|1 - MACHNO CARYWN|
|By Carregcoch Bleddyn out of Machno Ceridwen by Tylan Danny
Welsh section D, Bay, 1m46, born in 1992 in Wales.
Approved in Wales, Switzerland and France. Standing in France.
Principal results: twice individual European Champion at Hagen (Germany) in 2000 and at Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) in 2001, also eleventh at Strömsholm (Sweden) in 1999, fourth at Lanaken (Belgium) in 2002 and winner of five international Grand Prix, these being the CSIP-A at Cinzano (Italy), at Lons-le-Saunier (France) and at Modena (Italy) in 2001, at Cinzano (Italy) and at Courlans (France) in 2003.
|Ph. Coll. Schoch|
2 - LINARO SL
By Lombard out of Kasztanka, part-bred Arab by Wilark Jim Hardie
German Riding Pony (Schleswig-Holstein studbook), liver chestnut, 1m47, born in 1985 in Germany.
Approved in Denmark, Germany, France and Belgium. Died in 2007, but still available in IAC (artificial insemination with frozen semen).
Principal results: twice fifth (joint the first time) in the individuals at the European Championships at Hasselt (Belgium) in 1994 and Barthahus (Denmark) in 1996.
Ph. Guillaume Levesque
3 - DEXTER LEAM PONDI
By Leam Finnigan out of White Granite by Marble
Connemara, grey, 1m50, born in 1991 in France. Approved in France. Standing in France.
Principal results: joint seventh up to 9th place in the inviduals at the European Championships, at Saumur in 2006, and winner of five international Grand Prix, these being the CSIP at Nichelino (Italy) in 2000, the CSIP at Marsens (Switzerland) in 2002 and 2003, the CSIP at Cinzano (Italy) and the CSIOP at Arezzo (Italy) in 2006.
Ph. Coll. Chambaud
4 - ANYDALE RON SL
By Kantje’s Ronaldo SL out of Anydale Suzanne by Mermaids Jeroen
Dutch New Forest, bay, 1m48, born in 1991 in the Netherlands.
Approved in the Netherlands, Germany and France. Standing in France.
Principal results: joint sixth up to 9th place in the individuals at the European Championships at Avenches in 2008.
Ph. Collection SL
5 - GLENN SL
By Gromet, Arab out of Sagress by Sahib
German Riding Pony (Westphalian studbook), grey, 1m48, born in 1980 in Germany.
Approved in Germany and in France. Died in 2005, but still available in IAC (artificial insemination with frozen semen).
Principal results: joint ninth up to 12th place in the individuals at the European Championships at Barthahus (Denmark) in 1996 (European team champion) and winner of two international Grand Prix, these being the CSAP at Wiesbaden (Germany) in 1995 and 1996.
Ph. Coll. privée
6 - ARON N SL
By Aldan out of Bettina by Lombard
German Riding Pony (Schleswig-Holstein studbook), chestnut, 1m48, born in 1990 in Germany.
Approved in Germany, Belgium and France. Standing in France.
Principal results: joint eighth up to 11th place in the individuals at the European Championships at Hartpury (England) in 1997.
Ph. Coll. Melchior
7 - JIMMERDOR DE FLORYS SL
By Nimmerdor, Kwpn out of Nickie II by Islam Sparrow Kim, Connemara
French Riding Pony, grey, 1m43, born in 1997 in France. Approved in France. Standing in France.
Principal results: eleventh in the individuals at the European Championships at Avenches in 2008 and winner of two international Grand Prix, these being the CSIP-A at Bois le Roi in 2005 and the CSIP at La Boissière Ecole in 2007.
Ph. E. Ecary
8 - IDEFIX DU VILLON SL
By Quignon du Parc out of Hilda des Ludes by Urrachree Breeze
Connemara, grey, 1m48, born in 1996 in France. Approved in France. Standing in Sueden.
Principal results: joint fourteenth up to 16th place in the individuals at the European Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro (Italy) in 2005, winner of the CSIP-A 1 Grand Prix at Moorsele and 2nd in the CSIP-A Grand Prix at Auvers in 2005, the CSIOP at Aach in 2006 and the CSIOP at Freudenberg in 2009.
Ph. Collection SL
|9 - THUNDER DU BLIN|
|By King Cup R.C out of Fort Helen by Glenarde
Connemara, grey, 1m45, born in 1985 in France. Approved in France. Standing in France.
Principal results: fourteenth in the individuals at the European Championships at Stockholm (Sweden) in 1992 and winner of an international Grand Prix, that being the CSIP at Diest (Belgium) in 1992.
|10 - CYKLON TEXASS|
|By Nando, German riding pony out of Chanel, Wielkopolski (Polish Trakehener) by Cyma
Polish Pony, black, 1m50, born in 1997. Approved in Poland, in the Netherlands and in France. Stationed in the Netherlands.
Principal results: five participations (qualified for the individuals in 2009) at the European Championships at Jaszkowo (Poland) in 2004, at Pratoni de Vivaro (Italy) in 2005, at Saumur (France) in 2006, at Avenches (Switzerland) in 2008 and at Moorsele (Belgium) in 2009
|Ph. Coll. SL|
|11 - ROCAMBOLE III
|By Kalem, arab out of Dusky Deirdre, Connemara by Errigal Prince
French Riding Pony, grey, 1m48, born in 1983 in France. Approved in France. Standing in France.
Principal results: two participations (the first time, qualified for the individuals) at the European Championships at Stockholm (Sweden) in 1992 and at Hasselt (Belgium) in 1993.
|12 - BOLERO
| By Life and Liberty, Thoroughbred out of Balerina by Farah-Kajus, Arab,
Polish Riding Pony, chesnut, 1.44 m, born in 1998 in Poland. Approved in Poland. Standing in Poland.
Principal results : one participation (qualified for the individual) at the European Championships at Avenches (Switzerland) in 2008.
The Top 12: showcasing the best European pony performance stallions in show jumping
Here, brought up to date, are the renowned rankings for the best international pony performance stallions in Europe in show jumping. Published in the 1997 edition of the ’Hors Séries de l’Elevage de L’Eperon’ then in the specialist press overseas, the Top 12 is improved and enriched: the Top 18 came out at the beginning of 1998 in an information bulletin from the ’Association Française du Poney Européen de Sport’ (The French Association for European Sport Ponies) The Top 18 was then changed into the Top 20, edited to cater for possible changes following the results of the European Championships.
Since 2006, in the light of an increase in the number of stallions reaching the European Championships we decided to make our rankings more objective, by doing away with the part that could be considered purely subjective (the criteria that ponies had been selected by their entering countries) and keeping only the ponies that had qualified for the individual finals. The Top 20 therefore returned to its roots with twelve stallions ranked.
Ranked in this Top 12 are stallions from all breeds, approved by an official European studbook, having qualified and participated in an individual final at a European Championships for ponies in the discipline of show jumping and still in activity at stud – that is to say for whom nomination agreements were available in 2010 and/or who are (or are likely to be) available for stud in 2011. The rankings are based on their placings in the first half of the individual finals at the European Championships, even on the number of times they have qualified for the individuals without being in the first half and finally on the number of times they have participated at the European Championships without being qualified for the individual finals, and incidentally on their merits in international Grand Prix.
Do remember that the individual finals at the European Championships, truly the only competition of the year which brings together all the international elites, is effectively the most difficult and prestigious competition in which a pony can compete. The courses are between 1m35 and 1m40 and are very technical. The performance is therefore exceptional for ponies measuring no more than 1m51 shod and ridden by children who do not have, despite the qualities of some of them, the experience of the great international riders on horses.
This ranking is therefore not an annual one, but is brought up to date each time a new stallion participates at the Championships or where a former stallion improves his performance or is no longer in activity at stud.
Let’s not forget the others…
Several other well known stallions have equally taken part at the European Championships, without managing to qualify for the individual finals. In descending order, they are:
- the Dutch Welsh Riding Pony Kooihùster Teake formerly Teake It Easy SL (by Vita Nova's Hanassie out of Kooihùster Ytsje by Burstye Orpheus);
- the French Connemara Impérial du Blin (by Quetzal du Blin out of Rizine by Knockadreen Holiday Cliff);
- the Dutch Welsh Riding Pony Klooster's Showman II (by Aester El Nino out of Level Brook Magic Moon by Bright Moon, Ps);
- the British New Forest Pony Silverlea Simply Red (by Silverlea Flash Harry out of Brickfield Victoria by Wychwood Tornado);
- the Malopolski (Polish Anglo-arab) Boss (by Bonaparte out of Meta I by Marzacy);
- the French Connemara Galibot d’Enfer (by Fort Doolin out of Son du Bois Julien by Cuchulainn);
- the German Connemara Rasmus SL (by Diamond Rum out of Oxenholm Tenderly by Oxenholm Godot);
- the German Riding Pony Mac Geyver N SL (by Magnum out of Bianka par Aldan);
- the Spanish Arab stallion Caparroso;
- the Polish pony Aleks (by Blibro, Wielkopolski (Polish Trakehener) out of Arka);
- the French Riding Pony Heliot de Blonde SL (by Oscar de La Bosse out of Eclaire de Bonde by Ultra de Rouhet, Anglo-arab);
- the German Riding Pony Nantano (by Nante out of Komtesse by Kristallo);
- the German Riding Pony Nightfever (by Night Star III out of Domina by Domingo);
- and the Spanish Arab stallion Limao.
… nor those previously eligible.
Don't forget the late Naughty van Graaf Janshof (Dutch Connemara), Kilkady Darling (French Connemara), Nabor (German Riding Pony), Banagher Magee (Irish Connemara), Fort Beau (Swiss Riding Pony), Ashfield Bobby Sparrow (Irish Connemara) and Réal des Granges (French Riding Pony) as well as the sterile Shining Starr Aristo (Dutch New Forest), the castrated Rusty (Dutch New Forest) and the retired Panama du Cassou (Arab).