2001 grey gelding (Castle Baron x Glenormiston Ballycara by Domo Cavallo Praize)
Glenormiston Killian, our very first Connemara Pony, has just been sold to Kate Vallance and has made the journey south and across Bass Strait to where he now resides near Hobart. We wish Kate all the fun we enjoyed with Killian in the 8 years that we owned him.
Read all about Glenormiston Killian here ...
In 2005 we went in search of a Connemara pony to ride on for our children who were then 5 and 7 years old. Having had a Connemara pony as a kid myself I never forgot the versatility or the amazing temperament of the breed. We searched high and low and soon discovered that a purebred Connemara pony was not an easy thing to find. As luck would have it we were introduced to Sue Clarke and Glenormiston Connemaras and the rest is history.
We could not have had a better reintroduction to the breed and were blessed to have found the most amazing pony first up in ‘Killer’. Killian was a very green baby when we purchased him as a four year old but after having been ridden by every member of the family he is now the ultimate performance pony and ‘kid’s pony’ when required.
Killian has excelled in the fields of showjumping and eventing and was runner up for the Inaugural NSW Performance Award under saddle in 2011. Sam and Killer won the Newcomer Junior Division of the Scone Horse Trials and then went on to place 1st in the Quirindi Hunter Trial Open Division amongst many other wins in the year. Killian was then turned out for a well earned spell and returned early in 2012 with his first event being the NSW Pony Club State Jumping Equitation Championships. It appears that this little pony has come back better than ever ... Watch this space!