Creek's Rain Fox is
a 1983 bay TB/WEL crossbred standing 14.2 h. His accomplishments
in the hunter pony ring included being a multiple time Devon Champion,
Virginia Pony Breeders Champion, Virginia Pony Breeders Futurity
Winner, and Virginia Classic Winner. He has sired many champions,
including Rain Sox, Stars & Stripes, Kid Me Not, Fancy Pants
and Won To Know. Rain Fox is owned by Marguerite Taylor-Jones and
stands at stud at Champlain Isle Ponies in Isle La Motte, VT.
Drumlin was a chestnut, 14.1 h TB/WEL mare bred by Tustin
Farm. Drumlin won her yearling class at Devon and went on to be
named Reserve Champion Crossbred Pony. In her later years she had
a magnificent career as a broodmare. In 2001, her 2-yr old colt
Tustin's Bandoleer was named Grand Champion Crossbred Pony at the
Devon Horse Show.
Rainbeau (1974-2000), sired by the famous Farnley Lustre,
is undeniably the most successful pony hunter stallion in American
history. Bred by Marguerite Taylor-Jones, the gray Welsh stallion
sired many famous ponies, including Swan Song, Knickerbocker, Flying
Colors, and more recently, Buzz Light Year, Millbrook's Tiny Bubbles,
Lucky Too and Remember the Laughter.
Lustre, bred by the famous Farnley Farms in VA, has been
called the "sire of the century". Producing 153 purebred
Welsh stallions during the years he stood at stud, he was also the
sire of some of America's top hunter pony stallions, including Hidden
Creek's Rain Fox, Smoke Tree Mountain Ash, Farnley Balshazzar, Helicon
Epic and Longacre Spinoff.
the Famous Welsh Families of Pony Hunter Breeding" by Thalia
Gentzel (Chronicle of the Horse, June 22, 2001)
Pony Book - The World Of Emerson Burr" by Amy Rossi (Prentice
Hall Press, 1986).