NEWSLETTER OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CONNEMARA ACTION GROUP
First Quarterly Edition
Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter for 2013. I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer months with their ponies.
This newsletter includes photos of a new arrival, news of several partbreds out and about and the results from the Tanunda Show Baroque classes.
Please also note the calendar of events for 2013. We look forward to seeing you out and about!
Clifden Stud has recently welcomed a new foal from Glenormiston Brigid (Castle Baron x Glenormiston Dinmerren Bay) by Fredericksminde Hazy Cavalier. Gill advised that Brigid foaled Friday evening, 15 March at a very civilised hour just after 6.30pm. A lovely rich bay to go grey, she has been named Clifden Hazy Dream. Congratulations to Gill on the safe arrival of this lovely new addition.
2013 SHOW DATES – with dedicated Connemara classes
- 11th August 2013 – SA Welsh & Open Performance day
- 31st August-1st September 2013 – Gawler Agricultural Society Show
- 13th October 2013 – Kapunda and Light Breed Show
- Date to be confirmed around November – Festival All Breeds – SA Arabs
- 1st December 2013 – Northern Hack and Halter – SA Buckskin Assoc.
- 7th March 2014 – Tanunda Agricultural Society Show
Please refer to the SA Endurance Riders calendar for rides starting from 10km. I will be attending a number of rides this year if you wish to meet me there – http://www.saeraonline.com/ridecalendar.htm
Pony dressage competitions will also be held by Mt Crawford and Adelaide Hills Dressage Clubs and the South Australian Dressage Association – refer to websites for details.
|Out and About|
Pauline McClements, owner of purebred Connemara stallion Boonahburra Braveheart currently on lease to Wychwood, sent through this recent photograph of a part-bred son by Braveheart out of a Thoroughbred mare.
Jane McNicholl has sent through a photo of Achill Charisma by Achill Fiddler out of a Thoroughbred mare. Jane is pleased that the new owners are absolutely thrilled with her ‘ teddy bear’ temperament and have big hopes for her future eventing career.
Part bred Connemara/Arabian Wychwood Hilal successfully completed her first 40km endurance training ride in April at Mt Crawford forest. Hilal is now starting 6 months training for pony dressage, being a couple of centimetres below 14.2hh. We look forward to seeing her out competing toward the end of the year.
St Patrick’s Day luncheon
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated at Tally Ho Lodge this year. Michael, Trish and Rachele supplied a delicious lunch starting with pumpkin and carrot soup, followed by chicken and also beef balls, upmarket sandwiches and then delicious plum cake with cream, chocolate profiteroles, tea and coffee. Everyone then took a walk to see a few of the ponies before coming back for another coffee, then home. Those able to make the lunch included Gregg and Tania McKee, Rachele Taylor, Jane Bush, Chris Royal, Jane McNicholl, Lauren Bywaters, John Tenant and Gill Beaton.
TANUNDA SHOW RESULTS – BAROQUE RING
(Andalusian, Friesian and Connemara) Saturday 9th March 2013
With thanks to Gill Beaton for providing the results. Congratulations to all those that competed on the day.
|Horse & Handler led exhibit 10 yrs & over||2nd Glenormiston Connaught – Georgia Mott(owner J. & M. Dawkins)|
|Led Purebred Mare 4 yr & over ne 14.2hh||1st Glenormiston Rosanna – Gill Beaton|
|2nd Innisfree Sparkling Shiraz – Georgia Mott(owner J. & M. Dawkins)|
|Led Purebred Stallion 4 yrs & over||1st Innisfree Beaujolais – Carole Benassy(owner J. & M. Dawkins)|
|CHAMPION LED CONNEMARA PONYRESERVE CHAMPION LED CONNEMARA PONY||GLENORMISTON ROSANNAINNISFREE BEAUJOLAIS|
|Led Purebred Gelding any age/height & Overheight||1st Glenormiston Connaught – Georgia Mott|
|SUPREME CHAMPION BAROQUE LED PURE BRED||GLENORMISTON ROSANNA|
|Ridden Purebred Connemara Mare or Stallion||1st Innisfree Beaujolais – Carole Benassy2nd Innisfree Sparkling Shiraz – Georgia Mott|
|Ridden Purebred Gelding or Overheight Purebred||1st Glenormiston Connaught – Georgia Mott|
|Pleasure Connemara, Purebred, Partbred, Overheight||1st Glenormiston Connaught – Carole Benassy2nd Innisfree Sparkling Shiraz – Georgia Mott|
|CHAMPION RIDDEN CONNEMARARESERVE CHAMPION RIDDEN CONNEMARA||INNISFREE BEAUJOLAISINNISFREE SPARKLING SHIRAZ|
|Open Ridden Classes for Baroque Breed Ring Exhibits|
|Ridden Hunter Galloway 14hh & ne 15hh||1st Innisfree Beaujolais – Carole Benassy2nd Glenormiston Connaught – Georgia Mott|
|CHAMPION OPEN BAROQUE RIDDEN EXHIBIT||INNISFREE BEAUJOLAIS|
|Ridden Working Hunter Galloway 14hh & ne 15hh||1st Innisfree Beaujolais – Carole Benassy2nd Glenormiston Connaught – Georgia Mott|
|CHAMPION WORKING HUNTER||INNISFREE BEAUJOLAIS|
Gill Beaton with Glenormiston Rosanna