|Stud Fee:||£450 no vat|
|Chilled Fee:||£450 no vat|
|Frozen Fee:||£375 no vat|
|Disciplines:||Eventing| Showjumping| Sports Pony|
|Breeding:||British Sports Pony|
|Studbook:||Sports Pony Studbook Society (SPSS)|
|Height:||14.2hh - 148cm|
|Overseas Use:||Not currently available outside the UK|
|Availability:||Chilled|Frozen|Natural / Fresh|
|Concessions:||NFFR, concessions to approved mares|
Prometheus (known as Percy) started his ridden career age 4 with the SES showjumping team and jumped in the Senior BS 4-year-old qualifier at Hickstead, holding his own round a long, technical track, the smallest competitor by far. His scope and attitude meant he quickly jumped up the levels, and before his 5th birthday had jumped Senior Newcomers. However with his obvious bravery, trainable attitude, and fantastic paces it seemed a waste not to send him eventing.
So at the beginning of 2018, age 5, Prometheus was sent to MJ Eventing where he went above and beyond all expectations in his first season. Again his bravery, workmanlike attitude and exceptional flat work meant he quickly moved up from jumping BE90s to BE100s and by the end of the season had secured six top-ten placings out of eight starts, including two seconds and a win at only his second BE100 event. In his last four outings of the 2018 season he achieved the best dressage scores in his arena and finished on a total of 60 foundation points. Over the 2018/2019 winter he was registered with British Dressage, competing at Novice and Elementary level, winning every time out.
For the 2019 eventing season Prometheus moved up a level winning his first run ever at BE100Plus; he then moved on to take seven top-10 places, including three WINS at Novice level, completing the year with his first international CCI-S 2* to finish in the top 15. He ended that season on 76 Foundation Points, and 19 BE Points.
Prometheus also took part in the 2019 Stallion Parade at Burghley Horse Trials where he behaved impeccably in the large crowds and showed himself off beautifully. After such a successful 2019 season he received awards from both the SPSS and the South East Eventers League (Breeding Stallion).
In 2020’s shortened season he didn’t run until August, but that didn’t stop him! Two Novice runs produced back-to-back WINS, followed by a superb run in the CCI-S2* at Wellington International, finishing 4th in a huge class of over 100 entries. Then to end the season, his first run at Thoresby CCI-L2* long format, again the smallest in a huge entry. A beautiful dressage test was followed by a cross-counrty clear, and just one fence down in the tricky show jumping, to finish just outside the top-twenty at 21st.
Alongside his competition schedule, Prometheus had a busy stud season, proving to have excellent fertility with an extremely high rate of conceptions to first inseminations. We look forward to seeing these foals arriving in 2021!
This little stallion’s results speak for themselves and with such talent, bravery, scope, and temperament he really is a top pick for both the sports pony and sporthorse breeder, where he will produce sports ponies of the highest quality, or add that important ‘pony 5th leg’ agility when used on larger mares.
Prometheus would cross well with any type of mare, horse or pony, but is particularly suited to adding lightness, scope and jumping ability to native-type mares to produce ideal sport ponies or working hunters.
His first foals were born in 2018 and are already showing Percy’s quality and fantastic attitude to life. One foal impressed at the SPSS 2018 Youngstock Evaluation and was awarded an SPSS Premium. He did not stand at stud in 2018 in order to concentrate on his eventing career, but has had a very successful 2019 breeding season, proving to have excellent fertility with a lovely book of mares, and we look forward to this crop of foals arriving in 2020.