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Champion Mare Sapphire Blue

Elite and Head Studbook

In 2005, a total of eight new stallions and 9 new mares joined the SPSS studbook.  The mare Sapphire Blue was awarded ELITE status in recognition of her outstanding competition record. 


The 2005 grading took place at:

Heart of England Equestrian Centre (23rd October 2005) by kind permission of the Ballantyne family.


The Judges were:

Celia Clarke and Claire Ballantyne (SPSS)

Geoff Glazzard (BSJA)


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SAPPHIRE BLUE - Head Stud Book Elite 85.9% (top score of the day) Champion mare

PB Connemara; Dark Brown; 147.8 cms
Sire: Shantamar Born: April 1989
Dam: Priceless Gem Damsire: Sooner Peace
Owner: Anne Bosanquet Breeder: Mrs Salvesen


In foal to Mill Law.

Extensive competition record of which these are only some of the highlights!

Successful European Championships Pony Eventer Team Bronze and individual 5th and best Brit in 1996 with owner's daughter. Shortlisted with new rider in 1999; member in 2000 when she was the highest placed Brit again, finishing in 10th place. Then went to Ireland and was a member of the Irish Team at the 2001 Pony Europeans. Was still in consideration for the team this year at age 16!  Also BSJA JC and won BSPS Novice then Open WHP National Finals back to back in 1994/5




SHARRON (BSJA Reg as K.E. Flying Promise) - Head Stud Book 80.4%

WP&CS Section C; Bay; 127.8 cms
Sire: Poundy Brenin Born: 29th April 1994
Dam: Gelligynes Princess Damsire: Trevallion Prince Comet
Owner: Sarah Harris Breeder: A T E Hall


Sharron should have been ridden by owner's daughter, but she sadly fractured her foot earlier this month. She got to JC with previous owner and has won a JO class with current rider as well as doing Pony Club activities, local showing and showjumping.




WURLIGIG - Preliminary Stud Book (due to incomplete pedigree) 80.00%

AES; Chestnut; 14hh
Sire: Sheepcote Wurlitzer Born: 19th April 2003
Dam: Puzzle Damsire: Unknown
Owner: Amanda Blackshaw Breeder: Amanda Blackshaw


Sire is now a SPSS stallion.  Wurligig was placed 3rd in the fillies age 1 to 3 years likely to make a dressage pony class at the 2005 BD Breed Show behind her younger sister and half sister both also sired by Sheepcote Wurlitzer - a very impressive result for him. Wurligig was also placed at the 2004 BD Breed Show.




LOVEDEN SEA SWALLOW - Main Stud Book 78.5%

WP&CS Section B; Grey; 12.3hh
Sire: Gigman Jacana Born: 26th April 1999
Dam: Loveden Sea Witch Damsire: Downland Sea Eagle
Owner: Penny Walster Breeder: M I Lord


In foal to Thursden Vallye Raphael (a son of SPSS stallion Aimbry Chester).  Strong bloodlines of the famous stallions Downland Chevalier, Keston Royal Occasion and Rotherwood State Occasion.  Shown once as 3 year old and qualified for PUK but did not attend due to owner's personal circumstances. Has had 2 previous foals her 2 year old colt was placed 3rd in the colts age 1 to 3 years likely to make a dressage pony class at the 2005 BD Breed Show. Also has a yearling foal by the stallion Thistledown Copper Lustre who licensed as a stallion at the same Grading.




COLDBLOW HONEYSUCKLE - Preliminary Stud Book (due to incomplete pedigree) 

Unknown Breeding Bright Bay; 13.3hh
Sire: Unknown Born: Approx 1996
Dam: Unknown Damsire: Unknown
Owner: Emmanuelle Van Vleet Breeder: Unknown


Unknown breeding but Welsh type. Owned for 4 years with rider Maddy (age 12) has gone from lead rein to success at Elementary affiliated dressage and doing 2'9 2-day events. Did a little JD Showjumping with previous owner. Has also done Showing, Pony Club Tetrathlon, Camp and Mounted Games




AGANZA TITINA - Main Stud Book 70.5%

Welsh Part-Bred; Grey; 137cms
Sire: Llangeitho Twerp Born: 20th May 1995
Dam: Aganza Magic Damsire: Magnus
Owner: Jane Tanner Breeder: Mrs J E Homard


Foal at foot by owner's stallion, Alfred




SASHA - Preliminary Stud Book (due to incomplete breeding) 69.1%

SPSS; Bay; 145cms
Sire: Unknown Born: Approx 1996
Dam: Unknown Damsire: Unknown
Owner: Joan Cubbin Breeder: Unknown


Foal at foot by SPSS Stallion Aimbry Chester




HIGHTIME AMERICAN JAZZ - Preliminary Stud Book 68.6%

Part bred Arab; Bay Brown; 153cms
Sire: Nemorino Born: 21st April 1995
Dam: Roedean Enchanted Rhythm Damsire: Donax
Owner: Fiona Cayzer Breeder: Anita Meinhardt

In foal to Aimbry Chester.  Sire is American TB, Dam Part bred Arab. Overall 31.25% Arab




ALBION ELITE - Preliminary Stud Book 67.8%

SPSS; Bay; 14.1hh
Sire: Derwen Red Marvel Born: 2nd May 2001
Dam: Amazons Charme Damsire: Amazon
Owner: Ann Craig Breeder: Ann Craig


Foal at foot by Treliver Decanter








MATCHO - 83.8% Graded permanent + BSJA Stallion approval - Champion stallion

Registered KNHS; Chestnut; 146cms
Sire: Mentos Born: 17th April 1998
Dam: Prachtige Damsire: Power Boy
Owner: Colin Bailey Breeder: Willi Weyer


A Grade JC showjumper, Matcho has exceptional German bloodlines and is an exciting addition to the stallion list.  His Damsire, Power Boy, is also the sire of the 2004 European Dressage Pony Individual Gold and Team Silver Medallist, Power and Paint.




WAYLAND LOGANBERRY - 82.8% Permanently graded

Registered New Forest Pony; Bay; 147.5cms
Sire: Wayland Cranberry Born: 6th June 1999
Dam: Luckington Vintage Damsire: Vernons Vineyard
Owner: Mary Bryant Breeder: Mary Bryant


2005 has been his first competitive season and he has won and been placed at novice/elementary dressage, showjumping, M&M Working Hunter Pony and Ridden classes (where he has won one championship and 4 reserve championships). Recently 7th out of over 100 horses in a Hunter Trials. Graded this summer by New Forest Pony Breeding Society at 2'9 showjumping and Prelim & Novice dressage.




CHEROKEE CHIEF - 81.8% Graded with 2 years permission

Registered Part bred Arab; Grey; 15.2hh
Sire: Fleetwater Olympus Born: 11th May 1992
Dam: The Lass of Kerriemuir Damsire: Scindian Magic
Owner: Yvonne Skinnner Breeder: Mr & Mrs J A Bavington


Sire, Fleetwater Olympus is a Trakehner, Dam was Anglo Arab, so is 25% Arab. Before being injured competed at Pre-Novice and Novice eventing and won money as a Grade C showjumper. His son Olympus Hale Bop stands at stud as well as competing at Affiliated Elementary dressage.




SOS KANTJE'S UNICOLOR - 79.5% Graded with 2 yrs permission

Registered Nederlands New Forest Pony Studbook;  Palomino; 148cms
Sire: Berkhof's Higgledy Piggledy Born: 22th May 2001
Dam: Kantje's Odessa Damsire: Waterrshof Pretendent
Owner: Georgia Stokes Breeder: FA van de Rakt




FABIAN - 79.2 % Graded with 2 years permission + BSJA Stallion approval

Registered Nederlands New Forest Pony Studbook; Bay; 147cms
Sire: Kantje's Ronaldo Born: 22nd May 2001
Dam: Kantje's Rezie Damsire: Marnehoeve's Everest
Owner: Sharon Baldwin Breeder: DHR J Verhoeven




VOYAGER OF KIPPURE - 78.6% Graded with 2 years permission + BSJA Stallion approval

Registered Irish Sport Horse Studbook; Grey; 147cms
Sire: Coosheen Callowfeenish Cashel Born: 2000
Dam: Rathcoona Dana Damsire: Napoleon
Owner: Michael Igoe Breeder: John C Robinson




SHINGLE HALL SENATOR - 77.2% Graded with 2 years permission + BSJA Stallion approval

Registered AES; Chestnut; 154.5cms
Sire: Carnaval Drum Born: 6th May 1999
Dam: Handley Barns Babe Damsire: Handley Barns Herve
Owner: Karen Phillips Breeder: Karen Phillips


Although lightly competed, is jumping BSJA Grade C, with double clears at British Novice and Discovery. Also won Small Hunter class at National Hunter Show this year. On Weatherby's Non TB register and has a handful of progeny out of a broad selection of mares ranging from traditional cob to TB/ID cross.




THISTLEDOWN COPPER LUSTRE - 75.5% Graded 1 yr permission (to be seen under saddle again 2006)

Registered WP&CS Section B; Chestnut; 12.2hh
Sire: Delvers Tarragon Born: 28th April 2001
Dam: Paddock Northern Lustre Damsire: Paddock Camargue
Owner: Penny Walster Breeder: S Anderson


Has Downland Chevalier & Paddock Camargue bloodlines. Successfully shown in hand up to 3 year old won and highly paced at county level.  Broken to ride this summer, aiming at a dressage career. He has scored over 70% at unaffiliated Novice level.





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