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For Sale – Fabulous Welsh Pony mare!

Posted on February 28th, 2014

Welsh Pony for sale, small smoky black mare

We are proud to offer an incredible Welsh Pony mare for sale, Smoke Tree Black Pearl! She is a coming 7-year-old small smoky black mare, who gave us a sensational filly in 2013, named Lorelei Google Me (by *Mynach Master Class). Black Pearl is very laid back and easy going, and is occasionally ridden around our farm with only a halter and leadrope (although never formally started under saddle). She is very friendly and calm around children, and will make a fantastic children’s show pony!

Black Pearl is full sibling to both Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion and Smoke Tree Starlet. We had the pleasure of campaigning Poetry in Motion to by the national leader in points for Pony Hunter Breeding Yearlings before he was sold on as a stallion prospect to Silver Creek Farm. He was several times Pony Hunter Breeding Champion as well as a winner on the WPCSA circuit. Her other full sibling, Starlet, placed 2nd on the line at Devon as a youngster and is now a Small Pony Hunter for a top show barn on the east coast.

For more information on Smoke Tree Black Pearl, feel free to call or email us!



Introducing Mynach Miss Dior, a spectacular Eyarth Beau Geste daughter!

Posted on September 9th, 2013

Mynach Miss Dior, palomino Section B Welsh Pony filly

We are overjoyed to introduce our latest addition, Mynach Miss Dior, who will be imported from Scotland late in 2013! She is a gorgeous palomino filly foal by the great Royal Welsh Champion Eyarth Beau Geste, and out of Mynach Mimosa (by Moelview Mohawk).

Mynach Miss Dior is full sibling to 2x US National Champion Mynach Master Class, 2x Royal Welsh Champion Mynach Miss Prim, and Royal Welsh winner Mynach Mystical.

She comes from an incredible family of Section B Welsh Ponies and it is an honor to be able to purchase her. Our greatest thank you to Tom Best and David Blair of Waxwing Stud for helping make this happen!



Black Pearl delivers phenomenal filly loaded with chrome!

Posted on August 14th, 2013

Lorelei Google Me, bay Section B Welsh Pony filly

Smoke Tree Black Pearl surprised us all when she delivered an absolutely phenomenal bay filly covered with white from head to toe! Introducing our newest addition, Lorelei Google Me!

Google Me is the first and only foal to be sired by 2x US National Champion, *Mynach Master Class, who will be expecting his first full foal crop in 2014. Master Class is full sibling to 2x Royal Welsh Champion Mynach Miss Prim, *Mynach Mystical, our our very own Mynach Miss Muffet.

Her dam, Smoke Tree Black Pearl, is full sibling to Multi Pony Hunter Breeding Champion, Smoke Tree Poetry In Motion and Supreme Champion Smoke Tree Starlet.

Google Me is being retained for our show and breeding program. Watch for her in the show ring in 2014 and beyond, she will definitely be one you won’t want to miss!



*Holyoake Tamzin delivers stunning palomino filly!

Posted on July 23rd, 2013

Lorelei Socialite, palomino Section B Welsh Pony filly

*Holyoake Tamzin did not disappoint us on July 19th, when she delivered an absolutely stunning palomino filly! We are over the moon with her newborn, who we have named Lorelei Socialite.

*Holyoake Tamzin, is by the Supreme Champion, Holyoake Fire Sprite, out of a UK Medal winning mare, Millcroft Rosette. Socialite is by *Wedderlie Mardi Gras, a Royal Welsh Champion and two-time US National Champion stallion, known for throwing typey faces, long necks, and exceptional temperaments.

This filly is no exception, with a gorgeous big eye, fantastic hip and shoulder angles, and a perfect teacup muzzle. She is also beautifully marked with a blaze and four white legs! It truly feels like we’ve hit the jackpot!

Needless to say, this filly is a keeper and will be retained for our program. We plan to show her on the line beginning in 2014 on both the Hunter and WPCSA circuits. She’s one that will be hard to miss!



Champion Best Young Pony in Pony Hunter Breeding!

Posted on May 12th, 2013

Clanfair Sweet Violet, imported Section B Welsh Pony filly

Pony Hunter Breeding at the RMI Spring Forward show was a huge success for our yearling Welsh Pony filly, Clanfair Sweet Violet! We are proud to announce that she was Champion Best Young Pony under judge John Berkos. She was an absolute super star and took everything in stride, we could not be any prouder of how well everything went.

Violet was imported in-utero and is the only pony sired by the Royal Welsh Winner Millcroft Manchero in all of North America! Her dam, *Hoekhorst Sweet Symphony, was hugely successful in the show ring as well before being imported in 2012, earning herself Multi-Supreme Champions as well as becoming a UK Medal Winner. Violet is turning out to be everything we hoped for and more as a show pony.

Thank you so much Brandon Gibson for handling our filly during the show. Also to the Lorelei “team” and Gretchen Aitken for helping us prepare for this moment. Look out for Violet more this show season!



Yearling ponies have a blast at the Carolina Welsh Spring Show!

Posted on April 7th, 2013

The first Welsh Pony show of the year for us was the Carolina Welsh Spring Show, and it was tons of fun! We took out our two yearlings, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion (Poet) and Clanfair Sweet Violet (Violet), and we couldn’t have been more proud. The in-hand classes were double judged, so the ponies had two sets of results for this show.

Before the show and after the baths the ponies receive before leaving, we took this photo of our blossoming filly, Violet.

Clanfair Sweet Violet, Section B Welsh Pony filly

She is becoming more and more beautiful by the day, and is just a pleasure to be around. We are so excited to continue showing her and watch her grow into a beautiful mare one day. Thank you so much to Gretchen Aitken for allowing us the opportunity to purchase this filly even though she was not for sale. Gretchen imported her in-utero after having bred Violet  using Lesa Dixon’s stallion, the Royal Welsh Winner Millcroft Manchero.

Poet was entered in the WPCSA Two and under Colts class, where he placed first under Judge Deborah Howell, and second under Judge Randy Bullard. Violet was entered in the WPCSA Two and under Fillies class, where she placed first under BOTH judges! This was Violet’s first show, and she behaved like she had done it a million times before. We could not have been more proud of both of these fabulous yearlings!

We would like to thank the Carolina Welsh Club and everyone involved in putting on this spectacular show! Deborah Branson and Jen Sommer were such a tremendous help, and it was also wonderful to meet the friendly and very helpful exhibitors showing their ponies.



Double Pony Hunter Breeding Champion

Posted on March 21st, 2013

At the RMI Tri-State this weekend our junior colt, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion, was named DOUBLE Best Young Pony in his Pony Hunter Breeding classes, after winning both of his Pony Hunter Breeding Yearling classes! We are so very excited to watch his progress through the show season and are proud to announce his wins. He will continue to be shown throughout the season in the Pony Hunter Breeding classes as well as on the WCPSA circuit. Next month marks the first Welsh Pony show of the season for us, and we plan to show two of our ponies.

Thank you to the folks at Rush Management , Inc (RMI) for putting on this wonderful show. As an owner, it was thrilling to show our colt without a professional handler and learn so much from the judges along the way. Lots of beautiful horses and ponies, can’t wait to go back again!



Fantastic finish at the Atlanta Winter Classic Series

Posted on February 22nd, 2013

Our Welsh Pony junior stallion prospect, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion (*Smoke Tree Spun Gold x *Smoke Tree Pentewyn) just finished up his first show series and won big at the Atlanta Winter Classic!

Atlanta Winter Classic I
2x First place – Pony Hunter Breeding Yearling
Double Champion Best Young Pony

Atlanta Winter Classic II
2x First place – Pony Hunter Breeding Yearling
Double Reserve Champion Best Young Pony

Atlanta Winter Classic III
2x First place – Pony Hunter Breeding Yearling
Double Reserve Champion Best Young Pony

Thank you to Kathy Reese (may she rest in peace) for breeding such a spectacular colt and Harrison Ford for handling him for us! We couldn’t be more pleased with his first shows. We are incredibly excited about what the future holds for Poet!



Champion ribbons at Atlanta Winter Classic I

Posted on January 18th, 2013

We are so pleased to announce that our stallion prospect, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion, was a big ribbon winner this week! We decided to take him to the Atlanta Winter Classic I (an “A” rated USEF Hunter/Jumper show) in Alpharetta, Georgia for his first show, and he did not let us down!

He was entered in two “Pony Hunter Breeding Yearling” classes and placed FIRST in both, which qualified him to move forward into the “Best Young Pony” classes. The Best Young Pony (BYP) classes are only open to the first and second place winners of each age group (yearling, 2yo, and 3yo). The judge(s) then picks the pony he/she feels is the best of all age groups and recognizes it as Best Young Pony for the entire show. Poet was awarded DOUBLE Champion Best Young Pony under both judges, which we feel is a wonderful accomplishment for his first time out.

Thank you to Harrison Ford for handling him on his show debut, and all of the others who helped make this moment possible!



Fabulous imported Welsh Pony mare joining our lineup

Posted on October 7th, 2012

Introducing our fabulous imported Welsh mare that we recently joined the broodmare herd, *Holyoake Tamzin. Tamzin is by the UK Supreme Champion Holyoake Fire Sprite, and out of Millcroft Rosette (by the Royal Welsh Sire and UK Ratings Winner Millcroft Royal Lustre).

Tamzin’s full sister is the incredible producer *Holyoake Sonique, who is the dam of Supreme Champions Clanfair Martina and Clanfair Red Robin. Her full brother who is now gelded, Holyoake Apollo, has been Multi-Champion in the UK where he still resides. Sadly, in September 2012 we found out that the Holyoake Stud would no longer be breeding. Shortly afterwards in 2013, Tamzin’s sire Holyoake Fire Sprite passed away.

Tamzin produced a fabulous colt in 2012 by *Wedderlie Marmaduke named Clanfair Fire Sprite, who is now owned by Kathleen Rawls. Kathleen’s plan is to raise him as a stallion prospect on her Welsh Pony farm. We look forward to watching him grow and mature!

For more information on *Holyoake Tamzin, please visit her page located on our website.


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Champion ribbons at Atlanta Winter Classic I January 18, 2013 We are so pleased to announce that our stallion prospect, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion, was a big ribbon winner this week! We decided to take him to the Atlanta Winter Classic I (an “... We are so pleased to announce that our stallion prospect, Smoke Tree Poetry in Motion, was a big ribbon winner this week! We decided to take him to the Atlanta Winter Classic I (an “A” rated USEF Hunter/Jumper show) in...
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