• Born May 24, 2013

    On May 24, 2013, Sumrin Tatum O'Neill gave birth to a filly. We named her Sumrin Saint Mary, as her mother spent a lot of time in 2012 at Rhesfair stud in the town Saint Mary Church in Wales.

    Her sire is the stallion Rhesfair Joe Chwedl, who has won championships in Wales and was 5th at the Royal Welsh show 2011 in a very strong three year old colt class. Joe is by champion stallion Dukeshill Magnum out of twice national champion Caerheulog Lady Jane.

    Sumrin Saint Mary was first shown at the local show of Lierop fokpaardendag as a filly foal. She won her class and was declared filly foal champion of the show.

    As a two-year old, she was entered at the spring show of the WPCV in Houten. Under Mr. Gwyndaf Edwards of Fronbach stud. Saint Mary won her class and ended up reserve youngstock champion of the day.

    Saint Mary gave us a beautiful filly foal, Sumrin Satu on April 28, 2017

    Saint Mary gave us another beautiful filly foal, Sumrin Star of Hope on May 10, 2019 

    Saint Mary will not be covered for a 2020 foal.




    Sumrin Saint Mary Rhesfair Joe Chwedl Dukeshill Magnum Dukeshill Action Man Bengad Nepeta
    Revel Just Fun
    Sunwillow Mutters Revel Playsome
    Sunwillow Fusshorn
    Caerheulog Lady Jane Cwmffryd Lead Soldier Gregonne Mischief
    Talachddu Orangeade
    Fronbach Dangerous Lady Synod Hello
    Fronbach Cadi
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne Twyford Nimrod
    Llanerch Minuet
    Sadiqui Little Gift Three-B Barrog
    Highland Little Jem
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry Springbourne Caraway
    Springbourne Hurrah
    Sumrin Taru Dyfed Geraint
    Dyrin Tina

    Saumrin Saint Mary at Sevenum 2016

    Sumrin Saint Mary (photo by Danielle Hooiveld, 2016) 


    Sumrin Saint Mary wins at the Houten show

    Sumrin Saint Mary (photo by Marcel Breebaart, 2015)

    Rhesfair Joe Chwedl

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    Sire: Rhesfair Joe Chwedl

    Dam: Sumrin Tatum O'Neill


  • On May 10, 2019, Sumrin Saint Mary gave birth to a chestnut filly foal by Horselands Cracker.

    She is unique, as she combines our two lead mares from the 1990's. Both grand dams were born in 2009 and are great grand daughters of our foundation mare Dyrin Tina. Star of Hope is the first pony to carry 4 lines of Dyrin Tina. Surprisingly enough, the filly seems to stay chestnut. 

    Her name is a name I have wanted to give for some time already. When Dyrin Seren Wen foaled 4 weeks too early in 1983, she had a beautiful chestnut filly, which I planned to register as Sumrin Star of Hope. Unfortunately, she never made it and died after 10 days. 

    The name comes from a mare named Grove Star of Hope, born in 1911. At age 21, she gave birth to a filly named Winestead Larina, who had a tremendous influence on the breed through her offspring Revel Light, Revel Springlight, Revel Lady, Revel Rosette, Revel Mysteria, Wentworth Silver Cream, Winestead Teresa and Caradog O'r Dwn.




    Sumrin Saint Mary

    Sire:Horselands Cracker

    Dam: Sumrin Saint Mary



    Sumrin Star of Hope Horselands Cracker Vandas Cassanova Vechtzicht's Hywel Springbourne Claret
    Vechtzicht's Hylight
    Coelenhage's Carmen Sumrin Tristan
    Springbourne Hyflyn
    Sumrin Twilight Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne
    Sadiqui Little Gift
    Waardhoeve's Tirion Sumrin Tristan
    Sumrin Tsarina
    Sumrin Saint Mary Rhesfair Joe Chwedl Dukeshill Magnum Bengad Nepeta
    Sunwillow Mutters
    Caerheulog Lady Jane Cwmffrwyd Lead Soldier
    Fronbach Dangerous Lady
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne
    Sadiqui Little Gift
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry
    Sumrin Taru






    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    born June 18, 2009

    Tatum is by the stockgetter Kai Midas. Midas was awarded first premium in 2008 and has already thrown good stock, amongst which a national best three year old. Kai Midas has three crosses of the famous Twyford Gurkha and his full brother Twyford Gendarme. Kai Midas' dam is a big winner in Austria and his grandmother was many times champion in Germany. The maternal line of Midas goes back to Revel Jewel, dam of Revel Jeeves.

    As we had to downsize the stud, due to health constraints, we came for the tough choice to see who is going. We did make the choice to keep her daughter Sumrin Saint Mary as well as her maternal aunt Sumrin Timea at the time, even if Tatum might be the most promising breeding mare of the three. We are very happy that she ended up with the young breeder Jelmer Couperus, to start up his new stud and be a partner with the buckskin stallion Twisthoeve (G) Rhydaman.

    Tatum produced the following for Jelmer Couperus:

    On May 29, 2017, Sumrin Tatum O'Neill was purchased back by the family van Gestel to breed a foal out of her. As we are scaling down, we are offering Tatum for sale to an interested breeder.

    Tatum's name is misspelled intentionally. Her pedigree is at the bottom of the page, with links to pages of her ancestors on this site.

    Tatum in Friesland, spring 2015

     Tatum in Friesland, Spring 2015

    Tatum in the snow

     Tatum in Friesland, winter 2015

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    Tatum as a 4-year old, May 2013

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill as yearling

    Tatum as a yearling, 2010

    Tatum as a foal

    Tatum as a foal in 2009




    Sire: Kai Midas

    Dam: Sumrin Tulip Festival


    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne Twyford Nimrod Rhyd-y-Felin Swgwr
    Revel Nannie E.P.
    Llanerch Minuet Twyford Gendarme
    Llanerch Duet
    Sadiqui Little Gift Three-B Barrog Paylands Boxer
    Hope Rhian
    Highland Little Gem Twyford Marten
    Highland Jemma
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry Springbourne Caraway Penual Mark
    Springbourne Carys
    Springbourne Hurrah Springbourne Boy Blue
    Springbourne Hyfryd
    Sumrin Taru Dyfed Geraint Revel Centre
    Dyfed Gwen
    Dyrin Tina Dyrin Martini
    Dyrin Grey Dawn




    Sumrin Tulip Festival
    Born: 2000
    Breeder/Owner: J. van Gestel

    Sumrin Tulip Festival is one of the best mares we have bred. As a three year old, she won her class at a regional show. As a four year old, she has already proven to be able to throw a quality foal. Tulip's biggest assets are a very classical type with very strong movements. At the 2009 National show, Sumrin Tulip Festival was 2nd in a large class of 25 mares, only to be beaten by Vrilkhoven's Leslie (out of Sumrin Toendra). Tulip Festival has given the following foals at Sumrin:

    2004: Sumrin Toscane by Mulligens Domeniek
    2008: Sumrin Troye by Gulden Hoefs Vivaldi
    2009: Sumrin Tatum O'Neill by Kai Midas

    Tulip is now used for driving in harness by the van Gerwen family in Wenum-Wiesel (my sister Luce). They have decided not to breed from her anymore. Her granddaughter Sumrin Saint Mary is still with us.



     Sumrin Tulip Festival

    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry Springbourne Caraway Penual Mark Bengad Parrottia
    Penual Margo
    Springbourne Carys Revel Carreg
    Belvoir Columbine
    Springbourne Hurrah Springbourne Boy Blue Breachwood Marwyn
    Barton Bluebell
    Springbourne Hyfryd Revel Carefree
    Cwmgarn Heidi
    Sumrin Taru Dyfed Geraint Revel Centre Revel Chip
    Revel Chelsea
    Dyfed Gwen Revel Crusader
    Dyfed Greylight
    Dyrin Tina Dyrin Martini Criban Bantam
    Cwmowen Nutshell
    Dyrin Grey Dawn Gaerstone Viscount
    Orgwm Dawn