Ponies and Dogs
Cayberry Cock oft North
Breed: Dartmoor Pony
Registered: Dartmoor Pony Society
Sire: Shilstone Rocks D Day
Dam: Metherall Lark
The first photo above shows Smot at 13 months and the second as a mature six-year old, taken at the end of last summer. He is an outstanding bright bay gelding, with personality +++! He loves attention, loves to play and is great fun to have around the stud. He is by the very famous performance stallion Super Premium Shilstone Rocks D Day ex Metherall Lark.
He has not yet been shown, which is a pity because he is real quality, is a natural show-off and has good bone, very correct conformation and fantastic movement with a natural scopey jump.
He was one of the very last colts sired by the illustrious Shilstone Rocks D Day who was Sire Of The Year in 1997, 2nd in 1998, tied 1st in 1999, 1st again in 2000 and winner of The Cherry progeny trophy. Sire of the year again in 2004 and Reserve in 2006. Smot's half-brothers Shilstone Rocks Warlord and Shilstone Rocks Snowfox are also major winners at both Olympia and HOYS.
Smot's backing was completed in March 2011 by Jo Heaton of Balanced Horsemanship. He took to being ridden with bags of enthusiasm. Photo taken 10 days after backing, jumping cross-country. Clearly Smot is destined for great things! He has been brought on slowly and correctly by Branwen and will hack out in company or alone, do a decent dressage test and pop jumps with ease - last seen flying over 1m loose jumping!!!
June 2014 At just 7yo Smot begins his Dressage career! See here