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Jonkers' Metyo

Colour:

Bay

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

Breeding:

 

NWPCS Sec K

Sire:  Highmead Duty Free

Dam: Janet

Damsire: Tetworth Crimson Lake

Height: 148 cms
Born: 2000
Graded: SPSS & NWPCS
Stud Fee: £350 NFFR (same mare following season)
Semen: AI Fresh, Chilled & Frozen (EU wide)
Breeder: M Elzinga, Nederlands
Owner: Jo Sholl-Evans, Fairlight Stud
Location: Nr Clapton in Gordano, North Somerset

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

Jonkers' Metyo is a Dutch part-bred welsh pony whose bloodlines go back through several generations of outstanding riding ponies and who was bred in Holland by M Elzinga. 

 

Metyo was graded by the NWPCS in 2003 gaining high scores for his canter, character, behaviour in the stable and his capability as a sport pony. 

 

In 2005, Jonkers' Metyo was placed 3rd in the 5 year old Snuggy Hoods British Dressage Pony Championship scoring 70%.  Since moving to Somerset, he has been hunting, competed at British Eventing and show jumping.

 

For further information, see below, www.fairlightstud.co.uk or contact: Jo Sholl-Evans - Mobile 07889 203903  or  

 

 

 

Origins

Pedigree:

Highmead Duty Free

(NWPCS Sec K)

Small-land Mambrino

(WPBR)

Downland Mohawk

(Welsh Sec B)

Downland Romance

Downland Water Gypsy

 

Gazelle III

(TB)

Blarney Stone xx

Peggy O'Neill xx

 

Oakley Be Free

(BRP)

Oakley Bubbling Spring

Bwlch Valentino

Bubbles

 

Set Free of Oakley

(BRP)

Bwlch Zephry

Lady Janet

 

Janet

(NWPCS Sec K)

Tetworth Crimson Lake

(Welsh Sec B)

Lechlade Scarlet Pimpernel

(Welsh Sec B)

Solway Master Bronze

Lechlade Arum

 

Tetworth Swanlake

(Welsh Sec B)

Lydstep Barn Dance

Tetowrth Czarina

 

Carlijn

(NWPCS Sec K)

Purpur

(OX)

Pomeranets

Planeta

 

Talsarn Misty

(Welsh Sec A)

Vaynor Blue Boy

Talsarn Misty Morn

Metyo’s bloodlines go back through several generations of outstanding riding ponies, who were selected for conformation, performance and temperament. Many people who use him today were riding his ancestors as children, which provides a sense of confidence about breeding from a healthy and reliable gene pool.

 

Sire: Highmead Duty Free, an approved part-bred Welsh stallion in the Netherlands, has high quality riding pony ancestry combining the top-class pony sire Small-Land Mambrino with the that of the Oakley “Bubbling” line as well as the influential Bwlch Zephyr. Many of Metyo’s relatives are known for being successful competition ponies & horses; Downland Chancellor by Small-Land Mambrino was a 2* eventer & Grade B showjumper. Gazelle III was a TB mare and her influence is apparent both in Metyo & his offspring. They have a good length of limb & turn of speed, which was very apparent when he was hunting as he was able to keep up with a field of horses all day.

 

Dam: Janet (part-bred Welsh & graded ‘Keur Preferent’). Her damsire, Purpur was a Russian Arab and her granddam was a WPCS Sec A.

 

Damsire: Tetworth Crimson Lake (Welsh Sec B) one of the most influential Welsh ponies in both Dutch & German sports pony breeding.

Photo by kind permission of horseandcountryphotography.co.uk

 

Performance

Metyo was bred and graded in Holland before coming to the UK as a 3 year old. He competed successfully in dressage with his first junior jockey and was 3rd in the Snuggy Hoods National Dressage Pony Championships as a 5 year old, scoring 70%.

 

He moved to his current home as a 6 year old and has since been hunting with the West Somerset Vale Hunt and show jumping in junior classes.

 

Since being in Somerset, he has been competed by a variety of small riders.  With Chad Rowson he gained points at British Dressage Novice level and competed at the 2009 Burrows Court Farm Area Festival.  With Linzi Hardingham, he competed at British Eventing, placing 2nd in a BE80 class.  His current jockey took the ride when she was 13 and says she loves being on him as he is so honest and loves to work.

 

Metyo is pictured below at the 2013 BBSH Stallion Event where he paraded in front of an audience of around 600 breeders.

      

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Offspring/Breeding Advice

Metyo is a popular choice for both horse and pony mares and his foals are particularly correct in both conformation & temperament.  His oldest progeny, born in Holland, are now competing in dressage and jumping.

 

All his foals scored Higher First premiums at the BEF Futurities in 2010/2011 and Fairlight Mondavi qualified for the eventing finals at Osberton and was the only pony in his age group.

 

Fairlight Moondance was Champion Pony at the SPSS Youngstock Show in 2011 and Reserve Supreme to Woodlander Wales in the overall championship.

 

An international event rider used Metyo on her ISH mare to reproduce the bloodlines of her best 3 day horse and they produced a fabulous filly.

Progeny:

 

Fairlight Mondavi

Chestnut colt. Dam: Langara Saffron (Welsh/Arab/TB). Born 01 July 2008

Fairlight Margaux

Bay filly.  Dam: Deirdre's Pet (Connemara). Born 18 August 2008

 

Fairlight Moondance 

Chestnut Colt. Dam: Langara Saffron (by Cheyenne). Born: 2011

1st placed Pony Foal, Champion Pony and

Reserve Supreme Champion 2011 SPSS In-Hand Show

Photo by kind permission of Hannah Owen

 

 

The Sports Pony Studbook Society

Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066 or 

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