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


Gaslight Amber LOM
*Ceulan Lwcus LOM/AOE/OD x *Synod Aurora
***Four generation pedigree appears at the bottom of the page.***
2001 Section C Mare - WPCSA #C-46891
11 hands 2 1/8 inches-- USEF Temporary measurement card 2010


Photo as two year old in 2010 - Photo by Darci Maurer
Amber was our first home-grown Section C. For Aurora's first breeding, we elected to cover her first with our senior stallion, to make sure she would conceive before investing in transported semen and AI from a Section C stallion. The choice of stallions was based on economics, although we knew that the cross would bring Lwcus' Section A Typiness and trainability, even if the foal would likely be smaller than we wanted for a Section C. Her Mountain Pony sire contributed a generous amount of Typiness, giving her an exquisite head, huge eyes and tiny ears. For the first two years, because of her size, Amber was not very different from our Section A youngsters. By the middle of her 2nd year, however, she began to develop muscle and her C Type became obvious. True to our expectations, Amber has matured small, but there is no question about her being a C.


Photo as a yearling in 2009 - Photo by Darci Maurer


Although small, Amber had an excellent in hand career prior to training. She was awarded Grand Championships in Section C halter and occasionally against the mature D's. She was the WPCSA Hi Score Champion Section C filly as a weanling, and then the Reserve Champion as a yearling and two year old. An early January foal, Amber began performance training with Carrie MacWhorter as soon as she turned three. In her first shows, she was only ridden Western, and halfway through the show year, English and Trail were added. She continued to do well in halter, being awarded Reserve Supreme twice at the end of the year. At the Tulsa show, as a 3 year old in her first year green, Amber completed the last points needed to secure her individual LOM. She also earned the WPCSA National Hi Score Championships in Section C Mares and C/D Western Pleasure Adult, as well as Reserve Championships in C/D English Pleasure and Adult Trail.

Reserve Supreme Champion, WWNat'ls 2011


After the close of the 2011 show season, Amber went for driving training with Gerald Verkuyl, and then returned to Carrie, to remain in her show string for the 2012 season. Her debut in cart occurred at the May KISS show in Elkgrove, CA. At her second show in Oregon, Amber won every class and was division champion in English and Western Pleasure and Pleasure Driving at the OWPS warm-up show, and continued to excel in all divisions. Amber and two other Gaslight ponies can be seen on Carrie's YouTube video of her 2011 show string:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ij0pGb8IGOM


Highlights of Amber's show career include:

2012:
1st C/D Mares (Unanamous, both judges) Grand Champion C/D/Reserve Grand Champion C/D, May KISS Show, CA
Division Champion, C/D English Pleasure, May KISS Show, CA
1st Ridden Cob and Ridden Cob/Pony Champion, May KISS Show, CA

2011:
Completed her individual LOM
WPCSA National Hi Score Champion Section C Mare
WPCSA National Hi Score Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure
WPCSA National Hi Score Reserve Champion C/D Adult English Pleasure
WPCSA National Hi Score Reserve Champion Adult Trail
Reserve Supreme Champion Brookside/WWNat'ls, Elk Grove CA
Division Champion, C/D Adult Western Pleasure, KISS Part 2, CA
Grand Champion Section C (judge O'Brian, Res. Grand Champion Section C (judge Capellenti, West Coast Welsh, OR
Division Reserve Champion, C/D Adult Western Pleasure, West Coast Welsh, OR
Division Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure and Division Champion C/D Adult English Pleasure, SB Nat'ls, CA
Reserve Grand Champion C/D and Division Reserve Champion C/D Adult English Pleasure, SOWPCA Part 2, OR
Division Champion C/D Adult Western Pleasure and Division Res. Champion C/D Adult English Pleasure, SOWPCA Part 1, OR


2010:
WPCSA National Hi Score Reserve Champion C Filly

2009:
WPCSA National Hi Score Reserve Champion C Filly

2008:
WPCSA National Hi Score Champion C Filly



Pedigree of Gaslight Amber LOM
Sire
*CEULAN LWCUS LOM/AOE/OD
Sire
TWYFORD SPRIG
Sire
COED COCH ASA
Sire
GREDINGTON HYNOD
Dam
COED COCH ANWYLED
Dam
REVEL SPRING SONG
Sire
PENDOCK PLAYBOY
Dam
REVEL SERENADE
Dam
LISVANE LOTUS BLOSSOM - LOM
Sire
REVEL SPRINGBOK
Sire
REVEL TYCOON
Dam
REVEL SPRING SONG
Dam
TANLAN LILI LON
Sire
BOWDLER BEST BOY
Dam
TANLAN LILI

Dam
*SYNOD AURORA
Sire
SYNOD GABRIEL
Sire
SYNOD WILLIAM
Sire
MENAI FURY
Dam
GERYNANT ROSINA
Dam
SYNOD GEM
Sire
HENDY BRENIN
Dam
TYDI GEM
Dam
SYNOD ARABELA
Sire
SYNOD RANGER
Sire
SYNOD WILLIAM
Dam
TYDI ROSEMARY
Dam
SYNOD ATHENA
Sire
BRYNYMOR WELSH MAGIC
Dam
PERSIE AMANDA