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Abbeywoods Under Pressure

Colour:

Skewbald

Breeding:

 

Part bred Arab (43.23%)

Sire: Murraybrook Moriarty

Dam: Abbeywoods Aphrodite

Damsire: Comanche Ace

Height: 138 cms
Born: 2016
Graded: Graded SPSS; Licensed Arab Horse S
Stud Fee: 350
Semen: Natural covering and fresh or chilled AI
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Steve Wilson
Owner: Sarah Ablewhite
Location: near Cowfold, West Sussex

At his SPSS grading in 2019

Abbeywoods Under Pressure (known at home as "Dave"), is a quality sports pony prospect who received a Gold Premium at the 2019 British Breeding futurity evaluations as an eventing sports pony.  For anyone wanting to breed good quality ponies to do all disciplines he is definitely not one to miss. Since a foal he has competed and won various classes and qualifiers with many evening performances. He is safe and easy to handle by children and adults and so easy to do with good manners even while stabled next to mares. He is currently being backed and has been invited back to the British Breeding Equine Bridge Programme under saddle in 2020 due to being a high scorer.

 

Dave can be seen on YouTube at his 3 year old Futurity assessment in 2019 (click here)

 

For more information please see below, or contact Sarah Ablewhite on 07527 435847 or

  

Origins

Pedigree:

Murraybrook Moriarty

(AHS PB)

Royal Command of Wentward

(AHS PB)

Royal Linsign

(AHS PB)

Royal Ensign (AHS PB)

Forge Lindy Hop

 

Anarkali

Luxor

Lady Asta

 

Dirana

(Arab)

Djelfor

(Arab)

Manganate (Arab)

Djebella II (Arab)

 

Diraia

(Arab)

Mourafek (Arab)

Mahfoudha (Arab)

 

Abbeywoods Aphrodite

Comanche Ace

unknown

unknown

unknown

 

unknown

unknown

unknown

 

Windy City E

(Mecklenburger)

Wind Dancer

(Hann)

Weltruhm (Hann)

Arabel (Hann)

 

Peppermint Petty

(ZFdP)

Epik (Pinto)

Princess (PRPS)

Sire: 

Murraybrook Moriarty is by the part-bred Arab Royal Command of Wentward and out of performance bred Arab mare Dirana. A multiple Champion, including Supreme Champion titles, in-hand, including Kent County, South of England, Edenbridge & Oxted and Cherif Champion under 148cms stallion, Moriarty has sired hunter ponies, hacks, riding ponies and sports horses/ponies.  His son, Murraybrook Orinoco, has BD points from Preliminary to Medium levels and was 4th at Elementary level at the 2019 BD CHAPS Associated Championships. Also in 2019, his 2 year old son, Murraybrook Duke of Atholl, was awarded a Futurity Gold Premium as a 2 year old.

 

Moriaty's sire, Royal Command of Wentward, is himself by the by Multi Supreme and British National Champion 'Royal Linsign' by Anglo Arab 'Royal Ensign'.  A 148cms pony, Royal Command of Wentward was successfully shown in hand and has winning show stock to his credit. He was also an easy and unflappable ride whose stock inherit his fantastic temperament and include many champions, including a British National Champion part bred Arab, many county winners, supreme champion at British National Foal of the Year show 2012 as well as Murraybrook Moriarty. He has also sired two mares competing successfully in junior affiliated show jumping and Murraybrook Tobermory, a grade C showjumper.

 

Dam: 

Abbeywoods Aphrodite was born in 2011 and is a 14.2hh sports pony mare by Commanche Ace (traditional type coloured) out of Windy City E (Mecklenberg). Aphrodite has won show classes from being a foal and has numerous Champion and Reserve Champion titles and she was graded by CHAPS as a Star Status Mare in 2015.

 

Aphrodite's dam, Windy City E, is a 15hh small sports horse who has also had a successful career showing, with many wins and Champion/Reserve titles to her name.  Windy City E is out of Peppermint Petty, a Pinto with a Polish Warmblood sire & dam, who is also the dam of the graded stallion Dux Donal.  Windy City E's sire, Wind Dancer, is a licensed stallion with 5 German studbooks (including Oldenburg and Hanoverian), who has sired 9 licensed sons and 19 graded daughters as well as many offspring who are competing successfully and over all they have won more than Euros 35K in dressage and more than 18K jumping.  Wind Dancer's sire, Weltruhm, is by the famous dressage stallion Weltmeyer and his damsire is the famous showjumping sire Argentan I whose offspring includes Aramis (who  competed at Olympic/World Championships level) and his most famous son, the prolific jumping sire Argentinus, whose offspring include Arko III (ridden by Nick Skelton at the Olympics and European Championships), All Star 5, Thunder van de Zuuthoeve, and Adlantus.

 

Damsire: 

Comanche Ace was born in 1991 and, sadly, his parentage was not recorded.  At 13.2hh, he was one of the very first traditional ponies to win prolifically in the show ring and he is the only traditional stallion to be awarded Elite status with both CHAPS UK and the BSPA. He was invited and took part in the 2012 Queens Golden Jubilee Tribute at Royal Windsor.

  

Performance

At his grading in 2019

 

As a yearling

Since a foal Dave has competed and won various classes and qualifiers with many evening performances. He is safe and easy to handle by children and adults and so easy to do with good manners even while stabled next to mares.

 

As a foal, Dave as Champion in the CHAPS Foal Futurity and Reserve Champion in the Breeders Challenge classes.  Dave was presented for SPSS youngstock evaluation as a yearling and 2 year old, gaining Premiums both times and was awarded an SPSS Gold Premium in 2019. 

 

He received a Gold Premium at the 2019 British Breeding Futurity Evaluations as an eventing sports pony. The Futurity evaluators noted that his jumping was both bold and brave and awarded him a 9.

 

Dave was licensed by the SPSS in 2019 with the SPSS judges giving 8s for his walk, which they described as "active" and trot, which they described as having "good rhythm and expression".  Overall they said that he was "a pleasing pony colt".

 

He is currently being backed and has been invited back to the British Breeding Equine Bridge Programme under saddle in 2020 due to being a high scorer as a 3 year old.

   

Photo on left at his grading in 2019; others as a 2 year old

  

Offspring/Breeding Advice

Abbeywoods Under Pressure is a quality sports pony prospect who excels in his jumping which was noted by the 2019 Futurity evaluators to be bold, brave and have an exciting future ahead in the jumping field by receiving a 9. His trot also gained a high score which showed good rhythm, balance and extension.

 

He is graded with the Sports Pony Society and licensed with the Arab Society with 43.23% part bred Arab. He has a wonderful temperament to pass on to his offspring which runs down through his lines.

 

For anyone wanting to breed good quality ponies to do all disciplines he is definitely not one to miss. He is safe and easy to handle by children and adults and so easy to do with good manners even while stabled next to mares.

 

2020 is his first season at stud.

 

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