North Forks Sir Oliver
located just north of Spokane, Washington,
specializes in Welsh Sections C and D. We named our farm after the famous
Lascaux cave in France; the cave is adorned with prehistoric paintings
of animals and horses that we thought bear a striking resemblance to a
Our first love is Section C of the
Welsh Studbook, the Welsh Pony of Cob Type. Section C ponies do not exceed
13.2 hands and capitalize on the best traits of the Welsh Mountain Pony
(Section A), and the Welsh Cob (Section D). This section is the rarest
in North America, with the fewest numbers of registered ponies. On the
other hand, they are quite popular in the U.K. and in great demand as
riding, driving and all around mounts for the entire family.
Their hardiness and depth of body, in
addition to their ample bone, make them suitable mounts for full sized
adults - not just children! The classic examples of Section C are short-coupled,
possess terrific quality of bone, excellent length of rein, and a spectacular
trotting action that is completely natural.
Our breeding program features quality
imported and champion bloodlines. Nearly all of our exceptional mares
have also mastered some performance discipline (and many do it all: jumping,
driving, dressage...)! Additionally, in the breeding class arena, our
Section C ponies are champions and have produced champions.
We also offer a few Section D foals
each year bred from our band of D Cob mares. We strive to imbue our cob
foals with as much pony character as possible. They have been very successful
in the showring under both British and North American judges.