Michigan's Wild Style, American Shetland Pony

Michigan's Wild Style

2016 – Bay – ASPC 167416

Co-owned with Sophie Monchicourt, So Chic Miniatures & Shetlands (France)

Michigan’s Wild Style is our latest addition to the show team. She is a Modern American Shetland Pony. Sophie Monchicourt (So Chic Miniatures & Shetlands, France) and I purchased her together in July 2019. In early November 2019 she made the long journey to Europe.

Unlike her name suggests, she is not wild at all. In fact, she is very sweet and gentle mare, always trying to please and with a wonderful temperament. Watching her floating and animated trot is pure joy and gives me goosebumps every time I see it.

Wild Style’s sire is the Hall of Fame stallion Michigan’s Ragin Cajun. He was the 2011 Modern Halter Pony of the Year. Her dam is Michigan’s Winning Style (also Hall of Fame), a 4 x Congress Grand Champion Modern Mare and a multiple Congress Champion and Grand Champion producer.
She goes back twice to Michigan’s Hart Breaker (HOF), Superior Sire, Pony Of The Year & 7 x Congress Grand Champion. Her full brother Michigan’s Cajun Style Hip Hop was Congress Grand Champion and National Champion. We have high hopes for our new girl to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors and siblings.

American Shetland Ponys are a rare thing in Germany. And the Modern American Shetland Ponys are even more unusual. Apart from the name, they have little in common with their sturdy ancestors from the British Isles. Rather, they are a mix of Classic American Shetland Pony and Hackney Pony. They are simply beauty in motion with animated movement and a spirited temperament.  They look like a Thoroughbred or Saddlebred horse, only smaller in height. Modern American Shetland ponies excel in driving competitions such as Roadster, Fine Harness and Pleasure Driving.

Her pedigree

Michigan's Ragin Cajun (HOF)Michigan's Wild Horse (HOF)Michigan's Hart Breaker (HOF)
Michigan's Cherokee Queen (HOF)
Cajun Queen FMFMichigan's King Pin (HOF)
Mardi Gras FMF
Michigan's Winning Style (HOF)Michigan's Hart Breaker (HOF)Michigan's Galloping Gourmet
Michigan's Heart Throb (HOF)
Impressive ModelBlack Sensation
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Michigan's Wild Style, American Shetland Pony