Kynynmont Connemaras by *Gun Smoke

Bred by Pam Liddell, Conestoga, PA

(born 2008) Kynynmont Caleigh [M5918 XLVII] purebred mare out of Greystone Anne Laurella
(born 2008)
Kynynmont Brody purebred colt out of Kynynmont Haley (by Willem O'Toole)
(born 2008)
Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady purebred stallion out of Kynynmont Moira [M2162 XLII]
(born 2008)Kynynmont Gunsmoke Gideon 15.3h halfbred gelding out of Kynynmont Terra
(born 2008) Sebastian dun gelding out of Baileighs Irish Dream
(born 2005)
Kynynmont Kerrianna [M3622 XLIV] purebred mare out of Kynynmont Arianna [M1993 XXXIX] (by *Canal Laurinston)
(born 2003) Kynynmont Cameo of Ledgewood [M3946 XLVI] Dam: Heaven's Ridge Misty Kil Sunset [M1507 XXXI] lt bay (by Lynfield's Kiltuck)
(born 2003) Kynynmont Lara of Ledgewood [TFC 4270XL] purebred mare out of Ledgewood Greystone Tralee [M1803 XXXVII] 14.1h bay (by Greystone McErrill)

Kynynmont Kerrianna (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Arianna), owner by Gail Kopp, rider Erin Freedman, breeder Pam Liddell: 2017 USDF Third Level Open, 2nd place
Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Arianna), owner/breeder Pam Liddell, rider Erin Freedman : 2017 USDF Prix St. Georges Open, 1st place

Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 2015 USDF Region 1 Champion at 4th Level Open


Published on ACPS.org Wednesday, 28 October 2015 20:59

Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon is on a roll! After winning the 4th level, test 3 class at Dressage at Devon the first weekend of October, Gideon went on to win the 2015 Championship honors at 4th Level Open this past weekend at Region 1 Dressage Championships held in Lexington, Virginia. Having also received a qualifying score at Prix St. Georges at Region 1 Championships, Gideon will move on to compete at the U.S. Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky the first weekend of November at both 4th Level and Prix St. Georges.

This is an exciting opportunity for Kynynmont Connemaras to showcase one of our great Connemara performers in truly National competition! Gideon is a 7-year-old, ¾ Connemara, by Gunsmoke and out of my halfbred Connemara mare, Kynynmont Tara (Greystone McErill x Irish Rose). He exhibits all the wonderful traits of a Connemara pony that make Connemaras so good for dressage---naturally forward-thinking, extremely willing and very supple, My thanks go to JJ Tate of Team Tate Dressage, who trains and shows Gideon, and to her husband, Richard Malmgren, who takes so many beautiful photos of my ponies, including this one. JJ has done an amazing job of bringing the best out in Gideon, and also supervising the training by her assistant trainer, Kaitlin Blythe, of my now 4th-Level stallion, Kynynmont Cooper O’Grady (*Gunsmoke x Kynynmont Moira), my now 3rd-Level gelding, Kynynmont Ballytobin (Ballywhim Sterling Moss x Greystone Adirondack Roseanna) and my now Intermediaire -B Level mare, Kynynmont Blue Sapphire (Landgate’s Bluebeard x Kynynmont Moira). At the beginning of September, with Kaitlin in the saddle on all three, Cooper won the National Dressage Pony Cup Finals 3rd-Level Open Championship, Toby won the NDPC Second Level Open Championship, Sophie won the NDPC FEI Reserve Championship, and Cooper was also High Score Connemara of the show. What a great show season this has been! I am so happy with the decision I made 23 years ago to breed Connemara ponies. They are the best!

The ponies had another fabulous show with Team Tate Dressage, this time at Region 1 Championships in Lexington, VA. JJ Tate piloted Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon to another big win, making him 2015 Region 1 Champion at 4th Level Open. JJ has done a beautiful job of bringing out the best in Gideon.

Team Tate's Kaitlin Blythe did her usual fabulous job of showing three other Kynynmont ponies. Kynynmont Blue Sapphire, aka Sophie, made her debut at Intermediaire B, finishing first on Friday and second on Saturday. Sophie is a passage machine---it is so fun to see her strut her stuff. Kynynmont Ballytobin (Toby) made his debut at Third Level, with a first, a second and a third. And Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady tried his hand at 4th Level, with a second and a third. Kaitlin has done so much to bring these ponies along.

Thank you so much to JJ and Kaitlin for a magnificent training and showing job with all of them. And thank you to Richard Malmgren for recording their successes with such gorgeous photos! By owner, Pam Liddell

Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady 2015 USDF National Dressage Pony Cup 3rd Level Champion

Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon 2008, 15.3h gelding (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Tara), was the 2014 ACPS HALFBRED CONNEMARA OF THE YEAR!
Congratulations to owner/breeder Pam Liddell of Conestoga, PA


2013 USEF Horse of the Year High Point Purebred Dressage:
2nd place KYNYNMONT COOPER O'GRADY, Pam Liddell (PA)
5th place KYNYNMONT KERRIANNA, Pam Liddell (PA)

USEF 2012 Connemara Horse of the Year Halfbred: Dressage Champion Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon, Pam Lidell, Conestoga, PA
USEF 2012 Connemara Horse of the Year Purebred:
Dressage Reserve Champion Cooper O'Grady, Pam Lidell, Conestoga, PA
USEF 2012 Connemara Horse of the Year Purebred:
Dressage 3rd place Kynynmont Kerianna, Pam Lidell, Conestoga, PA

Congratulations to Pam Liddell and her Kynynmnont Connemaras for their tremendous success in dressage competiotions in 2012:

At the Region 1 GAIG Dressage Finals in Williamston, N.C., her four-year-old stallion, Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Moira), ridden by Emily O'Neill, was First Level Open Champion (out of a class of 31). Cooper scored a 77.903% in First-2. He proudly led the victory gallop, followed by seven very big, very fancy warmblood horses. Well, actually, one of those in the rest of the line-up was Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Tara), who was fifth in the same Finals class. Gideon scored a 78.243% in First-3

Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady

At the BLM Championships in Lexington, VA, they made a first in BLM history by having three horses, all ridden by the same rider (Emily), place in the First Level Senior-B Finals class---Cooper, Kerrianna (*Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Arianna), and Gideon were fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, in a class of 40.

At Morven Park in September, we came home with nine blue ribbons, three reds and a white, as well as another Adult Amateur High Score Award for Pam and Grady, with a 73.871% at First-3.

"All in all, we have had a fabulous 2012 show season. We are very lucky to have trainer, Dorie Addy-Crow training Grady and supervising the training of the other ponies, and assistant trainer, Emily O'Neill training and showing them. Dorie and Emily are the best thing that has happened for Pam and the Kynynmont ponies. With their input, Kynynmont Connemaras is now listed with USEF as the eighth (out of 1,360) leading breeder of dressage horses in the U.S. for 2012. Who ever would have guessed?! That is a PONY breeder making the top ten of breeders of dressage horses. Way to go Connemaras!!! They are the best!!!"

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAM AND HER TEAM AT KYNYNMONT CONNEMARAS!!!

At the 2012 PVDA Ride for Life Dressage Show in Upper Marlboro, MD, Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Tara) scored a 79.828% at First Level, Test 1, a hair’s breadth away from an 80%!!! That score earned him the Overall High Score Champion award for the entire show, in which approximately 275 horses competed.

Pam has informed assistant trainer, Emily O’Neill, who competes all the ponies other than Grady, that she owes Pam a case of Irish beer each time she beats her. Emily will soon be poor, and Pam will be drunk! Pam and Grady are trying hard to move up to Second Level to escape the competition of the other Kynynmont ponies. Ever since Dorie Addy-Crow Dressage came to Kynynmont Farm in April of 2011, the Kynynmont ponies have had the benefit of the outstanding training and amazing showmanship of Dorie and Emily, which produced similar successes last year and earlier this year. Gideon won the First Level High Score award at Dressage at Fair Hill at the beginning of June, and Kerrianna won the same award at Dressage at Blue Goose in May. Pam was adult amateur high score winner at Blue Goose, and Adult Amateur Challenge First Level Champion on Grady at the ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Dressage show. Four of the five ponies we compete are dark duns and attract much attention at the shows because of their unusual color, because they are ponies (except for Gideon, who is a half-bred), and because of their successes. Many people, including the judges, ask what breed they are, so they have become great ambassadors for the Connemara breed in dressage. We have found that Connemaras certainly have the brain for dressage, and it is easy for their compact bodies to do the movements. Grand Prix, here we come!”


Below is posted with permission from the American Connemara - 2012 Awards Issue:

At his first recognized show,Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon (*Gun Smoke X Irish Rose), a Connemara half-bred ridden by trainer, Dorie Addy-Crow. Gideon, not to be outdone by his siblings, placed first in Training Level Test 3 on Friday, with a score of 74.8%. He also took a third (72%) and a fifth (70.7%) (behind his siblings).

 

At the 2012 PVDA Ride for Life Dressage Show in Upper Marlboro, MD, the third overall high score of the show Kynynmont Kerrianna (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Arianna), with a 76.452% at First Level, Test 3.

Pam has informed assistant trainer, Emily O’Neill, who competes all the ponies other than Grady, that she owes Pam a case of Irish beer each time she beats her. Emily will soon be poor, and Pam will be drunk! Pam and Grady are trying hard to move up to Second Level to escape the competition of the other Kynynmont ponies. Ever since Dorie Addy-Crow Dressage came to Kynynmont Farm in April of 2011, the Kynynmont ponies have had the benefit of the outstanding training and amazing showmanship of Dorie and Emily, which produced similar successes last year and earlier this year. Gideon won the First Level High Score award at Dressage at Fair Hill at the beginning of June, and
Kerrianna won the same award at Dressage at Blue Goose in May. Pam was adult amateur high score winner at Blue Goose, and Adult Amateur Challenge First Level Champion on Grady at the ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Dressage show. Four of the five ponies we compete are dark duns and attract much attention at the shows because of their unusual color, because they are ponies (except for Gideon, who is a half-bred), and because of their successes. Many people, including the judges, ask what breed they are, so they have become great ambassadors for the Connemara breed in dressage. We have found that Connemaras certainly have the brain for dressage, and it is easy for their compact bodies to do the movements. Grand Prix, here we come!”

2011 Bronze Medal in Dressage

(From ACPS.org weekly pony news 11/6/11) Conestoga, PA: Pam Liddell has sent another inspiring report! Pam says, “Even though they are smaller than most of the other competitors, Connemaras made a big impression this past weekend at the Colonel Bengt Ljungquist Memorial Championships and Garden State Classic Dressage Show, a combined three-day recognized dressage show at the New Jersey Horse Park. Two purebred Connemara ponies earned the three highest scores of the entire three-day show, sweeping first and second places in both Training Level Test 2 on Friday, and Training Level Test 3 on Sunday, and taking Reserve Champion in the Training Level Finals. Kynynmont Cooper O’Grady (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Moira) had not only the high score of the show (79.2%), but also the second highest score (78.2%). Cooper was also Training Level Reserve Champion with a score of 72.679%, and Sophie tied for 5th in the Training Level Championships with a score of 71.071%, in a class of 25. No one could have guessed from his steady performances that Cooper is only three years old, and a stallion to boot. Sophie was also absolutely steady, and thinks it’s a bummer to have to keep showing in the same classes as Cooper. Both Cooper was ridden by assistant trainer, Emily O’Neill.

Also showing, in his first recognized show, was Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon (*Gun Smoke X Irish Rose), a Connemara half-bred ridden by trainer, Dorie Addy-Crow. Gideon, not to be outdone by his siblings, placed first in Training Level Test 3 on Friday, with a score of 74.8%. He also took a third (72%) and a fifth (70.7%) (behind his siblings). Kynynmont Kerrianna, (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Arianna) ridden by Dorie Addy-Crow, took a third in Training Level Test 2 on Sunday, with a 70.714%. Cooper, Gideon and Kerrianna are dark duns, who attract much attention not only because of their small stature, but also because of their unusual color, which stands out in a crowd of bay and chestnut warmbloods. Everyone asks what breed they are, and I am pleased and proud to tell people they are Connemara ponies. Next year we look forward to competing at first and second levels (and Sophie and Laney maybe even at third). Onward and upward! Connemaras are the best!”

Conestoga, PA: Pam Liddell has sent this update from Kynynmont Farm. “Holy Smokes! Kynynmont Connemara’s Gun Smoke youngsters were show stoppers at the PVDA Ride for Life Dressage Show in Upper Marlboro, MD this past weekend. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Tara) scored a 79.828% at First Level, Test 1, a hair’s breadth away from an 80%!!! That score earned him the Overall High Score Champion award for the entire show, in which approximately 275 horses competed.

The Reserve Champion Overall High Score award was earned by Gideon’s half-brother, our stallion, Kynynmont Cooper O’Grady (“Cooper”) (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Moira), with a score of 76.486% at First Level, Test 2. The third overall high score of the show (no award given) was earned by half-sister, Kynynmont Kerrianna (*Gun Smoke X Kynynmont Arianna), with a 76.452% at First Level, Test 3. Their respective second scores for the weekend were 73.448%, 73.387%, and 72.568%.



Pam has informed assistant trainer, Emily O’Neill, who competes all the ponies other than Grady, that she owes Pam a case of Irish beer each time she beats her. Emily will soon be poor, and Pam will be drunk! Pam and Grady are trying hard to move up to Second Level to escape the competition of the other Kynynmont ponies. Ever since Dorie Addy-Crow Dressage came to Kynynmont Farm in April of 2011, the Kynynmont ponies have had the benefit of the outstanding training and amazing showmanship of Dorie and Emily, which produced similar successes last year and earlier this year.
Gideon won the First Level High Score award at Dressage at Fair Hill at the beginning of June, and Kerrianna won the same award at Dressage at Blue Goose in May. Pam was adult amateur high score winner at Blue Goose, and Adult Amateur Challenge First Level Champion on Grady at the ESDCTA Memorial Day Weekend Dressage show. Four of the five ponies we compete are dark duns and attract much attention at the shows because of their unusual color, because they are ponies (except for Gideon, who is a half-bred), and because of their successes. Many people, including the judges, ask what breed they are, so they have become great ambassadors for the Connemara breed in dressage. We have found that Connemaras certainly have the brain for dressage, and it is easy for their compact bodies to do the movements. Grand Prix, here we come!”


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