Congratulations to Blueridge Starbound, his rider, and his owner, Kim Holderfield, on a fantastic first horse show! “Gus” won both of his dressage tests, competing against horses, with scores of 71 and 67! Gus is a 4 year old, 14.1h, Section B Welsh Pony sired by RosMel’s Scarlet Legacy and out of RosMel’s Starbrite.
Congratulations to Blueridge Calliope and Dartland Farms on the birth of their new 2018 bay colt sired by Blueridge Rising Star! This is "Lilly's" first foal and he is absolutely stunning. We look forward to seeing this colt in the show ring and wish Dartland Farms the very best with him!
Congratulations to Blueridge Moonbeam and Omni Enkin- Grand Pony Hunter Champions at the 2017 Royal Winter Fair in Canada! Omni and Luna were 1st place in the $1500 Small Pony Hunter Over Fences, $1500 Hunter Stake, and won the Small Pony Hunter Championship! "Luna" was also the Zone Pony Hunter Champion, Ontario, in 2017!
Congratulations to Blueridge Moonbeam and Blueridge Felicitous on qualifying for The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Ontario, Canada! We wish these full sisters, sired by RosMel's Notorious, the very best of luck!
We had a great time at the 2017 Carolina Welsh Club Summer Show!
Our yearling filly Blueridge Chantilly Lace, sired by RosMel's Notorious, pinned Grand Champion Section B and Reserve Supreme Champion! This was Lacey's first show, her first time off the farm, and she handled everything brilliantly. Blueridge Starlet was right behind her, pinning Reserve Grand Champion Section B! Starlet is in foal to *Hilin Peredur for 2018 and it is sure to be a spectacular foal. Our wonderful Section B gelding, Blueridge First Class, pinned Supreme Champion Gelding, handled by Noah Downman! Huge thank you to the judge and all involved in putting this show on!
Congratulations to Blueridge Rising Star on winning the High Point/ High Score Champion Training Level, his first time shown in Dressage! "Rudy" competed in the Open division against mostly warmbloods and once again proved that Welsh Ponies can be successful in a variety of disciplines. His highest score was a very respectable 70.217%, the top score out of all the horses and ponies competing that day, and he made many new friends that were new to the Welsh breed. We wish Rudy the best of luck in the show ring!
See his feature in the NCDCTA newsletter here!
Congratulations to Blueridge Fox in Sox, aka "Frisco" (RosMel's Scarlet Legacy x Sweet Pea Skip (AQHA), Half Welsh, and his owner Dr. Susan Funk MD, on winning High Point Champion, Highest single score, and Champion overall at the Baroque Equestrian Games Dressage show! Judges remarks included "Splendid!" and that he did the movements better than any other he had seen. Well done Frisco and Susan!
Welcome, Wildwynn Cameo! (Wynnbrook Starburst (Cloe Olympian) x Miss Padre (*Padre)
We are thrilled to announce that this exceptional Half Welsh mare has joined the Blue Ridge Welsh family! Thank You to Wildwynn ponies for entrusting us with this special girl!
Congratulations to Blueridge Fox in Sox, aka Frisco (RosMel's Scarlet Legacy x Sweet Pea Skip (AQHA), and his owner Dr. Susan Funk MD, on their Championship win (3 firsts) at their first Hunter show! They are looking forward to doing their first hunter pace and we are thrilled that Frisco has the opportunity to enjoy different disciplines. We look forward to hearing about their continued success!
Congratulations to Blueridge Rising Star (aka Rudy) on his 2016 NC State Fair wins! Rudy won 14 Firsts under 3 judges in the Open division against horses! They showed (and won) in several different disciplines and brought home quite a nice bit of prize money. Rudy is a beautiful example of the versatility of the Welsh breed and is a very unique large purebred stallion. He passes on his exceptional disposition, size, and winning ways. For breeding information, please contact Dartland Farms
Congratulations to Blueridge Fox in Sox, aka Frisco (RosMel's Scarlet Legacy x Sweet Pea Skip (AQHA), and his owner Dr. Susan Funk MD, on winning three first place ribbons and one third at the recent Baroque Equestrian Games Classical Dressage show, their first competition together! This is a true love story and Frisco let us know right away that Susan was his perfect match. We are so thrilled she agreed, they have been enjoying many adventures together and are having a ball! We pride ourselves on being able to make good matches for our ponies, and Frisco continues to prove he has found his perfect home. We are looking forward to cheering Frisco and Susan on at the upcoming Baroque Equestrian Games Classical Competition Championship in Lexington, VA!
Congratulations to Simply Untouchable (aka RosMel's Scarlet Legacy) on finishing 2016 as Top 3 in the nation in the green medium pony hunter division!! "Zeus" and his fantastic child had a great first Pony Finals, finishing 21st overall (out of 67) and 6th place for the WPCSA awards, earning a beautiful sash. He did not put a foot wrong and we are so proud of this team! "Zeus" (aka Legacy) is a former breeding and successful competition stallion with national titles to his name in several disciplines. He was gelded in January 2016 with his new owner and quickly pinned champion at WEF with a junior rider his first time shown. He is a once in a lifetime pony, a true proven champion in every sense of the word, and we are thrilled he is back in North Carolina with an exceptional young rider. This fantastic pair also pinned circuit champion at the Tryon Spring Show Series! What a great start in the pony hunters! We love that Legacy gets to have fun going cross country on his "off time," one of his favorite things! Welsh ponies really can do it all and we look forward to this teams continued success! Thank you to his loving owner and Briar Field Farm, NC!
Good luck to Kelly Soldavin and "Rally" (aka Ketadog Admiral, sired by RosMel's Notorious) as they head to the National Dressage Pony Cup in Lexington, KY! Rally is truly a wonder pony, as well as a multi-champion driving and dressage pony, and we look forward to their continued success together! USEF Network
Congratulations to Blueridge First Class and Noah Downman on pinning First Place in the Section B Geldings class and Reserve Supreme Champion Gelding at the Carolina Welsh Club Spring Show! Congratulations also to Blueridge Starlet on her 2nd place in a large class of Section B Welsh mares and fillies! Sam and Starlet have many championships to their names and we are thrilled to have Blueridge Starlet back on our farm. Starlet is a wonderful riding and driving mare, sired by the National Champion producer Cloe Olympic Jubilee, and she is also the dam of the beautiful Supreme Champion, Odyssey Orion, by *Hilin Perdur.
Congratulations to Loafers Lodge Sweet Temptation, sired by Blueridge Rising Star, on finishing 2015 as the WPCSA National Champion, 2 & under Section B Geldings! This is his National Champion sires second purebred Section B foal. "Rudy" stands at stud in North Carolina and has much to offer the serious pony breeder. Contact Dartland Farms