2001 USEF Leading Pony Hunter Breeding Sire
1987 - 2013

Penrhyn Sporting Chance

1987 Liver Chestnut Sabino Section A Welsh Mountain Pony Stallion 11.1 1/2 HH
Full blaze, snip and lower lip, left fore sock, left & right hind socks
Homozygous agouti   ee/AA


Approved Canadian Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Approved Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America
Approved American Welara Pony Registry



June 2010 at 23 years old


We were honored to stand Sporty at Daventry Equestrian for the last five years of his stallion career. He is tied for the record for siring the all-time Highest Selling American Hunter Pony Classic Auction pony at $75,000 US, a Half Welsh gelding named All Heart. His daughter Flower, aka Stars Go Blue, follows closely behind that record at $67,000 US. His foals have averaged as high as $31,767 US at the sales and he also holds the record for siring the most Top Sellers at the American Hunter Pony Classic Auctions. Sporty has sired multiple USEF Pony Finals Overall Grand Champions, Devon winners, Pony Hunter Futurity winners and both USEF Zone and National Pony Hunter Champions. He was also named the 2001 USEF Pony Hunter Breeding Sire of the Year and has been high on the USEF Leading Pony Hunter Sire List for well over a decade, holding the distinction of the top Canadian Stallion on the list each year.


"All Heart set the record for the highest price ever for a pony in the American Hunter Pony Classic when the gelding sold for $75,000 US at the 2005 American Hunter Pony Classic as Foxlair Fandango. Foxlair Fandango is by Penrhyn Sporting Chance out of Dance On Snow. "


All Heart  Photo Credit: Al Cook Photography


Shortly after the American Hunter Pony Classic Auction, All Heart was sold for $200,000 US. He finished 3rd overall in the Large Green Pony Hunters at the 2006 USEF Pony Hunter Finals and finished 10th Nationally in the USEF Large Green Pony Hunters that same year. He has won top ribbons at Upperville, Biltmore and Middleburg.




Monroe  Photo Credit: Dennis O'Neill Photography


The Sporting Chance daughter, Monroe, has won at all of the major USEF shows across the country, finishing the 2008 season as the USEF Horse of the Year National Grand Champion Green Pony Hunter. She also finished 8th Nationally in the Small Pony Hunters. Monroe attended the USEF Pony Hunter Finals and placed 3rd in the Small Green Pony Hunter Under Saddle and finished 9th overall. This fabulous little pony was the 2008 WEF Circuit Champion for the Small Green Pony Hunters.


Sportys daughter, Flower, selling for $67,000 US at the 2006 American Hunter Pony Classic.  Photo Credit: Kathryn Southard


"A four year old daughter of Penrhyn Sporting Chance was the high selling pony at the 2006 American Hunter Pony Classic at $67,000 US. Flower, a gray small pony, was sold by Leading Consignor Richard Taylor's Venture Stable. She was purchased by Mike Heintschel of Escondido, California. Taylor commented, "This is the best child's pony I have ever brought to the sale."


Poster Boy  Photo Credit: Lili Weik Photography


Poster Boy, by Rosecroft Smart Cookie, originally sold for $28,000 US at the 2004 American Hunter Pony Classic Auction, the 4th Highest Seller that year. He finished 4th overall at the 2005 USEF Pony Hunter Finals in the Medium Greens and 5th Nationally that same year in the USEF Medium Green Pony Hunters. He has been a multiple Pony Hunter Champion at Ocala, WEF, Atlanta, RMI Mid-Florida and finished off the 2009 season 4th Nationally in the Medium Pony Hunters in US.


Sporty has produced ten Virginia Pony Breeder's Association Futurity winners, including Chance of a Lifetime, who was 2001 Devon Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred Pony, and What Luck, Virginia Pony Breeder's Association Futurity Grand Champion. Sporty is also sire of the 2003 ASPR Canadian Foal Champion, Foxen Juicy Bug, aka Sporty Spice, who scored an overall 8.0 and tied with the U.S. Foal Champion that same year. Among Sporty's amazing offspring are Foxlair Poker, Misty Blue Paris, First Hand, and Redwall. Sporty has been consistently on the USEF Leading Pony Hunter Sire List each year. Due to a computer error by the USEF that spanned over four years (2004-2008), over twenty of Sporty's offspring were left off of his USEF Sire totals, resulting in top 30th placings on the list, rather than top 10 placings. We have worked with the USEF to resolve this issue since purchasing him in 2009.


Sporty is also starting to make his mark as an extremely successful pony hunter broodmare sire. His daughter, Even Money, produced the successful young pony Glenhaven Work Of Art, who was named the Best Young Pony at Upperville in 2004 and Grand Champion of the 2004 VPBA Futurity and is now a successful pony hunter. Dress Blues, out of daughter Sporty Spice, sold for $27,000 US at the 2008 American Hunter Pony Classic Auction and was the High Selling 4 year old mare.


Sporting Chance had correct conformation, amazing form over fences and was one of the few Section A Welsh Ponies to put a winning hunter under saddle trot into their foals! He consistently passed the best to his foals - excellent conformation, braveness and incredible athleticism. Sporty was very charismatic and possessed the ability to put a smile on everyone's face. He did not throw a lot of height into his foals, which made him an excellent cross on the larger Thoroughbred, Warmblood and Quarter Horse mares. Daventry Equestrian does have a reserve of Penrhyn Sporting Chance frozen semen stored, but are using it for their own breeding program at this time.



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Sporty's pedigree is packed full of many successful Hunter and Welsh Ponies. Severn Merrymaker LOM, also by Twinkling Super Star of Penrhyn, has sired Champions Severn Stetson, WPCSA Grand Champion Severn Cheers and 2008 WPCSA National Champion Section A Stallion Severn Highlife. Twinkling Super Star of Penrhyn has been a successful Welsh sire over the years, with a total of over 2900 WPCSA Sire points. Sporty's grandsire is the successful import, *Rowfant Peanut. Also in Sporty's pedigree is Farnley Sirius, who has played a very important role in the breeding program of Farnley Farm and is prevalent in many hunter pony pedigrees today.



Twinkling Super Star of Penrhyn


Rowfant Peanut Twyford Nutkin
Rowfant Paradise
Terfyn Fae Twinkling Star Chwinclad Cynneu
Fox Hollow Starsprite
Terfyn Fae Twinkling Star Chwinclad Cynneu Farnley Sirius
Manomet Twinkle Twinkle
Fox Hollow Starsprite Whitehall Moving Star
Windholme Sprightlight

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Penrhyn Sporting Chance
Frozen Semen Available - no LFG


*ALL foals eligible for Welsh registration*


$2000 CAD per breeding dose


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GST to be added on top of listed price for Canadian Mare Owners.


Contact info@daventryequestrian.com for more info. or call (780) 892-7930.




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Penrhyn Sporting Chance Penrhyn Sporting Chance in April 2012 at 25 years of age Penrhyn Sporting Chance in June 2010 at 23 years of age


Penrhyn Sporting Chance in June 2010 at 23 years of age Penrhyn Sporting Chance in June 2010 at 23 years of age Penrhyn Sporting Chance in April 2010 at 23 years of age Penrhyn Sporting Chance in April 2010 at 23 years of age


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+ Penrhyn Sporting Chance Foals

All Heart


All Heart
(registered as Foxlair Fandango)
1999 14.1 1/4 HH Welsh/TB Gelding


Holds the record of the Highest Selling Pony at the American Hunter Pony Classic Auctions at $75,000 US. Sold a few months later for $200,000 US.
2006 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 3rd overall Large Green Pony Hunters
2006 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 4th in the Model out of 70 ponies
2006 USEF finished 10th Nationally in the Large Green Pony Hunters
2006 USEF finished 6th in Zone 4 in the Large Green Pony Hunters
2006 Blowing Rock Show Series Cymraeg Rain Beau Perpetual Trophy Grand Green Pony Hunter Champion


All Heart All Heart All Heart


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Monroe

Monroe
2000 12.1 1/4 HH 3/4 Welsh Mare


2008 USEF Horse of the Year Grand Champion Green Pony Hunters
2008 USEF finished 1st Nationally in the Small Green Pony Hunters
2008 USEF finished 8th Nationally in the Small Pony Hunters
2008 USEF finished 1st in Zone 4 in the Small Green Pony Hunters
2008 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 9th overall Small Green Pony Hunter
2008 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 3rd in the Small Green Pony Hunter Under Saddle
2008 WEF Circuit Champion Small Green Pony Hunter
2008 ESP Spring Circuit Champion Green Pony Hunter
Championships at Kentucky National and Palm Beach


Monroe Monroe Monroe


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Misty Blue Paris


Misty Blue Paris
1998 12.1 3/4 HH Welsh/TB Mare


2009 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 4th overall Small Pony Hunter - 2nd over fences
2009 USEF Pony Hunter Finals VPBA Perpetual Trophy
High Selling 2 year old at the 2000 American Pony Hunter Classic Auction
Championships at Devon and Zone II Hunter Finals Childrens Sm/Med Pony Hunter Champion in 2008
1999 VPBA Futurity 2nd Yearling Fillies
1999 VPBA Year-End Champion Yearling Filly
1998 VPBA Year-End Champion Foal


Misty Blue Paris Misty Blue Paris Misty Blue Paris


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Flower


Flower
(showing as Stars Go Blue)
2002 12.1 1/2 HH 3/4 Welsh Mare


Holds the record of the Highest Selling Pony at the 2006 American Hunter Pony Classic Auction at $67,000 US
Winning successfully in the Green Pony and Short Stirrup Hunters in California with her new little owner



Flower



Poster Boy


Poster Boy
2000 13.1 1/2 HH 3/4 Welsh Gelding


4th Highest Selling Pony at the 2004 American Hunter Pony Classic Auction at $28,000 US
2010 $2,500 North American Pony Hunter Derby Champion, Old Dominion Horse Show
Championships at Ocala, HITS, Jacksonville in 2008
2008 USEF 3rd in Zone 4 for Sm/Med Childrens Hunter Pony
2007 USEF 10th Pony Medal Finals
2006 USEF finished 5th Nationally in the Medium Green Pony Hunters
2005 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 4th overall in the Medium Green Pony Hunters
2005 USEF 2nd in Zone 4 for Medium Green Pony Hunters
2005 CFHJA Year-End Reserve Champion Green Pony Hunter
2003 Devon 2nd Hunter Pony Three Year Old Colts/Geldings
2001 VPBA Year-End Champion Yearling Colts/Geldings
2001 VPBA High Score In Hand Pony


Poster Boy Poster Boy Poster Boy



Chance Of A Lifetime

Chance Of A Lifetime
1998 13.1 1/2 HH Welsh/TB Mare


2006 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 4th overall Medium Green Pony Hunter
2006 USEF finished 4th Nationally in the Medium Green Pony Hunters
2006 USEF finished 2nd in Zone 3 for Medium Green Pony Hunters
HITS Ocala Circuit Champion
2001 Devon Reserve Champion Crossbred Pony Filly
2001 Devon 1st 3 Year Old Crossbred Filly
2001 VPBA Year-End Champion 3 Year Old Fillyon
2000 VPBA Year-End Reserve Champion 2 Year Old Filly
1999 VPBA Futurity 1st Fillies
1999 VPBA Year-End Reserve Champion Yearling Filly


Chance Of A Lifetime Chance Of A Lifetime



Stylista


Stylista
2002 13.1 HH 1/2 Welsh/TB Mare


2009 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 12th overall Medium Green Pony Hunter - 6th over fences
2009 Ocala Medium Green Pony Hunter Circuit Champion
2009 Suncoast Internationale Medium Pony Hunter Reserve Champion


Stylista Stylista Stylista


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Rhonda


Rhonda
2000 13.2 HH Half Welsh Mare


2014 4th Nationally USEF Medium Green Pony Hunters
2014 1st Medium Pony Hunter in Zone 3
2014 1st Medium Green Pony Hunter in Zone 3



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Foxens Good Sport


Foxens Good Sport
2004 14.1 HH 3/4 Welsh Gelding


2012 Champion Training Pony Hunter, Champion Low Pony Hunter and Champion Large Pony Hunter at Thunderbird Show Park Canadian Premier
2012 Champion Pony Hunter at Thunderbird Show Park B.C. Open


Foxens Good Sport



First Hand


First Hand
(registered as Good Luck)
1997 13.1 HH Welsh/TB Gelding


Sold for $21,500 US at the 2000 American Hunter Pony Classic Auction
2014 USPC National Show Jumping Championships Team Gold Medal
2006 USEF finished 15th Nationally in the Medium Pony Hunter
Championships at Ocala, HITS, Lexington, Wellington and Devon
2005 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 7th Medium Green Pony Hunter Over Fences out of 107 entries
2002 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 2nd Medium Green Pony Hunter Under Saddle


First Hand First Hand



Foxlair Poker


Foxlair Poker
1992 14.2 HH Welsh/TB Gelding


2001 AHSA finished 4th Nationally in the Large Pony Hunters
2001 Washington International Horse Show Reserve Champion Large Pony
1997 AHSA Pony Hunter Finals Overall Reserve Grand Champion
1997 AHSA Pony Hunter Finals Champion Large Pony Hunter
1997 AHSA Pony Hunter Finals High Point Champion VPBA


Foxlair Poker



Redwall


Redwall
(registered as Sporting Look)
1991 14.1 1/2 HH Welsh/TB Gelding


1998 AHSA finished 2nd Nationally in the Large Green Pony Hunters
1992 VPBA Futurity 1st Colts/Geldings
1991 VPBA Year-End Foal Champion


Redwall



Sporting Life
Sporting Life
2004 13.2 HH Welsh/TB Mare


Premium ISR/Oldenburg Mare
2013 Stars of the West Sport Pony Finals Reserve Champion Mare
2012 Stars of the West Sport Pony Finals Reserve Champion Mare
High selling 2 year old at the 2006 American Pony Hunter Classic Auction for $20,000 US
Top ribbons at Devon and Upperville as a two year old
Third highest seller and highest selling yearling at the 2005 Select Pony Breeders Production Sale for $9,200 US
2006 USEF finished 4th in Zone 4 for Pony Hunter Breeding 2 Year Old


Sporting Life Sporting Life Sporting Life



Foxlair Infinity


Foxair Infinity
1992 14.1 5/8 HH Welsh/TB Mare


2005 USEF Pony Hunter Finals 7th overall Large Pony Hunter
Top ribbons at Wellington, HITS, Ocala, The Hamptons and Lake Placid



Foxlair Infinity



What Luck


What Luck
2000 13.1 3/4 HH Welsh/QH Mare


Top ribbons at WEF in 2008
Virginia Pony Breeders Association Futurity Grand Champion
2003 Devon 2nd Crossbred Filly 3 Year Old
2002 Devon 2nd Crossbred Filly 2 Year Old
2001 VPBA Year-End Yearling Filly Champion
2001 Devon Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred Pony
2001 Devon Champion Crossbred Filly



What Luck What Luck



Royal Belle


Royal Belle
2002 12.2 HH 3/4 Welsh Mare


2007 USEF 3rd in Zone 1 for Small Green Pony Hunter
HITS on the Hudson Small Green Pony Hunter Champion
Top ribbons at Wellington and Jacksonville



Royal Belle Royal Belle Royal Belle



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Bet Your Life


Bet Your Life
2002 14.2 HH Welsh/TB Gelding


2011 Gulf Coast Children's Hunter Pony Classic winner
2010 Winner over fences at Ocala




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Foxlair Newsbreak


Foxlair Newsbreak
1993 14.1 1/2 HH Half Welsh Gelding


2000 AHSA Horse of the Year Grand Champion Green Pony Hunter
2000 AHSA Champion Large Green Pony Hunter






Foxlair Newsbreak Foxlair Newsbreak



Annie Oakley


Annie Oakley
2000 13.2 HH Welsh/TB Mare


Successful Pony Jumper






Annie Oakley Annie Oakley Annie Oakley



Jane Russell


Jane Russell
1999 Welsh/TB Mare


2001 VPBA Year-End 2nd 2 Year Old Fillies
2000 Devon 2nd Crossbred Yearling Fillies



Sporty Spice


Sporty Spice
2003 13.1 HH Welsh/TB Mare


Successful Pony Jumper
ASPR Canadian Foal Champion 8.0
ASPR Site Overall Champion
ASPR Site Foal Champion
ASPR First Premium Premier


Sporty Spice


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