Tribute to Marena Sky
a dear old friend has passed on. I suppose it was to be expected, he
was getting old but he was so well and so vibrant, it was a shock when
he became sick in February and lost weight so dramatically.
the morning of 6th April 2011 he was down in the stable and
unable to get up without assistance – it was with horror that we
realised that his hind leg was broken. He was bright and still
interested in everything.
tried to walk but he could not bear weight on his injured leg, try as he
may. There was no “give up” in Sky, right to the end.
shall we remember him? A perfect gentleman; a Champion: a pre-potent
sire; a kindly ride for any nervous child, a friend of every horse, foal
and person? “He is a lover, not a fighter,” Lindy used to say.
will be thought of with the pleasure of memory and a tear in the eye by
everybody that ever knew him.
bless you Sky, it was a privilege, an honour and a pleasure to have bred
and owned you.
A wonderful and placid pony under saddle,
Sky Chief has consistently produced excellent ridden ponies for
children that can win at the top echelon of the show world.
His progeny have won in Hacking, Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Endurance,
Sporting, and Pony Club events. His progeny have proved to be
exceptionally skilled jumpers.
Marena Sky Chief won Champion Stallion at the NSW Australian
Saddle Pony Show at 21 years of age.
Supreme Champion at Brisbane Royal 1993 and Champion Ridden Stallion at
Melbourne Royal and Canberra Royals.
Chief has the unique achievement of winning both the led and ridden
classes at Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra Royal Shows.
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See some of his progeny
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Sky Chief's Progeny