New Forest stallion
Born 2001 

  Sire  Willoway Golddigger GB NFS 35/098 RNF 127 ELIT Sire line Goodenough

Dam  Tara SWE RNF 1639 ELIT Dam line Minstead S

Dams Sire  Stardust SWE RNF 42 Dams Grand Sire  Papillon SWE RNF 65 4 NF

Measures 144-145-180-20, red bay, reg. faint star (halfmoon), dorsal stripe

Breeder Stud Lunnalyckan, Elisabeth Karlsson, Vetlanda, Sweden


Results 2007

Pony stallion evaluation 25.3.2007 Ypäjä, Finland

Judges Anna Pajanen, Kirsi Lehtonen, Outi Talvi, Tuula Pyöriä, Mr Steven Strang (GB)

Exterior evaluation 87788=38 II Price

Veterinary inspections I 8/9, II 9/9


Stallion evaluation 28.3. - 1.4.2007 Ypäjä, Finland

Judges Gaits Jan-Ove Olsson (SWE), Maria Colliander, Maria Möller

Judges Jumping Leif Nilsson (SWE), Carl-Harry Frey

Performance test 

Gaits: walk, trot, gallop/rideability and general impression 889/8,5
Jumping under saddle: Technique and ability/Temperament and general impression
Test I Own rider 8/8,5, Test II Test rider 8/8, temperament 8,33, Performance points 16,33,Total points 62,66

Video Clips

Gaits under saddle I   Jumping under saddle I 

Jumping under saddle I "Ypäjän Oripäivät osa 2"

Pro Hevonen Netti-tv

Gaits I 29.03.2007    Gaits II 30.3.2007    Jumping II 1.4.2007   Award show 1.4.2007



Stallion was exported from Sweden in 2002 for breeding as the first stallion descending out of top performing Sire line by widely known and highly appreciated English Willoway Stud. Artist was the winner of the Quality test for ponies allready as a 2 year old in Finland. Stallion has not been shown for breeding in Sweden. He is elegant and shows true New Forest Pony type and he is a top performer both in Dressage and Jumping and did one of the best Stallion Performance tests ever in Finland judged by professional performance judges from Sweden and Finland. Stallion has not yet competed mainly due to the owner's stay abroad 2006-2010. Stallions Knightwood Spitfire, Brookside Spitfire, Brookside David, Bridgelea Candy Cane (Highland/Polo/xx) and Burton Starlight are all top sires in his pedigree  known for their ability to perform and pass on their excellent own qualities in type, conformation and performance. The New Forest Pony Stud book has been closed to outside blood since the mid 1930's.

Willoway Golddigger  (Owner Esse Stud) has proven himself to be one of the best sires in Sweden  (Exterior&Quality index, Quality evaluation index, Performance sire statistics) and is a Swedish Champion in Dressage. Golddigger is also the sire of top class Dressage&Show stallion  Esse Golden Boy RNF 157  (born 1999). Stallions Sire line has been one of the best according to the Elite Scheme Results in Great Britain throuhgout the years and has produced numerous Show winners, Olympia (Mountain& Moorland Ridden Championship) and Wembley (M&M Working Hunter Pony Championship, Horse of the Year Show) Qualifiers. (Grand sire Champion Stallion New Forest Pony Breed Show, Champion New Forest Royal Show, Great g.s. Olympia Finalist 1988, 1989, 6th in the 14.2 & under HOYS WHP final 1992, Nissan M&M W.H.P. Champion, N.P.S Annual Show 1994, Great-great g.s. Champion titles: Royal Show, Kent County Show, Bath and West Show, Pony of Britain, Breed Show, Reserve Champion, 3 times Olympia Finalist).

Tara is a Elit awarded dam also to the best performance tested stallion  Tacado  (gaits 999/9) ranked 2. in Pony stallion Dressage index 2006 all pony races  (Ridsport 21/2006) in Sweden and to Quality evaluation Final  winner in gaits and multiple top Show winner mare  Mercedes . Dams dam has quality tested and on higher level competing New Forest and Riding Pony progeny (Chash, Pepita (nf/ox)). Finnish Champion in Show Jumping in 2002  V.V.Konrad Kat. C, and Silver medalist in 2004, Nordic Championships team Bronze, descends from the same successful and performance carrying Dam line. Dams sire is multiple Swedish Champion in western. Stallions Dams Grand Sire is FEI Dressage stallion Papillon RNF 65 4 NF by Burton Starlight, acknowledged as one of the most important stallions in the breed. Mare family 5 has achieved progeny gradings AB in Finland (Vernon's Chorus Girl, Sunny Girl). Approved stallions from the mare family 5 e.g. Corra Tanty, Corra Treasure, Minstead Sunny Boy, Mudeford Pete, Ricardo Zaccardi.






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