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Dance of Joy

Colour:

Chestnut

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

Breeding:

 

Rheinisches

Sire: FS Don't Worry

Dam: Valentina

Damsire: Valentino

Height: 148 cms
Born: 2000
Graded: Rheinland & SPSS Elite
Stud Fee: Please contact owner
Semen: Please contact owner
Breeder: Herbert Werth
Owner: Rachel Ablett
Location: Near Watford, Hertfordshire

A masterful mover with excellent paces, presence, positive attitude and pleasure to ride, these combine to make Dance of Joy perfect in every way. Not only is he an impressive competition pony, he also has an impressive pedigree as his sire, FS Don’t Worry, has achieved unbelievable breeding success.

 

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Origins

Pedigree:

FS Don't Worry

FS Dacapo Doro Derano Gold Derano
Victoria

 

Karina Downland Chorister
Ella

 

FS Golden Sunlight Golden Dancer Dancer
Golden Charm

 

Eileen 2 Black Magic
Heidi

 

Valentina Valentino Blwch Valentino Valentine
Bwlch Goldflake

 

Bubbles Count Dorsaz ox
Catriona II

 

Nadine Black Magic Chirk Crogan
Blaenbwch Tripit

 

Natascha Nelson
Leile

 

 

Sire:  The legendary FS Don't Worry himself a double Bundeschampion (3 year old stallion in 1998 & 4 year old Dressage stallion in 1999) and Performance Test Champion has sired many top dressage ponies and, with the exception of 2015, his progeny have won medals at every Pony European Dressage Championships from 2008 to 2017:

 

2008 Golden Girl (NED) - Team & Individual Silver
2009 Golden Girl (NED) - Team Silver, Individual & Kur Gold
2010 Golden Girl (NED) - Team & Kur Gold, Individual Silver
2011 Equestricons Day of Diva (NED) - Team Silver, Individual Bronze & Kur Gold
  Daylight (NED) - Team Silver
  HB Dreamgirl (DEN) - Team Bronze
2012 Golden Girl (GER) - Team & Kur Gold; Individual Silver
2013 FS Dr Watson (NED) - Team Silver
2014 Desert Rose 13 (GER) - Team Gold
2016 Gambys Hanneken (DEN) - Team Silver, 12th in the Individual
2017 Drink Pink (GER) - Team Gold, 7th in the Individual and 5th in the Kur

 

In 2003, a remarkable 12 of FS Don't Worry's progeny qualified for the German Bundeschampionat Finals - a record at the time and with his first progeny only born in 1999, they were only eligible for the 3 and 4 year old classes!  Since then, his progeny have taken many Bundeschampion & Vice-Bundeshmapion titles including:

 

2003

3-year old Riding Ponies - Mares & Geldings - Champion - HB Dreamgirl (x Chantre B); Reserve - FS Dark Shadow (x Catherston Night Safe)

3-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Champion -  Dinarion (x Parino B)

4-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Reserve Champion - FS Dark Magic (x Catherston Night Safe)

2004

3-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Champion - HB Daylight (x Dancer); Reserve - Dance of Glory W (x Dijon)

3-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Reserve - Baumann's Daylight (x Rosedale Tiberius)

4-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Champion - HB Dreamgirl (x Chantre B)

4-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Champion - Don't Forget (x Brandy)

2005

3-year old Riding Ponies - Mares & Geldings - Champion - HB Golden Girl (x Dancer )

3-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Champion - FS Don't Worry Junior (Cocky Dundee)

4-year old Riding Ponies - Mares & Geldings - Champion - Destination W (x Brillant)

4-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Reserve - Day of Whisper (x Valentino)

5-year old Dressage Ponies - Champion - Don't Thatch W (x Brillant); Reserve - Don't Forget (x Brandy)

2006

4-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Champion - FS Don't Worry Junior (x Cocky Dundee)

5-year old Dressage Ponies - Champion - HB Daylight (x Dancer)

2007

6-year old Dressage Ponies - Champion - Doubtless (x Niklas)

2009

3-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Champion - Desert Rose (x Cocky Dundee)

3-year old Riding Ponies - Stallions - Reserve - Daddy Cool (x Cocky Dundee)

2010

3-year old Riding Pony Mares and Geldings - Champion -  Mac Devinja (x Dornik B)

4-year old Riding Pony Stallions - Champion -  FS Daddy Cool (by Don't Worry x Cocky Dundee)

2011

4-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Reserve - Mac Devinja (x Dornik)

5-year old Dressage Ponies - Reserve - Flic Flac (x Don Pedro)

2012 3-year old Riding Ponies - Mares and Geldings - Champion - Don Henley (x Notre Beau)
2013 5-year old Dressage Ponies - Reserve - Gambys Greta (x Brillant)
2014

3-year old Riding Pony Mares and Geldings - Reserve - FS Daddy's Starlight (x FS Champion de Luxe)

 

Dam:  Valentina is also the dam of 3 other "Hengstbuch I" graded stallions - Derby (who competed as Three B Derby) (by Derby), Don Bijou (by Dijon) and Don Carlos (by Dijon).  She is also the dam of a further 6 competing progeny, of which the most successful (after Dance of Joy) has been Bourbon 16 (by Brillant) who won over €2,700 in Dressage competitions, including winning at A & L levels in Germany and Freixened W (by Folklore) who won over €1,100 in Dressage competitions, including winning at A & L levels in Germany.

Valentina's damsire is the Welsh Section B Black Magic, who descends from the best Welsh Section B foundation lines of multiple Royal Welsh Champion Criban Victor and Chirk Crogan (a winner in hand and under saddle and found in the pedigree of man top-class Welsh ponies.

Valentina is the full sister to the German licensed stallion Valiant Starlight who competed successfully in dressage and jumping as Valiant Star and sired Vivaldi 39 (who initially evented before specialising in dressage) who in turn sired the International Dressage pony stallion, Voyager 2, out of Nirvana (Night-Power x Merafic ox), who was the 2006 double Bundeschampion in Dressage & Eventing then won Dressage Team Gold at the 2013 Pony Euros with the German Team and himself sired the international Eventing ponies Veith 14 (3rd at CCOP1* and 2nd at CCIP 2* in 2017 and Vera S (completed CCOP1* & CCIP2* in 2015).

 

Damsire:

Valentino was a British-bred pony who was originally registered as the British Riding Pony, Oakley Bubbling Bobbety before being exported to Germany where he was renamed and became one of the foundation sires of the German Riding Pony breed.  Of his direct descendents, the most successful in Germany were Drei B Valerian (Pony Euros Team Gold in 1990, Team Gold & Individual Gold 1992), Vital 11, Viktor 14  Valencianer B who all won over €6,000 in the 1980s.   Valentino's sire was Bwlch Valentino whose period of success as a sire lasted longer than any other British Riding Pony stallion.  Valentino was also the damsire of the legendary Dancer, who competed as Broomford Dancer for GB and who was one of the first ponies to represent multiple nations at Pony FEI Level.  Dancer was also a top sire with one of his sons, Golden Dancer, being a multiple Gold medal winning International dressage pony. 

  

Performance

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos

Joy was licensed and honoured as a Premium Stallion by the Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch in 2002, completed his 30 day test in 2004 then was accepted into the Rheinisches Pferdestammbuch Hengstbuch I in 2010. 

 

He was a Bundeschampionat finalist as a 3 year old, when he placed 9th in the  Riding Ponies (Stallions) final, then was 9th again as a 5 year old Dressage Pony and then 7th as a 6 year old.

 

In 2008, ridden by Michelle Frenzen (GER), Joy did his first Pony International competition, the CDIJYP at Bonn-Hardtberg, where they placed 8th in their first test then 3rd in their second.  They also competed at the Bonn-Hardtberg International in 2009, gaining 10th place and they also gained good results in national shows at L and A levels, with many wins and top 3 places.  In 2009, they won Bronze in the Pony class at the Rheinische Championships,

 

In 2010, Joy was bought by Rachel Ablett as a schoolmaster for her then 12 year old daughter Imogen and in 2012 they started competing in British Dressage Elementary and Medium classes achieving many wins and top 3 places with many scores of 70% and over.  They were 6th in the 2013 Keysoe Elementary Restricted Summer Regional Championships then started competing in the Pony FEI tests at the end of that year.  Good results in these classes resulted in Imogen & Joy being selected for their first international, the 2014 Addington CDIP where they qualified for the Kur.

 

With Imogen being 16 in 2014, so out of Pony classes, Joy retired from International competition and has now been accepted as an SPSS ELITE graded stallion in recognition of his international competition record.

  

Offspring/Breeding Advice

In the UK, Joy's first UK born progeny, his yearling son, Dance of Destiny (x Ricardo Go For Gold) was one of just 2 ponies to be awarded a coveted Futurity Elite premium when he gained a mark of 9.0 in the Dressage section at the 2017 BEF Futurity Evaluations and he finished the year as the Top Pony Yearling. 

 

In Germany, Joy has 3 offspring with competition records, Dein Jolly Jocker (2006 x Deviano), Dirty Dancing 32 (2006, x Vagabund) and Joy's Design (2008, x Spanenland's Patrick).  Joy's Design is the most successful, having won over €1,500 including wins at the E, A, A18 and L dressage levels in Germany.

 

Joy has a wonderful temperament and completely lives up to his name in all aspects being easily handled by children.  His conformation is excellent and, when x-rayed for grading purposed as a 17 year old, the vet made special mention of his super clean limbs. With his own proven performance and the proven quality of his progeny both in the UK and abroad, he is an excellent choice for those looking to breed quality, athletic dressage ponies with a great temperament.

Photo by kind permission of Paul Ruffle

Progeny:

 

Dance of Destiny

2017 Futurity Elite and Top Pony Yearling

Dam: Reitland’s Helina (by Ricardo Go For Gold)

Pictured as a yearling

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

 
   
   
   

 

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