The Queen of the In-Hand ring was the late Glencarrig Eleanor. The late Margaret Furness said to me, Ellie having won the M&M Supreme at Surrey County Show under Ann Berryman-Horne for the Supreme title, 'She walked everything else out of the ring'. Ellie was special. Sadly, though we tried many times, she only ever had one foal which had a deformity in its foot and had to be pts. She won a multitude of championships incl 5 x Non Breeding Champion and Reserve Supreme Ch BCPS, M&M Supreme Champion Surrey County 2004, M&M Champion Hants County 2008. She was simply, legendary. There is video of her winning the New Forest & Hants County Championship in 2008 on the 'Our Ponies' page, the narration alone is worth the watch.
CANAL VILLAGE POACHER
(Callowfeenish Mairtin xVillage Colleen)
My pride and joy is the amazing Mossie who joined us aged 12. Proving to love dressage he learnt everything I could teach him in 6 months, he won the NPS Novice Dressage Championship in 2012. Our trainer is John Lassetter (Cadre Noir). Mossie has given me the best rides of my life.
7th June 2020
BCPS Virtual Show May
WINNER!Glencarrig Dolly was presented in the Adult Connemara Class of the May BCPS Virtual Show. I am delighted to say that she won her class of 28 ponies with a mark of 17.5 out of 20 under Julia Woods. We go through to the Championship at the end of July! Thank you BCPS for the wonderful idea. Canal Village Poacher had come 8th (Aged 25) in the April Show...not bad for an old boy.
The Brood Mares AI
The AI process has started. Miffy (Lismore) was AI'd on Wednesday 3rd June. Cross Fingers. The priority is Lanburn Lismore, Great Granddaughter of MARBLE as she is 22 years old this year and is the very last breeding pony from Mum and Dad's original line from the famous stallion Marble. If she takes on the first round of AI to Jo & Richard Williams' Spinway Blackthorn, then we will move onto Glencarrig Dolly.
Caravan & Motorhome Club Certified Location
Our Certified Location has been approved by the CAMC and we've been ear-marked as a FLAGSHIP site. We have a GOFUNDME Campaign and we are asking for CROWDFUNDING from Caravan & Motorhome Club Members to help with funding the alterations that are required in order for us to comply with CAMC. Members should email or message me with their membership number to guarantee your free nights following a donation.
£20 = 1 free standard night
£50 = 3 free standard nights OR 2 Premium* night. (Premium = Goodwood Event Dates)
Oncept Melanoma Treatment
Canal Village Poacher -Mossie started his loading dose and treatment of Melanomas with Oncept in September 2018. Dr Philip Ivens from Buckingham Equine Hospital now comes every 6 months to give him his booster. You can see all the information, photos, videos documented on our Lanburn Connemaras Facebook Page. He continues with a booster every 6 months. It at least keeps them reasonably under control.
Planning Appeal Successful
Our planning appeal was finally successful in August 2019 after a five year battle. The Environmental Health's failure to even look at our evidence was nothing short of a disgrace. We are pressing on with our plans the best we can.