Mt. Dragon Pony AcresFounded in 1985, Mt. Dragon Pony Acres has grown to one of the largest breeding operations of quality Welsh in the United States today.
Mt Dragon Pony Acres exists because of two wonderful people, my parents Ceciel and Paul Evans. My Mother put me in front of her on a pillow for my first ride when I was nine months old. I have been riding ever since.
From my Dad I learned the fundamentals of handling horses and training. One of his favorite sayings was "You just have to have more time than the horse."
Although my parents have both been gone for several years, Mt Dragon Pony acres is located on the family farm which I grew up on. It represents the fulfillment of a life long love of horses in general and Welsh Ponies in particular. We have the good fortune of live in a beautiful isolated area in Oregon, complete with plentiful pasture, trees, rivers, and wild life. We are surrounded on three sides by the National forest with miles of trails and open country to ride in.
The magic of the Welsh had long captured my imagination. We became serious about breeding Welsh in 1986. In 1990 I had the good fortune to have the opportunity to purchase Bristol Victorio from Cherry Wilson of the well-known and respected Bristol Pony Farm. The Bristol Ponies have long been sought after for their bold movement, substance, and beauty. Cherry's program consistently used the old wonderful bloodlines in proven crosses. Victorio was the last son of the incomparable Lithgow Wishnik and by the National Champion stallion RosMel Cotillion.
In Cherry's words, "Victorio is simply the best."
Victorio's foals prove that she was so right.
We have followed the Bristol success formula with embellishments of our own. Along the Bristol lines we own Bristol Jade, Caer Wydr Grenadine, Glynmagic Last Illusion, RosMel Rachelea, RosMel Black Velvet, RosMel Magic In Motion, and Clanfair The Monarch.
We have retained the best of the Victorio daughters to build our future program on. They include:
Evans Paradise City
Evans Atlantis Morriset
Evans Bram Stoker
Evans Cypress Hill
Our purchase of the incredible Lithgow Houdini son, Glynmagic Last Illusion in the spring of 2001 was another step in consolidating the type of Welsh Section B we plan to produce. A son of the legendary Lithgow Houdini, Illusion brings the bone, type and beauty of the OLD Welsh. He has huge eyes, tiny ears and the soul of an angel. He was bred to a select number of our best mares for 2002.
In 2001 we were privileged to contract with Family Partners Welsh to purchase another intensely Bristol bred colt, Clanfair The Monarch. Monarch has it all, coupled with a trot which is simply breathtaking. *Llanarth Cavalcade, purchased in 2000, brings to our program the beauty and movement the Llanarth stud has long been known for producing. Cavalcade is sired by Twyford Signal and is out of Carolina's Painted Lady. He is bred to the following mares for 2002:
Blattner's Lil Sara, Sup. Ch. producer
Sheyenne Easter Skip
Evans Paradise City (Bristol Victorio x Bristol Jade)
Bristol Jade (Lithgow Houdini x Bristol Little Egypt)
Lane's Cherry Jubilee
RosMel Rachelea (Glannant Tango x Bristol Glorious Rachel)
Evans Pinkk Floyd (Bristol Victorio x Lane's Cherry Jubilee) owned by Family Partners
Morton's The Celebrity comes to us with several show ring successes already to his credit. Sired by *Stockham Commander and out of the wonderful *Cennen Sonatina, Celebrity has an exotic head and all the beauty and chrisma you could dream of.
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Section A Welsh Mountain Pony StallionsLianna Samsom - (Lianna DM Zepher [by *Twyford Dollar Money] x Lianna's Hy-Sparkles [by *Baledon Hy-Jinx]) This classic 2 year old Welsh Mountain Pony stallion combines some wonderful old bloodlines to make the perfect package. He is substantial and typey. We have bred him to his first mares for foals in 2003.
*Friars Harry Potter - We are pleased to introduce our newly imported Section A Welsh Mountain Pony colt, *Friars Harry Potter. Many thanks to the Friars Stud, Wales, for allowing us to purchase this classic individual.
HP is an old fashioned Section A, with type and incredible substance. He brings to America the best of the UK bloodlines and we expect great things from this colt with our mares. His first mares will be covered in 2003.
Section B Welsh Pony StallionsBristol Victorio - Bristol Victorio is the cornerstone of our Section B breeding program here at Mt. Dragon Welsh. He is a big Section B standing approximately 13.3hh and carrying a tremendous amount of substance and bone. He is a huge mover and presents himself as bigger than life. His sire is Ch. RosMel Cotillion, an own son of GlanNant Tango. Victorio is the last foal of the wonderful mare Lithgow Wishnik, who Cherry Wilson of the well known Bristol Pony Farm has based her breeding program on.
Victorio has stood Res. Natl. Ch. at halter and has become a noted producer of exceptional foals in his young career as herd stallion. His foals inherit their father's extreme Welsh type and way of going and are wonderfully kind. You can see some of his offspring in our Section B Photo Gallery.
2002 Stud Fee: $1000 purebred Welsh/$800 non-Welsh
Glynmagic Last Illusion - Our purchase of the incredible Lithgow Houdini son, Glynmagic Last Illusion in the spring of 2001 was another step in consolidating the type of Welsh Section B we plan to produce. A son of the legendary Lithgow Houdini, Illusion brings the bone, type and beauty of the OLD Welsh. He has huge eyes, tiny ears and the soul of an angel. He was bred to a select number of our best mares for 2002. Click here to see photos of Illusion.
*Llanarth Cavalcade - Our purchase of this wonderful imported stallion brings to our program the beauty and movement the world renowned Llanarth stud has long been known for producing. Cavalcade is sired by Twyford Signal and is out of Carolina's Painted Lady. He is bred to the following mares for 2002:
Clanfair the Monarch - We are very excited to add Monarch as an addition to our Section B program. He is by Bristol Houdini and out of Bristol Safire. He has a superb combination of old bloodlines that should be an ideal cross on many of our Victorio daughters and granddaughters. A big, handsome colt, with an incredible trot. He moves like a dream. Size, wonderful conformation, sweet disposition, immpeccable pedigree....
Morton's the Celebrity - This beautiful colt comes to us with several show ring successes already to his credit. Sired by *Stockham Commander and out of the wonderful *Cennen Sonatina, Celebrity has an exotic head and all the beauty and chrisma you could dream of.
Section C Welsh Pony of Cob Type StallionLascaux Rothko - We are proud to introduce our exciting Section C Welsh Pony of Cob Type stallion, Lascaux Rothko (*Menai Portrait x Glendower Liberty). Standing a substantial 13.1hh, Rothko's pedigree contains such Cob greats as Menai Fury and Synod William. His first crop of foals was born in 2001. We were very pleased. You will see some of them pictured in our Section C Photo Gallery.
Section D Welsh Cob StallionsMHS Megabucks - The imported multi supreme and National Champion, *Minyffordd Megastar, sire of Megabucks. Mt Dragon Pony Acres is proud to introduce MHS Megabucks (*Minyffordd Megastar x *Geler Megan). We looked at a number of young colts before making the decision to purchase this exciting your colt. Megabucks has a beautiful head with a huge kind eye. He has tremendous bone and truly huge action. Megabucks will be used in our Cob breeding program and will cover his first mares in 2002.
North Forks Lord Daniel - Mt. Dragon Welsh takes great pride in introducing North Forks Lord Daniel (*Canterbrook Llwynog Du x *Llanarth Nansi). A true black, Daniel is a lovely young stallion with huge kind eyes, a wonderful length of neck, tons of bone, and that "Cob" look.
Cobiau Cymraeg Ciffig Welsh Cobs Section C and D