Castle Hill Dainty
Mare, born 2002, black, no markings, 13.3HH
Sire: Heltondale Bellman V
Dam: Heltondale Princess III (S. Heltondale Rover IV)
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Dainty joined Dream Hayven during the Christmas of 2016, a purchase from the well-regarded Laurel Highland Fell Pony Farm in PA. She is an imported mare with a superb record as a broodmare, with 11 Laurel Highland foals to her credit thus far. She foaled us a lovely filly in 2017 (DreamHayven Sprinkle), and a stunning filly in 2018 (DreamHayven Aphrodite). She is bred back successfully for a 2020 foal as well.
This mare is as traditional as they come, with a substantial build, loads of bone and massive feather. Her sire, Heltondale Bellman V, was a Supreme Champion at the FPS Stallion Show in England, & Dainty is one of only 9 surviving mares ever foaled by him. In addition, Dainty is a sibling to two highly successful ponies. She's a maternal sister to Castle Hill Raven, a prolific ridden pony who has gone to the very top, representing the Fell Pony breed at competitions across the UK, including prestigious HOYS (Horse of the Year Show) and Olympia appearances. And, she's a paternal sister to Guards Jester, just as well known for his successes in the show ring, and his progeny as a licensed stallion.
She is easy to do in every way, from basic handling to finding her place in the broodmare herd. Our hope is to retain a few lovely foals out of this fine mare, as she makes her way towards retirement here in Tennessee!