Dalewin Victor in December 2019 - his last day as a yearling

 

 

Riddler happy and settled in his new home.
Riddler, May 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Stallion

Dalewin Victor (2018)

Dam: Lockholme Darkie III Sire: Lunesdale Black Ice II

During the summer of 2019 my old boy, Linnel Riddler, injured himself covering a mare and had to be put to sleep. He had covered three mares for me earlier in the season so his last Rackwood foals will arrive during May & June 2020.

After telling everyone that I was too old to start with another young colt and that I was going to stop breeding Fell ponies, I find myself having to eat my words. Most of my mares are too young to stop breeding so the next chapter begins with a youngster that I fancied when looking for a yearling colt for breeding purposes for a friend in Germany. When I sent photographs I discovered that he was not the type that my German friend was looking for but I liked him and after letting him run out with one of my ponies throughout the summer of 2019, I decided that I would licence him and use him in 2020.

Victor is all black and currently stands at 13.0hh but should mature around 13.2hh. He has good quality flat bone, straight hair and excellent movement. He has recently been licensed by the FPS and has tested CLEAR for FIS (foal immunodeficiency syndrome). His sire needs no introduction as he has been FPS Stallion Show Champion on three occasions in 2016, 2018 and 2019. His dam has an unfamiliar prefix but is by Murthwaite Windrush who was FPS Stallion Show Champion in 2013 before beginning a ridden career which saw him qualify for HOYS six times on both the flat and as a worker.

Victor has a kind nature and we have bonded well so I plan to cover three mares with him in 2020 and will wait patiently to see what he produces.

Black 2 year old Fell pony colt, Dalewin Victor, in the field
Victor, May 2020