Howen Sunset, stable name ‘Sunny’, is a 12 year old, 13.2hh, registered New Forest mare, whom we’ve had the utmost pleasure to own for the past 5 years. In the six seasons that we’ve hunted her, Sunny has proven to be an absolute machine, she loves to be up front following the Field Master, jumping whatever she is asked – rails, ditches, hunt jumps, stone walls, and hedges. Knows her job, and does gates. She’s well-known and admired in the Field. Well-mannered both in the Field and around hounds. Has whipped-in. Hunted with the Four Shires Bloodhounds, High Peak Hunt & Staffordshire Moorlands. Sunny is a forward going ride, and can be strong, so requires a competent and confidant jockey, and as such wouldn’t be suitable as a first pony, or for a novice.
Sunny has also had success as a competition pony, having show jumped clear, round courses of up to 85cm, and XC up to 90cm.
Sunny is a wonderful, sweet pony to have around at home, she’s never mareish, and has a very kind temperament. She has excellent conformation and good strong hooves. She is good to catch, clip, load & shoe. She has traveled in both a lorry & trailer. No vices. Has done some PC activities, along with mounted games, hunter trials, unaff. eventing, working hunter, fun rides, showing, show jumping & cross country. Her only weak point would be dressage, which is something that could definitely be improved upon.
Sunny is now looking for a loving new home where she can have many more years of fun with a new little person, and be their new best friend. Hugely reluctant sale, she is now sadly outgrown, and it would be such a waste of one very special pony, if we were to leave her standing in a field. Whilst Sunny is successful in everything she does, we personally feel that she’d be happiest in a home where she will be used predominantly for hunting, as this is what she loves doing best.
Currently fit and hunting, in what will be her 6th season. Master’s references available upon request.
5* home only. Open to any stage vetting.