'Shannon' was brought
to the Stud in Feburary 2007. She is by Moy Hazy Cove
and out of a mare by Westside Fred.
had 4 foals to date, Storm was her first and he is now a 5yo gelding (Sold in 2010). In 2008 and 2009 she produced very
good quality colts to Dunlewey Rigmarole who stands at the Bidddesden Stud.
In 2010 she gave us
our first filly foal Connla Roisin by Lecarrow King.
Again in April 2012, a filly foal Connla Aibreann (aka April),
by Lecarrow King. Connla Aibreann won the Filly Foal class and Foal Championship at the BCPS In Hand Show in July
She is having considerable success in the show ring...
BCPS Show (2008)
-Reserve Champion-Broodmare-Eastern BCPS Show (2008)
-1st-Broodmare Class-BCPS Show (2011)
-2nd-Royal Norfolk Show, 4yo and over M&M class (2011)
-1st Broodmare 9-13 YO with foal at foot class-BCPS
We took delivery of Lorna in May 2010, direct from Connemara itself.
She was bred by Padraic Hynes at the 'Canal Connemara Pony Stud'. She is by Frederiksminde Hazy Match. He has bred
and produced many top quality ponies since he started the 'Canal Stud.'
He dam side is very
important to us, as Lorna goes back to great mares such as Village Laura, (who decends from Village Swallow) and also Finola
Lorna's colour is also an important asset to us. Bays and Browns are not always seen now as the grey pony
has become dominant, so we hope that we can encourage the hard colour Connemara to become strong again.
She will be shown lightly and when ready she can be put to a stallion to start her stud career. We hope
to break her and have her ridden in the future.
has had a very successful 2011 show season...
- 1st Ipswich Horse Show
- 1st Woodbridge Show
- 4th Royal
- 1st BCPS Eastern Show
- Reserve Youngstock Champion at BCPS Eastern Show
2012 has seen
a lot of activity for Lorna, being backed and ridden in early in the year, Lorna has gone on to great success at both
In Hand and Ridden aspects.
Her early attempts at introductory dressage events resulted in four consecutive 1st
At the Norfolk Native/Eastern Connemara show at Yaxham, Dereham, the introductory dressage class produced a
2nd place result. We are pleased with her performance, which in terms of show size and attendance was a new
experience for her and will be beneficial in her development.
Following that, at the same show, she took 1st place
in the Pure Bred, Native, 4YO+ In Hand Class.
At the 2012
Eastern BCPS she won the Novice Ridden Class and also the In Hand Mare Class.
In July, at the BCPS In Hand
Show, she was placed 5th, in a non breeding, Pure Bred 4YO+ Class!!!