In Memoriam - U.S. FEI Pony Poldy

Katrina Sadis and Poldy at the 2014 Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL (Photo © Astrid Appels)
Katrina Sadis and Poldy at the 2014 Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL (Photo © Astrid Appels)

America's most successful FEI Dressage Pony to date, Poldy, has passed away unexpectedly. The 18-year-old German Riding Pony gelding suffered from a severe colic attack and could not be saved despite surgery. Poldy was born in 1996 and bred by Karl Mittmann. Sired by Platello, he was out of Loni (by Wirbelwind). He first came into the picture at national FEI pony level in Germany in 2004 with Franziska Knuf. She rode him until 2006. From 2007 till 2009 he continued to compete in Germany with Charlotte Emert.
Poldy first hit the international spotlight in 2010 when he competed for Turkey with Karla Yona Nahmiyas at the 2010 European Pony Championships in Bishop Burton, Great Britain. Poldy turned up in the United States in 2012 when he became the ride of Barbara "BeBe" Davis who became 2012 U.S. FEI Dressage Pony Champion.

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