2016 Welsh/Arabian chestnut gelding
By Winterlake Tristan/North Forks Cardi
out of CNF Marteenna/Magneeto WLF+
Gorgeous, super talented sport pony (14.2 hand) with serious FEI quality and potential that can go in all directions of the sport.
Double registered with the Welsh Cob Society and Arabian Horse Association.
Very successfully competing and winning in Open Dressage (First Level), Eventing (Novice) and Young Horse Shows as well as on the Arabian circuit.
Schooling already some of second level Dressage and up to 1m -1.10m jumps.
He would be the ideal partner for a small Adult Amateur or serious Junior rider with the goal of riding on the FEI level.
Video I – Schooling XC May 2020
Video II – Schooling XC June 2020
Video III – Young Horse Show Qualifier Test July 2020
Video IV – Free Jumping
“Teddy” showcases the Welsh and Arabian breed in all their wonderful traits. He draws attention and gains fans and friends wherever he goes, no matter if it’s little people, adults or professionals. His fan club is steadily growing. His quiet temper, inquisitive nature, courage and coolness are what make him especially worthy, most notable at his young age of only 5 years.
His character is exactly what you are looking for in a loyal partner. Brave, curious and absolutely level headed. A true show stopper wherever you take him.
The accomplishments he has made in the past two years are quite respectable. From winning several Regional Championships in hand (Dressage and Hunter) in both the Open and Amateur division from bringing home a Top 10 National award in 2019, to conquering the Open Competition Circuit in 2020 with huge success.
His most notable wins in 2020 included the qualifier class for Young Event Horses (USEA) at Chattahoochee Hills (Novice Level) and Double Champion at the Young Horse Show Finals in Tryon (beating high quality warmbloods). He also brought home several blue ribbons in Training and First Level Dressage as well as some jumper classes. Teddy is well on his way of becoming a serious competitor. 2021 started off with a bang and Teddy won the 3-phase Beginner Novice division at Poplar Place Farm wire to wire with a very respectable score of 18.61.
You just have to experience the “Teddy” magic.
Lots of fans have been rooting for him and have named him the next “Teddy O’Connor” (Olympic pony under 3-day Eventer Karen O’Connor). What a co-incidence that his nick name is Teddy.
The media took note of him very soon and featured him on their website under “EN’s [Eventing Nation’s] got talent.”
SIRE WINTERLAKE TRISTAN
Teddy’s Sire Winterlake Tristan aka Oky is a section C welsh pony.
By North Forks Cardi out of Talywern legally blonde.
Oky is a multi time national and regional champion, including several USEF horse of the year placings and receiving many year end awards in multiple divisions.
Oky has been very successfully competing in Dressage, Halter, Hunter, English pleasure and ridden cob. He is most recently showing FEI PSG and schooling all the elements of I-1.
His offspring are showing not only his wonderful temperament/personality but also have correct confirmation and are loaded with athleticism.
DAM CNF MARTEENA
Very well breed Arabian mare who was the East Coast Regional Reserve Champion Sport Horse in Hand. She has also done well in the dressage ring, over fences, and as a beloved lesson horse helping her young riders to learn new skills and gain confidence through positive experiences.
GRAND SIRE NORTH FORKS BRENNIN CARDI
It was love at first sight—a magnificent-moving colt, powering effortlessly at his dam’s side, hocks springing strong and high, neck arching up and reaching out from his strong shoulders, front legs shooting out straight, and a huge shy eye noticing where I stood at all moments. This was my first introduction to Carol Holcombe’s colt out of her top mare, Hastening Mirage. The colt would be named North Forks Brenin Cardi—a future king indeed, decended from Welsh Royalty.
North Forks Cardi is a unique and extremely talented sport stallion. From his first inspection as a 2-year old where he was lauded as a “Fabulous stallion” to his RPSI scores last year of 8s and 9s, he has proven that function follows form. Cardi is an exceptional representation of sporthorse type, correct suspended movement, kind character and exceptional offspring.
As a 3-year old, he began his show career at Training Level and has won multiple championships at every level through Grand Prix Musical Freestyle with co-owner and trainer Jessica Wisdom. His 2009 season culminated with cross-country travel to Dressage at Devon in Pennsylvania—3,081 one-way miles—and making his mark in the famed Dixon Oval. He is currently schooling Grand Prix as well as leading a full life of interesting activities: cross training on the eventing fields, free jumping, cow penning, swimming, trail riding, and used as the occasional lesson horse and demo boy for Jessica’s in-hand schooling clinics. Our goal is to have a happy horse who enjoys his work and play.
After the phenomenal 2014 show season, Jessica and Cardi geared up for their last competition year together. Cardi was 14 and in the prime of his life. This dream duo won and qualified for Region 6 championship show for GP and GP Freestyle, which they won. Overall, they landed at 18th place nationally for the Grand Prix.
By the end of the 2014 show season that began with three California shows in March and April then moved to the NW for Washington and Oregon Dressage shows, Team Cardi qualified for and won championships at Grand Prix at the Region 6 Championships in Nampa, Idaho. After ending on such a high, Jessica and Cardi decided to go all in and travel to Lexington, Kentucky October 7-8 for the National Dressage Finals. Champions and competitors for all regions around the U.S. attended this huge show.
The biggest win for Jessica and Cardi was dancing to the Celtic tunes choreographed by Karen Robinson at the National Dressage Finals in Lexington on October 8, 2014. Team Cardi scored over nine other horses and riders to win the top honors with a 71.375%. I took this video by filming the on-screen test from the USDF online link; it now has over over 73,000 hits. He also won 3rd place in the GP test.
In 2013 Cardi competed for the first time at Grand Prix in a CDI at San Juan Capistrano in April and scored a best of 68%. Cardi & Jessica won four Intermediaire II tests during their California tour at Festival of the Horse and the Golden State Dressage Show in April, 2012, with a best score of 67.2%. During the Oregon Dressage Society’s Fall Festival, Cardi was awarded the coveted ‘Ambassador of the Year’ award. In conjunction with being entered in the ODS Hall of Fame, Jessica and Cardi were accepted to ride in a a clinic with Steffen Peters. During the clinic, Steffen mounted and took Cardi through his one-tempi changes and his piaffe.
Debbie McDonald Clinic, January 2009
“He’s fancy! …Think of your walk…it’s an excellent walk… Boy, he is really something… He can compete with the best of them. … You know, he’s going to have an amazing passage and piaffe, he really is! He’s really special… We should have a little Brentina.
Teddy’s full sister Sophie Joy, who was born in 2015, is successfully competing in Working Equitation with a para-rider.