Young's Expensive Hobby
Breed: Section B Welsh Stallion
Height: 13.1 HH
Breeder: Stan Young, Alberta
Owner: Kim Hyde, Alkim Farm, BC
Breeding: Young's High Interest x Young's Who's Choice
Hobby started training at Unicorn Stables with Tammie Blewett in Surrey B.C. the fall of 2001. The following spring, Tammie and Hobby started showing at the Three Day Events and Training Level Combined Driving Events, always placing very well. By the middle of the year he had proven himself to be an exceptional athlete, moving up to Preliminary Level at the CDE’s where they finished off the year.
In 2003, starting the year at the Preliminary Level, Tammie and Hobby focused only on Combined Driving, competing throughout B.C. and in Alberta at High Country, where they placed 3rd over all.
This year (2004), Tammie and Hobby will continue to compete on the CDE circuit, with plans to travel to the USA . They will again start out the year at the Preliminary Level, and are planning on advancing to Intermediate mid-summer. Tammie, as co-owner of Unicorn Stables in Surrey B.C., has some very talented students, one of whom is Indiana Sedoriuk. Indiana has started riding Hobby this year and will be showing him under saddle at the hunter/jumper shows and Three Day Events. They have already attended Thunderbird this spring for the 3' jumper classes and placed very well (all clear rounds!).
Hobby, a registered Sec. B Welsh stallion was inspected in 2003 by the American Sport Pony Association, receiving his 1st Premium status. Last fall Hobby's first foal was inspected, Evergreen Sunrise, who also received his 1st Premium status, scoring higher than his sire and dam!
Kim purchased Hobby as a yearling from Stan Young, and brought him home that spring as a two year old. She picked his photo from a stack that Stan had sent her, and writes, "Stan then also sent out a video, Hobby was still the only one I wanted!! Hobby has been the love of my life, besides my husband and family, hehe. He is one VERY SPECIAL PONY!!!
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