Rider Suitability


Price Guide

Under $10,000

About the horse

Phil “Rosthwaithe Candyman” is an adorable 15hh Reg Riding Pony 16yo by Rising Sovereign of Beckworth out of Rosthwaithe Star of Portia   Type Phil is a really nice chunky little type.  Very cute and eye-catching enough to be a stand out in the show ring!  Prior Experience   Phil has done a bit of everything. He has been very successful showing with a teenage rider and has been successful at pony club, interschool show jumping with a 12yo. Recently He placed 2nd at MPPC HT. We have trail ridden a few times him here and he’s been fantastic.   Paces Phil has sweet regular paces that are flashy enough to be competitive in showing and dressage but also easy enough for someone learning to feel comfortable on.   Temperament Phil has a generally sensible nature, and a been there done that attitude. However, he is not suitable for a beginner as he can do an occasional pigroot. We brought him back into work after a short break and he has not put a foot wrong.  He has a very cute personality, and would be best suited to a novice + junior or adult who is looking for a genuine, fun partner to enjoy.  Dressage Training Rhythm - Phil maintains a consistent rhythm. He isn’t really lazy or sensitive to the leg and is happy to just tick along even if you soften the reins.  Suppleness - He is generally supple and bends around the inside leg both ways.  Contact -He maintains a steady contact, and sits in a nice elegant frame with little effort from his rider.   Laterals - Phil has basic laterals including leg yeild, shoulder in etc.   Jumping Phil has competed recently up to 80cm showjumping. He is very easy to ride around 60cm courses and competitive at pc/interschools for a junior. He can also be very competitive at 80cm but needs an accurate ride. Phil is easy to jump otherwise and doesn’t tend to get too strong etc.   Rider Suitability  Phil is a great opportunity for a young rider or adult to secure an experienced allrounder who loves his job and is fun to do everything with. Although quiet, he is not bombproof and we therefor feel that Phil would be best suited to a rider who at least has an independent seat and hands, and is not too nervous. He has so much to offer a rider looking for a best friend to take on the world with in 2022! Located Nyora, VIC.