We are in mourning that on Saturday, 5th May 2012, our stallion Cottrell Pendragon died at the age of 25 years.
Pendragon, who was born at the Cottrell Stud from Mrs Pat Johns-Powell located in Glamorgan in 1987, was an offspring of the legendary Rotherwood State Occasion (Keston Royal Occasion x Rotherwood Honeysuckle), one of the most famous stallions of Section B. State Occasion was not only a guarantor for successful descendants, he also went down in history of Welsh Section B Ponys as one of most successful breeding stallions. So the winner of the Sire Rating List for 11 times followed Tanybwlch Berwyn (*1924), Craven Cyrus (*1926), Criban Victor (*1944) and Downland Chevalier (*1962).
But not only the father was famous for his offsprings. Even the mother Weston Moll Flanders (Weston Gigli x Revel Confetti) was a promising breeding mare and brought a lot of good offsprings. Beneath offsprings like Cottrell Siriol and Weston Louisa even Pendragon’s full siblings Cottrell Mary Rose, Cottrell Master Mariner, Cottrell Moonflower, Cottrell Morwenna and Cottrell Sunflower descended from this mare.
Showed by Edwin Prosser (Mintfield) and the resulting successes like the victory at the Lampeter Stallion Show in 1989 Pendragon took Chris Morren’s attention (Woldberg Stud) and consequently was imported as a two-year-old to the Netherlands.
After three years at the Woldberg Stud my father Frank Glaser Senior visited a few studs, because he was looking for own breeding stallions and saw Pendragon there. Because of his elegant type, his great pedigree and his lovely character this stallion made a lasting impression and so it didn’t need much time until he arrived at our stud in the same year.
As we bought Woldberg’s Aria, a daughter of the stallion The Hale Vermillion out of Woldberg’s Glory, who was in foal to Pendragon, a little time later Kaiserbach’s Poseidon, the first foal with our Prefix, was born.
During his time in our breeding 20 more foals followed for Kaiserbach Stud.
His last offspring is the filly Kaiserbach’s Sunset in Red, born in 2013, out of Red Flower Selina by Downland Goldflake.
Pendragon, we were proud to call you our own and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Time is a great healer, but we will never forget you.
Rest in peace!