• Sumrin Saint Mary

    Born May 24, 2013

    On May 24, 2013, Sumrin Tatum O'Neill gave birth to a filly. We named her Sumrin Saint Mary, as her mother spent a lot of time in 2012 at Rhesfair stud in the town Saint Mary Church in Wales.

    Her sire is the stallion Rhesfair Joe Chwedl, who has won championships in Wales and was 5th at the Royal Welsh show 2011 in a very strong three year old colt class. Joe is by champion stallion Dukeshill Magnum out of twice national champion Caerheulog Lady Jane.

    Sumrin Saint Mary was first shown at the local show of Lierop fokpaardendag as a filly foal. She won her class and was declared filly foal champion of the show.

    As a two-year old, she was entered at the spring show of the WPCV in Houten. Under Mr. Gwyndaf Edwards of Fronbach stud. Saint Mary won her class and ended up reserve youngstock champion of the day.

    Saint Mary gave us a beautiful filly foal, Sumrin Satu on April 28, 2017

    Saint Mary gave us another beautiful filly foal, Sumrin Star of Hope on May 10, 2019 

    Saint Mary will not be covered for a 2020 foal.




    Sumrin Saint Mary Rhesfair Joe Chwedl Dukeshill Magnum Dukeshill Action Man Bengad Nepeta
    Revel Just Fun
    Sunwillow Mutters Revel Playsome
    Sunwillow Fusshorn
    Caerheulog Lady Jane Cwmffryd Lead Soldier Gregonne Mischief
    Talachddu Orangeade
    Fronbach Dangerous Lady Synod Hello
    Fronbach Cadi
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne Twyford Nimrod
    Llanerch Minuet
    Sadiqui Little Gift Three-B Barrog
    Highland Little Jem
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry Springbourne Caraway
    Springbourne Hurrah
    Sumrin Taru Dyfed Geraint
    Dyrin Tina

    Saumrin Saint Mary at Sevenum 2016

    Sumrin Saint Mary (photo by Danielle Hooiveld, 2016) 


    Sumrin Saint Mary wins at the Houten show

    Sumrin Saint Mary (photo by Marcel Breebaart, 2015)

    Rhesfair Joe Chwedl

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    Sire: Rhesfair Joe Chwedl

    Dam: Sumrin Tatum O'Neill


  • Sumrin Star of Hope

    On May 10, 2019, Sumrin Saint Mary gave birth to a chestnut filly foal by Horselands Cracker.

    She is unique, as she combines our two lead mares from the 1990's. Both grand dams were born in 2009 and are great grand daughters of our foundation mare Dyrin Tina. Star of Hope is the first pony to carry 4 lines of Dyrin Tina. Surprisingly enough, the filly seems to stay chestnut. 

    Her name is a name I have wanted to give for some time already. When Dyrin Seren Wen foaled 4 weeks too early in 1983, she had a beautiful chestnut filly, which I planned to register as Sumrin Star of Hope. Unfortunately, she never made it and died after 10 days. 

    The name comes from a mare named Grove Star of Hope, born in 1911. At age 21, she gave birth to a filly named Winestead Larina, who had a tremendous influence on the breed through her offspring Revel Light, Revel Springlight, Revel Lady, Revel Rosette, Revel Mysteria, Wentworth Silver Cream, Winestead Teresa and Caradog O'r Dwn.


    On June 24, 2020, the anniversary of the death of her grandmother Sumrin Twilight, Sumrin Star of Hope suffered a massive injury on her near hind leg. Her tendon was torn and we feared she had to be put down. With the very professional care of Paardenkliniek Venlo, she did recover well and we are preparing her for the 2020 shows. 

    April 2020



    Sumrin Saint Mary

    Sire:Horselands Cracker

    Dam: Sumrin Saint Mary



    Sumrin Star of Hope Horselands Cracker Vandas Cassanova Vechtzicht's Hywel Springbourne Claret
    Vechtzicht's Hylight
    Coelenhage's Carmen Sumrin Tristan
    Springbourne Hyflyn
    Sumrin Twilight Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne
    Sadiqui Little Gift
    Waardhoeve's Tirion Sumrin Tristan
    Sumrin Tsarina
    Sumrin Saint Mary Rhesfair Joe Chwedl Dukeshill Magnum Bengad Nepeta
    Sunwillow Mutters
    Caerheulog Lady Jane Cwmffrwyd Lead Soldier
    Fronbach Dangerous Lady
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne
    Sadiqui Little Gift
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry
    Sumrin Taru




  • Sumrin Tatum O'Neill



    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill
    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    born June 18, 2009

    Tatum is by the stockgetter Kai Midas. Midas was awarded first premium in 2008 and has already thrown good stock, amongst which a national best three year old. Kai Midas has three crosses of the famous Twyford Gurkha and his full brother Twyford Gendarme. Kai Midas' dam is a big winner in Austria and his grandmother was many times champion in Germany. The maternal line of Midas goes back to Revel Jewel, dam of Revel Jeeves.

    As we had to downsize the stud, due to health constraints, we came for the tough choice to see who is going. We did make the choice to keep her daughter Sumrin Saint Mary as well as her maternal aunt Sumrin Timea at the time, even if Tatum might be the most promising breeding mare of the three. We are very happy that she ended up with the young breeder Jelmer Couperus, to start up his new stud and be a partner with the buckskin stallion Twisthoeve (G) Rhydaman.

    Tatum produced the following for Jelmer Couperus:

    On May 29, 2017, Sumrin Tatum O'Neill was purchased back by the family van Gestel to breed a foal out of her. As we are scaling down, we are offering Tatum for sale to an interested breeder.

    Tatum's name is misspelled intentionally. Her pedigree is at the bottom of the page, with links to pages of her ancestors on this site.

    Tatum in Friesland, spring 2015

     Tatum in Friesland, Spring 2015

    Tatum in the snow

     Tatum in Friesland, winter 2015

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill

    Tatum as a 4-year old, May 2013

    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill as yearling

    Tatum as a yearling, 2010

    Tatum as a foal

    Tatum as a foal in 2009




    Sire: Kai Midas

    Dam: Sumrin Tulip Festival


    Sumrin Tatum O'Neill Kai Midas Aelvengrey Merlynne Twyford Nimrod Rhyd-y-Felin Swgwr
    Revel Nannie E.P.
    Llanerch Minuet Twyford Gendarme
    Llanerch Duet
    Sadiqui Little Gift Three-B Barrog Paylands Boxer
    Hope Rhian
    Highland Little Gem Twyford Marten
    Highland Jemma
    Sumrin Tulip Festival Springbourne Huckleberry Springbourne Caraway Penual Mark
    Springbourne Carys
    Springbourne Hurrah Springbourne Boy Blue
    Springbourne Hyfryd
    Sumrin Taru Dyfed Geraint Revel Centre
    Dyfed Gwen
    Dyrin Tina Dyrin Martini
    Dyrin Grey Dawn



  • Sumrin Toulouse


    Sumrin Toulouse
    Born: 1986 
    Breeder: J. van Gestel

    Owner: Q. van Dongen

    In 1985, we were on vacation as Sumrin Tirana came in season. Our neighbor, Jan Retera of Bolster stud took the liberty to get her to Rowfant Seal. An odd decision, as Rofwant Seal had been serving at Dyrin stud before.


    Sumrin Toulouse was sold  to Abberthome stud as a foal. 


    photo will follow.




    Sumrin Toulouse Rowfant Seal Twyford Gamecock Twyford Grenadier Coed Coch Madog
    Twyford Gala
    Wee Georgette Craven Sprightshot
    Gwyndy Georgiana
    Coed Coch Sianw Coed Coch Madog Coed Coch Seryddwr
    Coed Coch Mefusen
    Coed Coch Symwl Coed Coch Seryddwr
    Coed Coch Sensigl
    Sumrin Tirana Vardra Julius Twyford Sprig Coed Coch Asa
    Revel Spring Song
    Revel Pinup Revel Light
    Revel Playtime
    Dyrin Tina Dyrin Martini Criban Bantam
    Cwmowen Nutshell
    Dyrin Grey Dawn Gaerstone Viscount
    Orgwm Dawn