Elegant and Athletic
2004 14.2hh Buckskin 3/4 Connemara x
1/4 Thoroughbred mare
Sire: Balmullo's Gallagher
Dam: Blue Ridge Ever After
Owned by Sally Rosen, North Salem NY
"Sam" is one of the sweetest ponies around. She has been shown on the line successfully winning at both USEF "A" shows in hunter breeding and APCS breed shows in the halfbred division. At the ACPS Region VII show as a yearling, not only did she win her filly class but she went on to be pinned Reserve Grand Champion halfbred. She has correct conformation, lovely movement and takes everything in stride as if she has done it all before. Her mindset is second to none and she was as easy as her parents to start under saddle. Sam has successfully started her career in eventing and dressage with owner Sally - look for them to continue to excel in show arenas!
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Newborn Sam checking out her milk source.
Sam at three months of age in a grass filled pasture.
Sam at six months of age as a weanling filly.
Sam trying out her Thorooughbred galloping skills.
Playing in the paddock on a chilly autumn day.
Sam (yearling) winning a USEF Hunter Breeding class.
Showing off her pretty conformation as a yearling.
Reserve Grand Champion Halfbred at Region VII.
A pretty buttermilk buckskin with black mane.
Sam modeling for the camera at 2 1/2 years of age.
Practicing her conformation hunter pose.
Enjoying a pile of hay in a snow covered pasture.
Sam at almost three years of age.
Posing for the camera at almost three years of age.
Sam starting her training at three years of age.
Sam was a model student to start - and very easy.
Ground driving in the round pen prior to backing.
Officially under saddle and happy to start work.
Warming up in the arena on a summer day.
Already tracking up and just started under saddle.
Sam has a great work ethic like both of her parents.
Balanced and light under saddle from the very start.
Sam and Sally competing in Saugerties, NY.
Sam showing off a great extended trot.
Sam enjoys working and going to shows.
Collected trot on the short side of the dressage court.
Easy to sit, Sam has a wonderful rocking chair canter.
Canter circles are easy for Sam to perform.
Trotting down the center line to finish their test.
All smiles - enjoying a good end to the dressage test.