Keston Royal Occasion (imp)
Welsh Section B
Approved Riding Pony Stallion
Perhaps the most pre-eminent sire in the history of Welsh and Riding Ponies in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom he won the sires rating trophy several times and in Australia he held the award for the Australian Riding Pony Society from 1993 – 2000, placing second in 2001. This is an immense achievement as he had only limited youngstock competing because he has not been at public stud for 3 years.
No longer alive, his sons, grand-sons and great grand-sons are continuing the dynasty.
SIRE: Downland Mandarin
Coed Coch Gold Mair
Solway Master Bronze
DAM: Clyphada Periwinkle
Kirby Cane Plume
The Welsh B sire Solway Bronze Master figures in the pedigree of many good Riding Ponies. Treharne Talisman is out of his full sister and he is the grandsire of Rosevean Master McGredy, sire of the New Zealand imported in dam stallion Heatherbrae Master Aladdin.
He also figures in the pedigree of Willowcroft Vagabond, a successful sire son of The Laird and the important Rosslayne Blue Peter.
But probably the greatest Master Bronze influence is through his grandson Keston Royal Occasion, a Welsh B who has sired numerous winners since his importation to Australia and whose Riding Pony imported grandsons, Janinos Little Joker, Syon Royal Portrait and Fairly Temptation are proving excellent sires.
Royal Occasion is also a grandson of Downland Chevalier whose breeding appears in that of the imported stallion Small land Mascot, his son Small Land Amarillo and grandson Sarnau Victory and in many of the Welsh B mares that have bred successful Riding Ponies.