Nothing is more important to a young rider than a safe, reliable mount, and veteran competitor Ballou is just that! The adorable 1999 Welsh Pony gelding, with his distinctive blaze, has been a regular at top shows on the pony hunter circuit.
Ballou’s first big win was at the 2007 United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) Pony Finals, where he and then-owner Victoria Colvin won the Small Green Pony Hunter Championship. With rider Daisy Farish in the saddle, Ballou went on to win the 2010 Devon Horse Show Grand and Small Pony Hunter Championship, was named the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival’s Gotham North Small Pony Hunter Circuit Champion, and won the Overall Small Pony Hunter Grand Championship at the 2011 USEF Pony Finals! His other accomplishments include wins at the Hampton Classic, Lake Placid Horse Show, and Pennsylvania National Horse Show!
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Ballou is owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, who is well-known in the hunter/jumper community for her barn full of top-notch horses and ponies and her involvement in the sport. Dr. Parker says of Ballou’s relationship with his riders, “He is a very loyal and faithful friend.” With his looks, skills and personality, what more could a young rider ask for?
Ballou's Traditional scale Breyer model was available from 2013 to 2015!