My Pets: Goldsytch Gradbach

This picture shows Gradbach with his April coat.

Name: Goldsytch Gradbach

Animal: Pony

Colour: Red Roan (although he has blue roan mixed in with him as well)

Size: 29.5 inches at the wither

Breed: Miniature Shetland

Gender: Male

Birthday: 24th May 1988

Gradbach is a very special pony to me as he was the first stallion I ever owned. He is also one of the stallions that my parents bred as a foal in 1988 while they were running the Goldsytch stud. In late February 2010 I restarted the Goldsytch stud and managed to get him and Morjoy Tulip (whose mother is also a Goldsytch pony!).

When I bought Gradbach he was 21 years old but did not look it or act it. He has a loveable nature and loves being petted.

Gradbach is an extremely well trained pony with excellent confirmation. He has won many shows and passes on his superb confirmation to 99% of his foals. Over the years we have worked out he has sired around 100 foals!

On the 14th May 2010 we put Gradbach and Morjoy tulip together hopefully for a foal in April next year.

Goldsytch Gradbach’s mother is New Park Tasha, and his father is Stanhoe Tom Kitten.
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Because Gradbach is Red Roan, he changes colour throughout the year.

This is Gradbach with his winter coat which can last until early March

This is Gradbach with his mid-to-late March coat

This is Gradbach's late March coat.

This picture shows Gradbach with his April coat.

Gradbach with his winter coat, which lasts from October to early March

May 23, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · 2 Comments
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2 Responses

  1. jan Sayer - April 16, 2012


    I have just purchased a grandaughter of Gradbach who is from Morjoy Little Wonder put to Blazefield Pete. Only had her yesterday and vet coming tomorrow for a thorough check up. She will be 2yrs old on May 2nd but looks like she has not had a good start in life and is in a very poor state. I am pleased she has come to us and if you are interested I will let you know how she gets on. It is lovely to trace her family history. With kind regards, Jan Sayer

  2. Maddia (Admin) - August 3, 2012

    Hi Jan,

    I would love to know how she gets on! You can email me at maddia[at]msn[dot]com.

    I still have Gradbach as our main stallion at the Goldsytch stud, and this year we have have had two wonderful little filly foals by him.