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1990 Section B Grey Stallion


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  2009 Section B Sire of the Year!

A multiple Champion as well as Supreme Champion and Sport Pony Champion, his expressive movement, presence and self-carriage prove why he's a winner both in and out of the show ring! Combined with his great conformation and exceptionally quiet attitude, he's been able to sire top American hunter ponies. For seven consecutive years, Picasso has been listed on the USEF Leading Pony Hunter Sires List due to his offsprings success in the hunter ring in the US, which is a feat that's been achieved by a very few Canadian stallions.

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GlanNant Jackpot - Photo Credit: Must Photo

His most notable offspring, Jumpin' Jack Flash and GlanNant Jackpot, have recently taken the US pony hunter circuit by storm.  GlanNant Jackpot, Grand Champion Gelding, multi Champion Small/Medium Children's Hunter Pony and currently standing 1st in Zone 2 for S/M Children's Hunter Pony as well as standing 1st in Pony Equitation in Zone 2.  Jumpin' Jack Flash started showing successfully in the Green Pony Hunter division, in Wellington, Florida, in 2004 with a Championship in the division his first time out. He was being ridden by the #1 pony rider in the US, Schaefer Raposa, and won the Combined Green Pony Hunter Championship at 2004 HITS Catskills in New York and won his Small Pony Hunter class at 2005 WEF. He also qualified for the 2005 USEF Pony Finals. He was recently sold to Virginia and won a Reserve Championship in the Short Stirrup equitation division at HITS Culpeper and placed successfully at the Washington International Horse Show in 2007. *

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Jumpin' Jack Flash - Photo Credit: Must Photo

Picasso's half-sister, Alvesta Royal Jewel, was 2003 VBHSA Breeding Reserve Champion in Virginia and currently stands 2nd in Green Pony Hunters and half-sister, Alvesta Royal Beauty, finished the 2006 show season as the Wisconsin Reserve Champion Section B Welsh and was the Champion Section B Broodmare at the WPCSA Nationals. His full sister, Alvesta Fantasia was the 2002 Parkland Welsh Pony Show Champion Mare, Grand Champion Mare and Reserve Supreme Champion Pony. She is now pursuing a successful broodmare career and has gone on to produce Supreme Champion, Alvesta Folklore and double Supreme Champion Gelding Alvesta Taliesin. Another half sister (out of Alvesta Mystique) Alvesta Indira is a many many time Champion mare, as well as Champion Sport Pony.  Alvesta Finesse, also a sister to Picasso, is the dam of Northern Cross Neon Lights who finished 3rd in Zone 2 for Sm/Med Green Hunter Pony and was Champion at Devon in the Green Pony Hunter division.

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Picasso's first show after only two weeks under saddle

Picasso was just started under saddle in June of 2007 at the age of seventeen. He proved to be as easy to start under saddle as his babies, and is an uncomplicated ride. Eager to please, a quick learner, wonderful gaits to sit and currently goes in a rubber snaffle. After only two weeks under saddle, he attended his first show and proved his outstanding and patient temperament during pouring rain, a tractor pull taking place right next to the show ring and Fair spectators standing along the sidelines with kids, balloons and various animals! His short 2007 under saddle career finished with an Alberta Welsh Year End Award as Reserve Champion Senior Western Pleasure.

Picasso has sired several successful Sport Pony broodmares, whose offspring are just entering the show ring. Many of his babies have been multiple Grand Champions on the line at the Welsh Pony shows. He has consistently stamped his beautiful babies with lovely hunter movement, outstanding jumping form, superior conformation and his exquisite head. He's also consistently sired babies with courage and a willing attitude which has made them easy to start under saddle and progress to the show ring.

Thank you Tracey Dopko of Daventry Farms, for the pictures and write up on Alvesta Picasso

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Alvesta Picasso's Pedigree:

Llandefalle Bonheddwr *Springbourne Buckle Twyford Profit Soloway Master Bronze
Twyford Primrose
Springbourne Brocade Menai Shooting Star
Coed Coch Berin
Shenandoah Nymph *Farnley Lustre Gretton Blue Boy
*Cui Glitter
Shenandoah Dryad Farnley Gremlin
*Gwarfelin Bouquet
Alvesta Mystique GlanNant Adonis Farnley Sparkler *Farnley Sirius
*Cui Glitter
*GlanNant Sonnet Rhyd-Y-Felin Selwyn
*Coed Coch Prydyddes
Alvesta Virginia Belle Farnley Bellringer *Downland Drummer Boy
Farnley Belladonna
Quorn Stoney Crossing *Betws Rhawnwyn
*Sinton Martini

Picasso's sire can be seen on our Former Mares & Stallions page


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