Registered Section A Dales pony mare


Foaled June 2000

Sire : Colliery Alick

Dam : Akehurst Promise

Prim is an absolutely breathtaking mare and our very first Dales pony. What an introduction she was for us to the Dales pony world!  Prim is simply lovely and always a pleasure to be around whether she is in the show ring, out for a hack, or just being a mum. This "great all rounder"  is our herd mare, and continues to produce fabulous foals, preserving the Dales pony breed for the future. Prim gave us a nice big colt this past spring, Syros! We were so pleased with this combination and a duplicate breeding has been booked using Malhamdale Apocalypto (via AI) for a 2019 foal. 

poedarosa perfect starr

Registered Section A Dales pony mare


Foaled June 2006

Sire: Canadale Understated Perfection

Dam: Canadale Prim 'n' Proper


The apple doesn't fall far from the tree and this is absolutely the case with Starr who is the daughter of our Prim. We adore this mare! Starr is a total pocket pony and, just like her mum, is happy doing whatever is asked of her. Starr is not quite as tall as Prim, but  by no means is lacking with huge bone and substance that she passes along to her gorgeous foals. When  Starr isn't busy being a mum, she is in the ribbons in the show ring and an all around easy mount. A breeding to the bay roan Dales stallion Envoy de Kingmaker (Ziggy) is planned for the future, which I'm sure this match will make an exquisite foal!

Uptown girl

Quarter Horse Mare


Foaled March 2008


Bentley was purchased as a weanling as a prospect for our daughter to train and eventually take into the show ring. This mare has gone beyond our expectations! Not only has she been in the ribbons in the show ring with her young rider, but she is the go to mount for beginners and visitors. Bentley produced a stunning filly in 2017, our Dales pony cross Tesla, who can also be viewed on this page.  This mare is truly irreplaceable and deeply loved by the whole family. A breeding to a quarter horse stallion is planned  to produce a 2019 foal...stay tuned!



Registration Pending Section A Dales colt

Foaled May 2018

Sire:  Malhamdale Apocalypto

Dam: Canadale Prim 'n' Proper


All we can say is wow! Talk about a grand example of the Dales pony breed! Syros (appropriately named as the son of Apollo) is a big colt, with huge bone, long legs, and a strong back end. His forward moving trot shows off his pronounced knee action, a distinctive feature of the breed. Syros is probably the most sweet-natured foal we have had to date, as he is a very willing and an easy youngster. Since his sire Apollo visited from the UK briefly and subsequently left behind a limited number of breedings, there won't be many like him! Syros will be available upon weaning, and a deposit will secure his sale. 

Asking $6,500


blackshadow tesla

Registered part bred Dales filly 

Currently 13hh

Foaled July 2017

Sire : Canadale Little Oak 

Dam : Uptown Girl (quarter horse)

Blackshadow Dales is proud to offer for your consideration Blackshadow Tesla. Tess is a yearling, part bred Dales filly by Canadale Little Oak out of Uptown Girl (quarter horse). Tess already measures 13hh and is going to be a nice large riding pony. She inherited the nice large bone and substance of the Dales pony, along with the thick mane, tail and feathers! She also has lovely Dales knee action when she moves, and cute pony ears! She also inherited her soft dark eyes from her wonderful mother, and eventually when all shed out will have a gorgeous dark bay colored coat. Tess is a quick study with a smart attitude, and is going to be impressive with any future endeavors. 
Tess sells with her DPS passport, along with health certificate and current coggins. Transfer of ownership paper work to be completed by seller and sent to DPS upon sale.

Asking $4,000.




The Dales pony is a descendant of the now extinct Galloway pony, who roamed the northern hills and moors of the British Isles.  Known as one of the United Kingdom's mountain and moorland breeds, the Dales pony is historically known as a working pony, as the Galloway was.  These native ponies were bred and used for lead mining, as they could cover the rough terrain of the Pennines with speed and stamina, all while balancing their pack load.  The Dales ponies were able to carry a pack load of over 200 pounds through the rough mountainous range quickly with an easy way of going and willingness to please. 

The second World War saw nearly the end of the Dales pony, as over 200 Dales were commissioned by the War Office.  The Dales packed artillery, soldiers, and pulled guns.  Because of their endurance and thriftiness, they were ideal for the war effort, sadly though, many did not survive and those that did survive did not return.  This led to the Dales becoming a very rare breed.  Thankfully though, due to diligent efforts of some breeders and farmers who were still using their Dales, the breed was able to continue. 

Deemed the "great all-rounder", the Dales Pony can truly do it all.  As a heavier draught type pony, they are able to carry the adult rider and are also most suitable as a child's mount.  As a breed that truly loves a job, the Dales are well suited for driving, hacking, jumping, eventing, and dressage to name a few.  The Dales pony exudes a safe and personable temperment all while maintaining their hardiness and willingness to work, which is the hallmark of the breed.

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