Our Mares

The stallion's genes are only half the equation. In order to produce the best foals, you have to start with exceptional brood mares. Our two Dales Pony mares are both registered Section A and bring outstanding bloodlines, conformation, and temperaments to our breeding program. Our Welsh Cob mare Clanfair Chanel has beauty, brains, and talent to spare!

Red Prairie Rose

Rose was foaled in May 1998 at Blooming Dales Pony Farm in Oregon and has produced two outstanding foals, both by Colliery Alick, thus far in her breeding career. She stands about 13.3hh and is all black except for a small star. While she is beautiful to look at, her best quality is her friendly and inquisitive personality, which she passes on to her foals. We gave Rose a break from breeding in 2005 to train her to ride and jump. She was bred back to Alick in the spring of 2006 for a 2007 foal. See more information on Rose.

Red Prairie Rose

Bickerdike by Design ("Dessie")

Dessie was bred in Canada at the Bickerdike Dales Pony Farm in Edmonton, Alberta. She was foaled in 2002 and has the lovely Dales temperament the breed is known for. Dessie's dark coat is slowly turning grey, which, though less common than black, is completely acceptable in the Dales Pony Society. Dessie has nice conformation with lots and lots of mane, tail and feather. Being a three-year old she still has some growing and refining to do, but we expect her to mature into a beautiful, 14.1hh mare. She is currently in training with Roger Cleverly after winning second place in the ridden class at the Welsh Pony and Cob Association of California's first Mountain and Moorland show! Dessie was first bred this year. See more information on Dessie.

Dessie in  ridden class

Clanfair Chanel

Chanel is our beautiful Welsh Cob mare by the imported stallion *Okeden Welsh Flyer. Chanel was bred at Family Partners Welsh Ponies in Oregon. Everyone who has met this lovely mare cannot say enough about her! Her pedigree is outstanding, and her athletic talent is indisputable. Foaled in 2000, Chanel has produced a very nice Welsh Cob filly, Clanfair Mary Kay in 2004. She is currently in being trained to drive by Roger Cleverly. We will be showing Chanel at both the Welsh breed shows and at three-day events in California. See more information on Chanel. She was bred to Alick in July 2005 for a 2006 foal via artificial insemination using frozen semen. She got pregnant on the first try and gave birth to a wonderful colt!

Photos courtesy of Family Partners Welsh Ponies

Chanel front