Tom Best

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Waxwing Passport Latest news from Down Under

Owner, Helen Dohan’s social media post:

“Waxwing Passport attended his first show after a 9 month holiday last weekend. At the APSB Pony of the Year show under a three judge system he was unanimously awarded Senior Welsh Pony of the Year In Hand and Ridden Welsh Pony of the Year competing against all sections. Thank you to Taylah Lee for all you do for Ted, he loved being back out again. Thank you to Equine Promotions for the photos”
Waxwing Typhoon

Waxwing Hurricane x Waxwing Vitality

Facebook tribute by Nick Penn the owner of Waxwing Typhoon who died in December 2023:
“The pony of a lifetime.
Thank you for teaching all five of our children to ride, there will never be another one like you. Thank you to the Waxwing Stud for breeding a phenomenal pony.
You will be greatly missed.”

 

Waxwing Penny Whistle

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Following a highly successful career at stud in Wales with John and Ann James’   Stud, Penny Whistle has now moved to Anglesey where he joins the Owens’ Greigiau Stud.

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HOYS Qualifiers 2023
Waxwing Persia

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

Open Ridden Welsh Sec B

(Qualifying for the third year in succession)

Ridden & produced by Emma Boardman and owned by Babs Ruchwaldy

Waxwing Perlina

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

Junior M&M Ridden

(Qualified in her first season under saddle)

Ridden by Samantha Taylor, produced by Chrissie Knipe and  Becca Abba. Owned by Waxwing Stud

Waxwing Money Matters

Cwrtycadno Cymro x Waxwing Penny Gold

133cms Working Hunter Pony

(Qualified on two occasions in his first year of HOYS qualifiers)

Ridden by Brea Birtwell , owned and produced by her mother, Lyndsey Birtwell 

 

Selection of Show Winners  2023

Waxwing Passport

Thistledown Fly Past x Waxwing Pastille

Passport had a brilliant show season in ridden classes and took the Australian Supreme Ridden  Pony of the Year Title for rider/producer, Taylah Lee and Owner Helen Dohan. 

Waxwing Party Special

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Miss Prim

Owner & Producer: Caroline Lapsley, Paradise Farm, Pennsylvania, USA

Shown very successfully as a yearling and two-year-old with National, Supreme and Grand Championships gained. In 2023 he was judged Champion Youngstock and awarded the Lionel Leach Perpetual Challenge Trophy at The Royal Winter Fair in Canada.

Waxwing Armada

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

Novice Ridden M&M Champion on the flat and over jumps in his first season produced by Emma Boardman and ridden by Milly Philipson for her mother, Jennifer Smith Philipson

Waxwing Little Glamour

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glamour

Res Champion Sec B Bath & West

Owned by Jan Jukema & produced by Shelley Dobbs

Waxwing Flashlight

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint

Multi-Champion in hand in both Mountain & Moorland and Hunter Pony sections as a yearling in 2023

Owned and shown by Aimee Hugill and Natalie Buckley

Waxwing Penny Post

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Multi-Champion shown in Hand and prolific sire for the Bronheulog Stud in North Wales

 

Waxwing Glorielle

Waxwing Aristocrat x Waxwing Glisten

Winner at The Royal Highland in 2023 shown & produced by Liesl Mead and owned by Jane Newton.

Waxwing Just Glorious

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Lap of Glory

Champion Border Union 2023

Owned and produced by Abbie Walton

Waxwing Arco

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

A leading winner under saddle as well as prolific sire of winning foals, Arco won at the Great Yorkshire as well as Res Supreme at the Lincolnshire All Welsh in 2023.

Waxwing Raspberry Ripple

Thistledown Vierra x Waxwing Penny Dainty

Ripple returned to the ring briefly in 2023 to stand champion at Puddledub for producer David Russell and owner Kirsty Miller

Selection of Show 

Winners  2022
Waxwing Perlina

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

(Full sister to Persia, Persuasion, Peru)

Only two outings in 2022.

Supreme Light Horse In Hand  Champion Ayr County and Overall M&M In Hand Champion Royal Highland Show

Waxwing Passport

Thistledown Fly Past x Waxwing Pastille

Passport continued his winning following his export to Australian breeder, Helen Dohan, following his win at the Royal Welsh in 2021.

Waxwing Peru

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

(Full brother to Persia, Persuasion, Perlina)

Champion Sec B Male and National Runner-up Best Welsh In Hand at the National Welsh Championships in Australia, 2022  Owned by Janet and Chris Murphy for whom he is a prolific sire at their Keyi Stud.
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Waxwing Gloss

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint

Multi-Champion in hand in both Mountain & Moorland and Hunter Pony sections as a yearling in 2022

Owned and shown by Aimee Hugill and Natalie Buckley

Waxwing Just Glorious

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Lap of Glory

1st Royal Highland 2022

 

Waxwing Eye Opener

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint

Graded stallion in Holland with the Welsh Stud Book Society and a prolific sire of top class Welsh Sec Bs.

Photographs show him competing as a pair in FEI competitions and in the dressage arena ridden by Yvette Zoet.

Waxwing Penny Guy

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Penny Guy combines stud duties with FEI competition driving seen here in the Junior Dutch Championships where he won Gold and silver medals.

 

Waxwing Miss Gethin

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mimosa

Miss Gethin (last foal out of Mimosa and sister to a host of top class ponies at home and abroad) made a winning debut in Australia for her new owners Gordon Ball  and Steven Paris of the Stepdon Stud in NSW.

Waxwing Pocket Money

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Penny Gold

Overall NPS Dressage Champion 2022

Waxwing Go for Glory

Copella Lanark x Waxwing Lap of Glory

Junior, as he is known at home, is adored by his owner, Jamie Leigh, and has begun a very successful career under saddle in this his first year.

 

Waxwing Arkwright

Copella Lanark x Mynach Arcadia 

Yearling colt produced for Jane Newton by Liesl Mead

photo by Jessica Amy

Waxwing updates for 2019

Waxwing Pastel

Thistledown Van Basten x Waxwing Pastille

 Reserve Supreme NCPA Cumbria.

Mini Champion  at Skelton Show.

Produced by Emma Boardman for Jemma Atkinson

 

Mynach Party Spirit

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Miss Prim

At home (right) and seen here going off with her new owner, Daisy  (left).

Spirit already reserve in hand champion at her first show three weeks later.

Updates 2019

Waxwing Iona

Eyarth Beau Geste x Wagtail Eleanor

1st & Res Champion Sec B at Kent County Show

for her proud owner Emma Duggan

Waxwing Jostle

Eyarth Beau Geste x Aytounhill Anastasia

1st Best of British for Nathan Slack & Kieren Lowe

Waxwing Original

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Oriana

Owners Gordon Ball & Steve Paris

Supreme Champion Royal Bathurst Show, NSW, Austrralia 2019

photo Foxwood Photography

Waxwing Pocket Money

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Penny Gold

Pocket Money is continuing to do very well. He won under 12’s at NPS Dressage Champs in April, qualified for pony club grassroots final in August and Native Pony Champs and came 3rd out of 50 at the Inter-Regionals at Keysoe.

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Waxwing Ragamuffin

12 year old Welsh Sec C

Neuaddparc Sebastian x Waxwing Raffia

One of the last Sec C ponies bred at Waxwing and previously a qualifier for HOYS as a four year old and a big winner in working hunter pony classes since. ‘Raggie’ is now competing for the Cooper family from Cumbria.In this, his first season for them, he has already qualified for the Nursery Stakes Classes at the Royal Highland and the Royal International Horse Shows.

Waxwing Passport

2 year old Sec A colt

Thistledown Special Agent x Waxwing Pastille

Owned by Helen Dohan (Australia) and produced by Sam Morsley. Major winner this season including Bronze Medal winner & Champion East Midlands WPCA Show, 1st Midlands County, Devon County, Glanusk, Cheshire and Northleach

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Waxwing Money Talks

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Penny Gold

Congratulations to 2019 WPCS Young Achiever winner, Oliver White, who is bringing on his family’s 5 year old mare successfully in her first open year under. Already a qualifier for the Picton Finals at Malvern, she is seen here winning at Notts County Show.

(Photo RTI)

More 2019 updates

Waxwing Oracle

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Oriana

Champion In Hand &

WPCS Bronze Medal winner

Novice Ridden winner Hambleton Show

Produced & ridden by Nicole Wayman for

Catherine Boylan

 

Waxwing Archive

Supreme In Hand South Western Welsh Association taking

WPCS Bronze & NPS Silver Medals

Qualified Royal International Horse Show

Winner Welsh A/B Royal Three Counties Show ridden by Gemma Wyman who co-owns him with her mother, Joy.

Updates February 2019

Waxwing MacEnroe

Eyarth Beau Geste x Wedderlie Martina
Congratulations to Chelsea Hughes-Jones on taking the Overall Working Hunter Championship at the recent Royal Welsh Spring Festival. Interestingly it was 17 years ago that MacEnroe won the foal class at the WPCS International Show in that very ring.(Photos by Hilton Jones)

Waxwing Marionette

Waxwing Marionette (by Eyarth Beau Geste) qualifying for the National Carriage Driving Finals with her young Irish whip, Andrew Appelbe.

Waxwing Penny Guy

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

6 Year Old Sec B Stallion

In Holland …. Waxwing Penny Guy competing in his first season of combined driving at Kronenberg. Driven by Sam Couwenberg for the Orchard Stud. (Photo by Theo ten Brinke)

Waxwing Archive

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

5 Year Old Sec B Stallion

Novice & Overall M&M Champion

Overall Supreme Ridden Champion

BSPS Area 13B, February 2019

Owner; Joy Wyman Rider: Gemma Wyman

News 2018

Royal Welsh Successes 2018

photos: Theo ten Brinke

RWAS Sire Ratings Winner

Nell Pennell Trophy

Eyarth Beau Geste

RWAS Sire Ratings Joint Runner-Up

Nell Pennell Trophy

Moelview Masquerade

Waxwing Glamour

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Glain

2 Year Old Sec B Filly

Youngstock Champion Section B

Female Champion

& Overall Reserve Champion

Royal Welsh Show 2018

Waxwing Perlina

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

Yearling Sec B Filly

2nd Yearling Fillies

Royal Welsh Show 2018

Waxwing Aristocrat

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

2 Year Old Sec B Colt

2nd 2 Year Old Colts

Royal Welsh Show 2018

Waxwing Razzle Dazzle

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint

3 Year Old Sec B Filly

1st 3 Year Old Fillies

Royal Welsh Show 2018

Owner Pat Burnie

Waxwing Glisten

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Glain

3 Year Old Sec B Filly

4th 3 Year Old Fillies

Royal Welsh Show 2018

Owner Jane Newton

Photo Ann Fisher

Waxwing Perrin

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

5 Year Old Sec B stallion

Owners: Norbert & Bettina Buscherhoff

Leases: Harold and Yvette Zoet

Ysselvliedt Stud, Holland

HOYS Qualifiers 2018

HOYS Qualifiers 2018

Waxwing Pringle

Moelview Mohawk x Cevara Praline

HOYS QUALIFIED 2018

122cms Show Hunter Pony

Rider Lily Brennen

Owner Lucy Brennan

Waxwing Penny Farthing

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Mountain & Moorland Open & Junior Ridden

Qualified HOYS 2018

Riders: Sarah Parker & Gabriella Kozersky

Owner Katrina Kozersky

Picton Finals

NPS Summer Championships

Waxwing Arco

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

5 Year Old Sec B Stallion

Champion Picton Finals

NPS Summer Championships

August 2018

Owner & Rider: Hannah Atkinson

Waxwing Archive

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

4 Year Old Sec B Stallion

Picton Qualifier first show March 2018

Owner; Joy Wyman Rider: Gemma Wyman

Waxwing Arcadian

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

Qualified NPS Picton Novice Finals 2018

Owner: Conaill McAdam

Waxwing Arco

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

5 Year Old Sec B Stallion

1st & Reserve Novice Champion first show March 2018

Owner & Rider: Hannah Atkinson

Overseas News 2018

Waxwing Original

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Oriana

3 Year Old Sec B Colt

Welsh Section B Champion Canberra Royal

Australia 2018

Owner Steve Paris & Gordon Ball (Stepdon Park)

Waxwing Pint Pot

Waxwing Victory x Waxwing Penny Dainty

8 Year Old Sec A Stallion

Owner: Chopin Stud, Denmark

Supreme Danish WPCS Youngstock & Stallion Show

Waxwing Talisman

Heniarth Yara Glen x Waxwing Vitality

13 Year Old Sec A stallion

Owner: Digby Donaldson

Supreme Champion Welsh Ridden

2018 Horse of the Year Show

South Africa

 

Waxwing Perrin

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

5 Year Old Sec B stallion

Graded NWPCS Ermelo February 2018

Owners: Norbert & Bettina Buscherhoff

Produced by Harold and Yvette Zoet

Ysselvliedt Stud, Holland

 

 

 

20th January 2018

Waxwing is covered in 7 inches of snow.

 

Waxwing Penny Whistle

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Following a successful time at the Sianwood Stud in Wales, Whistle returns to Waxwing for the covering season 2018.

Waxwing Rosehip

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mary Rose

Winner already this season at Morris Equestrian and qualified for the Regional Final in February.

Rider Charlene Taylor

Owner Doreen Caldwell

News 2017

 

Waxwing Sailaway

Waxwing Victory x Waxwing Milky Way

Reserve Mini Champion Scottish NPS Finals

Blair Castle International Horse Trials

Rider Lucy Craighead
Owner Suzanne Craighead

Waxwing Penny Farthing

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

2nd Mountain & Moorland Junior Ridden

HOYS 2017

Rider Gabriella Kozersky

Owner Katrina Kozersky

Penny Farthing qualifying and Supreme Ridden at Moreton-in-March

Waxwing Painter

Waxwing Hurricane x Synod Poplin

HOYS QUALIFIED 2017

Open Ridden Welsh Sec A

Rider Jed Williams

Owner Stephanie Jones

Waxwing Pringle

Moelview Mohawk x Cevara Praline

HOYS QUALIFIED 2017

122cms Show Hunter Pony

Rider Lily Brennen

Owner Lucy Brennan

Waxwing Rosehip

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mary Rose

QUALIFIED PetPlan Regional Dressage Finals

(former 3rd HOYS Ridden Sec B )

Rider Charlene Taylor

Owner Doreen Caldwell

Waxwing Archimedes

Moelview Mohawk x Mynach Arcadia

3rd PetPlan Winter Dressage Finals

Qualified Elementary Regionals at first attempt

Rider Emilia Nelson

Owner Nicole Nelson

 


Waxwing Arcadian

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

Qualified NPS Picton Novice Finals

Rider Ailsa Vives

Owner Kath Vines

Waxwing Prince Hal

Eyarth Beau Geste x Llangeitho Princess Royal

Novice M&M WHP Champion

(former HOYS Ridden Sec B winner)

Owner Rachael Fleming

Rider Maia Fleming

Waxwing Ragamuffin

Neuadd Parc Sebastian x Waxwing Raffia

Section C gelding

Open M&M WHP Champion

(former qualified HOYS Section C Ridden)

Owner Donna McElhinney

Rider Maria McElhinney

Waxwing Penny Farthing

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

1st Royal Windsor Horse Show

Rider Charlotte Thompson

Owner Katrina Kozersky

Waxwing Penny Gold

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

Overall Champion Section B

Royal Welsh Show

 

Waxwing Glamour

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Glain

Yearling Sec B Filly

Reserve Youngstock Champion Section B

Royal Welsh Show

Champion Royal Highland

Waxwing Aristocrat

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

Yearling Sec B Colt

Champion M&M Doune & Dunblane

Champion M&M Dalkeith

Waxwing Archive

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

3 Year Old Sec B Colt

WPCS Medal winner first outing 2017

Owner Joy Wyman

Waxwing Arco

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia

4 Year Old Sec B Stallion

Overall M&M Champion NPS Area 4 Spring Show

WPCS Bronze Medal winner Hambleton Show

Owner Hannah Atkinson

Waxwing Razzle Dazzle

Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint

2 Year Old Sec B Filly

Best Filly & Reserve Youngstock Champion Lampeter

Owner Pat Burnie

Waxwing Sea Cadet

Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Oceana

Yearling Sec B Colt

2nd Lampeter & 3rd Glanusk

Owner Mandy Jones (Melau Stud)

Waxwing Glisten

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Glain

2 Year Old Sec B Filly

Reserve Champion Great Yorkshire

Owner Jane Newton

Waxwing Penny Paradise

Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure

3 Year Old Sec B Filly

1st Royal Lancs

Owner Wendy Clarke

Waxwing Raspberry Ripple

Thistledown Vierra x Waxwing Penny Dainty

Reserve Champion Royal Highland

Owner Kirsty Miller

Waxwing Peru

Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen

3 Year Old Sec B Colt

Reserve Youngstock Champion Royal Welsh 2015

At his new home in Australia

Owner Chris & Janet Murphy (Keyi Stud)

Waxwing Original

Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Oriana

2 Year Old Sec B Colt

Overall Welsh Champion Canberra Royal

Owner Steve Paris & Gordon Ball (Stepdon Park)

Waxwing Raffia

Wyken Rob Roy x Waxwing Rhyme

21 Year Old Sec C Mare

Qualified Veteran Finals Olympia for 2nd Year

Owner Joyner Family

Waxwing Sea Farer

Cwrtycadno Cymro x Mynach Oceana

2 year old Sec B colt

Youngstock Champion SWPCA Spring Show

Owner Abbie Devenney

 

News 2016

Waxwing Rose Hip

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mary Rose)

Winner Scottish Regional Finals

Morris Equestrian 26th February 2017

 Photo  Theo ten Brinke

Waxwing Persuasion

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen)

1st & Reserve Champion Youngstock Royal Welsh 2016

Also winner 2015 & 2014

Painter NPS 2016

Photo  ES Photography

Waxwing Painter

(Waxwing Hurricane x Synod Poplin)

HOYS Qualified 2016

Ist M&M Junior Ridden    NPS Championships Show

Congratulations to his rider, Jed Williams

Mynach Master Chef

(f. 2011 Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mimosa)

Royal International Horse Show 2016

3rd Pretty Polly First Ridden

Congratulations to his rider, Amy Tate

Mynach Master Chef 2016 RI

Mynach Mystical

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Mimosa)

As a foal he was Beau’s first Royal Welsh winner and recently Supreme Champion at Caledon Fair, Canada, for Diane Jackson

Twice Champion at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair as well as Champions of Champions .

Mystical 2016 sup champ           Mynach Mystical 2016

Money Matters 20 may 4R

Waxwing Money Matters

(f.2015 Cwrtycadno Cymro x Waxwing Penny Gold)

1st & Reserve Champion Youngstock NPS Scotland 2016

Waxwing Razzle Dazzle

(f.2015 Moelview Masquerade x Waxwing Glint)

1st, Champion and Bronze Medal winner St Clears Show

1st & Champion Bridgend, 1st & Reserve Champion Brecon

Congratulations to owners George & Pat Burnie as well as John and Ann James for producing her so well.

Photo Dr W DAvies MBE FRAgS

Razzle Dazzle Bridgend W Davies
Waxwing Glimmer 2

Waxwing Glimmer

 

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Glain)

 

Already a winner at shows in South Wales and siring lovely foals at the Fairywood Stud, Ammanford 

Waxwing Original

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Mynach Oriana)

Yearling colt set off today (3rd June) for his new home at the Stepdon Stud belonging to Steve Paris and Gordon Ball in New South Wales, Australia.

Original standing 6ROriginal leaving 1R

Archve Devon County 2016

Waxwing Archive

(Moelview Masquerade x Mynach Arcadia)

Winning Devon County having already this season taken a WPCS Bronze Medal at NPS Area 10 and Res Overall Youngstock at the South Western Welsh Association,Owners Joy & Gemma Wyman

Waxwing Past Time

Overall M&M Champions Three Shires Spring Show

Ridden by Millie Davies and produced by The Julie Templeton Show Team 

Waxwing Pastime Three Shires Show M&M Champ

Peny Farthing Windsor 1red

Waxwing Penny Farthing

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Millcroft Pleasure)

 

2nd Royal Windsor Horse Show 2016

Owned by Katrina Kozersky, produced by Gill Thompson and ridden by Charlotte Thompson

 

Waxwing Peru

(Eyarth Beau Geste x Cwrtycadno Perlen)

with Geert Verbaas at his Stoegjeshoeve Stud in Holland where he has already settled his first mares in foal. Soon to fly off to his new home in Australia with Chris & Janet Murphy 

Peru holland 2

Waxwing Glisten Lampeter 2016

Waxwing Glisten

Yearling filly 

1st & Reserve Champion Sec B, Supreme Yearling & Reserve Overall Youngstock  Champion Lampeter 2016   

1st Yearling fillies Notts County Show 2016                   

1st & Reserve Champion Section B Bath & West 2016 

1st & Reserve Champion Norse Association Show 2016

Waxwing Penny Farthing

1st & Reserve Champion April 2016 BSPS Area 5A

Qualified Royal International Horse Show on first attempt and only third appearance in the show ring.

Penny Farthing Res Champ april 2016 1 red

Past Time Feb Ch Nov 2 red

Waxwing Past Time

                         1st Lead rein & Novice Mini M&M Champion on his very first outing as a four-year-old.