Timaunga Kiwi Cosmic with dam 2010
Timaunga Kiwi Cosmic with dam 2010


Timaunga Kiwi Cosmic with Tony Turner
Timaunga Kiwi Cosmic with Tony Turner

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.

Pattys Veuve Cosmic, Clifden ;09 with Peadar Murphy
Pattys Veuve Cosmic, Clifden ;09 with Peadar Murphy

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.

Poesie Melody & 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.  Continue reading “CONNEMARA PONIES OVERSEAS”

Connemaras to watch.


Winning in 2011 in Ireland with Raphael Lee

Ü    News     from Alan Diamond  re.  Menlo Boy – formerly owned by Liam Diamond of Diamonds of Renvyle  who features below in this Post.   Won the Swedish Pony Derby 1.15 metre competition on Friday 15th June 2012. Menlo Boy was ridden by Swedish rider Evelina Lindh.   He really was “ONE TO WATCH”.


Keltic O Se & Vanessa Robb

Finally now is a fine pic. I received some time ago taken at the same Show in New Zealand.  Keltic O’Se, Vanessa Robb’s Stallion, was the Supreme.  Sorry for previous omission.  (Scroll down to bottom of page to visit family and ponies at home)

5 yr. old Glenford Pakie 136cms.


Glenford Pakie.   Seen jumping at the recent Clifden Sales, Lot 127, the 134cms bay gelding, Glenford Pakie, a 5yr. old by Robe Earl X Genford Little Lady ;  he  was a joy to watch loose – jumping, in the rather cramped confines of the Mart arena.  With  minimum  encouragement from his owner/breeder Aine O’ Callaghan, he was quietlyand expertly jumping a pole that was  gradually raised to a metre,  then calmly went back to nibbling the edging grass.   He has done some show-jumping and this pic. is courtesy of Aine.   He was sold to a Co. Galway family for E2,000.  Watch out for him.

Aughnanure Leo.        Continue reading “Connemaras to watch.”

New Zealand Connemara ponies

Time to introduce some sunny New Zealand Connemara Pony Breeding to the Weblog   

Ingrid de Hoedt, New Zealand Breeder              

Ingrid and family


A visit to the home of Ingrid de Hoedt about 50 miles south of Auckland near a town called Pukekohe, is an experience to savour.  This Irish native – a medical doctor – and her Kiwi husband Ross head up a lively household – “chaotic but good craic”as she herself described her home- comprising three children, Tadhg, Fionn and daughter Cianneth and their visiting Irish Aunt Rose.   Continue reading “New Zealand Connemara ponies”