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Wanted to show you a perpetual trophy we received yesterday. This is from Sunny's win (Piedmont Sundance) at the Fox River Valley Pony Club horse trials in June. He had the low score (ridden by Zoe Schroeder). Allison Springer's name appears on this trophy too -- so I am beaming with pride. I am going to have a photo of Zoe and Sunny with the trophy and will send it to you:) Happy Holidays!(Lisa S - Dec 2017)

Windy Isles Quiet Kate won reserve champion in her first under saddle show at the Cedar Hills Pony Club!
Kate is out of Arbor Lane's Bailey by *Gun Smoke - owned by Fiona Cheevers (TN)

Foothills Field Marshall

2017Kippure Little Big Chief

Congratulations to Briana Stolley on her 1st place finish at Paradise Farm HT (October 2017) riding Balmullo's Catfish!

Congratulations to Megan McNatt on her 1st place finish at the Exmoor HT (October 2017) riding Topgun!

Congratulations to Julia Davis on her two blues yesterday at Mystic in CT. Searah's Rayhan. (Tullymor's Mountain Thunder x Searah's Fells Isleen) [Kathy T-S 10/16/17]

Farkleberry's Smokey Lad - 14.1 1/4 at 18 months! By Gun Smoke o/o Marshwood Summer Keavey by Kerrymor Madison. [Kate D 10/16/17]

It has been a very slow, almost non-existent show season for FFPC, but we have had lot's going on! Firstly, we were fortunate to have Delmar visit for the summer and he bred two of our mares: Marit and CoStar. Blush was bred again, and her next foal, due in 2018, is by Collin. Queen was rebred to Beacon and we are awaiting confirmation.

Meanwhile, our 2017 colts, Bro and Lander, are growing into fine young lads! They are both extremely handsome and well-built colts with wonderful dispositioned; they are very fun to watch grow and play:-)

Carole has enabled me to live vicariously through her this season by letting me gator for her preliminary small pony pair in combined driving. We went to Windridge, which they won, and the Indiana CDE, which they placed second, with their best performances to date, in all 3 phases, including this being their first full CDE! I am inspired to start driving again:-)

At FFPC, we are making history; for the first time EVER, the boy Connemara population out numbers the girls!
With the addition of Team Dyno (Providence Carson and Providence Bates), we now have 5 Connemara mares on the two farms and 6 Connemara colts/geldings!! Below are the latest two additions. They are getting a late start, but nonetheless, to my eye, they would (will?) make a terrific combined driving pair.

Carson and Bates!

Below are some other recent images of the Connemaras at FFPC:

below L-R: Marit, CoStar and Delmar

below: Gumby, the cat, and Shorty

below L-R: Marit and Roo, awaiting their trip to Blount Co.

below L-R: Blush and Chota (both by Chip)

below: CoStar :-)

below: Queen and Lander

below back to front: CoStar, Chota and Bro

below: Bro :-)

below: Macaroni :-)

Welcome to our new pony, Tullymor's Echota! We bought this cutie pie, 10 yr old purebred Connemara gelding, from Jessica C. in Athens, GA. Below is a photo of his 1st day out on our pasture. I'm looking forward to getting to know this little fellow as soon as I get back from my 2 week trip to IRE. Echota arrived yesterday and I leave tomorrow! In the meanwhile, he will get to know some of the mares and Bro.


Foothills MayBee was
Reserve Champion, Best of Day, at the ACPS Region III Show in Lexington, VA on 7/29/17. Congratulations to owner, Elaine Meilahn!!
Bea is by Balmullo's Beacon, out of Blue Hills Erin, and is the dam of Foothills Field Marshall and Arbor Lanes Bailey

Amy Vanner rode Balmullo's Beacon today in First Level test 3 and Second Level test 1, for 2 blues and very respectable scores with no warm-up! At Tri-State Equestrian Center (7/29/17)

I'm so proud of this lady, Kris H., riding CoStar. If you only knew what she has been through (and still struggles with)...what an inspirational person!

 

Also proudly announcing the arrival of Foothills Highlander (black, purebred Connemara colt, born 7/14/17!) He is by Balmullo's Beacon, out of Foothills River Queen
Highlander is full sibling to Foothills Magnolia and Foothills Houston.

He's widdle cause he's early but he's precious and perfect<3


Notice that he is standing on the high ground - his choice! He is truely a "Highlander" :-)

The Three musketeers...Cadence, Faithfilly and Molly Brown at the Oregon Horse Center (Donna Huntsman July 2017)

Boomer has gone advanced in combined training and is still booking it XCo!

Foothills Farms is extremely excited and pleased to introduce Foothills Brouhaha , born 6/16/17 (Foothills Field Marshall x Tullymor's Blush)!!
His sire is a successful eventer and his dam is an approved Premium Connemara. Bred and owned by Vanessa Morgan, Bro is available for purchase.

Bro was born 6/16/17 and surprised us all with his unexpected color. He was born black [that wasn't such a surprise; he is a masking black (carries the dilute Cr gene)], but the real surprise is that he will be grey! Apparently Blush, a Cremello mare, carries the grey gene! Bro is adorable, spunky, friendly and perfect:-)

Sire and Dam:

Cadence Kennel and Foothills Faithfilly taking their victory gallop after winning the Jr Intro division at Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation Area 6 USEA recognized horse trials June 9-11, 2017.


The rider is 11 year old Cadence Kennel in the Jr/YR Intro Division.
They got the red ribbon as well for being
2nd closest to optimum time.
Thank you, Donna Huntsman, for the news and photos!

I had a great time at the 2017 ACPS Region IV Show with Carole Moss and my Connemaras, Marit and Roo. It was great to see my friends, the ponies and making memories!

Seaborne's Maritime at her 2nd dressage show: 5/6/17 CDCTS Spring Show (at Elder's Last Lap Ranch, Maryville, TN)

I had to ride test C before test B and warm-up was interesting (apparently, there was a visiting stallion at the show and Marit is quite interested in the fellows) but we pulled through:-) Thankfully, she put those thoughts aside when I was in the saddle; she was very rideable and our scores improved over our 1st show:-)
Intro Test C 60.50% -
2nd place, Intro Test B 64.38%- 3rd place

Tullymor's Macaroni Pony got a bath. That's news (just because he has never had one in all his 4 years!)

I was very pleased with my mare, Seaborne's Maritime, at the Hiwassee College D & CT schooling show last weekend. We did Intro B & C and got 2nd place in each class. More importantly, we both kept our cool (relatively:-) with only a few show nerves displayed by either of us, though each carried some tension. I have not shown much undersaddle in years (only once, since taking up driving), and this was Marit's first ridden show, with a few "good excuses" to be distracted. Overall, I was very encouraged and proud of her willingness and ability. She is a lovely, lovely horse. "Thank you" to Denise Hill for selling Marit to me, to Melissa McKenzie for training her and coaching me, and to Sharon Cannon for the moral support! (Vanessa 4/10/17)

Congratulations to Carla Jimmerson on Carlin on 2nd place in their Training Level HT this past weekend! (April 8, 2017)

Foothills Field Marshall rocked it to 2nd place at Rocking Horse Spring HT: 3/31-4/1/17

2017 colt, Windy Hollow Elija (Foothills Field Marshall x Windy Hollow Modern Millie) - Bred and owned by Amy Plavin

Welcome Windy Hollow Elijah-born this am to his surrogate dam in Ocala. Purebred colt by Foothills Field Marshall, out of Amy Plavin's lovely dressage pony, Windy Hollow Modern Millie.

Congratulations to Briana Stolley on her 1st place finish at Middleton Place HT (March 2017) riding Balmullo's Catfish!

Printed in "American Connemara" March/April 2016 Edition II, Vol. 7 No.2:

Zaboomafoo is a now 10 yr old Connemara-TB gelding by *Gun Smoke, owned, trained and ridden by Anna Stein.

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We have lost track of the current owners, locations, and status of the following ponies;
any news or updates on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.

Piedmont Powers

(2006 photo)  last known address: Sacramento, CA

Foothills Ashford

(2003 photo)  last known address: Hoaenwald, TN

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