Welsh Section B 128 cms (Life Height) Grey 2006
Registered and Licensed Welsh Pony and Cob Society
Graded Sports Pony Stud Book
2019 British Breeding sports pony sire of the year
Sire – Douthwaite Signwriter
Dam – Rotherwood Half A Penny (Desarbre Streetfighter)
Bred By Mrs Elizabeth Mansfield - Parnell
Stud Fee £350 NFFR
SPSS Showjumping Pony Champion 2011 & 2012
£50 stud fee concessions to BSJA mares.
Sire of 2015 BEF Futurity Elite Award winning foal Thursden Vallye Leonardo
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This striking son of multi supreme champion Douthwaite Signwriter has quality, athleticism and very correct conformation, everything you would expect in an outstanding performance pony stallion. His pedigree includes some of the best Welsh bloodlines renown for producing not only supreme champion show stock but also top class competition/ performance ponies.
Signature is a very sweet pony with a great character, extravagant paces and a superb temperament he is very much a people pony and is regularly ridden & handled at home by children. This must surely be a testament to his genuine nature and incredible potential to sire fantastic children’s competition ponies
This talented pony also shows such a classic technique over a fence when loose jumping and under saddle - so good that we have decided to produce him as a show jumping pony stallion. He is very bold and brave over a fence including open water. He is fearless across country but still remains quiet and safe for the smallest jockey. He began his BSJA career with 8-year-old Maisey Sloane. He has Actual BSJA winnings in excess of £300.He has had many wins and placings including qualifying double clears for the Pony Discovery second round, Springboard 128cm Final, Pony British Novice second round and The Stepping Stones 128cm Final.
September 2011 he won the SPSS 5 year old Potential Showjumping Pony class at Southview he then went on to take overall Champion. Later he was awarded an SPSS Merit Award – Highest Placed Stallion - Youngest Rider & finally highest marks of the day overall. He jumped a lovely clear round with Maisey to be awarded 32/32 marks for his overall jumping round. For his style/technique potential & temperament he scored 9/10 the judge Gillian Milner commented “Very accurate with a lovely rhythm, has everything to excel in any sphere a stunning pony"
Winter 2010/11 he was produced by Jack Starkie and Qualified for the PUK Winter Champs. He also has been showjumping and hunting with the Holcombe Hunt.
October 2012 he won the SPSS 6 year old Potential Showjumping Pony class at Southview he then went on to take overall Show Jumping Champion for the 2nd year running. Later he was awarded an SPSS Merit Award – Highest Placed Stallion – Highest placed 6 year old. Award for Highest placed M & M. He jumped a lovely clear round to be awarded 40 out of 40 marks for his overall jumping round. For his style/technique potential & temperament he scored 9/10 the judge Gillian Milner commented, “Super front & hind leg technique, considering he is a stallion his attitude is very good and very rideable”
In March 2010 he began his ridden career with Jack Starkie. First time out he qualified for PUK Winter Championships in the Confined Novice and Open HORSELODE Mixed height M&M WHP classes. He has consistently jumped double clears showjumping/open WHP and has competed dressage narrowly missing out on qualifying for The NPS Dressage Championships at Addington Manor. Judges described him as a ". talented pony with super rhythmic paces - the perfect child’s pony".
October 2010 he was presented at the Sports Pony Society Stallion Grading not only passing with flying colours but also achieving Reserved Champion Placing. He also fulfilled BSJA grading requirements for Competing Pony Stallions.
At the SPSS grading we were delighted with the scores he received which included 18.5/ 20 for temperament, 8.5/10 for jumping loose & under saddle 9/10 for head & neck and 9/10 for general impression. The panel of judges described him as “A super sort of smaller native pony ideal for sports pony breeding – very good & typey that jumped with very good style”.
Autumn 2008 he attended The Sports Pony Society annual Broodmare & Youngstock Show achieving an SPSS first Premium scoring 10/10 for his head and neck 9.5/10 for shoulder/body/over line & 9/10 for limbs/feet – the judges comments included " fantastic and lots to like".
Autumn 09 he competed at Ingliston House Equestrian Centre International Pony Of The year Show in the Scottish Sports Horse 3 year old pony Loose Jumping Championships. He was judged and assessed by two international showjumping judges who scored him 8/10 for Scope, technique and suitability. With the highest score in his section 13 hands & under he then went on to take reserve champion in the final as well as the best turned out prize – a huge bottle of champagne. The judges commented on his great temperament and aptitude for showjumping. Later reports by the Scottish Sports Horse described him as "a beautiful grey colt".
He has been lightly shown at county level as a youngster with good results, taking everything in his stride and never being fazed by big shows and stabling away from home.
He has also been fully vetted and licensed as a stallion with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. He was backed and ridden away autumn 2009 proving to be a calm and sensible ride 100% in the heaviest of traffic regularly hacking out in the company of mares and other stallions.
We consider this lovely pony to be a superb sire for working hunter ponies, show hunter ponies and have the ability to produce amazing showjumping/event ponies. He stands at stud for natural service or AI.
His first crop of foals were born spring 2010 from mares ranging from Section A lead Rein ponies to small Thoroughbred mares. We were delighted with his first crop when crossed with TB mares the foals have more size but retain the fabulous pony influence and have the makings of super high-class performance ponies. Goodenbergh Sovereign whose dam is a Section A mare rewarded us at The BEF Futurity Evaluations by gaining a Higher First Premium in Sports Pony Foal Section and scoring Reserve Champion in the overall Showjumping Foal section.
2012 BEF Futurity Evaluations two of his progeny went forward Goodenbergh Sovereign Scoring 8.79 with a Higher First Premium making him the highest placed 2 year old, Reserve overall Showjumper & Highest placed Sports Pony of the day. Goodenbergh Overture First Premium Highest placed Sports Pony Yearling & 2nd Overall Sports Pony of the day. 2014 BEF Futurity Evaluations Pretty Significant scored 8.79 with a Higher First Premium in the Eventing Section. 2015 BEF Futurity Evaluations Thursden Vallye Leonardo scored 9.0 to take an Elite Premium in the show jumping section. He was highest placed Sports Pony Foal. The highest placed Sports Pony overall & the only Sports Pony to be awarded Elite status. He was also equal Second overall in the Show jumping foal section.
2015 he was the sire of Thursden Vallye Leonardo highest placed Sports Pony Foal at the British Breeding Awards. He was also the only Sports Pony to be awarded Elite in the 2015 BEF Futurity series.
2014 he was the sire of Pretty Significant BEF highest placed Sports Pony Yearling at the British Breeding Awards.
Sammy aged 3 with Goodenbergh Sovereign
Below Rotherwood Night Fighter Dam Queen Of Night (TB sire Piccolo)
1st & Champion Show Hunter Pony - Reserve Supreme Pony Foal British National Foal Of The Year 2018
We consider this lovely pony to be a superb sire for working hunter ponies, show hunter ponies and have the ability to produce amazing showjumping/event ponies. BEF Futurity All Time Sire Rankings - Rotherwood Signature is ranked no 1 Showjumping Sports Pony Sire. Ranked 19th in the Showjumping Sires list above the likes of Internationally renowned stallions Indoctoro, Peppermill, Jaguar Mail & Sir Shutterfly. He is the highest ranked 128 cm stallion.
Trawden Agricultural Show 1st Open M&M Small Breeds WHP, 2nd Novice M&M WHP, 3rd Open Pony Showjumping, 3rd Puissance clearing the Big Red Wall at 1m 25. Kilnsey Agricultural Show 1st & Res Champion M&M and 2nd Open M&M WHP. Burghley Horse Trials M&M Event Pony Final 11th. Qualified for the Burghley Event Pony Final at Burghley Horse Trials 2012 by winning the PUK Burghley Event Pony Qualifier at Penrith.
Consistantly jumping double clear BSJA winning 2 classes at Ingliston Scottish Pony Of The Year Show. Qualified Fledgling Final at The English Home Pony International Show.
October 2012 he won the SPSS 6 year old Potential Showjumping Pony class at Southview he then went on to take overall Show Jumping Champion for the 2nd year running. Later he was awarded an SPSS Merit Award – Highest Placed Stallion – Highest placed 6 year old. Award for Highest placed M & M. He jumped a lovely clear round to be awarded 40 out of 40 marks for his overall jumping round. For his style/technique potential & temperament he scored 9/10 the judge Gillian Milner commented,
“Super front & hind leg technique, considering he is a stallion his attitude is very good and very rideable”
September 2011 he won the SPSS 5 year old Potential Showjumping Pony class at Southview he then went on to take overall Champion. Later he was awarded an SPSS Merit Award – Highest Placed Stallion - Youngest Rider & finally highest marks of the day overall. He jumped a lovely clear round with Maisey to be awarded 32/32 marks for his overall jumping round. For his style/technique potential & temperament he scored 9/10 the judge Gillian Milner commented,
“Very accurate with a lovely rhythm has everything to excel in any sphere a stunning pony"
Reserve Champion Sports Pony Stallion Grading, passed BSJA Showjumping Assessment
Qualified PUK Confined Novice and Open Horselode Mixed height M&M WHP NPS/TopSpec Winter Championship first time out ridden by Jack Starkie
Reserve Champion Scottish three-year-old Pony Loose Jumping Champs. Ingliston House Equestrian centre - International Pony Of The Year show.
1st 2/3yr Old – Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural
1st Overall Welsh Breeds – Goosnargh & Longridge Agricultural
3rd – Mountain & Moorland Small Breeds Youngstock – NPS Area 5 Winter Show – qualified both Ponies UK & NPS Winter Championships.
2nd – A &B In Hand – British Equine Events Awarded Best turned out 2009, & Highest placed Youngstock
NPS Area 4 Spring Show 1st & Reserve Champion Show Hunter Pony, qualifying for the NPS / Roseberry Hunter Pony Breeding Championship Final, and the Roseberry Northern Breeders Championship final. NPS Summer Champs 3rd SHP Colt. NCPA Pony Of The Year 2nd SHP 2/3yr old.
NCPA Notts. 3rd SHP Yearling, 1st WSB Yearling. North East of England 2nd Sports pony Youngstock. Royal Highland 3rd WSB Yearling. Northern 1st SHP Yearling. Great Yorkshire Show 6th WSB Yearling Colt. NPS Champs 2nd WSB Yearling. Scottish 1st SHP Yearling, 1st Performance Pony Yearling, 3rd WSB Yearling. Bucks County 2nd SHP Yearling.
National Foal Show 1st 133cm Show Hunter Pony, 2nd 138cm Riding Pony.
Rotherwood Signature Pedigree
Kirby Cane Plunder
Coed Coch Planed
Lydstep Prairie Flower
Keston Royal Occasion
Rotherwood Half A
Rotherwood Miss Money
Wellfield Red Vixen
Rotherwood Penny Royale
Douthwaite Signwriter multi supreme champion, qualified for the Horse of the Year Show four times. Now retired from the show ring. His progeny won the progeny points for the Welsh Ponies Section B at the 2003 Royal Welsh Show.
Twyford Signal stood at The Llanarth Stud for 20 years. During his showing career in-hand he qualified for the Horse of the Year Show four times and under saddle he qualified twice for the Supreme Ridden Event at Olympia, London. His offspring have carried on his success. His daughter has been Champion Female at The Royal Welsh Show. His son was Champion at the World Centenary Show. Signal’s progeny won the Progeny award for the Welsh Ponies Section B at the World Centenary Show.
Rotherwood half a Penny is also the dam of Rotherwood Royal Parade NCPA 2006 Yearling Hunter Pony Champion, NCPA Notts/Lincs 1st & Reserve Champion Yearling Hunter Pony. Desarbre Street Fighter has won consistently since a youngster, both in hand breed classes and ridden in working hunter mountain and moorland classes, he is a great jumper and very athletic. Winner of performance award ponies uk 1995: Qualified for Olympia and won best of breed 1995: winner of Glynn Greenwood Championship of all mountain and Moorland breeds, Ponies UK 1994: Champion Great York’s, Scottish M & M ‘Pony of The Year.’ Reserve Champion Open working hunter and novice champion M & M WHP NPS Scottish Horse Show. His dam Deilo Annis was up to height with good bone and substance and was a winner of many awards. Her pedigree goes back to the true Welsh Mountain Pony Through Coed Coch Madog. Wingrove Titlight was by the famous Downland Chevalier who possessed great type and breed character..
Rotherwood Miss Money Penny is full sister to Rotherwood Casino Royale is arguably the most successful and best bred stallion currently standing in Australasia. As a stallion his progeny have achieved success in Victoria, New South Wales and Victoria at all the Royal as well as the Breed Shows of the Riding Pony Stud Book Society and Welsh Pony and Cob Society. and half sister to Rotherwood Spycatcher.
Rotherwood Penny Royale was from a long line of champions - full sister to Rotherwood State Occasion. Her sire Keston Royal Occasion needs no introduction as one of the most influential sires within the recent history of the Welsh breed. Perhaps the most pre-eminent sire of Welsh and Riding Ponies in Australia and the United Kingdom.
The 2012 BEF Futurity Evaluations Goodenbergh Sovereign Higher First Premium in Showjumping section and Highest placed two year old over all disciplines at Southview. Goodenbergh Overture First Premium Showjumping section .
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