Silkwood Heaven Can wait was no stranger to the show ring, beginning her showing career as a 4 year old after having her first foal at the age of 3 ( Silkwood Heavens Chalice). Sydney Royal Easter Show was Sarah’s first outing where she was awarded Supreme Led Riding Pony of the Show. Soon after Sarah began her ridden debut where she proved she wasn’t just a stunning, beautiful moving pony but very quickly became a great ambassador for the riding pony breed, being one of the most decorated large ponies in the country. Sarah won nearly every open and childs ridden champions in both the Riding Pony and open rings, famous for her extraordinary lengthen trot and big poppy eyes she took the show world by storm.
At Sarah’s first couple of ridden shows she was crowned Champion ridden Riding pony and Novice pony at Brisbane Royal Show, Champion Large pony at Pacific Coast and then went on to win EFA N.S.W Champion Large Pony of the Year at only her 6th show under saddle, qualifying her for Nationals in 2 months time. It was at nationals that Mum and I first saw this pony in the flesh we both thought she was the most beautiful pony we had ever seen. We watched her win EFA National Large pony at her 7th show and she took both ours and the crowds breath away from the second she entered the arena.
A couple of days after Nationals we where lucky enough to purchase the beautiful Sarah and soon after she made the trip to WA, where in the next 4 years of showing with her she won every major title in both breed and open shows there was to win and carried many kids to win rider championships. Some of sarahs Major wins include….
-Champion Large pony Gosnells Masters (GN qualifier) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 (Supreme Champion of the show 2005)
-Champion Open and Childs Large pony SHC Classic (GN qualifier) 2007
-EFA Large Pony of the Year 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
-SHC Large pony of the Year 2005, 2007
-Perth Royal Show Champion Large pony 2004, 2005
Supreme led Riding pony 2004, 2006
-Runner up large pony EFA Nationals 2005
-Sydney Royal 2004- 1st 12.2 -13 hands
-Champion Ridden and led Arabian Derivative OTY under 14.2 hands
-Riding Pony of the Year show 2006 – Supreme Led Riding Pony
– Supreme Child Riding pony OTY
– Ridden riding pony OTY
– Champion Large pony at Champion of Champions Show 2007
– All Stars Show 2008- Champion Open large pony
– Supreme Led Riding Pony ( ring 1)
– Supreme Led and Ridden Riding pony (ring 2)
After Sarah retired from showing she proved to be as good of a brood mare as show pony. Sarah has now produced 4 foals, her first foal Silkwood Heavens Chalice was bred by Silkwood stud prior to Sarah showing and I was lucky enough to campaign this mare in WA for the stud. In her first and only season of showing Candy won,
-EFA newcomer small pony of the year 2007
-Champion Riding Pony Debutante newcomer OTY under 14.2 hands 2007
-Champion of Champions small pony OTY 2007
-Champion Small pony Perth Royal Show 2007
-Champion Small pony Sydney Royal Show 2007
In 2010 Sarah had her 2nd foal Emyella Touch of Heaven who was sold east to Tara Kirk and Natalie Elliot where she is unbeaten in the led riding pony classes as a 2 year old winning
-Supreme Led Riding pony at Barastoc
-Champion 2 year old Melbourne Summer Royal
– Supreme Champion Victorian Riding Pony Youngstock Show
-Champion Led Riding pony at the Riding pony Nationals
Emyella Pure Heaven and Emyella Touch of Heaven are both getting ready to start under saddle. Sarah also has a stunning colt Emyella Heavens Soprano by Royalwood Boy Soprano at foot at the moment. I am extremely lucky that Sarah has passed on to all her progeny her stunning face and movement as well as her amazing, soft personality.