One Size Fits Many
One pony that’s making his way
through the levels of dressage
is Lisa Lindholm’s gelding,
Laurelhighland Victor, of Bill
Solyntjes’ Brandywine Farm.
Together, Lindholm and Victor
have competed through First Level
dressage, and trainer Kate Mikulay
rides him at the FEI level.
“Victor competed at Third
Level last year and won the
championship for the United
States Equestrian Federation all-
breeds program,” says Lindholm.
“He’ll be doing Prix St. Georges
Lindholm says Victor is a
showstopper who stands out
among the many warmbloods
at competitions and enjoys the
extra attention. “He’s a really
friendly looking pony and is
always very chipper,” she says.
“‘Cheeky’ is my word for him.
And they’re all like that. Fells all
have a friendly, playful and calm
demeanor. They have a really big
personality and like to do funny
things and just be cute.
“They make a great pony for
kids to ride, but I think the fact
that kids and adults can ride
them makes them very diverse,”
continues Lindholm. “You don’t
look like a big adult on them. The
Fell’s barrel fills out the adult leg
well—my trainer is 5' 10".”
Ride or Drive
Nichole Jansen admits that she
couldn’t resist the Fell Pony’s
charm, warmth and talent.
“They’re so quiet-natured, and
they pick up quickly on whatever
you’re teaching them,” says
Jansen. “It’s a wonderful breed—
completely di;erent from any
The pony Jansen works with,
Laurelhighland Victor is making his
way through the levels of dressage,
competing at Prix St. Georges this year.
Fell Pony stallion Copper Beech
Casper competes with Kimberly
Dunn at the National Mountain Trail