English Showing Bloodlines
Nancy was our only English bred dun mare bought in the spring of 2005. She is smaller than the Irish bred mares at 13.3hh, of good Millfields breeding going back to Wisbridge Golden Rebel on her sire’s side and Rory Ruadh on her dam’s side.
She has a finer head and a lighter bone structure than the other mares, which probably comes from the influence of Clonkeehan Auratum in her breeding, as he was known to produce that extra bit of quality and refinement. She has very extravagant paces at trot, elevating herself and lengthening her stride, showing excellent movement and carriage, which she passes on to all her foals.
Although she is a smaller mare, she does produce a beautiful foal of quality and substance, and all her foals have grown to 14hh or on the odd occasion, bigger. Her progeny would be excellent for the Working Hunter Pony classes that have been reclassified to 13hh & 14hh – a size which is hard to find now, because so many ponies are right up to or even over height.
Nancy was broken to ride and has the most lovely trot, but went back into breeding at the Edenwood Stud, producing a superb dun colt for them. She has since moved studs.