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2018 News




Lus na bPog/Sean MacLochlainn Foundation Broodmare Award

Donated by Tom and Maire MacLochlainn of the Ashbrook Stud, Co. Galway, and Doris Jacobi of Avilion Gleann Farm, Alberta, this is a lifetime award to honour a broodmare that has contributed to the Connemara breed in Canada through her purebred offspring. Tom's father, Sean MacLochlainn, a well known connemara breeder in Ireland, owned the broodmare Lus na bPog. One of her daughters, Ciotag, was exported to Montana in 1966, and it was her daughter by Ruta Raitna, Avenns Golden Ruby, who was imported to Canada by Doris Jacobi as one of her foundation mares. THis award is to be given to honour broodmares who carry on the tradition of these original imports to Canada who not only had many generations of offspring but competed and promoted the breed as well.

Winners of the award


2010
Lovely Lormount 1964 dark bay 13.1 h mare by Macdara out of Lormount (Dun Lorenzo)
Bred by James B Joyce in Co. Galway she was imported to Montana by Dr. O'Halloran and subsequently bought by Doris Jacobi when he was dispersing his herd. She was a beautiful example of 'old fashioned' Connemara traits, with sturdy bone and balanced conformation.
First generation foals by Lyndfields Cormac MacCarthy
Avenns Daine Lore
Avenns Bay Daine
Avenns Majestic Hope. stallion
Avenns Majestic Canadian.. stallion
Avenns Ah'Lura Lormount. mare while in Montana she had at least four foals by *Ruta Raini


2011
Abbeyleix Bluebird
1977 Grey 13.1 hh mare by Coosheen Finn out of Blue Moon (Doon Paddy)
Bred by Lady Susan de Vesci in Ireland she was imported to the US and her last home was with Louise Jolicouer in Quebec. She only produced 5 purebred foals but she can be seen in the pedigree of some of the most successful bloodlines in Ireland, Europe and North America.
First Generation foals
Dale Haze, Stallion by Tully Grey. Exported from Ireland to Sweden. Sired the well known, Hazy Dawn, a very influential stallion.
Maplehurst Michael MacDaire, Stallion by Gilnocky Ard Righ MacDaire. Sire of over 100 purebred and part bred foals in North America.
Bob White, Stallion by Bobby Brown. Stood in the US.


2012
Avenns Golden Ruby
1971 Golden dun 14.11/2 hh by *Ruta Raini and out of *Ciotog (Doon Paddy).
Bred by Dr. TA O'Halloran in Montana and later bought by Doris Jacobi in Alberta.
Ridden and competed with great success by Doris' daughter Melanie.
She produced some lovely foals when bred to Lynfields Cormac MacCarthy.
Avenns Golden Legacy. Foundation mare for Devonridge Connemaras
Avenns Golden Reina. Foundation mare for Erin Meadows Connemaras
Avenns Cairbre MacCarthy. Resident stallion for Starlight Connemaras She has numerous 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation offspring across North America


2013
Bar S Heather
1978 Grey 13.3 hh by Rory Rudah out of Queen of the Hills (MacDara).
Bred by Padraig Curran in Ireland she was imported to the Alberta by the Chatterway family at Bar S Ranch and later sold to Diane Bruce also in Alberta.
First generation foals
Bar S Arrin Grey by Roundstone Oscar, dam of many good foals for the Knox family in Idaho.
Bar S Tex by Lynfields Cormac MacCarthy. Stallion who stood in Washington.
Bien Mallins Rory O'Sullivan. by Landgates Holy Smoke. sire of many pure and part bred foals in Alberta and BC. She has numerous 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation offspring, estimated at 178 in 2007.


2014
Aladdin's Winter Promise
1988 grey 14.1 1/2 hh by Aladdin out of Annandale's Glenlo (Clonkeehan Dunlin)
Bred by Catherine Mack in Virginia and bought by Margot Watson as a 10 year old to be her foundation mare and wonderful mount for her daughter. She had 5 first generation offspring before her untimely death in 2008.
Ballencrieff’s Cameo by Hayselden's Perseus. Bought by Kathy Lucas where she was a great favourite.
Ballencrieff's Brogan by Landgate Bluebeard. Sold as stallion prospect to Nancy Kilcrease in the US where he produced mainly half breds. Now a successful driving pony.
Ballencrieff's Winter Lace by Ballywhim's An Luan. Lacey is Margot's riding pony and broodmare. Dam of Ballencrieff's Joshua.


2015
Scottsway Lullaby
1995 seal brown 13.1 premium mare by Kirtling Tam O'Shanter and out of Hobbans Lark (Hobbans Puffin).
Bred by Carol Prentice in England and imported to Canada by Heather Sherratt as a 2yr old. She produced 13 foals when bred to Maplehurst Michael MacDaire. All quite similar and doing a stellar job of promoting the breed. Abby is the epitome of the connemara mare and has played an importat role in the North American breeding programme.
First generation foals
Elphin Song Sparrow. inspected as a stallion and sired several foals but later gelded. Now a performance pony.
Elphin Kookaburra. ACPS premium mare. Successful performance pony and brood mare.
Elphin Chickadee. ACPS inspected mare. Successful performance pony and brood mare.
She has numerous 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation offspring


2016
*Eastlands Glendearg
1995 grey 14.1 1/2 hh premium mare by Lockinge Frederick and out of Bardsey Trinket (Whitwell Cockade)
Bred by Mr and Mrs Staveley in Scotland and imported to Canada by Rick and Dale Doner. She has had a very successful performance career as well as producing 8 pure bred foals by various stallions.
First Generation foals
Century Hill's Frederick McTeague, by Maplehurst Michael MacDaire. Stood as a stallion (sire of Century Hills Aedan Zodiac) before being gelded.
Century Hill's Maiden Realta by Maplehurst Michael MacDaire. Retained by the Doners for performance and breeding.
Century Hills Hazy Maire.


2017
*Hearnsbrook Shooting Star
1995 grey 13.1 by Hearnesbrook Halley and out of Pilgrim's Mistral (Thunderbolt)
Bred by Mrs. Buxton of the Hearnsbrook Stud in England 'Ting' was imported to Canada by Christine Carey and has been a foundation brood mare as well as occasional riding pony. She has produced 10 purebred foals. 8 by Irish Park Caraway FInn, one by Waterfield Prince while on lease to Scott Longmire in NS, and one by *Hohnhorst Branni.
First Generation Foals
Caraway Brio, by Irish Park Caraway Finn. Bought by Violaine Fortin . Inspected and approved as a stallion. SIre of 8 purebred and partbred offspring. Now gelded
Caraway Nell. by Irish Park Caraway Finn. a successful hunter pony in the US. Winner of the ACPS Clifden Trophy in 2015.
Caraway Pomegranate. by Hohnhorst Branni. to be retained by Caraway Connemaras as a future.riding pony and broodmare.





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