Because he was so fascinated with the charisma of the Welsh ponies, my father Frank Glaser senior decided in 1990 to get his first pony of section B from the home country Wales. This pony was Ardgrange Ffion, a 2-year-old filly from Ardgrange Cristalle out of Ardgrange Deryth by Ardgrange Dihafel.




 


 

Ostara


 
In connection with this it dint’t last long until the 6-year-old Ostara caught my father’s attention. A nice grey mare with an excellent ancestry. Father was the stallion Downland Chorister, who was bought together from stud Giglberg and stud Wolfstein and therefore he was brought to Germany in 1979. Mother of Ostara was Coed Coch Odette, a mare of Margaret Brodick, who was the owner of this most famous stud.



 
The decision to start our own stud was made shortly after buying those two ponys. Because of the stream, which flows along our stud in an eastward direction, we named it “Kaiserbach”. It was established from my father together with my grandfather Paul Glaser in 1990.

Soon the desire for having our own stallions followed. In search of that we made our first acquaintance of a few Dutch breeders. After visiting several studs and the resultant contacts we took notice of the two stallions Cottrell Pendragon and Amanda’s Edwin in 1992.




 


 

Cottrell Pendragon


 
In this time Pendragon, a son of Rotherwood State Occasion out of Weston Moll Flanders, was in familiy Morren’s ownership from the Woldberg stud. There we also bought the mare Woldberg’s Aria, pregnant from that stallion. Consequently we were looking forward to our first foal: Kaiserbach’s Poseidon.




 


 

Amanda’s Edwin


 
We bought Amanda’s Edwin from the breed of Mr Wolf. This stallion was the champion of the 3-year-old at the Dutch stallion licensing in 1992. He descended from the stallion Carolinas Red Ribbon out of the mare Home T’ Ranch Esmeralda by Pendock Plato.



 
Further imports from studs like Aganza, Llangeitho, Bronheulog and Millcroft followed.



 
It didn’t last long until we were able to register the first show achievements. Our mare Ostara achieved the first awards for the Kaiserbach stud in 1993: she was Overall Champion of Section B and afterwards Reserve Overall Supreme Champion at the IG Welsh Regional Show in Hessen. Her nationwide achievements last until 1999 and accordingly she left the stud as our first rewarded champion. In this period of time Edwin was very successful, too. Many a time he was Champion of Section B, Overall Supreme Champion and even twice he was the Reserve National Champion Stallion of Section B.




 


 

T’ Hogeland’s Ferdinand


 
After Cottrell Pendragon and Amanda’s Edwin two further stallions came to our stud in 1997. During a visit at Henk Zoet from the Zwaluwenburg Stud those two youngsters made a lasting impression. Both of the stallions were licensed in the Netherlands.




 


 

Kaiserbach’s Daisy


 
Our so far most successful offspring is the mare Kaiserbach’s Daisy, who descends from Amanda’s Edwin out of the mare Millcroft Daydream. This grey mare, born in 2001, was shown at 11 shows so far and made a few lasting impressions at some judges. She was 1x Reserve Foal Champion, 5x Overall Champion of Section B, 2x Reserve Overall Champion of Section B, 4x Overall Supreme Champion and 1x Champion of Section B-Cup.



 
I personally discovered the interest in Welsh Ponies very late. Because of the work with our own website and the thereby developed contacts to other breeders enthusiasm started to grow. Consequently I bought my first own Welsh Pony in 2011, the colt foal Hoekhorst Little Emperor by Paddock Marquis.
The enjoyment of handling with the ponies increased and so I came to the conclusion to join breeding.




 


 

Thistledown Lawrence of Arabia


 
When our stallion Cottrell Pendragon died in 2012 after 20 common years, it started to be my aim to maintain that bloodline and so I started the search after matching ponys. I found support in the Dutch breeder Dick Valk (Wildzang), who commited the 7-year-old stallion Thistledown Lawrence of Arabia to me as a foundation stone. As a grandson of Cottrell Liberty, who was a half-sister to Pendragon, both stallions can be lead back to the famous Rotherwood State Occasion. Furthermore there are with Cottrell Calypso (Rotherwood State Occasion x Carolinas China Rose), the mare Reylem Sunflower (Cwrtycadno Cadfridog x Cottrell Sunflower), the both daughters Red Flower Valentina (Cottrell Pendragon x Pennwood Vienna) and the self-bred Kaiserbach’s Sunset in Red (Cottrell Pendragon x Red Flower Selina) four more ponys with this bloodline in our ownership.



 
Our target is to breed high – quality ponies, that convince with type, movement and an impeccable character. Achievements in all kinds of domains confirm our breeding and that’s why we keep our aims.

Report: Frank Glaser Jr. (31.10.2014)








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