Foxmor Lovestruck (Stewie)

Ava’s first pony, Foxmor Lovestruck (Stewie) is a saint of a pony. She owned him from mid-2017 until early 2019. Stewie, a medium green pony, is a 13.1 hand, 2008, Welsh Cross Gelding by Foxmor Starstruck.

Ava and Stewie bonded instantly when they met. Their meeting was quite by chance as he was evacuated from Charleston to Atlanta due to a hurricane. Although she tried several fancier ponies, Ava insisted that Stewie, who hadn’t shown much at that point in time, was the one for her. He was Ava’s first pony and she was Stewie’s first girl.

Ava was right in picking Stewie as they went on to have a great 2018 Short-Stirrups season together where they won several champions, reserves, classics and derbies together. In 2018, they were awarded the GHJA Season High Point Champion Award for Short-Stirrup Equitation, the Season High Point Reserve Champion Award for Short-Stirrup Hunter and 3rd place for the season in 11 & Under (when Ava was 9). They also won the 2018 GHJA Finals Short-Stirrups Derby together with rides in the 80s. Ava and Stewie appeared in the Chronicle of the Horse magazine’s 2018 Annual Horse Show Issue, which was published on March 25, 2019.

Stewie will forever be Ava’s “heart pony” and saying goodbye when he sold was incredibly emotional. He is now enjoying life in the North East U.S.