Connemora's Gallant Lad ID SOLD!
Looking for a striking grey colt with lots of chrome and eye-catching movement? Check out our 2017 Irish Draught colt! Connemora’s Gallant Lad moves with great athleticism and shows lovely suspension and elasticity. Beautifully put together, he has the talent and ability for the professional yet the kind and willing temperament so perfect for the amateur. His pedigree combines some of the best traditional and performance bloodlines in the Irish Draught breed. This colt is bred to excel in any discipline and will finish at 17H+.
His sire, Ballymore's Celtic Lad RID, stamps his babies with his amazingly quiet and willing disposition, coupled with his phenomenal athletic ability. His offspring are just starting to compete and are excelling in dressage, eventing and hunter/jumper. His son, Smashing Lad, brought home 2nd place at the Kentucky Horse Park at his first recognized event. Ballymore’s Celtic Lad combines both rare and performance bloodlines with King of Diamonds, Pride of Shaunlara and Huntingfield Rebel
His dam, Harkaway Bunny Herself, is by Foxglen Himself RID out of Hornby Premium mare, Roma Blue Hawk RID. She is a maternal sister to Class 1 ID stallion, Harkaway Lionhawk who is currently standing in Ireland. Roma Blue Hawk is sired by Grade A international showjumper Rakish Paddy, RID and out of Roma Blue Wind RID, one of the most renowned Irish Draught mares in history--Hornby Premium Mare & UK Champion, Overall Supreme Champion of Ireland in 1995 and RDS Champion Irish Draught Mare in 1995 & 1998. Bunny’s pedigree traces back to Pride of Shaunlara, King of Diamonds, Legaun Prince and Blue Henry.
Connemora’s Gallant Lad is an elegant colt with an in-your-pocket personality. Beautiful movement and athleticism make him a wonderful prospect for any discipline. With his pedigree and conformation, this fellow should also be considered a stallion prospect for any purebred or sport horse breeding program. Luke is half-brother to our 2016 filly, Connemora's Ode to Doc Peters featured above.
This outstanding colt is offered for sale at $7500 US.
Pairadox Casanova IDSH
Connemora's Highland Romance IDSH SOLD!!
We proudly offer for sale Connemora’s Highland Romance, our 2016 colt by the stunning IDSH stallion, Pairadox Casanova out of Drombeg, a newly approved IDSH by outcross stallion, Corrcullen. This leggy, athletic colt is bred to excel in all three rings.
Pairadox Casanova is the perfect blend of Irish, Dutch and Hanoverian and exhibits the temperament, athletic ability and conformation for both upper level dressage and jumping. His sire is the late Grand Prix jumper Banks Fee Daniel who was ranked in the top 25% of USEF leading sires of show jumpers. BFD is by notable eventing/jumping sire, Skippy. Skippy produced the outstanding eventing sire, Jumbo. Pairadox Casanova’s dam is by the renowned hunter/jumper stallion Popeye K (by famed international show jumper, Voltaire). Through his dam line, Popeye K traces to Ramiro Z, Gotthard and to the legendary Preferent stallion, Farn.
Drombeg is by imported RID stallion, Corrcullen. She is a lovely example of a Traditional Irish Horse—Thoroughbred crossed with Irish Draught—standing 16.2 with plenty of bone. Her dam, Pardalote, was a Northern Dancer granddaughter with damsire lines going back to Bold Ruler and Nasrullah. Corrcullen, an athletic modern stallion, sired two approved stallions and has offspring successfully competing in all the major disciplines. Cully himself competed in eventing to Training level and hunted first field with Limestone Creek Hunt. He stood a powerful 17H with 9.5" of bone. Bruce Davidson described him as a "talented jumper, honest, brave and brings you to the jumps." Kevin Babington of the Irish show jumping team enthused, "great jumping technique, light off the ground and a good mind." Corrcullen was sired by Creggan Emperor, Class 1 out of Quality Broodmare, Esker Breague (Grey Macha).
Connemora's Highland Romance is an outstanding young colt--temperament, conformation, intelligence, movement, he has it all. Stallion prospect? Upper-level competitor? This boy is the real deal.
Harkaway Lionhawk Class 1 ID Stallion
Popeye K KWPN
Connemora's Ode to Doc PetersID SOLD!
Our 2016 ID filly by Ballymore's Celtic Lad RID (Shauna's Diamond RID x Mayfair RID) out of Class 1 ID mare, Shamrock's Irish Mist (Cradilo RID x Shamrock Breeze RID).
Aoife is a very compact young filly who will likely finish as a more modestly size Irish Draught--15.1 to 15.2. Her incredible springs, laid-back personality and effortless athleticism make her an ideal prospect for any discipline.
Her sire, Ballymore's Celtic Lad, stamps his babies with his amazingly quiet and willing disposition, coupled with his phenomenal athletic ability. His offspring are just starting to compete and are excelling in dressage, eventing and hunter/jumper. His son, Smashing Lad, brought home 2nd place at the Kentucky Horse Park at his first recognized event. Ballymore’s Celtic Lad combines both rare and performance bloodlines with King of Diamonds, Pride of Shaunlara and Huntingfield Rebel
Her dam is one of only two purebred daughters of successful Grand Prix showjumper, Cradilo. Cradilo is a proven producer of UL horses--2013 USEF#7 and 2012 USEF #13 Event sire. He is also the sire of many UL jumpers. Shamrock's Irish Mist received excellent scores for her jumping ability at her inspection last fall and was awarded Class 1 status with Bronze Merit for athleticism. Misty has just been purchased by Cradilo's owner as a jumper prospect.
Banks Fee Daniel RID.