Kaitake Tuatahi

Kaitake Tuatahi

Tahi at the 2007 stallion parade © Anna Cornelius.

Tahi at the 2007 stallion parade © Anna Cornelius.

Kaitake Tuatahi

Kaitake Tuatahi is a purpose-bred sport pony stallion who has been classified by the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association as a licensed pony stallion.

His overall score combining conformation, movement and general impression was 78.0% out of a possible 100%. Tahi scored extremely well in the jumping technique and jumping scope. He also made an overall good general impression and scored highly for his temperament.

Tuatahi has been broken to saddle and demonstrates a willingness to learn and work for the trainer which was an important consideration in his breeding. He is being professionally trained and will compete in the dressage and jumping disciplines.

Those who have had the opportunity to ride him remark on his movement being more like a hack than a pony, particularly his canter. Tuatahi is a beginning for the Kaitake Stud and we are confident that he has the potential to consistently produce offspring that will excel in all aspects of the equestrian world – be it national level competition, pony club or on the hunt field.

Tuatahi is a “big pony” by design, with substance, a large stride and bold character. He is available to stand at stud for approved ponies and small hacks natural service though in the interests of the mare and stallion AI would be preferred and is obligatory for larger types.


Tuatahi’s sire is the German imported stallion Davidoff, his grandsire is Dressman, a multiple European dressage champion. Davidoff has been classified and approved by the New Zealand Warmblood Society as Riding Pony Sire. He was chosen as a mate for Pebbles to provide the movement, suspension and rhythm evident in his line.

Tuatahi’s dam is Willowburn Pebbles, an A-Grade pony showjumper and open pony eventer. Pebbles was selected as a breeding prospect for her athleticism, substance and particularly her temperament.

She is a performance mare and product of the proven Wardendale line of ponies with the pony sire “What’s Wanted” being of particular importance to our stud.

She competed at Grand Prix level with a number of riders and continued into her 20s, demonstrating the vigor and durability of the line.

Both parents have passed on their correct conformation and the size that will put Tuatahi close to the optimum height of 14.2hh when fully grown. He stands at present 14.1hh.

2013-14 fee: $800+gst (natural service at stud)
AI: $1000+gst

Please see our service contract (PDF) for further details.

Please Note: To avoid disappointment, if you intend to make bookings please do so early so that we meet your requirements of natural mating or chilled sperm AI. Another option is the use of frozen sperm, which we have stored at Equibreed.


Tahi’s dam Willowburn Pebbles: