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Britains Bird of Paradise

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2006   British Spotted Pony   132cm
Bay based - LP/lp patn1/patn1

Orchid was purchased from Elly Storer in May 2021, who had her since Orchid was a youngster, direct from her breeder, Angie Ward at Britains Stud. Orchid was purchased as Dan required a larger riding pony when Georgie retired.

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Orchid's sire Weatheroak Manor King Solomon is a well known multi-champion show winning British Spotted Pony stallion in hand and under saddle, as well as having sired a number of superb offspring, which have won many championships in good company.

Her dam is the Welsh Section B mare Polaris Fairy Light, who was bred by the late Countess of Dysart at the reknowned Polaris Stud.  She produced some lovely ponies for Angie Ward at the Britains Stud.

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Prior to coming to THS, Orchid has had a very busy life as a child's riding pony, and has also been shown in hand and under saddle.  

Royal Welsh Show 2015 & 2016







Showing 2014 and 2013








Derby County 2011











Royal London Show 2010




Orchid herself also bred a foal while still with Ange Ward -  a filly Britains Romantic Rhapsody (Daisy) - prior to being started under saddle.   Daisy is a capable pony showing a talent for jumping, a further illustration of the rideability of the Britains ponies. 


Britains Romantic Rhapsody (Daisy) 13.3hh by Bureside Noir (Welsh Sec B)

Orchid is in foal to Norgaards Jason for an April 2024 foal - exciting times!

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Progeny to date of  Britains Bird of Paradise:

2009 - Britains Romantic Rhapsody - Daisy - (bay filly) by Bureside Noir



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