My purebred (grade 1) connemara Stan who's posh name was Ballinasloe Hero.
He was born 1990, was 14hh, had show wins as long as your arm, able to do a high level of dressage and was a good fun pony. Regisered as a chocolate dun, geneticly he was a smokey buckskin.
By Ashfield Miller, out of Derrycoyle Lucky lady. He was the first foal from that pairing. His full brother TYNAGH MILLER is standing at stud in Ireland.
Next one is Harvey (harvest moon II) welsh section B. He was my first pony and is now 30 years old. 12.2hh. He has been with us for 20 years and taught me everything I know (perticularly my stickability). He has been out on loan quite a few times, taught lots of kidsa to ride and we have had offers of blank cheques for him but we have not parted with him.
Me as a tiny dot on him.
Me reminding him about his manners when he started taking liberties in the show ring with his little rider
Taking anouther little girl for her first experiance in the show ring (waiting outside and no my sister did not take her in the ring dressed like that, the leader in full LR mum outfit was in the ring with anouther pony), nothing like throwing her in the deep end at a county show
Danny Aka Derwen Ransom, 16hh 18 years old when I first rode him, out of Derwen Riviera and by Tireinon Step On . This is a horse that I got a chance ride on in 2008, simply because I was in the right place at the right time. The first time I sat on him I had 5 mins to learn how he thought (litteraly had one walk trot and canter) and then into the ring where we won the championship.
Did several more shows on him over the next few seasons, had several more championships, unfortunatly he is now retired.
First time I rode him (ignore the roundings that changed as soon as I was offered the ride permanatly)