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Helicon Welsh and Crossbreds
 

2005
  

We are very pleased to present these portraits of our homebred stallions HELICON EPILOGUE at 3 and HELICON CORSAIR at 9. Our dear dear friend in Illinois, Vicki Ochsner Crone, is the artist. She may be reached at vjc81@yahoo.com. Decades ago Vicki painted a magnificent portrait of our Morgan stallion, Cajun Pepper, and a sweet picture of our first Welsh mare, Brookside Sparkle, who was a family treasure from 1957 to 1984.
 

We will be standing these boys as well as a few select mares to the venerable GLANNANT COUNTRY ROADS. We were in Alachua, Florida (still battling against the Wal-Mart projects) until mid-2005 and then in Rockton, Illinois.
 

In January we welcomed our intern from Salem Academy in NC, Miss J.J. Wyatt, and her mom of Greenville, SC. We had such an exciting time! Those ponies and cobs who were "out standing in their field" were ridden and driven a whole bunch!
 
We welcomed two special foals during these three weeks as well - the first from GlanNant Country Roads and Rollingwoods Gin-N-Tonic. Our order was in for a filly this time after two full brothers. Toni's firstborn, Helicon Take Notice, had a fabulous year as Reserve Champion in Smalls at the Pony Hunter Finals and USEF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion! Her sire, GlanNant Epic, was again in the top 2% of USEF LEADING PONY HUNTER SIRES and we were also top 2% in the new USEF LEADING PONY HUNTER BREEDERS!
 
The second foal will be from Country and our dun purebred Epic daughter, Patchwork Dragon Charmer. This will be a 3/4 sibling in blood to the beautiful Patchwork Strawberry!
 
Country Roads surely did us proud with fourth in USEF LEADING PONY HUNTER BREEDING SIRES and his offspring, Helicon Country Grace and Helicon Easy Street, also put us in third place in USEF LEADING PONY HUNTER BREEDING BREEDERS (what a mouthful!) with their excellent Zone 4 and Zone 2 tricolors!
 
Our other eagerly awaited foal in April is a repeat of Helicon Platinum Blonde by *Smoke Tree Silver Dragon out of Helicon All Smiles aka "Amber" who is also an Epic daughter. Need we say more! Amber has also done us proud with H Miles of Smiles who will be making his hunter debut this season, the Zone 2 Res Champion in Pony Breeding Yearlings H Easy Street, and his brother, H Bond Street who is for sale.
 
WE HOPE Y'ALL HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO! George and Thalia
 

SUMMER OF 2004
 

With my anti-WalMart deposition out of the way (we don't want a 1.25M sq. ft. distribution center across our fencelline!) George and I were in Rockton, IL this summer  trying to organize two grand old houses (1870 & 1923) with 41 years of accumulation preparatory to selling.  We had 7 ponies (Corsair, 3 mares, & 3 youngsters) and the 2 cob mares with us.

Five ponies stayed at our Florida home including a tall elegant BLACK Corsair filly - full sister to the American Sport Pony Site Champion, Helicon Cordelia.  Of course, this one was foaled the night we'd left Florida on May 21st.  She is for sale to a show home.

   
Epilogue at Mike Wiley's
He is a posthumous son of
GlanNant Epic
(#5 in leading
pony hunter sires again)
Helicon Epilogue
was double Grand Champion
Half-Welsh at Canterbury
on May 1st.
Epilogue made his saddle debut with Christina Wiley
 
Corsair is available to ship semen here in IL and at 3 1/2 Epilogue is starting his career at stud - live cover under the management of Mike Wiley in Trenton, FL.  Epilogue's mature height is 13.1 1/2.

 

 

 
Early Morning Romp in Florida
Epilogue's big brother,
Helicon Special Notice,
aka "Hot Rod"
A Study In Contrasts
H. Special Notice
(full brother to H. Take Notice. Pony Finals CH)
&
*Fronarth Lady Anne
(past Natl. Ch Welsh Cob Filly &
half of George's driving pair)
 
Epilogue's big brother, Helicon Special Notice, is in training in Colorado.  "Hot Rod" is 14.1 1/2 hands of athletic beauty - looks like a larger version of Take Notice, his full sister.

 

 

What a Trio!
Devin Seek (4 yrs old),
Silver Steps (17), &
Christina Schlusemeyer (39)
Win the "Little" Leadline
at Devon!
 
Here is another Epic daughter, Silver Steps (Helicon Garden Party), with our tiny friend, Devin Seek of Ocala, FL.  We are tickled to see Christina back with "Missy" as she launched this grand campaigners career with Susie Fried back in 1993 - for the first of 4 Horse of the Year titles.

 

 

Kim Seek's
Helicon Country Grace,
Best Young Pony
at RMI in Ocala, FL
at age 2
Helicon Country Grace
(GlanNant Country Roads x
Cat Creek Rose of Grace),
granddaughter of
*Cusop Sparklet &
GlanNant Epic
   
One of  Devin's own ponies, Helicon Country Grace,
was Best Young Pony at RMI in Ocala in June.
The Colavitas' Helicon Easy Street has been Best Young Pony in NJ.
With Helicon Classic Country (on left below) he put
GlanNant Country Roads third in a big Get of Sire class at Devon.
 

 

 

  Flower Child -
Helicon Penny Lane,
yearling in Illinois
 
     
Daughter Anne in Illinois had been saying that our yearling filly was "REALLY cute" and we too are delighted with H. Penny Lane, a Sec B Welsh by Country out of our grand old producer, H. Tiddlywinks, now 21.  We're in love with her look-at-me attitude, lovely conformation and movement - and know a new owner will be too.  It's been fun watching this yearling & her 2 year old sister, H. Abbey Road, interact.  Quite the moving duo.

 

 

   

Here is the oldest sister, H. Primrose Path, 3 years old.  All are for sale.
   
Helicon Bond Street Baby Bond Street aka "James" Bond Street
  Baby Bond Street
aka "James"
 
     
Big bold Bond Street is having a great time in leaping over and through the tall Illinois grass - something he hadn't experienced in Florida.

 

 

Meet our latest treasure!  This is a mare I have loved since she spent her foal summer with us in 1988.  Patchwork Dragon Charmer is by GlanNant Epic out of a GlanNant Tango mare so her movement is a given!  Her full brother is the gorgeous palomino stallion, P. Gold Nugget.  We are looking forward to a GlanNant Country Roads foal, a 3/4 sibling to the lovely small pony hunter champion, P. Strawberry.  We thank Pat Dekko for the opportunity to have this purebred Epic daughter to join our two crossbreds - all superb broodmares!

Patchwork Dragon Charmer  
   

 
Thalia Gentzel
200 Hononegah Rd
Rockton, IL 61072
(815)624-7400

 

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