Rolf & Linda Stoylen, Post Hill Farm
As a retired Architect, Rolf moved to the area from Minnesota after the tragedy of "9/11". Wanting to build a quiet and secure place that parents and adults could trust to bring their children to and not worry, was his first goal. Giving the gift of riding lessons to a child is giving them a “leg up in life”.
The staff at Post Hill Farm are not only distinguished equestrians, but they are college graduates with post graduate work. The Post Hill Farm staff works with parents to make sure that riding is a part of a child’s life and that there are balancing skills that are adhered to. Post Hill Farm is always improving and adding to their beautiful spot in their new place in Newnan, Georgia.
Linda Stoylen and I'm A Blue Pepperanne, RMI Chateau Elan Championship Series, October 2007
Rolf and Linda Stoylen, of Post Hill Farm will continue to breed Quarter/Welsh crosses and keep all the Stallions that are not being shown at Post Hill Farm, with the mares and babies. Rolf and Linda very actively involved with Sponsorships at their favorite horse shows. From Showing In Hand to Lay ups and Circuit showing, the two farms work hand in hand to get that pony sold for you.
It is our business, not a popularity contest at times, but the hard daily work that goes into every horse and pony we have in training and boarding is handled like it is our own.
Welsh Pony History
The original home of the Welsh Mountain Pony was in the hills and valleys of Wales. He was there before the Romans. His lot was not an easy one...winters were severe and vegetation was sparse. Shelter, most often was an isolated valley or a clump of bare trees. Yet the Welsh pony managed not only to survive, but to flourish. Led by proud stallions, bands of mares and their foals roamed in a semi-wild state climbing mountains, leaping ravines, running over rough terrain. Hence, the development of a pony with a remarkable soundness of body, tremendous endurance and a high degree of native intelligence. Down through the years, the Welsh pony and cob has served many masters. On the upland farms of Wales, Welsh Cobs would often have to do everything from plowing a field to carrying a farmer to market or driving a family to church on Sunday. Welsh ponies have been pampered by royalty and served on the farms of the poor. That the Welsh pony carries a trace of Arabian blood seems beyond a doubt. However, he has maintained his own dominant physical characteristics over the years. It has been demonstrated that Welsh crosses well with many other breeds, and this is, to breeders, an important aspect of his unusual versatility.
The Welsh Pony & Cob Society was founded in 1901 in Wales. All Welsh ponies and cobs found in the United States are descended entirely from animals registered with The Welsh Pony & Cob Society in the UK. Growth of the Breed in America While Welsh ponies were imported to America as early as the 1880's, the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America was not established as a breed registry until 1907. Interest in the breed dropped during the depression years, but through the combined efforts of breeders, particularly those in the East, participation in shows and fairs continued. By the 1950's the numbers of members grew, more ponies were imported and interest increased dramatically. Over the next few decades Welsh became the fastest growing breed in America. Registered Welsh ponies and cobs can be found in every state and also in Canada. To date, over 34,000 Welsh ponies and cobs have been registered. Uses of the versatile Welsh pony The Welsh breed is ideal for the growing child and has the spirit and endurance to challenge an adult. Today Welsh ponies and cobs can be found competing in nearly every discipline ...hunters, driving, dressage, combined training, combined driving, English & Western pleasure and heavy harness.
About Section B Ponies
Riding type ponies based on As; infused with Arab and Thoroughbred blood about a century ago.
- Height up to:
13.2 hh in UK; 14 hh in Canada;
14.2 hh in US.; no lower limit.
- Make excellent medium and large hunter/jumper ponies for the show ring.
- Many are trained for driving.
- Similar to, but usually taller than Sec As.
- May have slightly finer bone and lighter bodies.