More of the Village Ponies

Village Grey’s family 

Village Heather Galway Co Show Supreme in 2008 with Padraig Hynes
Village Heather Supreme Champ Galway County Show 08 with Padraig Hynes

Village Grey’s grandaughters now regularly top the line in the Showring.  Among these are Village Linnet (2003)by Laerkens Cascade Dawn who arrived with her dam, Village Girl in 2004 to Henry O’Tooles Castle Stud,  and has more recently, on two occasions won both Clifden and Dublin.  Pat O’Neill has Village Mist (1993) by Coral Prince X Vilage Girl, and she and her progeny are also winners.  Padraig Hynes’ Village Heather (1999) by Boden Park Finnard X Village Girl has been All-Ireland broodmare Champion, Midland and Galway Champion and has won many other awards.

Village Linnett wins her Class at RDS in 2006
Village Linnet wins her class at the RDS in 2006

Village Boy (1989) had been Reserve Clifden and two of his sons, Ann O Brien Conroy’s Glencarrig Lexus out of Coosheen Breeze and Fred Gannon’s Clonberne Boy (1999) out of Irishtown Beauty have both been Clifden Stallion winners. 

Glencarrig Lexus All Ireland Supreme Roundstone 07
Glencarrig Lexus All Ireland Supreme Roundstone 07
Lecarrow King at Canal Stage Summer 2008 with P Hynes
Lecarrow King by Village Boy – Lecarrow, Canal Stage 2008

Another son Bunowen Castle Ri (1998) out of Bunowen Castle Queen, has swept the boards in England, both at HOYS and Olympia ’05 and Olympia ‘07 where he has been at the pinnacle of Mountain and Moorland showing,  both in hand and ridden by Vanessa Compton.   A younger stallion son Lecarrow King (2001) out of Lecarrow recently went to England.  

Clonberne Boy Clifden stallion winner 2007
Clonberne Boy Supreme Midlands Show 07 and Clifden Stallion Class winner 07