It all started with Pik As, a black Shetland gelding born in 1980. He was used as a lesson horse at a huge boarding and training facility near Frankfurt, where he loved to scare little children, but carried the braver ones to blue ribbons over fences and on the flat.
And he looked like a smaller carbon copy of my Trakehner stallion Appoll. This settled it right there and I simply had to have him, period. In 1990, he became part of our family and when we moved to the USA in 1995, he came with us. Our children learned to care for him, to ride him, to drive him and especially to jump. And he even learned to be a race horse for our would be jockey. But being a true Shetland at heart, he taught them all about determination, patience and confidence, too. Now at the age of 33 he has mellowed somewhat, but he still knows how to impress small children and other horses.
With our kids outgrowing their beloved Pik As sooner or later, it was time to start looking for a taller pony. The choice was obvious, it had to be
The Welsh Pony, Rolls Royce among sport ponies.
Please meet our two fabulous Welsh C geldings, Speedy and Small Town.
Adolwyn Ffest ac Merwino (Speedy) came to us as a 2yo in 2003. Sired by Champion Lascaux Local Hero and out of National Driving Champion Evans Fair Fanny Moore, he was bred by Wishbroke Welsh in Eastern Washington. Speedy is everything we could have asked for in a pony. Friendly and people oriented, he loves to please and is very easy to train and handle.
Evans Small Town Hero joined our family in 2005. Born in 2003, he looks like a carbon copy of Speedy. A look at his pedigree helps to explain why: sired by Lascaux Local Hero, his dam Evans Formal Affair is a 3/4 sister to Speedy's dam Evans Fanny Moore. Both mares are out of the same dam, one mare's sire is the other mare's grandsire. Small Town Hero was bred by Mt. Dragon Welsh in Joseph, OR.
We'd also like to introduce the parents of our two awesome ponies:
This is Supreme Champion Lascaux Local Hero, sire of both Speedy and Small Town Hero.
National Driving Champion Evans Fair Fanny Moore is the dam of Speedy.
Here a picture of Evans Formal Affair - 3/4 sister to Fanny and dam of Small Town Hero - and of her sire Heritage Hall's Formal Notice.
Heritage Hall's Formal Notice
Marble Hill Stables, 11912 Marble Road, Yakima, WA 98908
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