A 10-year-old stallion, Wintersend Nimbus, bought six years ago by the Marshall family from Washington, is continuing his outstanding run of success and continues to impress.
Owned by Paul and Katie Marshall and their daughter Abby, this season he has qualified for the Horse of the Year Show for the fourth time, and Royal International Horse Show which is held at Hickstead , following yet more top class performances.
Since the family bought him from breeder Diana Drake in Hampshire six years ago, he has successfully combined competing with stallion duties.
Katie said:”We saw an advert on a website and went to see him when we were staying in the New Forest on holiday. He was running with mares and we bought him from his breeder Diane Drake, who still supports him.”
She added: ” It is a real family affair. Abby produces and rides him and Paul and myself are totally involved. We will never sell him.”
His breeding is Springbourne Caraway x Hope Nightingale by Cascob Silver Ghost.
Wintersend Nimbus has three offspring, one of which is Wintersend Mimosa who is palomino welsh A mare , who is competing successfully on the Showing Circut doing lead rein and first ridden with her six year old jockey.
Ridden by Abby, Wintersend Nimbus hit the headlines when he first qualified for the Horse of the Year Show Mountain & Moorland ridden finals at Morton in the Marsh Show. There he joined his half brother, Springbourne Envoy (Springbourne Caraway x Springbourne Eirian) in the final , where Wintersend Nimbus gained a well deserved 5TH.
He has qualified for the Royal International Horse Show for five years, where he was 2nd in the open and 3rd in the Pretty polly Home produced class, Nimbus was also second at Windsor in 2012 and third there in 2015.
He also has won the prestigious Tag la liga Award for the most consistent Welsh Section A pony in the country,
Next year Wintersend Nimbus will carry on his duties as a stallion , this will give the Marshall family chance to compete their novice 6 year old Welsh B , Priestwood Spartacus.