Below are HALFBRED colts & geldings by purebred Connemara stallion Balmullo's Beacon.

Click the green links &/or button for more info, news & photos on those ponies.

BWF Beckett (born 6/13/15) HBG2608 LIII
brown/black colt o/o
Ridgetop Blue Willow (HBM717XXXVIII) 15h dark bay Conn-TB by Bluebeard, out of Arietta (TB) by Arietto
Bred by Ella Eavers (VA); owned by Gale Strubble (VA)

Willow (pictured below) is 15hh a dark bay, beautiful, and very correct horse who has successfully shown in confirmation, hunter, jumper, and combined training classes.
She also fox hunts and has a great mind. She performs exactly as the slogan, "Connemaras do it all" suggests. She is lifetime registered with: USEF#5086675, VHSA#12122 and SWVHJA#7512

Piedmont Herman (born 7/27/06)
brown/black gelding, o/o Ruby, 16.1h black Percheron
Bred by FFC; owned by Gardner Cook (FL)

Piedmont Palmetto (born 4/24/05)
black/grey colt o/o Kitties & Cash [JC# 8736369] 16.1h gray TB (by No House Calls)
Bred by FFC; owned by Mary Hughes, SC.

Hey Vanessa, We have been teaching the four year olds to jump and Piedmont (Palmetto) is really quiet and business-like; he's a really fine guy and approaching sixteen hands. We had so much fun at the show and have been scheming how to bring Britta's carriage next year, as she is a really competent carriage horse as well. Take Care, Mary (7/09)

Arbor Lane's Quincey (born 4/11/05)
black/grey colt o/o Hattie Belew [JC# 8736226] 15.3h dk br/bay TB (by Seattle Song)
Bred and owned by Marion Caldwell (KY)

below: Rob Caldwell on Quincey in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken, SC - Jan 2011

Just wanted to let you know that Quincy placed 5th out of 20 some at his first BN horse trial at the Kentucky Horse Park. He was as good as he new how to be. I never could get a stadium lesson prior to the show so he schooled his first course at the HT. He was cute, very careful and took a good look before he neatly jumped without any penalties. XC clear with no hesitations. What a good boy. Thought you would enjoy the news. Another Bubba baby doing his job:) May 2011

Took Quincy (Conn-TB cross by Balmullo's Beacon) to his first horse show today, a little schooling hunter show but was well attended and tons of little girls and big girls. He seemed to really like the environment, was very quiet, picked pocket and put his nose on all the girls heads and anything he could do to get attention. Went in the indoor and did the crossrails, very steady and won 2 blue ribbons. I think he may do well in that environment. Marion Nov-10

Homemade Chocolate (a.k.a. 'Dillon') dun gelding (born 8/21/03)
Out of Spring (TB)
Bred by Holly Bell (TN); owned by Amy Smith (TN).

Dillon is doing very well :) and I have had him under saddle since late july. We are always working on transitions from walk, trot, and canter. Also I have starting him jumping and are at fences a little over two feet. He loves it! We are doing some patterns and trails. ~Many thanks and keep in touch (2012)

1st place Halfbred Connemaras, 2 and under, 2004 ACPS Region 4 Connemara Celebration and Open Show

Fred Twelve Bens dun (born 7/12/02)
Out of Gaelic (Irish Hunter)
Bred and owned by Pam Scruggs (GA)

Beacon's Pushbutton, brown dun Connemara (born 7/27/01)
Out of Georgia (Swedish WB-QH)
Bred and owned by Carolyn & Pete Mastin (AL)

Piedmont Powers brown (born 7/10/01)
Out of Kitties and Cash (TB
Bred by FFC; owned by ?????? Sacramento, CA

Piedmont Powers and I went to our first horse show today. It was the Connemara show and inspections. We took 1st place in three and over halfbred connemaras in-hand and took Champion Halfbred In-hand. What a guy!
The next show we go to, we are going to compete under saddle. We have progressed a lot in our canter work. I am extremely pleased with how well he learns everything.

(full brother to Piedmont Sundance, see below)

Murphy formerly Poppyfield's Tiger Woods 15.1h bay

Out of Tiger (TB)
by Kim Landers (GA); owned by Amber Loris & Carley Whetstone (AL)

Carley Whetstone (AL) on her Connemara cross, Murphy (by Balmullo's Beacon), finished 4th in NoviceNR (Starters: 12) on their dressage score at the Florida International CCI2*/CCI1* 3-Day in April and finished 3rd in NoviceJN (Starters: 16) at Poplar Place Farm H.T. in March 2010

Alice Andrews, manager of Rocking Horse Stables in Alatoona, FL, trained and competed Murphy; she described him as "Extremely athletic Eventer, fabulous jump, quick to learn. Eventing successfully at the Novice level with the potential to go much further. Very sensible, good manners."
Murphy has now moved on to a young rider in Alabama.

Beacon's Little Tike (born 5/6/01)  13 h, black

Out of Beauty (pony)
Bred by Susan and Angel Barber (NC); owned by Lisa Burman (KY).

(full brother to Beacon's Night Shadow, see below, and Daddy's Money)

Piedmont Ripple gray (born 6/7/00)
Out of Rippleshaveruffles
Bred by FFC; owned by Peggy Crayton (IL)

(full brother to Piedmont Chicapea)

Piedmont Sundance dun (born 6/22/00)
Out of Kitties and Cash (TB)
Bred by
FFC; owned by Zoe Schroeder (IN)

above photo, Sundance ridden by Marion Caldwell
(full brother to Piedmont Powers, see above)

R.U. Cirrus gray (born October 1999)
Out of Pippi Freeze
Bred by Jill Mooney (GA); owned by Cathy Riehm (CA)

Hi! My name's Cathy Riehm and I own the fabulous RU Cirrus (bred by Jill Mooney in GA (10/99). I saw the notice on the website about his whereabouts.... we are living in Northern California after moving recently from Colorado (attached photo was taken in Fruita, CO). Cirrus is the smartest, sweetest, silliest and most affectionate horse I've ever had (or even worked with!). He wins the heart of everyone who meets him. Cirrus is a happy 'Mama's Boy' and is often called my puppy. We've had fun in the Hunter/Jumper ring and on the trails, but we hope to start eventing more so we are currently working on our dressage.

Piedmont MoJo HBG 537XXXVIII, dk brown (born 4/10/97)
Out of Flashy Pam (TB)
Bred by FFC; owned by Nancy Baumann, GA

Winner of the 1998 ACPS Region III Halfbred Yearling Futurity.

Keefer dk brown/bay (1997 - deceased)
Out of Lively Vicky (TB)
Bred and owned by Martha Jane Rush, Danville, VA
(full brother to Piedmont Penelope)

Beacon's Night Shadow TFCHB 1077XXXIII, gray gelding (born 4/15/96)
Out of Beauty (pony)
Bred and owned by Susan and Angel Barber (NC)

(full brother to Beacon's Little Tike, see above, and Daddy's Money)

2002 ACPS Achievement Award Certificate in Fox Hunting
July 20-22, 2002 - Region 3 Connemara Show: 1st Place-Teams over the Outside Course 2’9”-3’3”

Beacon's Seraphin Sheamus HBG456 XXXVI (born 4/7/96)
15.0h dun
Out of Big Bear's Tobin
Bred by Jane Williams, Cedar Mountain, NC;
owned by Randy Rease, AL

Click here for PUREBRED fillies & mares by Balmullo's Beacon.
Click here for
PUREBRED colts & geldings by Balmullo's Beacon.
Click here for
HALFBRED fillies & mares by Balmullo's Beacon.

Click here for a complete listing of Get by Balmullo's Beacon, a.k.a. "BUBBA BABIES" ,
which includes more info on the dams of each foal.


If you have a Connemara or Conn-cross sired by Balmullo's Beacon, please send us news & photo updates to include on these "Bubba Babies" pages. This site is dedicated to you!