In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.
Got baby fever? Don’t worry — we aren’t talking about the goo-goo gah-gah, spit-up-spewing, diaper-filling, sleep-deprivation-inducing variety. We’re talking about lil baby horses, ranging all the way from still-in-mum’s-tum to toddler-ific four-year-old future superstars. Coincidentally all four horses we’re featuring this week are Irish: three Connemaras (ages in-utero, four and four) and one Irish Sport Horse foal. Squee! Come check them out.
2023 Connemara Sport Horse foal in-utero by the eventing & foxhunting stallion, *TBS Declan Pondi, and out of Brambleridge Reflexion (Flexible x Sparrow’s Tiptoes x *Grange Finn Sparrow).
This foal should have an ammie friendly temperament and be a super athlete with loads of scope over fences. An ideal youngster for an AA with aspirations or a professional looking for something to take up the levels.
Declan is successfully competing at Training level with his AA owner and has a number of wins under his belt, mostly on his dressage score in the 20’s. He has not been shown a lot the last couple of years but consistently finishes in the ribbons and is usually at the top of the leaderboards with GDCTA, Area III Eventing and the USEA/ACPS Connemara HOTY awards. He is a sensible, willing pony and passes on his temperament.
Brambleridge Reflexion, ‘Pippi’, unfortunately had her career cut short by a foaling injury with her first foal. Her full brother, Brambleridge Flex Ability, is eventing in Australia with Advanced rider, Katlyn McMorris Fletcher. Obviously her sire, Flexible, needs little introduction – most people know the story of the little show jumping powerhouse and his Olympic & World Cup fairytale stories. Flexible’s sire, Cruising, is internationally renowned for siring some of the best eventers and show jumpers in the world, often having offspring on multiple teams at the Olympics or at 5*’s throughout the world. Pippi’s damsire, *Grange Finn Sparrow, was a sire of prolific eventers and sport horses in his own right, siring the 5* horse Sparrow’s Nio and a good number of other Advanced level eventers.
This foal should mature in the 15.2-15.3 hd range and will be a powerhouse over fences.
More info at www.fadetogreyfarm.com
BRS Flagmount’s Kestrel – 2022 buckskin (grey) traditionally bred Irish Sport Horse filly with a pedigree full of successful event horses and show jumpers.
She is by the RID x TB stallion, Flagmount’s Freedom by Flagmount King, an Irish Draught stallion that is internationally renowned for siring great show jumpers. Flag competed well into his late teens and holds an eventing record through the Intermediate/*** level. He has already proven himself a consistent producer of upper level event horses with many competing with their AA owners at Preliminary & Intermediate. He has at least one offspring that has gone advanced. Most recently his youngstock have been cleaning up on the FEH circuit in the midwest.
Kestrel’s dam is by the RID stallion, *Winmaur Sargent Pepper, whom was exported back to England. He himself competed in dressage & in the jumpers, as did his sire, Snowford Bellman. That line goes to Skippy, who is most known for siring the prolific eventing stallion, Jumbo. Jumbo is the leading ‘all time sire’ of competition horses and competing mares in British Eventing. He sired 5* horses including Headley Brittania, Avebury, Mr. Chunky, & Jollybo. Kestrel’s dam is a granddaughter of *Grange Finn Sparrow, a very well known Connemara stallion that sired numerous pony and pony cross eventers including the 5* horse, Sparrow’s Nio. Other Advanced horses include Windswept, Meadow Sparrow, Wil’Ya Love Me, & Galway Blazer. There are too many to count that have competed at Preliminary & Intermediate. Despite siring a relatively small number of foals in the USA he left a big impact on the sport of eventing and we have specialized in carrying the line on.
Kestrel has a ground covering, effortless gallop and a lofty trot with good push from behind. She has clean, straight limbs, a well set on neck with a good length of rein and a powerful hindquarter. We expect her to mature around 16 hands. She is level headed and easy to handle. Her full sister was purchased by a syndicate for 5* rider, Allie Sacksen.
This filly shows a lot of promise for sport and has a temperament suitable for an AA with aspirations or a professional that wants to take her up the levels.
She will be ready to go to her new home this fall. We teach all of our foals to lead, tie & load before they go on to their new owners.
More info at www.fadetogreyfarm.com
Finnegan 4 year old 15h purebred Connemara import. He’s ready to go in any direction. Don’t let his age fool you, Finn is an old soul in a young model. He has never put a hoof wrong and takes everything asked of him in stride. Finn loves attention, grooming, kisses and truly is a barn favorite. His sweet face and long eyelashes will melt your heart. He wants to please his rider and has a very laid back personality. His unique dark gray color will get you noticed in the ring. A pleasure to work with on the ground and under saddle with a very willing attitude. Brave and talented over fences with textbook form. Finn has been started slowly and correctly. Lots of trail riding, hacking, bareback rides, and off property experiences…he loves it all. Just went to his first 3 phase last weekend and finished on his dressage score of a 22.7! No vices, easy keeper, UTD on everything, full vetting with X-rays done prior to import, located outside of Cleveland, OH.
‘Gold to Blue Fritz Cracker’ is a 4yo 15.1h Irish Connemara gelding. He is one of the most quiet and easy 4yo’s we’ve ever had, nothing phases him. He has been produced in Ireland slowly and correctly the last couple months with the Gold to Blue team and is ready for his new adventure stateside.
He is easy and uncomplicated on the flat and over fences, absolutely loves XC and hacks down the road alone or w friends.. Will start his competitive career in Ireland with my team until sold.
Priced in the lower mid 5’s (all import costs included in this) and comes with my 30 day happiness guarantee offered on every Gold to Blue horse.
Comes w full set of x-rays and 5 stage vetting.
More Connemaras available www.goldtobluesporthorses.com