- 9 years
- 14.2 hands
- XC machine
- Dressage in low 30's
- Showjumps 1m +
- Mannerly out hunting
- PC teams
Class 1 Connemara mare, grey, very well bred Abbeyleix Owen / Smokey Duncan / Hazy Dawn / Ard Talisman
Hacks out on her own and in company
We bought Chunk from Ireland as a freshly broken 6 year old. She has been produced by my small teenage daughter has proven to be reliable, confident and sane pony. We have had her for over 2 years now and she has proven herself to be an asset. Since having her she has won and been placed in many disciplines such as showjumping, dressage, show cross, PC eventing and been chosen for PC teams.
Chunk has been to many BE and PC rallies and BS stay away shows. She is good to take away and my daughter looked after her on her own at PC camp, where she was an absolute star. She was the pony that everyone wanted to ride. She is very good to travel in a trailer or box and stand on the box when her friend is taken away. My daughter does everything with her, brings her in, clips her, plaits her up and she is no bother. When out competing, she is quiet to handle, mannerly in the warm up areas and at clinics when she has to wait her turn. She is the easiest pony we have.
My daughter jumps 1.10+ at home and in training. She loves jumping on grass, or in mud, and she is very foot sure. Chunk does not stop or duck out of fences and she does not notice fillers, bright poles etc. She can be quick across the ground but is not strong, has very good breaks and is ridden in a snaffle for all disciplines, even hunting. Over the country she will jump any xc fence that we have come across including skinny offset combinations, any water jump, ditch or trekehner. She loves xc and brings my daughter home safely and with a smile on her face. In show jumping, she is easy to warm up and jumps around all fences both indoors and outdoors, jumping on 148 strides in BS and horse strides in eventing. She covers the ground well and goes in a consistent, easy rhythm, both indoors and outdoors and is a very careful pony over coloured and xc fences and she has not dropped a pole since November 2019. We used to put a red ribbon in her tail to keep other ponies away in a busy warm up, but now with more mileage, this is not necessary.
In dressage she is scoring low 30's in PC 90 ODEs. This could improve with more consistent work to low 20's.
Hunting is her and my daughter's favourite activity when not competing. They love hunting, over the wildest and biggest terrain. My daughter prefers the bloodhounds so she has had 2 seasons with the Readyfield and the Yorkshire Farmers. Chunk will go at the front or back, will wait for her turn at fences and is very well manners, receiving compliments on the ponys' behaviour from other hunt members. She jumps five bar gates, hedges, large heston bales then stands patiently at the port stops. I never have any worries about them hunting together.
My daughter is going onto an intermediate and a horse now so Chunk is looking for a new home. She is safe and talented with a very good and varied CV. She is excellent to clip, bath, plait, load and she does not need shoes, but we do shoe her to put studs in. She hacks alone and in a group, with no worries for cars or heavy farm machinery. I would trust Chunk with my granny, so she would be an ideal daughter/mother share or a very good competition pony for a competitive family. She will easily move up to BE100 within the year. Based in South Yorkshire.
Bridle and rugs included in price.
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