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  • Your Favorite Pony Lines

    What pony lines are your favorite? Or Pony Breeders? Just trying to do some research. I have a med pony that I love and may be looking to lease out next year and would like to find a large that is on the fancy side...If you have any good websites you can reccomend as well as the stallions/mares that would be great! Thansk.
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  • #2
    I love this stallion, North Forks Brenin Cardi, www.winterlakewelsh.com/stallion.html, I'm breeding my tb x mare to him this spring.

    He is a section D Welsh, so more of a compact horse than a pony. He has some fabulous offspring out of a variety of mares; warmbloods, tb, arab and of course pure cobs as well. I don't know a whole lot about ponies, but from what his babies are doing I would think you couldn't go wrong with something from his line.
    It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
    Theodore Roosevelt


    • #3
      I love the Morton ponies (though I am quite biased . I own 4 of them and have raised/trained almost all of them and they have been a pleasure to work with. We do combined and pleasure driving mostly, but I do a little dressage and some hunter shows with them. They are very ammy friendly and super fancy. Check out their website: www.mortonstables.com
      Happy searching!


      • #4
        The Otteridge ponies are simply fantastic!

        As most everyone on here knows, I'm the biggest fan (of probably anyone) of the old welsh lines that are dying out. I make a very conscious decision to breed to try and continue those lines.

        That being said, you need to breed what you know is proven and saleable. Proven means in performance at the top level.
        I prefer the older Farnley lines, the older Benlea lines (Dolrhedyn Rambler) and several other select pedigrees.
        Last edited by VirginiaBred; Nov. 30, 2012, 12:56 PM.
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        • #5
          I like the old foundation bloodlines as well, but you mentioned you are looking for a fancy large. I was checking out studs for my mare and ran across a really fancy large on this site. I like the large's as well, and thought she was really nice looking. She's on the get of sire page for www.legacysportponies.com offered for sale out of a trainer's barn, but by the sire on the website. Has a limited but promising show career. She's a fancy looker. I know i don't have the money right now to inquire without being a tire kicker.


          • #6
            Well, I am a German Riding Pony breeder, so my perspective may be a bit different then most. My all time favorite bloodline would be Black Boy. He seems to produce beautiful, all around talented ponies with superb work ethics/trainability. My own stallion, Burberry, is a Black Boy grandson as are the stallions Hilken's Black Delight, Highlife's Bulgari Boy, and Benno's Dream. My stallion's sire, Bodyguard is a Black Boy son and Equine Repro's Belefonte D'Avelon (sp?) is a great grandson.
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            Standing the stallion Burberry


            • #7
              Gosh I was expecting to see all hunter pony lines so it's a nice surprise to see those throwing in their faves for pony breeding lines participating in other disciplines as well. I have had 3 Menai Dambuster babies. All have had awesome movement, great work ethic and the ability to move up the levels in dressage. They happen to have a really nice form over fences too - just no longer my thing to do in the show ring.

              Of those I have currently, my stallion is competing at second level as a 6 year old and receives good solid scores well into the 60s for his first few times out at this level. I have a TB x Welsh Cob cross mare who is competing at a recognized show this weekend after exactly one year under saddle. She scored well into the 70s at the schooling show last weekend so I'm hoping we'll do well this weekend too. She's schooling a solid first level right now and demonstrates a real ability to collect. She is by Menai Dambuster as well and possesses a solid mind. All have been a piece of cake to back/start, great out on the trail and pretty much unfazed in any situation.

              It would appear, though I will admit to perhaps a tinge or two of barn blindness, that Dambuster's son also throws really well proportioned babies (great hind ends) with a lot of scope and elasticity to their gaits. From what I'm seeing Dambuster is very prepotent. His is a bloodline I hope to maintain in my herd............oh and I'm an ammy who starts, trains and shows all of these guys. I think that really says something of mind and temperament of this stallion
              Ranch of Last Resort


              • #8
                I am very smitten with the Eyarth ponies, which are the basis for MANY successful Welsh breeders in the UK, Australia, and also some in the US, Europe, Russia and more.

                Their ponies are very typey (you can tell immediately they are Welsh when you see them, and that is a big criteria for me as a purebred breeder), have fantastic dispositions and have excelled in Europe in pretty much any major event that could ever be offered, from the Horse of the Year Show to Olympia and other major performance venues.

                Kind, trainable, typey, beautiful, athletic -- they pretty much have it all.

                Our breeding program has evolved into descendants of Eyarth Zsa Zsa, mostly through her very famous sons, both Royal Welsh Champions, Eyarth Rio and Eyarth Beau Geste -- both of whom have sired major winners across the world.

                Every mare we own, except one, goes back to Zsa Zsa, who I consider to be one of the greatest producing mares of the Welsh breed. (I wrote an article about her earlier this year which appeared in the Welsh Review.) The mare that doesn't go back to Zsa Zsa herself, goes to her full sister, so you could say we are "a bit" fond of that family.

                Our stallions, *Wedderlie Mardi Gras LOM/AOE and *Mynach Master Class, are both Eyarth Beau Geste sons/Zsa Zsa grandsons, and both two time National Champions. Other Zsa Zsa descendants in the USA and Canada include *Telynau Royal Charter, *Telynau Royal Anthem, *Telynau Jacobite and *Mynach Mystical. I'm sure there are others -- those are just the ones that are coming to mind at 11:30pm!
                Family Partners Welsh Ponies - Home of Section B Welsh stallion *Wedderlie Mardi Gras LOM/AOE http://www.welshponies.com
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                • #9
                  Love Liseter ponies! My duaghter has had two, very different ponies, but both have tried their hearts out for her and are sweet with a great jump!
                  Riot Farm


                  • Original Poster

                    Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions! I haven't had time the last few weeks to be researching but I have some homework to do now over the holidays!
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                    • #11
                      I'm a huge fan of the Gayfields and Farnley lines. Very prevalent in the Pony Hunters. That being said, if I'm looking for a pony hunter prospect, I really don't look at bloodlines - my top priority is a good mover, good jump, great temperament and pretty. If they happen to have great bloodlines, it's just icing on the cake.

                      Now, if I was looking for breeding stock, bloodlines weigh in quite high
                      Home of Welsh Cob stallion Goldhills Brandysnap
                      Also home to Daventry Equine Appraisals & Equine Expert Witness


                      • #12
                        knightrider, I tried replying to your PM, but your message box is full.
                        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


                        • #13
                          I like to look at the USEF Leading Sires list for Pony Hunters and Pony Hunter breeding - most of my breeding stock goes back to sires on these lists. I am obviously very fond of *Carolinas Red Fox and his get, Gayfields Vida Blue and Downland breeding in general - I also love the Pendock bloodlines
                          Quicksilver Farms, LLC
                          "Welsh Hunter Ponies"
                          Welsh Sec. B Stallions and
                          Fancy Show Pony Prospects


                          • #14
                            FS Golden Moonlight, FS Don't Worry, FS Champion de Luxe, Classic Dancer, Daddy Cool, FS Mr Right
                            RoseLane Sportponies
                            Golden State - 2012 Bundeschampion & 2014 USDF Horse of the Year
                            Golden West - 2014 & 2015 Bundeschampion Pony Stallion
                            Petit Marc Aurel- FEI Dressage Pony Stallion


                            • #15
                              I am very smitten with the look and movement (love the long elastic movement and hind leg!) and pedigree of quicksilverponies' Quick Silver Blue Ray as a potential GRP-type producer. So many of the Riding Pony stallions toe the line heightwise, and even if not, they have a good deal of size behind them, so crossing them on a small WB mare in an effort to get pony-size with movement becomes even more of a gamble.

                              From a pedigree standpoint, a 2/2 inbreeding to Gayfield's Vida Blue (from Gail Thompson of Gayfields Welsh Ponies, Vida Blue's breeder) "He was a high-wide-and-handsome mover then, winning lots of Championships in hand. He was the pony that taught me that a pony who used every joint and muscle when he moved could be anything he needed to be...with a good farrier and a good trainer."
                              Add to that a small bit of classic Crabbet Arabian, and good TB several generations back...
                              Anyway, JMHO, and hoping he stays intact...I have a potential "date" for him


                              • #16
                                I am pretty taken with Sara McCormick's program at Orchard Hill farms in South Carolina. her stallion "Llandefalle Better by Far" is one of my top picks. His canter is to die for, the trot is lovely, but that canter, when you sit on his babies it feels like you are on a horse.
                                I just sold a green son of his for very good money, bought another one to bring along, and bred two others who are busy growing up :-).

                                www.orchardhillfarm.com is her website.

                                She also has a very cool small welsh stallion called Smoke Tree Dragon Tail; I think he is 9th in the country for hunter breeding this year and he is pretty young yet. Just bought a mare by him out of a horse, who is one of the nicest large prospects I have ever seen.
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                                • #17
                                  I am pretty taken with Sara McCormick's program at Orchard Hill farms in South Carolina. her stallion "Llandefalle Better by Far" is one of my top picks. His canter is to die for, the trot is lovely, but that canter, when you sit on his babies it feels like you are on a horse.
                                  I just sold a green son of his for very good money, bought another one to bring along, and bred two others who are busy growing up :-).

                                  www.orchardhillfarm.com is her website.

                                  She also has a very cool small welsh stallion called Smoke Tree Dragon Tail; I think he is 9th in the country for hunter breeding this year and he is pretty young yet. Just bought a mare by him out of a horse, who is one of the nicest large prospects I have ever seen.
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