In memory of Nocturne 

*Sydenham Nocturne
15 hh 1984 Imported Sec. D
Welsh Cob Stallion
1984-May 1, 2009

*Sydenham Nocturne, imported Welsh Cob stallion was euthanized May 1st
after being stricken suddenly with severe colic.
Nocturne was imported to Texas as a yearling in 1984.
He was out of the mare Sydenham Jonquil (who's still alive overseas),
by the famous stallion Llanarth Flying Comet
who won the Royal Welsh Championship an amazing four times.

Blessed with the temperament of a gelding, Nocturne led a full life.
Broke to ride and drive he was the once-in-a-lifetime horse for owners
Don and Lynda Lewis of Lyndon Acres who purchased him in 2000.

Nocturne was awarded the WPCSA's Sire Legion of Merit award in 2003.
He was only the second Cob stallion in the history of the WPCSA to earn said award.

With his incredible movement and loving personality, he was a favorite at Lyndon Acres.
Whether carrying students in lessons, Lynda in dressage clinics or
decked out in the Headless Horseman Halloween costume,
he will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched.
He lives on through his numerous offspring located around the country,
including two daughters and a grandson at Lyndon Acres.
He rests at Pine Hill Cemetery in Bowie.
Click here to see Llanarth Flying Comet's
web page

Marsha McDonald, artist 
Framed by Art Frame Factory of Arlington
Lyndon Acres
is proud to announce that
Nocturne has achieved his WPCSA
Sire Legion of Merit Award!
Nocturne is only the SECOND Welsh Cob
Stallion in the history of the WPCSA to
Achieve this prestigious award!
Nocturne ranks 5th out of 10 in the
WPCSA 2003 Sire of the Year Awards
for Section D stallions

Don and Lynda would like to specifically thank
the owners of the five offspring who earned WPCSA
points for Nocturne:
Kathy Jones (aka Voelkel)
Nocturne's Royal Welsh
Rainey and Beth Higgins
Nocturne's Supreme Beauty
 Laurie Gowland
Nocturne's Four Leaf Clover
Carol Sewell and Family
Lady Jonquil
Candice Upchurch
Nocturne's Last Lady
We'd also like to thank all of the mare owners
who have bred to Nocturne in the past.

Sydenham Nocturne under harness
Driving Photos by Tanya Williamson

Sydenham Nocturne

2005 We won our first carriage driving class in Houston
and this was the pic before we got our ribbon!

Margaret, Lynda's Little Sister (Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Texas) and
Lynda enjoy a nice afternoon of driving Nocturne!
Nocturne trotting
Click here for video 1
Nocturne trotting
Click here for video 2
Nocturne trotting
Click here for video 3

Sydenham Nocturne offspring
Brazos Lucky Charm, Welsh Cob
2008 filly by Sydenham Nocturne
out of Lyndon's Rosina Bay
bred by Tracy and Chris Pratt
Lyndon's Nocturnal Luna was born 7/4/05.
Dam is TB - Moonie
Sire is Syndenham Nocturne.

2004 Filly by Nocturne out of Section D mare Lyndon's Rosina Bay. Bred by Tracy and Chris Pratt of
Brazos Carriage Company.

Photo by Terrie Hatcher
Drafty Manor's M ap Nocturne
(Miaren) - 2003 Colt by Nocturne out of the TB mare Ohwhattalovelynight
Congratulations to Jennifer and Bart Stewart
Lily - 2002 Filly by Nocturne, out of the TB mare Jeannie
Nocturne daughter and grand-daughter.
Nocturne's Lucky Lady. Shown in hand in 2000. Was 4th NATIONALLY in the Welsh Pony and Cob Association's year-end High Point Awards!
She was the Supreme Champion at the Central Welsh Pony and Cob show in Missouri that year.
2000 year gelding
by Sydenham Nocturne out of a TB mare
Lyndon's Rhiannon - Mare by Sydenham Nocturne out of a TB mare. Rhiannon scored 8.5 at the AWR Inspection as a three year old.
Congratulations to Chris Cirone on his purchase, and good luck with the Hickory Creek Hunt.
Nocturne's Last Lady (Magic) - Cob Mare by Nocturne - Ridden by Candice Upchurch.

photos by Jim Stoner
Nocturne Relatives
(L to R) Candice Upchurch on Nocturne's Last Lady (Magic) - Nocturne's daughter.
Chelsea Pondt on Chelsea's Lady of Telynor - Lady Ann's daughter.
Jennifer Currie on Churchill's Supreme Eclipse (Eli) - Nocturne's grandson.
Kimberly Harris on Nocturne's Royal Welsh (Socks).