Pony for sale
Hilkens Denali Performance Pony
6 years old.
Dressage, Show Hunter, Show Jumping, Showing.
56.69 Inches | 144 Centimeters | 14.1 Hands
Arab, Performance Pony , Warmblood.
Wellington, New Zealand
Super Feature Listing
Hilkens Denali (GRP) x KD Nadia (Arab)
Foaled: 24th October 2013
Bred by Vic Marie (Rosehill Sporthorses)
Broken in by: David Collett
This is an extremely hard sale of a superstar pony that has been in the same family for 3 years. Disco was purchased as a 3yo with the intention of him being a future performance pony for the owners at the time 9yo daughter.
Over the time he has been with this family he has been produced slowly and turned out multiple times to allow him to grow and physically mature. Unfortunately, he didn't grow to the intended size and his rider has just kept growing. He has grown in the last 2 years in height and I believe there is a bit more growing to do, especially filling out.
Disco has been schooled predominantly on the flat, with an emphasis on encouraging the natural movement he has whilst maintaining collection and impulsion. His movement is to die for but being a young pony with limited mileage he does still need guidance and work with balance and suppleness. Over the last 6 weeks we have introduced him to jumping which he has taken to like a duck to water. He shows great form over the fences with tidy, snappy knees and an elastic free back end. He loves his jumping and we can see him doing very well in this discipline. He is schooling comfortably at 80cm with being popped over 1m with ease.
Exposure wise he has been fairly sheltered due to his rider's commitments with her other ponies. He spent 1-year grazing at a riding school where he was in the centre of all the action, and from there has been paddocked at home both separately and with others. He has been to pony club a few times which he handled like a dream. Has been to the beach and for a few hacks through riding tracks. Competing wise he has been to a few dressage days with great results and extremely positive feedback from registered judges, scoring in the 60's with majority of the movements 6-8. He has done limited in the showing ring but once again came home with placings and super feedback.
He is a very responsive pony and being young still has his baby moments, so will be sold to an experienced home and rider only. He is not dirty but being a high spec pony, he needs to be ridden consistently to get the best results from him and ridden like a warmblood not happy hacker pony or he can have some quirky moments. When he has a job and is focused he is amazing.
As mentioned before this is an extremely hard sale and will only go to the best of homes. we had hoped to see him, and his rider climb the dressage ranks this coming season, but it's just not going to work out with the rate of his riders growing. He needs to be in a home that understands performance horses, so he can be produced to his full potential. Will not be sold sight unseen, no trials but viewings are welcome.
Selling on behalf of owners