OUR BLACK STALLIONS
Sapphire Venture ex Clivocast Gypsy
Bred by Pam Smith
Black 38”, born 9 May 2001
Passed VVE Feb 2012
Vash is a very chunky boy with tremendous bone,
terrific quarters and a beautiful, short head with a large eye. We
have used him with great success on Cracker and Jack's daughters to retain their quality but
increase the substance.
Pictured in April 2012.
COPPICE DANDY JACK
Scamells Cracker ex Glenfall Dolly Daydream (Highfield Leander ex Chatsworth Dolly Vera)
Black 40.5”, born 1993
Stallion no: S96 050 (now gelded)
Jack is a good natured jet black pony with an exquisite head, lots of quality and active movement. He
has thrown many big, quality foals with good temperaments. Now
retired and gelded and living happily in a mixed group of mares, geldings
Pictured in June 1998.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1982 to 2007
Lakehead Minstrel ex Cutt Mill Courgette
Bred by Mrs Monro
Black 38.5”, born 1982
Stallion no: 3482
Cracker left us on Saturday 14th July 2007 and headed for the great
mountain & moorland in the sky.
He spent his last seven years on loan with Mandy Jones and the girls in Nottinghamshire.
Thank you, Mandy, for looking after him so well and for giving him
the most wonderful retirement that a handsome boy could wish for.
A truly black black, he gave us Coppice Dandy Jack, together with several quality, well boned mares with good bodies and feisty temperaments.
And there was life in the old boy even at 23 - in 2005 Mandy was delighted
with a surprise October filly foal!
Pictured in 1995.
1983 to 2014
Entwhistle of Wetherden ex Exuberance of Wetherden
Bred by Jane Cullingford
Black 41”, born 1983
Stallion no: 3666
Why do ponies have to get old? Sior was a magnificent stallion in his
day and gave us some wonderful, big mares with lovely temperaments and geldings with quality and exceptional
movement. We have several great grandchildren. He was retired
and gelded in 2009 and had several years living the quiet life,
occasionally with company but mostly preferring to be out in a small
paddock on his own, tucking into the grass and dozing in the sun.
looked terrific for a long time but the last few winters took their toll
as his poor old teeth gave up and, despite several hard feeds a day,
rugs and stables, he was starting to diminish. After many months
of agonising we finally decided to say goodbye to this grand old man,
whose legacy is almost immeasurable. We do miss him.