Penmain Riding Ponies
Austrian based stallion Steendieks Perfect Mind (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) placed 5th out of 21 harness ponies in the Single Dressage & Marathon Championship class at the World Driving Championships for Ponies.
Belmore Park Amazing Grace (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) won Supreme Champion Riding Pony and Supreme Champion All Breeds Exhibit at the Youngstock Show at Elmore Equestrian Park.
Prince of Glory (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) placed an excellent 5th in the Team Test at the FEI European Pony Championships along with a 6th in the Individual Test and 6th in the Freestyle taking Denmark to a Team Silver Medal.
All progeny of Triple Trees Prince Perfect are now eligible for part Welsh and arabian derivative registration.
Prince of Glory and Sofie Hansen won all 3 tests at the recent Danish CDIP and are now on the long list for the Danish Pony Team for the FEI Pony Europeans to be held in July in Hungary.
Visit Triple Trees Prince Perfect's photo gallery for new photos of European progeny.
March saw the 2017 National Assessment Tour with Penmain presenting 12 foals, all by our resident stallion Triple Trees Prince Perfect to the Tour assessor, Matthias Werner from Germany. With an exciting 4 foals gaining Elite grading Penmain is delighted with the quality of progeny that Prince Perfect is producing.
Photo report of the 2017 National Assessment Tour here . . .
New glamour photo shoot of Triple Trees Prince Perfect at our Manor House.
Penmain now offers a foaling down service which an include socialising of foals in a controlled and safe herd environment, AI for outside mares and stallions and broodmare agistment. Read more here . . .
For sale - Penmain Top Model by Triple Trees Prince Perfect out of County Cover Girl (x Keston Royal Occassion)
By Triple Trees Prince Perfect, Poppelgardens Da Capo is a licensed and performance tested Danish Sports Pony. He scored 9.5 for jumping in his stallion performance test.
A number of lovely foals destined for stellar performance careers by our resident Elite stallion Triple Trees Prince Perfect have recently arrived.
FOR SALE - Penmain Snow Queen (Hannah) x Triple Trees Prince Perfect out of Welsh B mare Amaranda Absolutely Fabulous.
It's tough work being born in the middle of a 40 degree day. This is a lovely colt (Triple Trees Prince Perfect) out of an imported tbred mare (NZ) two lovely white stockings and a front sock. He has been here before this little one. He is so like his father it's uncanny. Very pleased with this new edition. Expected to mature to 15hh + (he is very tall!)
New colt for Brockhurst Stud, SA - Perfect Dancer BHI (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) out of the warmblood pony mare Dalite (x Davinity )Imp)).
Sandhill Phoenix (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) - Supreme Champion Led Pony at Te Kauwhata Show (New Zealand)
Owned by F. Sucich
Photography by Revolve Media
Filly foal (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) out of a Thoroughbred mare.
A lovely foal born in South Australia by Prince Perfect out of a warmblood pony mare. This little colt is seriously special.
A lovely foal (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) for Beauparc stud in Seymour. You've got to love those trademark long legs!
Ridden by 14 yo Sofie Hansen, Prince of Glory (x Triple Trees Prince Perfect) scored personal bests for the combination in all 3 tests to finish 5th overall at the recent Danish Pony Dressage Championships with the top 3 spots taken by ponies placing at the 2015 Europeans and just behind the 2014 Danish Pony Championship winner, Der Harlekin B.
Photo credit Rideken.com
Excitement plus at Penmain Riding Ponies with Triple Trees Prince Perfect awarded Elite Breeding Status with the Danish Sports Pony Stud Book. This is the highest honour a stallion can get in Europe!
"I write to you to tell you that your stallion Triple Tree’s Prince Perfect just been appointed Elite Stallion in Danish Sports pony breeding. This is based on his own results in the sport and his offspring , and their results. I thought that this you might just have to know . Elite Stallion is the highest rank in our breeding program. Congratulations from Danish Sports Pony Breeding."
In Favour was part of the Wyronga Club Team at the 2015 TTT Showing and won the Level 4C High Point Award.
In Favour has now been sold.
Just arrived at Penmain is a stunning chestnut filly, now named Penmain Beauty Queen. She is by our resident stallion, Triple Trees Prince Perfect and out of County Cover Girl (Keston Royal Ocassion/ Covers).
Also arriving in late October is a chestnut filly by Triple Trees Prince Perfect and out of the well performed dressage mare, Matitojo Dawnies Girl (x Owendale Brandyman).
Matitojo Mood Royale is a yearling gelding by Triple Trees Prince Perfect and out of the Welsh B mare, Mithril Mood Indigo (also by Owendale Brandyman).
Both Quinton ponies are owned by Margie Kuiper.
Foals by Triple Trees Prince Perfect have now all safely arrived. Penmain Stud is delighted with a beautiful bay colt and a picture perfect chestnut filly.
Sadly, we lost our lovely little mare, Penmain Seafolly to a tragic paddock accident.
Seafolly competed at the 2012 D&JWTS and was in preparation to be sold.
It was great to see so many ponies attend the 2013 DJWTS and a proud moment for me to present to Helena Shanal aboard her ASPR 1st Premium stallion Double S Dark Sun, the prize of a service to Triple Trees Prince Perfect for her win in the 6 year old pony class. Helena went on to be sashed Champion of Champions. Her win was testament to good and correct training with Helena competing in the 4 year old, 5 year old and 6 year old classes over three consecutive years with her stallion.
Ponies have huge support in this country, including Dr Ulf Moller who invited 'Quinton' to participate in a mini Masterclass. I sincerely thank Dr Moller and the organisers of D&JWTS for providing us with such an incredible opportunity. Video of the masterclass is featured on Quinton's page.
Posh has his first international frozen baby. KS Touch of Mink arrived just before christmas out of Torrensway Nym. A tiny little filly to go grey.
News for Penmain Posh - Posh's first born foal has now been broken in.
Owned by KS Showhorses, this filly was born here at Penmain and exported to New Zealand as a yearling.
D&JWTS - What a super event the Penmain ponies had.
D&JWTS was a culmination of all the highs and lows you get with horses. It was an event that I had dreamed of entering since its inception with our resident stallion Penmain Posh.
October saw a me manage to give myself a debilitating back injury which probably means I will not get the opportunity to competatively ride again. It meant that our resident stallion Penmain Posh, who at the time, could kindly be described as three quarters broken in and unqualified might not get to the event.
November saw me at the Stephan Peters clinic at Equitana. I left so very inspired and very much wanting to see the stallion compete in the 4 year old Dressage Championship.
My friend and supporter Berni Saunders suggested I send the pony to FEI rider Justine Greer to get him ready for the event and qualify him for me. Justine rose to the challenge, and after only getting the pony delivered in December, completed his breaking in in record time and took him out to his first qualifier in January. After working solidly and very impressively out in the exercise arena, Posh entered the competition arena full of confidence and then proceeded to shy and baulk at every letter around the arena to finish stone last, things could really only get better from there.
An attendence at the Carlton Performance Competition in early February, who had gratiously agreed to put on a young pony class at the last minute for riders who had been washed out at qualifiers the week before, saw Posh remember his manners and win the event with a beautifully executed test.
His super Barastoc performances showed he could cope with the atmosphere.
Thursday saw a very, very early start with Posh being drawn first horse, first time. He entered the arena full of confidence and put together a solid and polished performance to acheive super scores of four 8's and one 7 giving him a total of 78.6.
He was the only pony to score an 8 in any of the age groups of the material championship.
Friday was the guest rider day, and after a little nervous start, he worked softly and was rewarded with a rideablity score of 8 which gave him the overall Champion 4 year old win. It was a huge moment. My special thanks go to Berni Saunders for her support and to Justine and Lucy who worked so hard to make this horse what he is (and put up with the little idiosyncrasies us showies have about presentation).
The Stud mascot, Penmain All A Glitter had a less than wonderful preparation with
only a handful of rides before Barastoc and then competing at the competition
itself. Even though Stollie is super quiet and extremely well behaved, I had to face the fact that I would not be able to ride him in the 5 year old championship and he spent the 9 days prior to the competition with Justine.
Stolly put in a super performance for a final score of 6.4 for fouth place in the 5
year old championship behind the winner on 7.1.
Christoph Hess Clinic - WPNEC June, 2011
Penmain All A Glitter (Stolly) attended the Christoph Hess Clinic and was very well behaved. We were thrilled when Christoph declared that the pony had been perfectly trained and was showing real promise as a dressage pony.
Stolly is in training with Justine Greer, who has him going forward and softly. Stolly is offered for sale.
Barastoc Horse of the Year Show, 2011
Penmain Posh and Penmain All A Glitter both went for the pony dressage. Posh won the first Preliminary test with a super score of 70.8% and was a solid second in the second Preliminary test with a score of 68.5%.
Penmain All A Glitter was not too far behind him and put in two super performances for scores of 63.5% and 61%.
Posh also made the finals of the In hand Challenge on Saturday night, an event he won last year.
Our first foal of the season has arrived! Penmain Make a Wish arrived at the very civilised hour of 2:45 in the afternoon on the 6th of October, 2010.
A very tall upstanding bay filly with a big white star and two white socks out of Alumeah Wishing Well and by Penmain Posh.
Penmain Posh has now returned home.
It is such a pleasure to have him back from quarantine where he was collected for world wide distribution.
Posh is presently being broken in and is showing the aptitude and trainablility we have come to expect from the Fernleigh Fine Print progeny.
Photo taken 21st May, 2010
Credit Berni Saunders
Barastoc HOY Show February, 2010
What a show we had! Penmain Posh was Champion APSB Riding Pony on the Friday and then returned on Saturday afternoon to contest the In Hand Challenge. Posh was declared the winner by Judge Matthew Lawrence. It was a huge moment for the stud, he behaved beautifully and took the atmosphere in his stride.
Riding Pony Show, 2010
A HUGE congratulations to
Bonnie Chivers (owner) and
Laura Thomas (producer).
Penmain Parlay (Cherington
Demascus/Kirreway Beau) on
winning Champion youngstock
gelding and then going on
to claim the supreme youngstock gelding award.
Junior was exhibited by Jeremy Roberts.
Julie Wilson photo
Penmain All A Glitter returns home
Stollie has returned after being campaigned in New Zealand.
For the last 6 months Stollie has been ridden and shown by Peter and Hailey Kinley and their delightful daughters and was shown for huge success by KS Showhorses prior to that.
Stollie has performed extremely well and is almost unbeaten in the coloured and novice rings coming through from novice to Supreme of Show on a least 2 occasions with the Kinley children.
Stollie will, in the short term, start dressage over the winter.
What a month of highs and lows.
January saw us say a sorrowful goodbye to our beloved Sufton Wild Rose (Imp). Rosie came down with colic on the day we returned from the Summer Royal. We transferred her immediately to Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital for surgery. The surgery went well with more than 10' of her intestine removed. Sadly, after battling for 8 days, Rosies intestines refused to start up again, and amid a miriad of other minor complications the most difficult decision was made to let her go. Rosie lives on through her Penmain offspring in Penmain Lilly of the Valley (exp NZ), Penmain Heir Apparent (Gordon Park Show Horses WA) and Penmain Princess Royal (Sandbourne Royal Ensign (imp)(dec)) who has been retained by the stud.
Thankyou so much to GVEH and to the many people who texted, called and emailed about the loss of this simply beautiful mare.
Melbourne Summer Royal, 2010
January saw Penmain Posh, Penmain County Squire and the smallest of the Penmain Team, Penmain Royal Mascot all compete at the Royal Melbourne Summer Royal.
Penmain Posh won his Riding Pony class, as did Penmain County Squire. It was such a proud moment to see two of the four in the Championship bred by the stud.
Penmain County Squire won his Part Welsh class, Penmain Posh was second and Reserve Champion to the eventual supreme.
Penmain Posh won his Performance Pony class and was Champion Performance Pony.
Penmain Royal Mascot (Sandbourne Royal Ensign (Imp) (dec)/Kirreway Easybeat) behaved beautifully at her first ever show and was a minor place getter in the Riding Pony filly class. Felicity will mature under 12.2hh and could stay under 12hh. She is proudly offered for sale.
Bridey Lee - Livestock Photography
New Mares - The stud has acquired a number of top shelf brood mares for our resident stallion Penmain Posh. Our very heartfelt thanks go to Moira and Shelley Chaundy for allowing the beautiful mare Wishing Well, a 14.2hh Section A black mare, to come and live with us. She has a positive pregnancy test to Posh.
To Melinda Etherson, who has leased Liberte, a chestnut mare, 15.1hh, who also is in foal to Posh.
Thanks to KS Showhorses, for allowing us to purchase Maggie, their Park Hack, who will be shown by us prior to being covered by Posh.
Maggie is 15.2hh, has four long white stockings and a white stripe. She is just lovely and very quiet.
December Foaling News
Penmain Posh covered three mares during his first season at stud. The resulting three foals have far exceeded our expectations.
The first to arrive was a Palomino colt, out of one of our beautiful old mares, Braemar Seashell (dam of All A Glitter, and Black Diamond). Christened "Rhodes" after his grandmother Kirreway Rendezvous, he will be registered under the name of Penmain Aristocrat. He has a white sock and star and
is all spunk, the picture of his father and movement to burn.
The second foal to arrive was a filly, chestnut with a white stripe to The Rose of Astral, expected to mature around 14.2hh, she has the softest ground covering movement. The Rose is owned by KS Showhorses of New Zealand, who can't wait to import their new Posh baby.
The last foal, out of County Cover Girl, is a chestnut filly with three white stockings and a white stripe on her face.
A three quarter sister to Penmain County Squire, Mackenzie will eventually have a blonde mane and tail just like dad and will mature right up to height.
To be named Penmain Screen Siren, she has the grace of a gazelle and the looks of a super model.
2009 Tonimbuk Youngstock Show
Penmain County Squire worked through the classes to stand the eventual Grand Supreme Champion.
Thanks to Nathan Berril who campaigned Darcy for us.