Jenny Kilbey of the Idyllic Stud, Newmarket, is devastated by the death of her Welsh section A stallion, Pendock Legend, at 20 years old.
Legend, his seven years older half-brother Penual Mark and Mark’s son, Springbourne Caraway, 18, have dominated the Welsh Pony and Cob Society sire ratings since 1986. Legend and Caraway had more than twice the points of their rivals in 2003.
Legend, bred by the late Mrs Philipson-Stow, was by Revel Jeeves, who died recently in Holland, and out of Pendock Lilactime, a daughter of Cui Flora, the top-priced pony at the Cui Sale.
Legend won the Royal Welsh progeny group competition in 2000 and 2002, and in 2003 his progeny accumulated the most points from 632 entries.
His successful offspring include the three-year-old colt Idyllic Entrepreneur, who was young stock champion; the yearling filly, Thistledown Xtravaganza, who won her class of 97 entries and was reserve young stock champion; Idyllic Privalova, second out of 82 barren mares, and Idyllic Tosca and Maestir Miss Pepsi, who stood first and second of 63 broodmares.
Mrs Kilbey owns Idyllic Entrepreneur, who will hopefully carry on in the tradition of his illustrious sire.