• cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion
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  • cara - Connemara Stallion
  • cara - Connemara Stallion

cara : Premium Mare from Langholm, Scotland

Kippure Cara was imported from the Kippure Stud just south of Dublin, Ireland in the fall of 2006. This was the culmination of a 6 year search for a stallion that combined strength, unmistakable pony type and athleticism to cross well with our mares and provide vigor for our existing bloodlines in North America.

In August of 2006, during our visit to Clifden show, we saw a picture of Frederksminde Hazy Merlin in Pat Lynes new book which led us to Micheal and Orla Igoe’s farm on the opposite side of Ireland! He was exactly what we had been searching for and we were able to purchase an outstanding son of Merlin’s to bring to Canada.

We are very excited to have found a stallion that fits our requirements so well and one whose personality is “the icing on the cake”. He is trusting, trainable, brave, and very personable.

Cara's Achievements

Cara's Awards

2012
CCPS Certificate of Achievement ~ Preliminary Combined Driving
2012
OCDA Driving Trial Combined Test- Cones & Marathon 1st place Preliminary ~ Pony Division
OCDA Driving Trial Combined Test- Dressage & Cones 3rd place Training ~ Pony Division
2011
CCPS Silver Medal ~ Show Driving Certificate of Achievement ~ Combined Training
OCDA Driving Trial Combined Test- Cones & Marathon 2nd place Training ~ Pony Division
Aug/2011
Sutton Horse Show
2nd place Sport pony Stallion Class Three Years and Over
1st place Pleasure Driving Turn Out
1st place Working Gentleman To Drive
1st place Pleasure Driving Reinmanship
1st place Sport pony Driving Single Open Pleasure
1st place Working Ladies To Drive
2011
Connemara Breed Show Woodstock Vermont
GRAND CHAMPION CONNEMARA OF SHOW
Reserve Champion Stallion ~ In Hand
1st place ~ Dressage Training Level
1st place ~ Working Hunter Over Fences
1st place ~ Pleasure Driving
1st place ~ Senior Trail Ridden
Recipient of the following: Lambay Seamus Trophy ~ Champion Working Hunter Sue Dexter Memorial Versatility Award Greenway Kilronan Trophy ~ Pleasure Driving RHF O'Harazan Perpetual Trophy ~ Grand Champion
2011
1st place Open Entry division out of 14 at his first schooling show. Spring event at Grandview
2010
CCPS Silver Medallion In Hand
2010
CCPS Bronze Medallion Show Driving
Aug/2010
Combine Driving Training Level 2nd place
Aug/2010
Grand Champion of NASP Qualifier Show
Aug/2010
Pleasure Driving - Turn out 1st place
Aug/2010
Gentleman Driving - Working 1st place
Aug/2010
Lady to Drive - Working 1 st place
Aug/2010
Pleasure Driving - Reinmanship 2nd place
June/2010
1st place NASP Qualifier Show
2009
CCPS Bronze medallion for In Hand
2009
NASP Inspected and Approved for First Premium Stallion License with an average of 7.9
2009
Grand Champion of the 2009 North American Sport Pony Star Search Challenge at the Royal Winter Fair
2009
Inspected and approved by the Canadian Connemara Pony Societies international inspection team in September of 2009
2009
Introduced into driving by Mary Lee Quinn and in combined driving for a short time with Randy Bird

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Cara's Pedigree


cara's Pedigree
Frederksminde Hazy Merlin
Frederksminde Hazy Merlin - stallion

Cara’s sire was bred by Gunner and Anne Andersen of the Frederksminde Stud in Denmark. Merlin is one of a long list of siblings that have excelled wherever they went throughout the world. He won the stallion class at Ballinalea in 2008 and placed second in the stallion class at Clifden in 2008. Merlin has stamped his impeccable type into his offspring.

Hazy Dawn
Hazy Dawn - stallion

Hazy Dawn, bred by Johnny Lee of Moycullen, was purchased by the Frederksminde stud as a 2 year old. He was inspected and approved in Denmark and won Supreme Champion of the breed show in 1988 & 1989, as well as a Gold Medal in 1994 in recognition of his outstanding offspring to that date - 5 approved stallions. Since then, Hazy Dawn has had a huge impact at first on the Danish breed but now all over the world through all his son and grandsons. Hazy Dawn truly is “a living legend” and “one of the best stallions ever exported from Ireland”.

Hazy Dawn's sire "Dale Haze"
Dale Haze - Hazy Dawn's sire
Oxenholme Movie Star
Oxenholme Movie Star - Mare

Oxenholme Movie Star, bred by H.B. Nielsen at Oxenholm Stud (now retired), was one of the 3 outstanding foundation mares at Frederiksminde until she died in 2009. Movie- Star was a multiple time champion class 1 inspected mare whose offspring have achieved well in many countries. Her foals by Hazy Dawn were consistently outstanding.

Movie Star's sire "Marble"
Marble - stallion

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