We believe that a great sire is only half the equation.
Meet one of the Brood Mares of Gaslight Farm......


*Synod Aurora

Synod Gabriel x Synod Arabela
***Four generation pedigree appears at the bottom of the page.***
2001 Section C Mare - WPCSA #C-41909
13.1 hands -- Temporary Measuring Card -- 2006

In 2000, we had purchased a weanling Section A filly, *Ceulan Lynette, who we left in the UK to be produced and shown by Barry Shepherd, with the intent of having our own entry in the 2001 Royal Welsh Show and the WPCS Centenary Show that followed. Unfortunately, 2001 was the year when an epidemic of Hoof and Mouth Disease devastated the UK, causing the cancellation of most shows in Wales. Barry showed Lynette for us in the English shows which were held, but we decided not to hold her in the UK an additional year, on the hope that the shows could be rescheduled.

It was to be Darci's first trip to the UK. Our travel plans were already set, so instead of seeing the Royal Welsh Show that year, we took the time to visit Section C breeders. We had planned to eventually add Section C to our breeding program, so we were able to turn what was a national disaster into an opportunity.
Because of our focus on performance, our needs were specific. We wanted a C that would likely mature to full size, preferably in the 13-1 to 13-2 hand range. There would not be enough height difference for Darci with the smaller C's. After touring several farms, we eventually selected Aurora. She was sent after weaning to Broughton Stud, to be produced and shown by Allison and David Smith for the 2002 show season. The epidemic finally resolved and the WPCS Centennary Show was able to be rescheduled the following year.

We were excited to see our own yearling C filly place Top Ten at the Royal Welsh in 2002. Darci joined us for the Centenary, where we were all thrilled as she was pinned 5th. The classes were large and the competition was excellent. To have made it to the front row at both events was an experience we will long remember.

Aurora came home to California at the end of 2002. It was hard for us initially to remember that she was only a yearling, since she was already so much larger than any of our A's. She quickly earned the nickname "Huggy" since it seemed that she wanted that from us anytime we were in her pen! She grew quickly, fulfilling our hopes for an up-to-height pony. She started under saddle as a three year old, traveling with her trainer to Welsh shows throughout the year for the experience. In 2004, with only 5 months of training under saddle, Huggy was named Reserve National Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure Champion. In 2007, "Huggy" was shown under saddle in English and Western, ridden by Sidney MacWhorter, winning National Champion C/D Western Pleasure and 3rd Place Nationally for C Mares.

Huggy foaled for the first time in January 2008, a lovely dark chestnut filly with huge eyes, a pronounced dish and the tiniest ears you could ever imagine-- a testament to the influence *Ceulan Lwcus LOM/AOE/OD brought to the cross. She was planned to return to the performance show ring once her filly was weaned, but our plans changed abruptly when we decided to relocate to a new farm in southern Oregon. She was re-bred to Lwcus in late 2008 and foaled another Section C filly in August 2009 which we have also retained, but will consider selling to a Welsh show home.






Highlights of her show record include:

2011:
Champion C Mare, WPCSA Northwest Region High Score


2008:
Retired

2007:
WPCSA Year End Hi Point Champion C/D Western Pleasure
3rd WPCSA Year End Hi Point Section C Mare

2006:
5th Nationally, WPCSA Year End Hi Point Section C Mare
Reserve Champion SW Region Section C Mare
1st Section C/D Mares, Judge McLelland, Holiday Welsh Show
Reserve Champion C/D Mare, Inland Welsh Classic
2nd Section C Mares, UK Judge Simon Bigley, Western Nationals

2005:
WPCSA South West Region Equitation Hi Point Awards for Darci Maurer -- Reserve Champion (tied) Adult Hunt Seat Equitation, 4th Adult Stock Seat Equitation
WPCSA South West Region Hi Point Reserve Champion Section C Mare

2004:
WPCSA National Hi Point Reserve Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure
WPCSA South West Region Hi Point Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure, Champion Section C Mare, 4th Adult C/D English Pleasure
WPCSA North West Region Hi Point, 3rd Section C Mare, 4th Adult C/D English Pleasure, 4th Adult Western C/D Pleasure
WPCSA South Central Region Hi Point,3rd Adult C/D Western Pleasure


2003:
WPCSA South West Region Hi Point Champion Section C Filly

2002:
5th Section C Yearling Filly, WPCS Centennary Show, UK
10th Yearling C Filly, Royal Welsh Show, UK

"Huggy" is the dam of the following ponies:

Gaslight Amber LOM
2008 Dark Chestnut Section C Mare x *Ceulan Lwcus LOM/AOE/OD
Retained by Gaslight Farm. In training with Dr. Carrie MacWhorter
2011:
Completed her Individual LOM
WPCSA Hi Point Champion C Mare
WPCSA Hi Point Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure
WPCSA Hi Point Reserve Champion C/D Adult English Pleasure
WPCSA Hi Point Reserve Champion Adult Trail
Reserve Supreme Champion, Division Champion, C/D English Pleasure, Division Reserve Champion, C/D Western Pleasure, WWNat'ls, Elk Grove, CA
Reserve Supreme Champion, Brookside Show, Elk Grove, CA
Division Champion, C/D English Pleasure, C/C Western Pleasure, Brookside Show, Elk Grove, CA
2010:
WPCSA National Reserve Champion Year End Hi Point Section C Filly
1st Section C/D Fillies, West Coast Welsh Show 1, Red Bluff, CA
Grand Champion Section C, OWPS 40th Annual Show, Albany OR, UK Judge Catrin Bigley
2009:
WPCSA National Reserve Champion Year End Hi Point Section C Filly
2008:
WPCSA National Champion Year End Hi Point Section C Filly
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Section C, South West Welsh Spring Gold Show



Gaslight Amaterasu

2009 Chestnut Section C Filly x *Ceulan Lwcus LOM/AOE/OD
FOR SALE -- In training with Carrie MacWhorter

2013:
Reserve Grand Champion, WPCAC March Silver Show,Livermore, CA
2012:
Not shown
2011:
WPCSA Northwest Region Champion Section C Fillies
2009-2010:
Not shown




"Huggy" was left open in 2011 but is being bred again in 2012 to our Section A stallion, *Ceulan Lwcus LOM/AOE/OD. She has produced two lovely fillies from this cross that we have retained, so we will take reservations for her foal of 2013.

Sire
SYNOD GABRIEL
Sire
SYNOD WILLIAM
Sire
MENAI FURY
Sire
GREDINGTON OSWALLT
Dam
MENAI CERIDWEN
Dam
GERYNANT ROSINA
Sire
VALIANT FLYER
Dam
DYFFRIN ROSINA
Dam
SYNOD GEM
Sire
HENDY BRENIN
Sire
MEIARTH ROYAL EIDDWEN
Dam
LADY WELSH FLYER
Dam
TYDI GEM
Sire
TYSSUL VALIANT
Dam
CNEWR MARVEL
Dam
SYNOD ARABELA
Sire
SYNOD RANGER
Sire
SYNOD WILLIAM
Sire
MENAI FURY
Dam
GERYNANT ROSINA
Dam
TYDI ROSEMARY
Sire
HENDY BRENIN
Dam
GERYNANT ROSINA
Dam
SYNOD ATHINA
Sire
BRYNYMOR WELSH MAGIC
Sire
NEBO BLACK MAGIC
Dam
HWYLOG BRIALLEN
Dam
PERSIE AMANDA
Sire
SYNOD RANGER
Dam
SYNOD ROWENA