Thornberry Stud

Welsh Ponies Section B



Sire: Mollegaards Spartacus

Dam: Horsegate Carol

A true Welsh Pony with an outstanding temperament.


We were delighted to be able to purchase Spark at the Polaris Dispersal Sale in September 2004. He is a true Welsh Pony with an outstanding temperament and is the sire of top priced progeny including Polaris Coral (2003 Polaris Reduction Sale) & Polaris Euros & Polaris Nasturtium (Dispersal Sale 2004). He is beautifuly bred being by the Royal Welsh Champion and Horse of the Year finalist Mollegaards Spartacus and out of Horsegate Carol (Treharne Christopher x Lydstep Blondie) .

Not at public stud



In memory of a pony to whom we owe so much

1985 - 2003


Liver Chestnut  12.2hh 


Rotherwood State Occasion

 out of 

Cwmwyre Samantha 


Gamekeeper was a top class stallion with true Welsh characteristics, outstanding movement and a superb temperament. He had an outstanding career in the Show ring standing Supreme Champion on many occasions including: Shropshire & West Midlands, Bath & West, Ponies (UK), Royal of England, Three Counties, Reserve Male Champion Royal Welsh (twice) and Supreme Champion Mountain & Moorland Stallion at the National Pony Show.

Gamekeeper's dam Cwmwyre Samantha was herself Champion at the Royal Welsh in 1987 and also dam of Thornberry Demelza - Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh in 1989, Thornberry Royal Gem - Female Champion at the Royal Welsh in 1993 and Supreme Champion Northleach on two occasions, Thornberry Royal Diplomat - Horse of the Year Show in hand qualifier.

Progeny by Gamekeeper are winning both in hand and under saddle at County level and include Royal International and Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers. They are all stamped with his superb temperament and his outstanding quality.

They include:

'Gryngallt Playsome' (Section B Gelding) who had a fantastic season under saddle in 2002 rounding off the year by becoming Champion Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Pony of the Year at the Horse of the Year Show 

'Devon Raindance' (Welsh Part Bred Gelding) who has many wins and Championships to his name including Herts County, Newark County Show, Royal Windsor, Royal Welsh, Bucks County, Ponies UK etc. 

In 2004 Raindance stood 2nd in the First Ridden class at the Horse of the Year Show and in 2005 he went one better and won the First Ridden class. 

Visitors are always very welcome but please phone first.

Contact - Miss F. Leadbitter,

Bwlch Gwyn Farm, Ystradowen, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan. CF71 7SX. U.K.

Tel: (+44) 01446 773765 or 01446 773342


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