This is the registered brand of the Linden Riding Pony stud. From the year 2008 all ponies bred by the stud will, without exception, carry this brand and the numbers showing the year of their birth.

A full list of the brands on our ponies is shown below.


2008 Linden Singing the Blues 1 over 8
2009 Linden Evening Star 1 over  9
Linden Magic Charm 2 over  9
Linden Love Lilt 3 over  9
2010 Linden Angel’s Song 1 over  0
Linden Star Attraction 2 over  0
Linden Leading Light 3 over  0
Linden Summer Rhapsody 4 over  0
2011 Linden Masquerade 1 over  1
Linden  Fine Art 2 over  1
Linden Whimsical 3 over  1
Linden Summer Tribute 4 over  1
2012 Linden Talisman 1 over  2
Linden Heavenly Music 2 over  2
Linden Work of Art 3 over  2
Linden Over the Moon 4 over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2017-18 Season

15th October, 2017 North Island Premier Show - Equidays

The final day of the show was a special day for the stud.with Linden Fine Art winning the 138-148cm Show Pony Championship and Linden Talisman (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Sherwood Diploma) placed second. Linden Just a Dream ridden by Billie Roach was judged the winner of the 128-138cm Show Pony Championship with Linden Heavenly Music (Liam Murphy) placed 2nd and Linden Angels Song ( Noah Murphy) awarded third. A trifecta for the stud!
The highlight of the day was held in the main indoor arena where the judging of the Supreme Champion Ridden Pony and Supreme Champion Ridden horse took place. Just a Dream worked out beautifully to be judged the Supreme Champion Ridden Pony and to our delight continued on to be awarded the Lisa Chittick Memorial Trophy for Grand Champion Ridden Exhibit of the show. A huge achievement for a young pony who was only broken in a year ago. Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to Dream's owners the Roach family and her rider Billie Roach.


First show of the season was the Matamata Show held on 7th October.
It was a very successful day for the Linden ponies with
Linden Fine Art judged Champion show pony under 148cm and Linden Just a Dream awarded champion show pony over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm. The Supreme Champion was judged over saddle hunter and show ponies and Just a Dream showed her quality to be awarded the supreme title. Both Fine Art and Just a Dream are exhibited by the Roach family and ridden by Billie Roach.
Linden Summer Rhadsody (Langtree Magnate x Linden Summer Song) shown by Melanie Yeo and  beautifully ridden by Kasha Yeo stepped out into the First Year Ridden Section for the first time. Rhapsody behaved perfectly giving Kasha a super ride and they were rewarded with Reserve Champion over a very strong section.


10th October, 2017
Oakvale Merry-go-round foaled a very lovely bay filly by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece.


2016-2017 Show Season

This was a very sucessful show season for the stud with too many successes to record individually but have listed some of the more important wins below

NZ Show Horse Council Foal & Youngstock Show 3rd June,2017
It was a great thrill when our Linden Magic Carousel (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Oakvale Merry-go-round) was judged Champion Pony Foal and then behaving beautifully she continue on to be awarded Supreme Champion Foal of the show. She took it all in her stride and was a real pro on the day.



Pony Breeders Society of NZ NI All Breeds Foal Show 4th June, 2017
Again a great day for our Linden Magic Carousel when she was once again judged Supreme Champion Foal of the show over all breeds. She is a beautiful filly with a great future ahead of her.




Shown by the Roach family Linden Fine Art (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Royalwood Cameo) finished off a very successful season with a super Horse of the Year Show being placed 2nd in the Show Pony class not exceeding 148cm and following on to be judged Runner Up Show Pony of the Year not exceeding 148cm. On the final day she carried her rider, Billie Roach, to win Junior Rider of the Year 12,13 & 14 years. Great work from Billie and all the team - congratulations.

In the successful run up to Horse of the Year Fine Art was judged :-
Supreme Champion of the Pony section  Waikato A & P Show 2016
Champion Pony not exceeding 148cm Cambridge A & P Show 2016
Supreme Champion Pony Te Kauwhata A & P Show 2016

Supreme Champion Pony Rotorua A & P Show 2017

Champion Pony not exceeding 148cm Franklin A & P show 2017

Fine Art was also the winner of four NZ Pony Breeders Society ridden sashes during the season.  All in all a huge effort for a very young pony in just her second show season.



It was a very exciting day at the Horse of the Year when Linden Just a Dream was judged Rising Star Show Pony of the Year not exceeding 138cm. What a thrill for the Roach family and her rider Billie Roach as it was a great win following up on the 2016 win in the same class with Linden Fine Art. Again huge congratulations to all the team.
Just a Dream was later awarded third place in the Show Pony of the Year not exceeding 138cms title class. What a great achievement for a young pony at the beginning of her career under saddle.
Dream competed under saddle at two other A & P shows for a Champion & Reserve Champion Pony. She was also shown in hand at Franklin A & P Show to be awarded the Supreme Champion sash.


So proud of Linden Just a Dream (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Greenlee Dreamtime) shown by the Roach Family and ridden by Billie Roach. At the NZ National Horse & Pony Show in Feilding, at her very first show under saddle, she was judged the winner of the NZ Riding Pony Society's Melville Black Memorial for ponies in their first season under saddle. It was a huge thrill for us and made all the more special because it is the second year in succession it has been won by a Linden pony last year's winner being Linden Fine Art again shown by the Roach family.
Just a Dream was also awarded Champion Newcomer 13.2  Show Pony
Champion open 13.2 Show Pony and Runner Up in the 13.2 Show Pony Title Class.
A great effort for Dream at her very first outing and a great effort from Billie for her patient & sympathetic riding. Our special congratualions to the Roach family for your great work.


The Roach family's Linden Fine Art (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Royalwood Cameo) ridden by Billie Roach had a great day at the 2016 Waikato A & P Show firstly being judged Supreme Champion pony then continuing on the be awarded the Overall Supreme Champion Pony over both Show Ponies and Saddle Hunter Ponies and the NZ Pony Breeders Society's Sash. Special congratulations to the Roach family - a great reward for all their dedication and hard work.

Owned and ridden by Amanda Barlow and at his first major show Talisman (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Sherwood Diploma) carried all before him to win the prestigious Equidays Novice Challenge. This was made all the more exciting as last year's 2015 inaugural Novice Challenge was won by another Linden pony - Linden Fine Art

Leased by the Roach family and ridden by Billie Roach Summer Rhapsody (Langtree Magnate x Linden Summer Song) was shown twice at the start of the season for Reserve Champion under 13.2 Show Pony at the Hastings Royal Show and Champion Pony under 13.2 at Te Aroha.
She will be retained by the stud but in the meantime has been leased to a very lucky family with a very keen young rider and will no doubt  feature in the winners circle in the coming seasons.

The five other Linden ponies to be shown during the season all performed well and had a successful season.

Belonging to the Butcher family Linden Angel's Song (Maximus of Astral x Foxhall Heavens Serenade) was judged Supreme Champion Pony at the Paeroa A & P Show and a few weeks later was awarded Champion Pony at the North Kaipara A & P show and later in the day delighted her owners and her rider Noah Murphy by winning the award for Supreme Champion of the Show over hacks, ponies and saddle hunters. Our hearty congratulations for a great effort.

Also belonging to the Butcher family and ridden by Liam Murphy Linden Heavenly Music (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Foxhall Heavens Serenade) made his debut as a novice this year. He had a great season winning Champion Novice Pony at his first outing at Waihi A & P Show and continued on with several champions including Supreme Champion Novice Exhibit of the Show over hacks and saddle hunters at the Warkworth Royal Show 2017

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Lightly shown in her first season under saddle Tribute (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Linden Summer Song) was the winner of numerous champion and reserve champion sashes. Retained by the stud she is the much loved pony of our daughter/granddaughter Michaela and has been invaluable in giving a very nervous child the confidence to learn the joy of riding.
We were thrilled when Tribute ridden by Billie Roach was placed third in the under 128cm Pony of the Year Title class. A big thank you to Billie.


The remaining two Linden ponies to be shown were broken in this season and shown once in the Novice Section both winning champion Novice Pony under 148cm.
Linden Over the Moon (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece X Kolbeach Stars) winner of Champion Novice Franklin Show 2017.
Linden Fun & Games (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece X Kirreway Charade) Champion Novice Pony North Kaipara Show 2017


17th July, 2016  Arrival of the stallion Fernleigh Front Page.
A great day for the stud with the arrival of our second stallion Fernleigh Front Page from Australia. Selected for his excellent breeding and beautiful conformation he will be a wonderful asset for both the stud and the pony breeders of New Zealand.


2nd March, 2016      Horse of the Year Show 2016
What a huge thrill it was for the stud when the Roach family's Linden Fine Art ridden by Chloe Roach gave a brilliant performance to win the under 138cms Rising Star Show Pony of the Year title . This was a fitting reward for a young pony who has been so successful in her first season under saddle.

20th February, 2016    Franklin A & P Show - Pukekohe
This was the day for our ridden ponies. Linden Talisman (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Sherwood Diploma), ridden by Chloe Roach, had his very first outing under saddle and we were thrilled when he won both his Novice classes and was judged Champion Novice Pony. He behaved perfectly throughout his classes - such a good boy !!.


The Roach family had a very successful day with their ponies. Linden Summer Rhapsody ridden by Billie Roach was judged the winner of the open pony over 128cm and not exceding 133cm and winner of the Newcomer Pony 128cm - 138cm. Linden Angels' Song owned by the Butcher family stood 2nd to Summer Rhapsody in the Newcomer Class. Billie also excelled riding Linden Fine Art to win the Open Pony over 128cm and not exceeding 138cm, Fine Art then produced a super work out  to win the Champion Pony under 138cm and later in the day was judged the Supreme Champion Ridden Pony of the show. Fine Art completed her day by winning both the NZ Pony Breeders Sash and the NZ Riding Pony Society's Best Show Pony Class. Thank you so much to Team Roach for giving the Linden Stud such a wonderfully successful day.

21st February,  2016 Franklin A & P Show In-Hand Day.
Special Challenge Class - Glamorgan Farm & Villa Park Mare & Filly Challenge.
This  sweepstake competion was introduced for the first time and was open to all mares & fillies competing at the show. The winner also to receive an AI service to Eastdale Hot Gossip kindly donated by Glamorgan Farm & Villa Park.
This class attracted a very large entry and after each competitor's  individual work out under three judges we were delighted when our Linden Just a Dream was awarded the first prize.We would like to thank Glamorgan Farms & Villa Park for their very generous sponsorship. Just a Dream finished her day by winning Champion Youngstock and Supreme Champion of the Led Pony Section.


15th January, 2016   NZ National Horse and Pony Show - Fielding

A super day for the Roach family with Linden Fine Art. Beautifully ridden by Chloe Roach in the NZ Riding Pony Society's Melville Black Memorial they were awarded first place against strong opposition. A great achievement for a young pony in her first season under saddle. Fine Art & Chloe continued on to win the Newcomer Paced and Mannered Class.and then Billie Roach had her turn in the saddle to be judged the winner of the NZ Riding Pony Society's Sash - it is exciting to see how far this young combination have come  this season. Fine Art's successful day was completed when she was runner-up 13.2 Newcomer Pony.
Billie's successful show continued when riding Linden Summer Rhapsody she was judged the winner of the Junior Equitation class and third in the NZ Pony Breeders Society's Dianna Issac Memorial.A great effort all round for the Roach family and the Linden Stud!

11th-13th December,2015 South Island Premier Championship Show. Congratulations to the Meeham Family for such a great show with your lovely and beautifully produced Linden Evening Star.



12th December, 2015  Te Kauwhata A & P Show.
This proved a great day for the stud with Linden Summer Tribute (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Linden Summer Song) winning the under 12.2 Novice Pony and the Newcomer Pony under 12.2. Ridden by Billie Roach she behaved beautifully at her first A & P show winning Champion Novice Pony under 12.2 and finished her day by being judged Reserve Champion Open Pony under 12.2hh.
Later in the day the Roach Family's Linden Fine Art worked superbly to win Champion Pony under 13.2 and followed on to be awarded Supreme Champion Pony of the show.
The afternoon saw the judging of the prestigious Te Kauwhata Sash open to all mares and fillies of any breed or height who are competing at the show.A very large class judged by three judges this class is a great draw card for the show. We were delighted when our lovely two year old filly Linden Just a Dream was judged the winner ending a very successful day all round for the Linden Stud.

4th December, 2015  Whangarei A & P Show. A very early morning start for this show but well worth the effort. Just a Dream again carried all before her to be judged Supreme Champion Led Pony with Linden Song & Dance winning her yearling class and standing reserve champion to Dream.

The stud finished the show on a high note when the Butcher family's Linden Angel's Song ridden by Emma Rose was awarded Champion B ring pony and Champion Paced & Mannered B ring pony.


28th November, 2015  Cambridge A & P Show. This was another sucessful day for Just a Dream who won her age class and Champion Youngstock then followed up with Supreme Led pony. Later that afternoon she competed against all breeds and ages for the Supreme Led Exhibit of the show and she behaved beautifully to win the title - a big thrill for us all.

Cambridge Show was also a great day for the Roach family competing on their two Linden ponies. Linden Fine Art won the Novice Paced & Mannered class and ridden by Billie Roach for the first time at an A & P show was awarded Reserve Champion 13.2 Open Pony. Billie continued on her winning way riding Linden Summer Rhapsody to claim Champion Paced & Mannered Pony and the New Zealand Pony Breeders Society Sash.  Congratulations and many thanks to the team for a fantastic day.

 

30th October, 2015  Waikato A & P Show. This was a great day for the stud in the led section. Linden Song and Dance and Linden Heavenly Music both won their age classes and Linden Just a Dream won her age class, Champion Youngstock and Supreme Champion Led Pony. Dream also won the Pony Breeders sash. It was a great start to the show season.


16th October,2015   North Island Premier Show - Equidays
The inaugural Novice Pony Challenge event attracted a large number of entries and it was a very exciting day for the stud when Linden Fine Art (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Royalwood Cameo) ridden by Chloe Roach and behaving beautifully was judged the winner of this event. To make it all the more satisfying the runner up was our Linden Summer Rhapsody ridden by Billie Roach.Our heartfelt congratulations to the Roach family for their wonderful and thoroughly deserved effort.

3rd October,2015 Matamata A & P Show.A very successful day  for the Roach family and Linden Summer Rhapsody. As always she was ridden perfectly by Billie Roach to win her under 138cm open class and continued on to be judged the Supreme Champion Pony of the show.It was a big thrill for the stud and a big thank you to Billie and the Roach family for producing her so beautifully.

31st July,2015. Greenlee Petite (Greenlee Merry Minstrel x Greenlee Arcadia) arrived from Canterbury to join our family of ponies. Petite is very special being a granddaughter of our lovely Cusop Display (imp.U.K.) and the ultimate plan is for her to become a future broodmare for Darcy but in the short term she could make a lovely pony for Michaela to ride.


1st June,2015  NZ Pony Breeders Society Sire Rating Competition


After a very successful season for his progeny Masterpiece is the winner of the Sire Rating Competition over all New Zealand for 2014/15 while his daughter Linden Just a Dream is the winner of the North Island Youngstock Competition,  Another daughter Linden Fine Art is placed third in the same competition from limited outings. All in all a very pleasing ending to the show season.

17th March, 2015  Horse of the Year 2015. Linden Stud had just the two ponies competing at the show. Little Summer Rhapsody leased and beautifully produced by the Roach family and at the age of 4 years competing in her first season under saddle had a stunning show. Brilliantly ridden by Billie Roach she was judged Supreme Champion of the section for ponies registered with the New Zealand Riding Pony Society and later produced a fanastic effort   to be judged runner-up Small Show Pony of the Year. Huge congratulations to the Roach family - a great reward for all your patience and hard work.


The other Linden pony at Horse of the Year was our own Linden Just a Dream. We were so thrilled when she continued on her winning way to be presented with the Pony Breeders Society of N.Z. Championship Sash making her unbeaten in this class throughout her yearling season.The win was all the more gratifying as after a rather disappointing 4th in the title class she proved her quality by standing above the winner and placegetters of that title class.


28th February,2015  Helensville Show. Linden Just a Dream was judged Supreme Champion in Hand Pony and winner of the Pony Breeders Society of N.Z. Youngstock sash. Linden Fine Art was winner of the 2 & 3 year old class and Linden Shadow Magic rounded off a sucessful day by winning the under 12.2 yearling class.

5th December,2014  Whangarei A & P Show. Linden Just a Dream was awarded Supreme Champion In Hand Pony and was the winner of the NZ Pony Breeders Sash. and Linden Fine Art won her 3 year old class and stood Reserve Champion Youngstock to Just a Dream.

29th November, 2014  Cambridge A & P Show. This was a very successful day for the Stud with Just a Dream judged overall Supreme Champion in hand as well as winning the NZ Pony Breeders Sash and the Best Movement class.
Linden Shadow Magic (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece X Sherwood Diploma) won the yearling under 12.2 class and stood Reserve Champion Youngstock to Just a Dream. Linden Fine Art won her 3 year old class and was placed 3rd in the NZ Pony Breeders Sash to Just a Dream and Shadow Magic. The Progeny Class was won by the Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece's Just a Dream and Fine Art.

11th November,2014 Foxhall Heavens Serenade (Oakvale Serenade X Hamptonne Heavens Sent) imp Australia foaled a lovely black filly by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece - she will be named Linden Heaven Blessed.

4th November,2014 Kirreway Charade (Small-land Mascot X Kirreway Yvita)  Imp Australia foaled a delightful chestnut filly by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece.

31st October,2014  Waikato A & P Show. Linden Just a Dream was judged Champion Youngstock and winner of the NZ Pony Breeders Sash. She behaved beautifully at her first show as a yearling.

28th October,2014 Oakvale Merry-go-round (Royalwood Boy Soprano X Oakvale Carousel) imp Australia foaled a very lovely, dainty chestnut colt by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece.

21st October, 2014 Brookfields Dream-Maker (Ascot Royal Emblem Imp Australia x Greenlee Dream Time) SOD Kirreway Uptown imp Australia arrived at the stud after being purchased from the Meeham family of Mosgiel. Dream-Maker aka Kitty herself a multi champion is a half sister to several very successful ponies including Brookfields Dreams are Free. Laurieston Dreamchaser and our own Linden Just a Dream - all multi champions. We look forward to her producing some lovely foals by our Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece.

18th October, 2014 Royalwood Cameo (Syon Royal Portrait X Syon Petite) Imp Australia foaled a strikingly lovely rich bay colt with 4 white stockings and a blaze. By Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece we have named him Linden Master Class.

3rd May, 2014   Pony Breeders Society of New Zeand North Island All Breeds Foal Show. Linden Just a Dream was awarded Champion Pony Foal and was the winner of the NZ Pony Breeders Sash and Best Movement Class. She behaved beautifully although very tired by the end of a long day.

6th December, 2014  Whangarei A & P Show 2013 Linden Fine Art judged Champion Youngstock and winner of NZ Pony Breeders Sash.

1st November,2013 Waikato A & P Show Linden Fine Art was judged Supreme Champion In Hand Pony and winner of the NZ Pony Breeders Sash.

23rd July, 2013 We are thrilled to announce the arrival from Australia of our lovely mare Oakvale Merry-go-round. Beautifully bred by Royalwood Boy Soprano from Oakvale Carousel she a full sister to several very successful ponies in Australia including the very beautiful Oakvale Music Box. A full 14.2 she should produce some top A ring ponies for us in the future.


4th May,2013  NZ North Island All Breeds Foal Show 2013 Linden Talisman (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece x Sherwood Diploma) was judged winner of Show Pony Foal over 128cm, the Paced and Mannered class and also Best Presented Foal.


9th March, 2013  Kumeu A & P Show Linden Whimsical (Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece X Kolbeach Stars) won her yearling class and the Best Movement Class. Reserve Champion Youngstock.

5th January, 2013 North Island All Breed Show 2013 Linden Fine Art was judged Champion Youngstock and Supreme Champion Show Pony after winning her yearling class, the NZ Pony Breeders Sash and Best New Zealand Bred Pony. The following day we were very thrilled when she was awarded the Supreme Youngstock exhibit of the show over all heights and breeds of horses 3 years and under.

8th December, 2012  Te Kauwhata A & P Show Linden Fine Art awarded Champion Youngstock and Supreme Led Pony. Linden Summer Rhapsody winner of the 2 year old class and 1st Best Movement class.

24th November, 2012  Cambridge A & P Show Our yearling filly Linden Fine Art was judged Champion Youngstock and Supreme Champion Led Pony and winner of the NZ Pony Breeders Sash.

23rd October, 2012 Kirreway Charade (Small-land Mascot X Kirreway Yvita) Imp Australia foaled a very lovely grey filly by Kolbeach Rembrandt Imp Australia - named Linden Work of Art

15th October, 2012 Foxhall Heavens Serenade (Oakvale Serenade X Hamptonne Heaven Sent) Imp Australia foaled a delightful chestnut colt by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece - named Linden Heavenly Music

29th September,2012 Sherwood Diploma foaled a grey colt by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece. Both doing well - he is to be named Linden Talisman.

2nd July,2012. Linden Evening Star (iiu) departed the stud for her  new home.
She has been sold to the Meehan Family in Mosgiel, Otago. We wish the family every success in her future career.

 

25th February,2012. A very successful day for the stud at Helensville A & P show. Our Linden Magic Charm won her 2 year old class and continued on to be awarded Champion Youngstock. She followed this up by winning the NZ Pony Breeders Sash with Linden Summer Rhapsody standing second to Charm for the Pony Breeders Sash. .

Summer Rhapsody won her yearling class and the Paced and Mannered class for ponies 3 years and under, a well deserved win as she is a phenomenal moving filly.

Linden Magic Charm
Langtree Magnate x Sherwood Diploma


7th January,2012 Our lovely old mare Linden Summer Song foaled the sweetest little chestnut filly (Linden Summer Tribute) just after midnight.  Seventeen days early she is very petite but quite beauiful. The cold conditions and continual rain meant we had to buy a dog rug  which Song and baby accepted happily. Song will be retired from the broodmare paddock after this foal as we feel at 24 she has earned her retirement! In the few years since she returned to the stud she has given us a colt and three beautiful fillies so we are very happy with her.

Sire Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece  Dam Linden Summer Song

1st January,2012.   We collected Linden Singing the Blues,  the first youngster bred since we re-established the stud,  from the breakers today. He never put a foot wrong and they were delighted with him. He was ridden at home today and what a good boy he is nothing seems to unsettle him - we are thrilled. A brilliant moving pony Blue will be schooled on at home and will be for sale in the near future.

16th December, 2011. Good news! Kirreway Charade has a positive scan in foal to Kolbeach Rembrandt. A great result and made so much simpler with the availablity of his chilled semen.

 

13th December, 2011. Congratulations to KS Stud on the arrival of their lovely filly foal by Kolbeach Holly's Masterpeice from Malibu Park Obsession - she looks truly lovely!

KS Honey Pot
Sire Kolbeach Holly's Masterpiece (Imp Australia) 
Dam Malibu Park Obsession (Imp Australia)
SOD Sufton Romany Lore (Imp UK)


Photographs courtesy of Sarah Bostock - KS Stud

 



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