(Colliery Alick x Canadale Black Magic)
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Magic in the 18 inch hunter round at the Cerro Vista show on March 16, 2013.
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Magic is a 2005 whole black, section A, Dales Pony gelding, standing 14.1 and 1/2 hh. He is by our multi-supreme champion stallion Colliery Alick and out of our two-time Supreme Champion mare (one championship in Canada as a youngster and the second in California at 17!) Canadale Black Magic.
We purchased Magic along with his dam from Murray and Peggy Lovell in Alberta, Canada. Magic was essentially untrained when he came to us on April 22, 2011. We spent the first two months letting him get adjusted to his new surroundings and putting some extra weight on him. Since then he has been in riding training with Adrienne Grasso and doing exceptionally well. Magic is walk/trot/canter in the arena and we will start him over fences in mid-February 2012.
We took Magic to the Pacific Coast Classic M&M Show at Brookside Equestrian Center in September 2011. Although he barely had 30 days under saddle, he earned a second place in the M&M Novice Ridden class. Magic is a little shy. To build his confidence, we also showed him at two hunter/jumper schooling shows and he improved with each event. In October 2011, Magic represented the Dales Pony breed at the Celtic Festival in Grass Valley. He was a BIG hit!
With his lovely Dales trot, Magic could do well in dressage, English Pleasure, and Ridden M&M. We hope he will take after his sire in the jumper arena. Though he is green, his gentle disposition would allow him to do well with a confident beginner rider with a good trainer. We are asking $9,500. Price is negotiable to a show home. A good home is a must for this sweet, gentle, and beautiful Dales Pony!
Still sporting his long winter coat, Magic got a bath on February 5, 2012 and cavorted in the 60 degree afternoon for the photos below. Magic has filled out nicely and continues to gain weight!