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Bernwode Benedict

German/Dutch Bay Colt
Born 13/05/02
Bernwode Brokat X Bernwode Evelina
Graded SPSS UK

2002 saw the arrival of the first crop of foals from our own young stallion Bernwode Brokat, the first being this wonderfully correct colt. Benedict has three huge, uphill paces and a friendly 'laid back' attitude to life, making him an ideal stallion prospect with all the expected potential to ensure a successful competition career.

He is the fourth colt foal born to our wonderful Dutch pony mare Bernwode Evelina.  Pictures of Benedict as a foal and yearling can been seen on his youngstock page - here. Benedict was granted a 2 year license by the SPSS in 2006 and having stood at Hartpury College for the 2008 stud season, they have now purchased him.  Benedict will be standing at Hartbury next and subsequent seasons.


Benedict took part in the 2008 PSHP Stallion Display at Hartpury and despite having only been under saddle for a couple of weeks, although still very green and tense with eyes popping out of his head, he coped with the crowd and huge international arena showing off his nice uphill canter (see picture on right).  Benedict was the only pony to display at this prestigious event but held his own with the big boys!


Benedict's first foal (pictured below) was born in May 2010 and is a bay colt out of a Hartpury Stud mare, Rose B.



Benedict's first foal - Rockstar




Benedict's bloodlines boast the gold medal winning German Dressage Team pony, Diamant II and many champions of grading. His paternal Grandsire, Brillant was the leading sire of German sports ponies up to his death in 2004.

Benedict's sire, Bernwode Brokat, is a succesful stallion who has cometed at FEI level with various young riders.  Brokat's bloodlines trace back to some of our superb Welsh ponies such as Bwlch Hill Wind. He also carries the time honoured Downland blood found in so many of the most successful ponies in both Great Britain and mainland Europe.

His dam, Bernwode Evelina, was bred in Holland and was subsequently approved for breeding in Germany and England. She is by the Dutch stallion 'Prins Alfred', her dam line being predominantly New Forest. Evelina's New Forest grandsire, Merrie Moscan, was bred in England and exported to Holland as a foal.




 Brillant Piran John Halifax
St. Lawrence  Lilactime
 Cornelia Diamant II
Bernwode Evelina S  Prins Alfred Pr. Abdullah Nomar vh Oosterveld
 Sendy Merrie Moscan
Slingehoeve's Mitzita



Benedict moved to Hartpury College in 2008 to begin his covering career.  Harpury College purchased Benedict in 2009 so he will now remain at Hartpury Home Farm Stud.  Enquiries should be directed to the Stud Manager on +44 (0)7879 422444



At the PSHP Stallion Display 2008

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At the PSHP Stallion Display 2008

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