WELSH SEC A STALLION
WPCS Licensed Grey Sec A Stallion approx. 11.3hh
Penual Mark x Brynodyn Scarlet
Safari joined us in November 2021 after five consecutive years of asking his breeder, Keith Hughes, if we could lease him.
Safari is truly 'bred in the purple', being by the famous stallion Penual Mark, and out of the multi Royal Welsh winner, HOYS in hand and ridden finalist & International Show Champion Brynodyn Scarlet.
The 'S' family has been very successful for Keith, with Scarlet also being dam of Royal Welsh winning Brynodyn Savannah, by Heniarth Quinnell and HOYS winner Brynodyn Sirius.
Safari, although not having sired lots of foals in his lifetime, has been a consistent sire of quality foals including yearling Brynodyn Symphony-Ann (Royal Welsh Winter Fair Reserve Champion 2021), Hoekhorst Empire (Champion Stallion), Cefyngorwydd Sioni (HOYS finalist) and Kaydrith Siesta for us previously who is now at Glebedale Stud as a broodmare.
Kaydrith Siesta 2017 mare - Glebedale Stud
Gladstone is by Heniarth Scheckter, who is line bred to Roseisle Pandytudyr and is proving to be an excellent stock-getter both in the UK and the Netherlands.
Both of Scheckter's parents are Royal Welsh winners, his sire Mr Milligan three time winner, Male Champion and HOYS Cuddy finalist. His dam Yippie Aye Yeah also qualifying for the Cuddy final at HOYS as well as being the dam of several Royal Welsh winning siblings and HOYS finalists.
Gladstone's dam, Gloriumptious, is a Supreme Champion lead rein pony who qualified for the Lead Rein final at HOYS. Gloriumptious is a full sibling to the very successful stallion Heniarth Beaudacious, both being by Champion and WPCS medal winning stallion Colne Turbo and out of Royal Welsh Champion mare Heniarth Yum Yum.
The combination of both of the Royal Welsh winning daughters, Yippee-aye-Yeah and Yum Yum, also means that Gladstone is line bred to Sunwillow Yasmin, who is a mare we felt was a of a type that we would aspire to breed here at Kaydrith.
We saw Gladstone in a video shared by Heniarth Stud as a foal at foot. When we visited Heniarth to view him, we were particularly impressed with the over-riding type of their Welsh Mountain Ponies, unmistakably 'Welsh' but with a usefulness in performance that has been proven time and again with their results.
We hope that with his type and breeding, Gladstone be a future asset to our stud.