foal in 2003 was a Premium Wicked colt who was a knock out and is being presented for the stallion approvals this year.

                                We do have a couple of WB foals due but having a light foaling season will give us more time to focus on some of the 3 and 4 year olds and get them going well under saddle and prepped for sale.
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                                • #17
                                  hopefully pony foals due

                                  We bred our silver dapple buckskin mare to Escapade as well as our welsh cross mare. Both were covered on Friday so now we will wait and see.
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                                  • #18
                                    Foal due May 21, 2009 out of arabian mare by Savant (DWB x DHH)
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                                    • #19
                                      Thanks Reg! Yes, that mare is a wonderful producer and I can't wait to see her "grandkids". Please let me know when you are down in September. Will it be a working trip? Your work has been much missed in the area...I'd love to have you get some pics of the ponies.
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                                      • #20
                                        We bred Callihan Rose to Empire's Power this past week. This should be an excellent cross.

                                        Yes, that is a medium pony schooling a 3'+ oxer.
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