Rhoden Sensation has been gelded and all went well. He covered M.Cassis beforehand so hopefully we will have one last foal by him. He is now turned out with the young boys for a few weeks and will then be for sale to pursue his already promising ridden career, hopefully showing/eventing/WHP/hunting as he does love the ridden job.
M.Spectacular is now broken and an absolute star, a real old head on young shoulders who takes everything in his stride and always has a smile on his face! He has started learning to jump and is very stylish. His ½ sister M.Sequin is now away being broken and reports so far are that she is every bit as genuine as Spec. She too will be available in a few weeks time.
We would like to wish Lillia Schaible and M.Fair Kizmet(Nursery Stakes), Anna Layfield and M.Fair Kommander(13hh WHP) and M.Mayfair(M&M FR) and his connections the best of luck at Royal International HS in July
A lot to catch up on where to start?
July saw Isabella Worthington and M. Mayfair(M&M FR) and Lillia Schaible(Nursery Stakes) both achieve 8th place @ RIHS and M.Spectacular went to his new home in Ireland. In August we managed 2 shows, M.Fair Jazmine being 1st and Res Ch M&M and M.Sequin, just back from being broken, won her coloured in had class. Sequin took to being ridden like a little star and was then turned away to mature which she has done beautifully and has come back into work with enthusiasm. In October we had a lovely trip to HOYS to see Isabella Worthington and M.Mayfair take a very well deserved 3rd in the M&M FR.
The 3 4year olds that left us newly broken last year have all been having great fun and doing well. Emily Walmsley and M.Fair Minuet have amongst other winnings taken Novice Mini CH at BSPS 1 besides success in dressage, sj and WHP whilst her younger cousin Bethan and M.F.Bard have also been successfully show jumping besides giving a good account for themselves on the hunting field! Milford Spectacular is making quite a name for himself in Ireland for Katie McKee with success in dressage, flat showing and WHP including Res Sup CH @ N.Ireland WH Association Spring Championship show.
It speaks volumes for the temperament and ability of these ponies that they can go out and do a job so successfully with their young jockeys whilst still babies themselves and they are a credit to their new owners who have home produced them to perfection!
Kirsty Cohen had a very successful start to this season taking her NPS ticket for Blair Castle @ NPS Scottish Spring show
Sequin is back in work and doing very well ridden by Thomas Walmsley and we will have several more ridden ponies available all closely related to the above throughout the year(see adults for sale)
Maureen Fieldings stallion M.Fair Kestrel has been giving lifetime grading with the Sports Pony Studbook Society for his dressage results and good placings in the WPCS performance competition. In a different competitive field M.Brocade was a member of Ray Aziz’s pony team who, driven by Karen Bassett, won the National 4 In Hand Championship at Windsor and will be representing Great Britain at Windsor this year and at the World Championships in 2013. Brocade’s sister Butterfly is also reserve for the team.
I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating all the owners and riders of these, and the many other Milfords who are out there doing their job, and thank you all for bringing out the best in them !!
A good day was had at BSPS area 1a where 5 Milford ponies were forward. Jennifer Cowan had a nice win in the novice ridden on Janet Cox’s newly broken M.F.Minstrel out for his first show, M.F.Kommander won both the mixed open whp and the Nursery Stakes, M.Mayfair was 2nd and M.F.Honeybee was 4th in the same class. Honeybee also won the novice workers. M.Queen Bee was also at her first show and accounted for herself very well with placings in all her classes. This season looks to have some very exciting new partnerships coming out and we will be watching and wishing everyone well and looking forward to results and pictures!
Minuet and Bard have both been broken and have now been sold. They have both gone to the same home for 2 little girls who are cousins and have also joined Queen Bee and Bailey who were sold last year -
We have 3 foals due this year, all then end of April so looking forward to those -
Having decided to cut down on breeding due to the economic climate I have decided to let the lovely Rhoden Sensation go. He is an extremely talented performance pony, having hunted, shown, attended pony club(by special permission). Sadly his performance career is restricted due to being entire so after much deliberation I have decided to have him gelded to open up his options. He will therefore be available for sale in the future and I anticipate he will go on to a highly successful ridden career, particularly eventing/showjumping which he loves!