Connemara ponies passed away


Kingstown Molly 2nd  (Coral Prince – Kingstown Molly) 1995 – 2011

Kingstown Molly 2nd J.Noel Mullen Supreme Clifden '05
Kingstown Molly 2nd J.Noel Mullen Supreme Clifden ’05

The original Kingstown Molly was owned by Clifden’s Joe Gorham when she produced Kingstown Molly 2nd by Coral Prince in 1995. The filly was bought by the Mullen family of Sheeauns, Cleggan and won for them the Clifden Supreme Championship in 2005 as a 10 year old brood mare.

Kingstown Molly 2nd with Fairyhill Molly at 11 days in '06
Kingstown Molly 2nd with Fairyhill Molly at 11 days in ’06

Pictured here with Fairyhill Molly, she was to breed 8 foals in all before her untimely death after a short illness in August 2011, the day after Clifden Pony Show, scene of her greatest showing triumph five years earlier with John Noel Mullen. Rebel Wind and Muffy were in her bloodline and also Killyreagh Kim, Ballydonagh Kate. Carna Bobby features in both her top and bottom lines.

With sire owner Bobby Bolger & dam owner Joe Gorham
With sire owner Bobby Bolger & dam owner Joe Gorham

She was the favourite of her owner John Noel who had bought her from the Kingstown Gorhams as a yearling and showed her only on 10 occasions in the 15 years he owned her, when she either won her mare class or was well placed each time. John Noel praises her remarkable good temperament at all times.

Fairyhill Mozart in France
Fairyhill Mozart in France
Fairyhill Madonna
Fairyhill Madonna

Among her progeny, her daughter Fairyhill Molly was Champion foal at Clifden in ’06.  The filly Fairyhill Madonna has been a Clifden prizewinner also.

Fairyhill Prince eventing in England
Fairyhill Prince eventing in England

A stallion son Fairyhill Mozart stands in at the Boloi Stud in Brittany, a gelding son Fairyhill Prince is competing in England. Keeping the Kingstown Molly 2nd bloodlines in Connemara, Mullens have kept three of her daughters as broodmares while she is also represented by her daughter Fairyhill Molly who is now back with Malachy Gorham in Kingstown, Clifden.

More well-known recently deceased Connemaras to feature  shortly.

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