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Thistledown Copper Lustre - "Harry"

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Permanently Graded SPSS For Performance and Progeny

Ranked 2nd Sports Pony Sire BEF Futurity 2011

Sire:  Delvers Tarragon

Dam:  Paddock Northern Lustre - (Reserve Champion Royal Show 2007 Gold Medal Winner)

VIDEO ATTACHED - CLICK ON PHOTO BELOW.......................

Picture kindly supplied by Kevin Sparrow - 07917 336694

12.2hh Welsh Section B - Licensed with WPCS/SPSS

D.O.B  29th April 2001

EVA Vaccinated

Stud Fee £250 nffr (Visiting mares NFNF)

AI Service available

Trailblazers Finals 2011 ridden by Polly Clark

  Millie trying Harry out for size!!!!!!!

 At two Years

 Click on picture for link to full pedigree

Delvers Tarragon Bunbury Thyme Lydstep Barman  


Brockwell Twiggy


Twycross Songbird

Twycross Cavalier


Lydstep Ladybird


Paddock Northern Lustre Paddock Camargue Downland Chevaliar


Coed Coch Gala


Paddock Silver Lustre Watermans Mandolin


Reeves Fairy Lustre

Video Link Below -Right Click on picture and "save target as" to make viewing easier . Taken as a five year old  Newark Dressage, 24th September 2006, 1st Place with 71.74%.(will be updated shortly with more recent footage) 

British Dressage Breeding Championships 13th July 2006 - Gaining 4th Place in the 5 year old Snuggy Hoods Dressage Pony with a score of 6.6 and highest placed SPSS Pony ridden by Rebecca Palmer

Harry was purchased by ourselves as a weanling foal, having been bred selectively by Mr Sandy Anderson of Thistledown Stud using the stunning palomino sire Delvers Tarragon and his gold medal winning mare Paddock Northern Lustre, who both hold strong bloodlines of the famous stallions Downland Chevalier and Paddock Camargue.

Photos through link below taken 8th December 2009

 Click On Photo for pictures loose in school....................

 click for loose photos in school.........


As a yearling, two and three year old he was successfully home produced, won and was highly placed at county level on numerous occasions at many venues including Newark & Notts County show, Lincolnshire Agricultural Show, Derby County Show, Ryedale Show, to name but a few, he has also taken many Supremes and Championships, with many commendable comments from the judges on his superb manners.

Harry was broken at the end of summer '05 with the intention of producing him as a dressage pony.  This has proved to be the right decision after he qualified for the Regional Finals at both Novice and Elementary Open Level in just a few outings at affiliated level.  His temperament, attitude and outlook on life make competing a pleasure to partner.

He is proving without doubt to be very trainable and his results below show his development at each competition.  He has competed regularly at a variety of venues, taking each occasion in his stride and gaining excellent results.  With his exquisite temperament and intelligence he is an eager and willing person, trying always to please.

He was presented at the 2005 Stallion Grading with the SPSS and was granted a temporary license for 2006 with the comment "attentive to rider throughout" which was reviewed and awarded again for 2007, he was granted permanent SPSS Grading and License for his results and progeny at the end of 2007. 

With his huge expressive movement and active hind leg he has proved time over to pass through to his progeny alongside beautiful heads, huge walks, athletic expressive movement and correct paces.

Harry is suitable for all types of mares from producing lead rein, show, dressage, and quality sports and show ponies from bigger mares which we are sure will all excel in every type of equine discipline.  He has proved on numerous occasions that his progeny have the manners and paces to excel, stock presented at the BEF Futurity scheme have gained 1st premiums, Champions, and also Won at the SPSS Annual Show in the Youngstock classes.  He has progeny already passed as graded mares, winning at County Level, and Bathleyhills Flashlight awarded Champion at the BEF Futurity scheme and gaining 3rd place overall two year old.  Progeny are also excelling on the hunting field with novice children.  His first coloured foal was sold within a few days of advertising.

To top it all he has the most outstanding temperament needed in a childs pony.  He has manners to burn, and is regularly handled and ridden alongside mares by small children.  He is stabled and turned out on our mixed yard with no problems. 

British Dressage Breeding Championships 11th July 2007 - Gaining 7th Place with a score of 6.52 and highest placed SPSS Pony

Harry has proved his temperament time over, alongside his showing and dressage career, he has also been presented on the hunting field and also his claim to fame has starred in "Cinderella" as a coach horse what more could you ask? - See below for a link to the photos of his performance!!!!!!

Below the first trip out showing with his daughter Bathleyhills Touch of Lustre in April 2010, where she took Champion Riding Pony


Some Examples of Progeny - Click On Photos to see their own pages....

We have found "Harry" to be a great improver stallion stamping pretty heads and superb walks alongside a fabulous quality on his foals and always giving his excellent temperament..............

Bathleyhills Top Level - "Cybil" - born 29th May 2011 (Rotherwood Top Of The Pops x Thistledown Copper Lustre

Bathleyhills ......... - "Stuart" - born 13th April 2011 (Bathleyhills Sea Spray x Thistledown Copper Lustre)

Bathleyhills .......... - "Ruth" - born 2nd April 2011 (Bathleyhills Marranello x Thistledown Copper Lustre)

"Bathleyhills " aka Joyce - born 27th March 2011 - (Bathleyhills Silver Flight x Thistledown Copper Lustre)

"Bathleyhills Flashlight" - 1st Premium Foal & Two Year Old - His first SPSS Foal (Bridget below) - was presented at the BEF Futurity Show - 19th July 2007.  She was awarded a First Premium - the highest award available with 8.09 and Reserve Pony Foal.  Bridget in 2009 was highest placed two year old at the BEF Futurity and 4th overall with a high first premium of 8.54 and has been graded and accepted into the SPSS Mare Studbook, and has been successful in the showring winning at County Level.


Bathleyhills Copper Dream - sold ..."Harvey" Welsh Section B Gelding, born 2004 out of Rohey Sparkling Maydream by Thistledown Copper Lustre.  Has been placed at the NCPA Show he attended.  Very big moving pony who is ridden and jumped regularly by children.  Hacked out good in traffic.


Bathleyhills Sea Urchin - sold..."Hamish" Welsh Section B Gelding, born 2004 out of Loveden Sea Swallow by Thistledown Copper Lustre. Pictured below out Autumn Hunting for the first time.....

 No page at present!!!

Bathleyhills Chanel Allure - 1st Premium Yearling  - sold - "Arnold" born 15th May 2008 out of Chanel V by Thistledown Copper Lustre, winner of Male Youngstock with 87% at the SPSS Mare Grading and Show 2009. To make 158cms a huge moving athletic pony.


Bathleyhills Touch Of Lustre - Champion In Hand Yearling - "Grace" born 14th May 2009 out of Blaircourt Touchwood by Thistledown Copper Lustre, gained 3rd place Riding Pony Foal at NCPA show 18th October 2009.  1st Youngstock at Arena UK.  Grace is to be retained at stud as a future brood mare.


Bathleyhills Arabaz - "Barry" born 2nd August 2009 out of Bathleyhills Arabella by Thistledown Copper Lustre unshown at present.



Progeny from outside mares....... We love to hear about any results from foals born to Harry or any Bathleyhills ponies previously bred by ourselves......

More photos are to be sent in due course of other foals......

Harrys first coloured foal and one to be proud of......

Triptych Prism - 1st Premium Foal - "Flyn"  Out of Lloyds Gertrude (Dycott Denzell) by Thistledown Copper Lustre bred by Miss V Leggett, sold within a few days of advertising.

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BEF Futurity Foal Evaluation Arena UK - 1st Premium with 8.42

2nd Rugby Riding Club qualifying for Royal London

BSPA Championships - World Of Colour

1st -  Mare & Foal Extravaganza

4th  - Foal Of Year Class

Sywell Show - 3rd Mixed Youngstock

Flyn has since been sold all the best to his new owners.......

Paddy - Out of Lily (NFxTB) by Thistledown Copper Lustre bred by Mrs S Wright

Maybeck Sparkling Moonlight - Out of Rohey Sparkling Maydream by Thistledown Copper Lustre bred by Mrs A Jones full sister to Bathleyhills Copper Dream (above)



Harry Stars in a Panto.......................................

His temperament is also shown to perfection here, in his performance at the pantomine Cinderalla, 19th & 20th January 2007, in which he attended three showings as the coach horse!!! With a 200 strong audience!!! 

Click on picture for full write up...........



Competition Record........................


28th February 2015 - PES Unaffiliated Dressage

1st - E49 - 70.50%

25th February 2015 - Arena UK British Dressage

N22S - 72.58%

N39SQ - 70.86%


November 2014

Harry is accepted into Pony Club with Gabi

27th July 2014 - PES Dressage

Thistledown Copper Lustre aka Harry had a super morning with Gabi. Winning the Prelim 12 with 72.8% and 2nd in the Intro with 72.6%.

29th June 2014

Another super day today!!!!! Harry won at the Inter schools competition at Arena Uk today with 72% in between warm up, then Polly going off to jump her pony in the 90cms clear and being the winning team for toothill school as well, then flying back to go in the dressage with Harry and doing a fab test!!!!!!

Then a fabulous afternoon at the Rotherwood Stud Open day seeing lots of gorgeous ponies and foals and meeting up with lots of friends!!!!!! Coffee and cake just made the day as well!!!!!!!!!!!

28th June 2014

Harry and  Gabi went fantastic and Harry's face was a picture enjoying every minute!!!!

26th April 2014 - PES Unaffilated Dressage

Harry a went superb with his new little jockey Gabi and gained 6th place in both the intro and their first novice with super scores of over 66%

29th March - 2014 - PES Dressage

Had a super day today at PES dressage!!!!!!

Gabi and Harry came 3rd in the Intro a with a fabulous score of of 65.70% on her debut outing on Harry who also hasn't been out with a tiny jockey for years!!!!!!!!
21st February - 2014 -  PES Dressage

Star Of The Day!!!!!!!!!

Harry won the novice 30 at PES un affiliated dressage with a fantastic score of 83.1%, taking the Winter Dressage League Championship!!!

2nd February Arena UK - British Dressage

1st Novice O 30 - 72.60%

4th Novice OSQ 34 - 70.00%

Harry pictured here with his son Bathleyhills Chanel Allure aka Arnold who also won both the Prelim and the Novice restricted

25th January 2014 - Professional Equine Services Unaffiliated Dressage

A super start to the New Years competing!!!

Thistledown Copper Lustre (Harry) Won the Novice 30 with 72.7%

28th December 2013

OMG a phenomenal afternoon to finish the competition year, at Harry's (Thistledown Copper Lustre) first outing in years to Professional Equine Services un affiliated dressage

1st Novice 30 - 82.7%
3rd Prelim 14 - 81.7%

Harry had some time off due to me having a daughter!!!!

5th May 2010 - Arena Uk 2nd Round Trailblazer Dressage

1st - Prelim 10 - 71.30%

1st - Prelim 14 - 71.25

2010 Results

18th April 2010 - NCPA Spring Show

3rd - Welsh Section B Stallion over 2 years

4th - NCPA Reg M & M over 4 years

11th April 2010 - Laughton Manor Easter Showing Show

1st  -  M & M In Hand Stallion, Mare or Gelding 4 yrs & Over Small Breeds Qualifying for Glyn Greenwood Memorial/Equifest M & M


At two years click on above photo for more of him showing as a youngster


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19th November 2009 - Arena UK unaffiliated dressage

What a star!!!!!

Novice 27                        72.14%                   1st

Elementary 44                   72.80%                   1st

Harry has had a long break just due to Penny's commitments but his competition results will start again very soon!!!

Ponies UK Summer Championships - 13th - 16th August 2008

Senior Dressage  N30Q           71.47%                1st

Pollyanna Home Produced Small Breed M & M  In Hand Championship    6th

Silverhorseshoe Riding Club Showcase - 14th June 2008

Champion In Hand


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M & M Home produced Ponies UK Qualifier   1st

M & M Glyn Greenwood Ponies UK Qualifier  2nd

Champion In Hand

Newark Dressage - 2nd April 2008

Novice 32                      65.65%                  5th

Elementary 44                 68%                       1st

Riseholme University Unaffiliated Dressage - 20th January 2008

Prelim 7                          72.5%                    4th

Novice 24                       80%                       1st

Sheepgate Tack & Togs Elementary Open Championship - 6th October 2007

Elementary 53 O               62.94%                7th

Ponies UK   -  M & M  Dressage held at Autumn Cup Final Zone A Somerford Park Cheshire  - 29th September 2007

Prelim 13                           69.50%               1st

Novice 25                          70.40%               1st

Qualifying for PUK Dressage finals at Towerlands, Essex - March 2008

Regional Finals Somerford Park Cheshire - 5th & 6th August 2007

Novice Open                     64.29%              13th

Elementary Open               59.17%              20th

British Dressage Breeding Championships - 11th July 2007

6 year Old Snuggly Hoods Potential Dressage Pony

7th Place                 -                   6.52

Highest Placed SPSS Pony

Newark Dressage - 6th June 2007 - BD

Elementary 44                66.8%                 1st

Elementary 43Q             66.55%               1st

Harry has qualified for the Summer Regionals 07 at Elementary Level

Newark Dressage - 20th May 2007

Badminton Horse Feeds Championship Qualifier - Unaffiliated

Novice 20                     66.80%               3rd

Novice 32                      71.80%               1st

Both Qualifying Scores!!!!

Vale View Equestrian Centre - 6th May 2007 - BD

Novice 21                    74.5%                 2nd

Novice30Q                   65%                    1st

Harry has qualified for the Summer Regionals 07 at Novice Level

Willerby Hill - 21st April 2007 - BD

Novice 22                   63.44%               Unplaced

Novice 33Q                69.65%                1st

Uk Chasers - 19th April 2007 - BD

Novice 21                   66%                     1st

Novice 27Q                64.64%                2nd

Harry has unfortunately missed the Winter Regionals as Penny had a horse fall on her and an operation to remove a haematoma from her knee. Very disappointing for us all.  We will aim to qualify him for the Summer Regionals 07.

Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre - 19th November 2006

Elementary 44              64%                     2nd

Picure as a four year old  kindly supplied by JTPIX, www.jtpix.co.uk 

Riseholme University - 12th November 2006

Elementary 41              67.6%                 2nd.

Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre - 5th November 2006

Elementary 41              64.4%

Newark Dressage - 24th September 2006

Novice 24                   72.97%                1st

Novice 32                    71.74%                1st

Southwell Ploughing Match - 23rd September 2006

Open small breeds M & M                      4th

His first ridden show class under saddle

Elms Farm - (formerly Caythorpe) - 20th September 2006

Prelim 7                      78%                      1st

Novice 24                  74.4%                    1st

Harry has had a well deserved rest for a few weeks after a busy summer!!!!!!!!! 

Sheepgate - 17th August 2006

Well done to Rebecca who rode Harry again for us in the Novice 23 at the under 25's at Sheepgate in the middle of a thunderstorm!!!!!!!

Novice 23                 65.38%                    9th

Willerby equestrian centre - 8th August 2006

He competed at the talent spotting with our 12 year old jockey Charlotte and gained second place.

Trailblazers finals - Stoneleigh - 3rd/4th August 2006

Harry competed at the Trailblazers dressage final over two days,

He competed in the senior finals alongside 140 starting entries.

Prelim 12                    66.80%                3rd qualifying for final

Prelim 10 finals            69.55%                11th place

Badminton horse feeds championship finals held at Badminton - 20th July 2006

After a five hour trip down Harry competed in both Novices under two judges and was superbly behaved.

Novice 21          65.5% and 65.5%              15th

Novice 25          65.6% and 66.4%               9th

We were absolutely thrilled for the judges to have such similar scores

Caythorpe Equestrian Centre - 16th July 2006

Qualified for the Winter Regional Finals 2006

Harry competed in his first two affiliated novice classes

Novice 24                  70.74%              1st

Novice 32                  70.87%              1st

British Dressage Breeding Championships -13th July 2006 

4th Place in the 5 year old Snuggy Hoods Dressage Pony with a score of 6.6 

Highest placed SPSS Pony


Newark Dressage 21/05/06

Both novices qualifying for the Badminton Horse Feeds Championships 2006 - to be held at Badminton July 2006

Prelim 4             73.64%        1st  -    ridden by our Fledgling Rider Miss BY and also taking 1st Young Rider and 1st Young Horse

Novice 24          68.89%        2nd

Novice 32          65.22%        3rd


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"Harry" Competed at his first Affiliated Dressage Competition at Caythorpe Equestrian - 19/04/06

Prelim 4            65.91         2nd

Caythorpe Equestrian 16/04/06

1st Round Trailblazers.........

Novice 21             71.5%    1st

Caythorpe Equestrian 09/04/06

Qualifying for the Dressage Trailblazers finals held at Stoneleigh in August 2006

2nd Round Trailblazers........

Prelim 12             77.20%   1st

Novice 24            67.41%   1st

Caythorpe Equestrian 05/03/06

Prelim 7               75%       1st

Novice 21            67.5%    4th

Caythorpe Equestrian  25/09/05

Prelim 7                72%      2nd

Novice 21             69%      3rd

Novice 24             72.2%   2nd 

Newark Dressage  14/09/05

Prelim 7               65%       1st

Prelim 18             65%       2nd

Novice 24            60.37%  3rd  


Just Broken at 4 years -  Picure kindly supplied by JTPIX, www.jtpix.co.uk 

Yearling Two & Three Years

Many wins and placings at County Level, also taking Supreme Champion Of Show and many Championships click on photo above to more photos as a youngster.....

Judges Comments.........

"Attentive to rider throughout"

"Temperament second to none"

"Super Conformation and expressive movement"

"A real quality pony"




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