ATLANTIC PROMISE M1206 - HWSD/N
Grey Mare 147cms born 1994 by Connemara Playboy out of Atlantic Peace.
Bred by Michael J Clancy, in Spiddal, Co Galway, she was my foundation mare.
Atlantic Peace, Promise's dam was an outstanding mare breeding consistently good offspring and winning in the show ring, including Dublin and winning the Archbishops Cup in Clifden.
Promise is a deep, scopey and athletic mare. She won in hand at Royal Windsor at 3 and was broken at 4 by Julia Spacey Woods.
She won the Mairhead Shield for Novice ridden mares at the Breed Show at 5 ridden by Frances Goodsir and then began breeding some good stock.
Her first foal a colt was Braemar Be Lucky, by Churchway Daybreak, needs no introduction as he has been very successful at top class shows throughout his ridden career, including BSPS, HOYS and Olympia from 2004 - 2017.
Braemar Priceless came next by Bunowen Castle Ri and after being broken by Barbara Gallimore was sold as a broken 4yr old to a couple in the North of England.
Then Braemar Prima, Braemar Patience and Braemar Peace all fillies by Gentle Cascade.
Patience is in Bedfordshire with the Hepburn family, she is ridden by all the family and does everything with a smile on her face. Peace is in America with my friend Nicola O'Connell who used to ride for Sue Vivian.
Photo opposite taken when 23 years old!
It is with a heavy heart I have to tell you that Atlantic Promise was put to sleep in late July. She was not really ill, just a bit wobbly, but it was decided to let her go and not try to put her through a protracted treatment regime and then a cold winter. She was my one in a lifetime pony, owed me nothing and gave her all to me for 26 years.
SPINWAY WORTH WAITING M796 Deceased
Born in 1989 a Dun mare standing 147cms. by Spinway Prosperity out of Spinway Windfall.
'Worth', was the most amazing mare, bred by Sarah Hodgkins, she was on loan to me from her owner Sue Halliwell.
Worth had been ridden with success but after an injury, passed through several hands before coming to me. She bred particularly well to Gentle Cascade and had 3 offspring, 2 fillies and a colt. Worth herself was dark dun with the most lovely head and fantastic temperament. Her first foal for me Braemar Windfall, is now sadly deceased, but she did win in the showring including NPS Area 7 Championships for M&M & Home Produced. She too had her mothers amazing temperament.
Her second foal Braemar Worth It, is a dun filly, now competing in Working Hunter Classes with Elle Kivlochan. Her last foal, a colt was called Braemar Worthwhile. I have lost touch with him, but I believe he is in Essex. When I saw a photo of him on Facebook recently, he was the dead spit of his sister Braemar Windfall.
Gatcombe Amy M01173 - Deceased
Grey mare, born July 1994 by Hinton Bushlaw out of Stonelands Alpha (Granite Grey).
Amy was bought as a foal from her breeder Beverley Whitcombe in Somerset. She was a small mare 139cms but was so easy and I was able to break her on my own, even after falling off the bucket I was trying to use as a mounting block. She was ridden and bred several good foals for me.
Broken to harness by Karen Bassett, she was used for the Driving for the Disabled Group in Oxfordshire in her later years. Her first foal was a colt by Atlantic Prince of Peace and was called Braemar Be Good.
He belongs to a lady in Hertfordshire and he is very much admired and loved. Her second foal, a filly Braemar Bridie by Churchway Daybreak, was sold as a yearling to a couple in Leicestershire and now lives in West Wycombe with the Elliotts. Her third foal was a filly Braemar Beautiful, she was sold at 4 and she is ridden and driven with a family in Surrey. Her fourth foal a colt by Gentle Cascade and called Braemar Be Gentle he was very successful as a PC Eventer and Working Hunter.
Amy was a favourite of mine who turned her hoof to anything!
Aisling Mara M1-372100400022936 - N/N
Has been sold to a lovely lady in Ireland. We wish her all success.
Born 2009 a grey mare, standing 145cms, by I Love You Melody out of Blathin Chonamara (Cloonisle Cashel).
This mare is new to the stud, brought over from Ireland August 2017 from her breeder William Feeney, Moycullen.
She is a good looking mare, compact with great bone and step! Currently being broken before being covered in 2018
The photo opposite of her as a foal and below at 8 years!