Welton Independant Sire Welton Ambassador Dam Welton High Spirits This talented 15,2 mare now rising twelve was bred in the purple from proven eventing lines. She made a superb start to her competition career with her owner Hon Brigitt Cambell. Brigitt is well known as a serious competitor within the Affiliated Riding Club network and in dressage. Independant was schooled through all the disciples ready to event until a tragic field accident severing a tendon. Independant made a remarkable recovery in that with the dedicated care of Brigitt the tendon fused to the bone and although this has put paid to her ridden career at high level she has become a brood mare in the Pembridge breeding programme.
Brigitt loves competing and bringing young horses on. In view of her injury it was therefore not a difficult decision to turn Independants' life round as a brood mare, in view of her breeding and the talent she had shown as a young horse under saddle. She had proved tough and sound in competition prior to her accident and carried some of the best of the Welton breeding. Independant by name and by nature the mare decided that she wasn't ready to settle to being a dam and did not hold in the early part of the season. We then persuaded Brigitt to turn Independant out with our then senior CB Tynedale St Julian The resultant foal was Pembridge Jack the Nipper. (1992) As Brigitt enjoyed showing, when commitments permitted, occasionally as he was growing up Jack made appearances in hand and was successful. A big upstanding part bred he caught the judges eye and came second in the 2y/o class at the Cleveland Bay Show at Stoneleigh. He came under saddle and proved an all round horse.In riding club he dressaged with Brigitt, who at the same time was riding Pembridge Waldlord, Dressage to Music and Horse Trialing, as well as qualifying Waldlord for the Riding Club Showjumping Team for the National Finals. Jack now 16.3 with his huge frame was not Brigitts idea of a days fun out hunting and John Coleman had many a good day on him with the South Hereford! He was also successful as a Ridden Hunter in a few outings, including 5th in the Novice Hunter at Monmouth in 1997 and third in Local Hunter at Monmouth in '97 and '98 Jack was also 2nd in the Ridden Hunter at the Cleveland Bay show at Malvern in 1998 With his scopy jump he was a good prospect as a show jumper eventer.and as riders were available he proved us right. On a few outings he has collected £87 BSJA and came fourth in his only event so far, at Stockland Lovell Intro 2000.
By now we had bred from Independant again and she now has a three y/o by Pembridge Waldlord. Brigitt now has Welcome to bring on and Jack has been sold to a competition rider to further his show jumping and eventing career.
Pembridge Welcome Sire Pembridge Waldlord Dam Welton Independant.(1997)
5th hunter yearling at Monmouth 1998 2nd Usk Hunter 2 y/o 1999 5th Hunter 3 y/o Three Counties 2000 3rd Hunter 3 y/o Monmouth 2000 3rd small hunter 3y/o National Hunter Supreme Championship Malvern 2000. In her few outings welcome has shown that she has a future in the small ridden hunter classes. Her dam is 15.2 and despite the size of the Sire (17.3) Welcome has followed her mother. She is an ideal size for Brigitt who will retain her as her own competition horse.
Pembridge Welcome has proved to be an outstnding ccompetition horse in all disciplines.Now with 19 BE points she is poised to come out at Intermediate early next season.With Christine Hardng in the saddle.
Independants' next foal Pembridge Swingtime has been sold. Swingtime, Dam Welton Independant, Sire Stunner Rascal has been shown lightly by her purchaser Mrs M Price. Swingtime came third in the Hunter Yearling at Cheltenham 2000 and second in the Hunter Yearling at Monmouth 2000. She also came 7th in the Yearling Competition Horse Class at the Hunter Supreme Championships at Malvern 2000. Swingtime has now returned to her breeder and will be eventing 2006
Swingtime is a loose athletic mover and has inherited all the attributes of her Sire and Dam. She is being stored to event and will carry on with her showing career until she comes under saddle to do the Young Event Horse Classes.Swingtime has been returned to her dame's owner to event alongside Welcome next time. Welton Independant's next two foals a colt and a filly are by Pembridge Minstrel Pembridge Minstrel so we have much to look forward to in the future. Jack will be out there with his new owner. Swingtime will be around in the young stock classes and we shall see what the younsters from the matings with Pembridge Minstrel produces. Despite the sad loss of Independant herself as a competition mare, all her ability is there in her progeny. However good the stallion there is still a very large part of the equation that is down to the mare and Independant has produced outstanding foals that have a future in the competition world.
Welton Independant's 2001 foal by the International Event Stallion Pembridge Minstrel. This colt is from the first crop of Minstrel's foals. He is 3/4TB 1/4CB He too is being prepared to start his eventing career