Welsh ponies are popular in England as children's mounts for fox hunting.  In the U.S., they are also used for driving and make excellent show hunters and dressage ponies.  Stopek Stables has a passion for ponies!  We have carefully chosen Welsh ponies that have beautifully chiseled heads, uphill conformation, and springy, elastic movement.  They are very willing and able to jump (even over fences that are so high they would be easier for them to go under instead of over)!   Meanwhile, we are continually amused by their playful dispositions.  For example:  Bachelors Button amuses himself by removing fly masks from the other horses. (He's a whiz with Velcro!)  He also likes to put foreign objects in his water bucket to see if they will sink or float!  We enjoy many happy moments with our ponies!  Good things do come in small packages!


Penny and Rascal (above)


Ponylicious  For Sale


1999 12.1 Hh Section A Welsh Pony

Photo by Molly Mellinger.  Cari Johnson, rider.

"Buck" has a charming disposition.  He loves kids and was ridden by a 7 year old girl at his previous home.  He is easy to handle and fun to ride and a school horse at Stopek Stables.  Buck loves to jump and has a tremendous bascule (pictured above). SOLD

Bachelors Button is a 2000 Section A Welsh gelding owned and trained by Heather Huntoon. Also known as "Squirt", he is adorable and quite a little comedian.  He is always showing us his newest trick!  It might be jumping a 3'6" fence or lunging himself around the arena while carrying a dressage whip in his mouth. He is irresistibly handsome with a flaxen mane and tail, bald face and four tall socks.  He even has a couple of belly splashes.  Squirt shows real potential as a dressage pony as his movement is outstanding and he'll take your breath away as he flies over fences taller than himself.  He's happy to keep going as long as he has an audience!  Squirt is broke to ride and drive.  Shown and loved by Hailee Huntoon.


Currently being used as a school horse at Stopek Stables, "Jewel" can be ridden by beginner through advanced students.  She has never been lame or sick and is a very easy keeper.  She loads, trailers, clips, bathes, stands for farrier and vet, etc.  Jewel has been ridden and shown both English and Western.  She has jumped, foxhunted, and been trail ridden.  She is eligible for double registration as a Palomino.  She is 8 years old and stands 13.3 hands high, making her large enough for most adults and a very comfortable size for children.  Perfect for 4-H or a serious Palomino or AQHA circuit Youth horse.  Jewel shows perfect form over fences and could easily be promoted as a Large Hunter Pony. 


Click below to see Ponylicious' Hunter Debut at 2'.

12.3 hh black Medium Pony mare.  She is registered with the USEF, American Quarter Pony Association and Pinto Registry.  "Panda" is a beautiful mover and exhibits text book form over fences.  She loves to jump and has automatic lead changes.  She has a current Coggins and is up to date on shots, worming, and farrier work.  This Medium Pony Hunter is being used as a lesson horse at Stopek Stables and will continue to be shown until sold!  Panda is pictured above at her first show with Stopek Stables where she won Pony Hunters and won her hack class against horses in the 2' Hunter Division.  She also carried her 2 year old rider to a Lead-line victory at the Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center Spring Gathering show.  For Sale

USHJA 2009 Horse of the Year Awards:(First Year shown USHJA/Ridden by Aly Vukelich)

Reserve Champion Zone 6 Gren Pony Hunter-Medium

Reserve Champion zone 6 Meium Pony Hunter

Pony Hunter-Medium Division Zone 6-6th Place

New video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJRgs5Y3Zq4


Sherbet's Penny is a 1997 12.1H Section A Welsh mare. She is a beautiful copper chestnut with a stripe on her petite little face   Penny loves people and is quick to greet visitors to our farm. She is green broke to ride and drive and gave birth to a chestnut Trakehner cross colt (Little Rascal, below) on 5-22-02. 

SOLD to Kristen Ackerman and daughter of Lino Lakes, MN.  


Little Rascal was born 5-22-02.  He is a Trakehner/Welsh cross and should mature to a large pony.  He has 3 tall socks up to his knees and a blaze.  His conformation and movement are that of a Warmblood in miniature!  He will be a fancy show pony for dressage, hunters, or driving.  Rascal has been started under saddle.  More photos on "Foals" page.

SOLD!  Rascal will be shown in Hunters in his new home in New York.  Congratulations Melanie G. and daughter!!  We wish you much success!

*UPDATE:  USEF registered as "Top Honor", he was reserve champion his first time out , at a hunter show in Florida. Congratulations!


    Sherbet's Taylor is a 1999 12.2H Section A Welsh mare.  Taylor has the conformation and movement of a miniature Warmblood with the disposition of a kitten.  Her chestnut color makes a striking contrast with her blond mane and tail and she has the prettiest head we've ever seen on a pony!  

SOLD to Lindsay Haugen of Pferden Farm in MN.

Tiara is a 2004 13.3 hh chestnut pony with 2 tall socks behind and a big triangle on her pretty face.  She is very feminine and has a darling, quiet disposition that is perfect for children to be around.  Tiara is in training to be a Large Hunter Pony.  SOLD!  Congratulations to Jessica Kramer and the whole Kramer family on the purchase of Tiara.  I am so happy that Tiara found a wonderful family to love and care for her!


Lark is a 2003 dark bay filly by Lapis Lazuli (Trakehner) and out of Silverweed, our American Trakehner Association approved Thoroughbred mare.  Lark is extremely athletic and talented and very friendly.  She is a beautiful mover and  an outstanding Large Pony Hunter prospect as she measures a petite 14 hands as a 3 year old.  She has ideal conformation and would make an excellent Pony Hunter Breeding prospect as well (Her half brother, Sweet William, won first place in Hunter Breeding Two Year Olds at the Ohio Prof.  Horseman's Assoc. Hunter Jumper Show).  Lark is a granddaughter of both of the ATA approved stallions Graditz E* and Hailo Pg* E*.  Hailo is an FEI competitor, the most successful dressage horse for the ATA in 2003, and ranked 15th out of over 1300 stallions for producing performance horses by USEF.  Her registration is pending with the American Trakehner Association and she is eligible for the ATA futurities.  Lark will begin training under saddle in the spring of 2006 and her price will increase accordingly.  SOLD.


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This page last updated on March 02, 2011