Synod Replay x Parvadean Ginette
Balsuma has imported many Welsh Ponies for both customers
and their own breeding and showing program. But three of the most important were: 1st
the imported Section D mare; *Lidgett Henrietta (Llanarth Black Henry x Sydenham Jasmin shown below)
bred by Keven and Madeleine Hopkins' Lidgett Stud. Henrietta was a wonderful mare which the Schockett's were honored
to own. She won several Supreme Champions including the prestigious Royal Winter Fair and The Old Mill Supreme (now Champion
of Champions). She was undersaddle and in harness trained by Larry Poulin. Unfortunately, she only had one offspring
for Balsuma; Balsuma Highflyer (who was sold on to Carole Holcombe's Northfork Stud in Oregon). Sadly, in 1996 Henrietta was
lost as a result of many years of systemic illnesses. This was triggered as a reaction from a leutolise injection during
breeding season, which caused many years of infertility. She also developed severe fibrosis, and eventuallly founder.
Henrietta carried on first through her son, Balsuma Highflyer (*Lidgett Henrietta
x *Llanarth Trustful) at Carol Holcombe's Northfork Stud in Oregon. Her breeding program featured him at stud until
he was gelded some years ago. Secondly, in her grandoffspring such as Northfork's Lady Jane (Balsuma Highflyer x *Llanarth
Nansi). Jane has produced foals (great grandoffspring) for Randy Bullard and Bob Fossi's Ranlan Stud in Missouri. Henrietta
will always remain as the favorite and top Section D for the Schockett's. She was a lovely and most intelligent
mare. She was absolutely special, and irreplaceable. She will remain in their heart and memory.
The 2nd most important was *Glynwyn Delicia (Persie
Ramrod x Glynwyn Diamante shown below). This Section C Welsh Pony of Cob Type mare was a hot, fiery, show and broodmare
for the Shockett's. She was smart as a whip, and also a great joy to own. Delicia also excelled in performance trained for
both pleasure and dressage. She was bred by Gwen and Stephen Heppenstall's Glynwyn Stud. Delicia won many Supreme Championships.
Unfortunately, she lost her battle with founder in 2002. Delicia struggled from the damages of severe founder. This occured
as a reaction to a prostaglandin shot in her first breeding season. Delicia was unable to be shown again after
her founder but remained a brood mare for the farm. She produced; Balsuma Delwyn (a black gelding who
is owned by the Villani Family of Elizabeth, CO.),Balsuma Duchess (a black mare owned by Glynis Crabb of Hollister,CA.),
Balsuma Delia (a black mare owned by Claire Clyde, Balsuma The Dixie Chick (a black filly
lost as a foal), and her last foal was Balsuma Destiny ( a chesnut filly retained by Balsuma Farm). Delicia,
just like Henrietta will remain a favorite and irreplaceable mare for Balsuma. She had such a great spirit and personality
about her. She was a wonderful mother to her foals. They will always miss her !
3rd and last, but certainly not least the wonderful
imported Section C Welsh Pony of Cob Type Stallion-*Parvadean The Governor (Synod Replay x Parvadean
Ginette) exported back to his homeland, he will always remain the pride and joy of Balsuma's Welsh. He achieved over 36
Overall Supreme or Reserve Supreme Championships, several WPCSA National Champions, or Reserves. Many performance
Champions in Hunter, Pleasure Undersaddle,and Driving. 2 USDF All Breed Champions in Dressage. A Silver Medal in
The North American Large Pony Pleasure Driving. Top awards in advanced CDE's such as 6th Overall at Gladstone
International CDE, and 4th Overall at Fair Hill International CDE.
Having nothing left to prove The Schockett's made a very difficult and reluctant
decision to honor such a wonderful pony. In December 2007 Kris Gee of The Oldeworlde Stud in the U.K. made an offer to buy
and return Gov to his homeland. He returned for a well deserved pampered life with selective breeding to quality
Section C Welsh mares. Despite how difficult this was it was a decision based on love for Gov, and the breed. The Schockett's felt
he still has so much to offer and that he will be fully appreciated for all his greatness back in his homeland.
We are thrilled that Gov's breeding career has been successful in the U.K. .
One of his foals from last year made her debut in the show ring. 1st C Youngstock, Overall Ch and WPCS Medal, Popster's Bootylicious
(by The Governor and out of Popster's Peek A Boo). Awesome start to establishing his U.K. sire rating. Congratulations to
Justin and Heidi (Popster's Stud). A wonderful testament to the sacrifice made by sending him back to his homeland. The
Oldeworlde Stud has been pleased with the stock arriving and are retaining one stallion prospect Oldeworlde The Billionaire
"Bill". We look forward to hearing more about him in the future. See photo this page.
To carry on for Gov as a performance gelding will be his young son
BALSUMA LLEWELYN (*Knockbridge Lyn) recently gelded. Gobo is also the last for Lyn who passed on
in January 2008. A decision was made to only maintain one stallion, and to pursue his performance career as
The newest acquisition OLDEWORLDE BRILLIANCE (Persie Sir Russel
x Parvadean Bo Peep) arriving in early 2009 by the kindness of Kris Gee (Oldeworlde Stud). Balsuma Farm is very excited
for the future to offer his linebreeding as well as new quality imported bloodlines to their mare lines. For
information look under his page.
Expecting a few foals each year.