One And Only
One and Only is the ultimate pony, he brings looks, scope, movement and the all important temperament. All this is combined with some of Europe’s top sport pony bloodlines.
One And Only was pre-licensed with the Hanoverian Pony Society in Germany before being imported to South Africa. He is fully licensed with the South African Warmblood Society. At his licensing he was awarded Premium status with a final score of 82.5%.
German Riding Ponies are very new to South Africa, but are expected to grow in popularity very quickly as they are the perfect sports pony. Also known as miniature Warmbloods, they have been bred to look like, and have the movement and athleticism of full size Warmbloods, whilst still having the temperament of childrens’ ponies. The breed was developed to produce ponies that children and adolescents could ride at national and international levels in dressage, show jumping and eventing.
One And Only is a superb example of his breed, his movement is outstanding with an expressive trot and uphill canter, as well as phenomenal action over a jump. He is also an absolute gentleman to handle and train. He has a complete willingness to work and not much phases him. After only one week under saddle he was happily working in a new arena with other horses, including mares and stallions, even while during that same week performing his stud duties.
Although bred for jumping he has so far excelled in the dressage arena. At his first dressage outing he earned the Reserve Champion title in the WC Pony Rider Novice Musical Freestyle Dressage Championship. In his second dressage outing he was rewarded with scores of 73.33% and 70.22%. In July 2017 he was KZN PR Elementary And Freestyle Champion, and has since competed sucessully up to Elementary-Medium. At the 2017 Pony Rider and Junior Championships he was part of the PR Elementary-Medium gold medal-winning team.
Because of the effort put into his dressage training the focus on his jumping started later, but in 2018 he was produced up to 1m level in a very short space of time and also started Equitation. He was selected for the Gauteng PR Open equitation team who were awarded the silver medal at PR and Junior Champs in PE.
One And Only was crowned the 2016 KZN Champion In Hand Show Pony and KZN Supreme Champion In Hand Show Horse or Pony, and retained his Champion In Hand Show Pony title on 2017.
His pedigree boasts some of the top names in sports pony breeding with Elite lines on both his sire and dam sides.
His sire, Offshore Energy R, is a Premium stallion in Germany. At his stallion performance test in 2001 he scored an overall 8.1, with a 9 for character and a 10 for rideability.
One And Only’s dam, Moonlight Lady, is a State Premium mare. She is also the dam of Premium stallions Ombri B and Ontonia, and full sister to licensed stallions Boss Junior and Ballentines.
The bloodlines in One And Only’s pedigree are extremely popular throughout Europe as well as in Australia and the US, and a number of his relatives have been exported to America, including his full sister and half-brother. If One And Only’s owners had not been able to purchase him, he would have been sold to Australia.
One And Only’s first foals are all stunning. They have inherited his elegant and correct conformation, as well as his graceful movement and superb temperament. The eldest have already had successes in dressage, jumping and showing classes.
He suits most types of mares and can be used for breeding for jumping, dressage or showing.