Show pony legend dies aged 30

  • The champion show pony Sarnau Stowaway died last week at the age of 30 after a long retirement with the Coltart family in Scotland.

    Bred at Sarnau stud in Wales, Sarnau Stowaway (“Andy”) was by the pure-bred Arab Malan out of Sarnau Swallow. He was sold as a three-year-old for a then record price to Tom Hunnable, and broken in by Andy Crofts, from whom the pony gained his nickname.

    Andy was produced by Ann and Allister Hood for the Hunnables and won
    at many major shows. He stood reserve champion to Running Park Hill Star as a four-year-old at HOYS and champion at RIHS.

    Later he moved to Scotland and was produced by Joyce Coltart for Patsy Lynce, with whom he continued his winning ways. He was retired at 16, and lived out his days with the Coltarts at their Ayrshire home.

    “Andy was always the perfect gentleman,” said Joyce Coltart. “He will be dearly missed by us all.”

  • this news story was first published in Horse & Hound (28 April, ’05)

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