Bay roan Dales mare Breanna de Kingmaker
Breanna was born just after 1am on the 6th April 2011. She was Manorian Moonstone's fourth foal, and the biggest Kingmaker foal at birth to date. We chose the Celtic name Breanna, which means strong and honourable, to reflect her size and high status, being the daughter of the Kingmaker herd leader.
Breanna is a well-grown, confident young mare with extravagant paces. She is very energetic and can be spirited at times, but always behaves nicely for the vet and farrier, is people-orientated and easy to do. She is currently unbroken, but seems intelligent and quick to learn, and we believe she would make a very impressive pony under saddle.
Breanna has inherited the rare BAY ROAN colouration of her sire Coverdales Carnival King, together with his height and presence. There are currently only 13 female bay roan Dales ponies in the world, making bay roan the rarest colour in the Dales breed.
Breanna's dam Gem (Manorian Moonstone) is a classy mare who achieved extensive inhand show success with her breeders Norma & Ian Thompson from County Durham. She was the Dales Pony Society Points Champion (most inhand wins) in 2003, and Reserve Champion in 2002. Gem's full-sister Manorian Mischief is an Olympia qualifier.
Breanna gave birth to her first foal Fission de Kingmaker (black with a white star) on 23rd May 2015. Fission was SOLD to a new home in the UK after weaning in December 2015.
Breanna's second foal Galician de Kingmaker - named after the Iberian Pacers who are thought to be ancient ancestors of the modern Dales Pony - was born in June 2016. Galician inherited the rare bay roan coat colour of his dam. He was sold after weaning in February 2017 to the same home in the UK as his elder brother Fission. Both colts have inherited the high-stepping trot and good length of stride of their dam.
Breanna is in-foal to our young, black stallion Emperor de Kingmaker. Her foal is due in March 2020.