NEW ZEALAND CONNEMARAS.
From New Zealand’s South Island came the picture of the 2yr. old Colt who originally appeared in these pages in 2010 as a pretty palomino colt foal: Born 29th November 2010, dam, Timaunga Tara, is by Barwidgee Erriff (Connaught of Millfields (Ire) x Barwidgee Frederika (Aust) out ofRidgeway Dream (Blandings Bobby (Aust) x Blandings Juliet (Aust). Dream’s pedigree goes back to Strongbow, Camlin Cilla, Bridgeboy and Island King.He has grown into a strong handsome 2yr. old and belongs to his breeders Bridget and Tony Turner who breed under the Timaunga prefix. His beautiful coat colour remains intact and the palomino Connemara is still rarity in this part of the world.
The sire is Pattys Veuve Cosmic (Pattys Veuve Cliquet X Jacobsdal Blue Bell) shown here at Clifden Stallion Parade in March 2009 with handler Peadar Murphy who stands him in Ireland.
Email from Pascal Wandon.
At the Summer Normandy Show which took place at Bacqueville en Caux in Normandy on 9 September 2012, my mare POESIE MELODY won the Supreme Champion of the Show. She is by IMPERATOR MELODY ( IDENOIR x SILVER SPARROW) and EQUINOXE MELODY (APOLLON PONDI x CARRABAUN CRACKER). This mare was also Reserve Supreme Champion in Fontainebleau at The European Championships 2012 and also Reserve Supreme Champion of the French National Pompadour 2012. Her daughter VITAMINE FAMILY (ARDMORE ROYAL OAK x POESIE MELODY) was Supreme Champion as a 2yr. old at the French National at Pompadour in 2011. Poesie’s son BORSALINO FAMILY by BUNOWEN PADDY was 1st at Brittany Show in the Yearling Colt class and Reserve Junior of the Brittany Show 2012. Borsolino Family also won the Yearling Colt class in Normandy and was Junior Colt Champion and Reserve Junior of the Normandy Show 2012. To see more French Connemaras scroll down through Connemaras to Watch.