Roandale Gay Lad 2007, is a bay gelding who grew up at Roandales Stud in Northumberland, UK, home of Gina and Charlie Parker who are well known for their 'true to the breed' types, 'snigging' (forestry work with ponies) and in saving and breeding on to what might have been the last roan colored Dales ponies. . He is a bit taller than many Dales but he has is truly representative of the breed in terms of sensibility, agile gait, temperament, and ability to put his hoof to all endeavors. Imported in 2012 to Massachusetts, he has had many adventures as a US 'flag flying' representative of the breed, including eventing, dressage, driving, hunter pace, TREC, breed shows, disability riders, jumping and logging many, many miles on hilly New England trails. He is brave and kind, and like most Dales ponies, has a super sense of humor.