Glenormiston Ballyhooley

2008 buckskin gelding (Castle Baron x Glenormiston Ballycara by Domo Cavallo Praize)                                                                                            


Again on the strengths of our full brother and sister Glenormiston Killian and Glenormiston Ballymalloe we purchased Glenormiston Ballyhooley from Carla Cosgrove in 2012.

'Hooley' as he has been affectionately christened is proving to be possibly the best performance pony we have ever had ...

Ashley & Glenormiston Ballyhooley jumping 1.2m! Sam and Glenormiston Ballyhooley January 2014 Sam & Hooley at their first Showjumping lesson ever!

Basically we had done very little with Hooley, giving him lots of time to mature and to this point anything we have asked of him has been an absolute pleasure. In January 2014, after putting lots of miles under his belt we decided to take him to an eventing clinic over the Australia Day Long Weekend! I don't know if gobsmacked is the right word but the raw talent that he displayed at his very first introduction to both technical showjumping fences and the cross country course left us in awe.  Glenormiston Ballyhooley has since excelled in both Eventing and Showjumping competitions. Finishing on his dressage score at TIE he was only beaten on a countback to optimum time in the XC phase.

Sam & Hooley jumping the brush the first time he had ever been XC schooling! Sam & Hooley competing at Scone Horse Trials March 2015 Sam & Hooley competing Intro @ Scone March 2015

In 2015 it was decided that 'Hooley' was just way too talented to not be out competing and unfortunately the kids are just getting too tall. Glenormiston Ballyhooley has now been sold to an amazing Showjumping home in Victoria where I am sure his talents will be fully realised!