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Little Queen (IMP) Topsy (imp)
The Nattai River stud was registered in 2006 and is a continuation of the Milton Park stud of my grandfather Anthony Hordern and of my mother's Nattai Stud registered in 1931. The Milton Park Stud was founded in the early years of the 20th century, with the importation from Wales of the stallion Cream of Eppynt and six very good mares selected by Mr. Bill Price Jones of "Manoraven", Llandilo, Wales, whose father used to train Dyoll Starlight. Two of the six imported mares were Topsy, 4157 WSB and Little Queen, 2622 WSB. From these 2 mares all of the Nattai River Ponies have evolved.
In 1911 the unmatched Greylight came to Australia and was purchased by my grandfather for the Milton Park Stud. Greylight's blood is present in every pony in the Nattai river stud. Some of the ponies carry as many as 16 lines to him. With the interwoven breeding of both the descendants of Greylight and Cream of Eppynt, through Topsy and Little Queen , they left an evident prepotency for quality, movement and trueness to type. When an outcross was sought, endeavoring to preserve the true bone and yet add substance, the black section B stallion Ceulan Comet 1490 WSB was imported in the early 1930's. Comets daughters in Australia have proved to be great broodmares, with lovely rein and substance, excellent limbs and powerful hindquarters.
Ceulan Comet (imp)
In 1961 Coed Coch Proffwyd was purchased after prevailing upon Miss Daisy Broderick to part with him. Purchased by my mother Lady Creswick, the wisdom of this selection is now legendary
Coed Coch Proffwyd (imp)
The Next Stallion to have a major impact in the Nattai Stud was Coed Coch Bari. My Mother spent many years trying to persuade Colonel Williams Wyn to part with him, but it was not until the untimely death of the Colonel that my mother was able to purchase him at the Coed Coch dispersal sale in 1978, after an auction battle that will be long be remembered by those privileged to be there.
Coed Coch Bari (imp)
Coed Coch Bari took over as Senior Stallion at Nattai from Proffwyd, the progeny by Bari out of Proffwyd mares, and then in turn those daughters put back to Nattai Prophet (Coed Coch Proffwyd + Nattai Telstar + Coed Coch Proffwyd) have proven what a great breeder Lady Creswick was. Nattai Prophet is arguably the greatest Australian born Sire of Section A's to this date.