1973 Chestnut Mare

Granddaughter of Misty

Sire: Al-Marah Sunny Jim

Dam: Stormy

Rainy's Pedigree

Rainy was Stormy's fourth and only solid colored foal. Her sire, Al-Marah Sunny Jim, was an Arabian stallion that was brought to the island to introduce new blood in the Chincoteague breed. Sunny Jim also sired Rainy's sister Misty II.

Rainy was the first of Stormy's foals born on the Chincoteague Miniature Pony Farm and she was owned by Paul Merritt. In the Pictorial Life Story of Misty Marguerite Henry wrote that Rainy was one of the most beautiful members of Misty's family and was intelligent enough to work from voice commands instead of restraints. Her sire influenced her Arabian-like appearance, which continued in Rainy's descendants. Rainy participated in the farm's pony shows and was a broodmare.

Rainy's first foal was a bay filly named Raindrop foaled in 1978 and was sired by Mugwah. The following year she gave birth to look alike filly who was named Rainbow. Rainy had her first pinto offspring in 1983, a chestnut pinto filly named Spring Rain. In 1984 Rainy had her first son who was aptly named Rainy's Boy whom also greatly resembled his dam.

Shortly after Rainy's Boy was born Rainy was sold to a lady who lived in Maryland. There in 1985 she had a filly Sunflower who sired by her nephew Cyclone. Rainy had her last foal in 1993 a chestnut colt sired by Stormcloud that was named Chilly Rainstorm.

The rest of Rainy's life is rather vague. Mike Pryor bought her from the Maryland owner along with her last two foals and took her to his farm in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately Rainy did not live much longer after her arrival. She is rumored to be the dam of Night Storm, however there is no verification of this and it was more likely her granddaughter Rain Cloud.

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