The BRIOLEN STUD was founded in 1974 when, due to my employment, we moved back to North Wales to
live. The prefix BRIOLEN is a combination of our christian names Brian and Olwen.
Our initial stock was purchased from the ALA and FRIARS
During a visit to the TWYFORD STUD in 1977 we purchased the
yearling filly TWYFORD PANIC who over the years bred us some beautiful ponies
including BRIOLEN PEGGY SUE by TWYFORD NOGGIN. She was Supreme Champion at
the Clwyd Foal Show in 1993.
By then, an informal partnership had been formed with Richard
Williams of the EUGRAD STUD and in 1980 the prefix MȎNGARNEDD
was registered with the Society.
When Mrs Mountain had a reduction in the
early 80's we purchased three mares - TWYFORD MINERVA, TWYFORD TENNESSEE and
ROWFANT PRIMADORA (dam of TWYFORD PANIC). These three became the foundation
mares for the MȎNGARNEDD STUD. Our youngest daughter
Sian now uses this prefix to register her C foals.
Also in the early 80's, my late father's
prefix MOELWYN was transferred into my name and now all our C + D foals are
registered with this prefix. In addition, Helen our eldest daughter has been
granted permission to register her A, C + D foals with this prefix as well.
Over the years, we have used numerous
stallions such as Ala Squire, Coed Coch Coron, Penwisg Piper, Revel Co Co,
Twyford Nirvana, Twyford Poseidon and the section C stallion Abercippyn
The stallion which brought most
recognition to the BRIOLEN STUD was Piper's full brother, the black stallion
PENWISG PIRATE. Being a dilute black, PIRATE threw a variety of colours from any
coloured mare. Over the years stock by him have sold well at Fayre Oaks and Hay
sales. Presently we have two mares by him at the stud. PIRATE is now owned by
Meurig and Rhian Owen of the Gelliniog Stud, Anglesey.
|PENWISG PIRATE 43173
|SIRE: TWYFORD PANACHE 24176 (GBR)
|DAM: 84438 PENWISG PIPPIN (GBR)
|by TWYFORD NEWSFLASH 25248 (GBR)
Last year we covered a majority of our mares with
PIRATE (A) and
The remainder we covered with the following stallions:-
|BETHEL RHODRI 67699
(GBR) sec. A
|SIRE: BETHEL LLYWELYN 56473 (GBR)
|DAM: 100085 GORAN FEEBEE (GBR)
|by ARVON MARQUIS 33302 (GBR)
|GWENLLAN OSIAN 84958
(GBR) Sec C
|SIRE: FRONARTH GINOLA 55275 (GBR)
|DAM: 117146 GWENLLAN AWEL (GBR)
|by GWENLLAN SAM 36623 (GBR)
|GWENLLAN BOSSY 55010
|SIRE: GWENLLAN SAM 36623 (GBR)
|DAM: 90528 GWENLLAN BRANWEN (GBR)
|by THORNEYSIDE THE BOSS 25610