would have been SOOOOOOO proud of Indy (we call him Paddy, long
story) on Sat! He was a star! He was perfect! Went down to every
fence like a champ, never even bothered to look at the hounds.
One hound even ran under Paddy's tummy and he didn't even blink!
He had the best time, his manners were perfect!
Thurs and Fri nights last week, I took him out to practice
over some stone walls and coops. He would go down to them and
slam on the brakes and look back at me like, um, excuse me, this
is not a jump, this is a fence line. Fence lines keep me in! But
I rode him down with LOTS of legs, clucking away and over he went!
Once he figured out what I was telling him (yes, we DO have to
jump what looks like a fence line) he was an angel. Man, can he
We had the best time, pics are at the developers, then I will
email copies...Amy (9/16/02)
has come to live in VA! He arrived two days ago and I took him
out on trail last night. He was WONDERFUL!! I love him! He was
such a good boy, I know he will love fox hunting. He jumped everything
I pointed him at, and trucked right down the trails like he had
been there a million times. He is such a character. He got hind
shoes put on last night and kept turning his head around to watch
the farrier work! I pulled his mane after I rode him and he yawned
as I did it! Then when I pulled his forelock, he rested his chin
on my chest and went to sleep! He is too cute. My mother is already
trying to steal him from me! I will send pictures of us out hunting
asap... then he can show off in his new career! He seems to love
his new home and has already made best friends with our other
3 Connemaras. Amy (9/12/02)
friend, Lisa, in Roanoke, VA, tracked down Foothills
who is still with owner, Sarah Trompeter. She brought me some
video which showed that he has filled out tremendously and still
a very lovely pony type. Sarah reported that Ford won the stallion
class at the Virginia CommonWealth Games in 2001 against several impressive
warmbloods, and that his foals were also doing well. A TB-cross son
(Waterfords S'il Vous Plait) was 2nd in the colt foal class and he, along
with another Waterford filly, won the Get of Sire.
Jan. 26: Pine Top, GA, 1-day
event with Jill Mooney on *Gun Smoke.
March 30-31: Jill Mooney and
*Gun Smoke compete at the FENCE Horse Trials in Tryon, NC, then
he comes to FFC in Tennessee!
May 11: ACPS Region 4 meeting
at May Medley's Tullymor Farm in Plainville, GA
May 26 & 27: Parelli 7-games
(Level 1) clinic at FFC, Athens, TN, with Sam
July 20 & 21: ACPS Region
3 Connemara Show, Middleburg, VA email@example.com
August 3: ACPS
Region 4 Show, Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers,
DIRECTIONS TO GIHP: I-20 East, Exit 82 (Hwy.138), Left/North 4
miles, Right at Light (Centennial Olympic Parkway), through one
more traffic light. The Main Entrance is down the hill on the
here for map
August 3: Evening after the show, ACPS Region 4 Meeting and Silent
Auction - Restaurant to be announced, Conyers, GA
August 4: ACPS Inspections - Georgia Horse Park, Conyers, GA
September 5-8: American
Connemara Pony Society Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, immediately
followed by an Inspection Tour through out New England and eastern
September - Halfbred foal (Balmullo's
Beacon X Rippleshaveruffles [TB]) is due!
September - Purebred foal (Balmullo's Beacon X Blue Hills Erin)
September - Purebred foal (Balmullo's Beacon X Foothills River
Queen) is due!
Sept-Oct: End FFC breeding
season (at least, winding down!)
October 19 & 20: Lendon
Gray Dressage Symposium, Knoxville, TN
October 27: Taping
of "An Irish Horse Story
November 1-3: River Glen Horse
November 3: Purebred foal (Balmullo's
Beacon X Blue Hills Morning Star) is due!