September 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 19:12


Rain Beau West

Sally Black’s top Welsh pony hunter stallion Rain Beau West passed away at Sally’s North San Diego County home this past month.



Sally acquired the 12 hand Welsh Pony Stallion in 1984 while attending the Culpepper Finals in Virginia. He produced numerous champions including sire of the 1989, 1990, and 1991 high point California Pony Hunter Breeding Champions. He also sired the 1990 and 1991 reserve high point champions in the California Pony Hunter Breeding Division.


In 1989, 1990, and 1991 his babies were Best Young Pony at the Red, White and Blue A Shows, the San Diego Summer Festival A shows and the Monterey National A Shows.

In the California Pony Hunter Breeding Division, Rain Beau West claims the 1989 Undefeated 2 Year Old, 1990 Undefeated 3 year old and the 1991 Undefeated 2 year old.

There were at least three of his offspring in the Best Young Pony Class at every show in 1991. His first baby to be shown over fences won classes at the Santa Barbara National A show in 1990.

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