Foothills Caroline

By *Gun Smoke out of Foothills River Queen (by Concord River's Roaringwater Bay)
M 3942 XLVI, 14.2h bay mare, born 3-9-07
ACPS inspected and approvedClick here for PEDIGREE
Bred by FFC (TN); owned by Darian Hall (CA)

Caroline won the Purebred Connemara Mares class at the 2016 ACPS West Coast Connemara show (Region 10) and also earned the "Consummate Connemara", trophy donated by Helen & Mel King to be awarded to the purebred Connemara, regardless of age or sex, who in the opinion of the judges, exemplifies the breed in the following: TYPE, TEMPERAMENT, CONFORMATION, ATHLETIC ABILITY, AND MOVEMENT, in that order. Caroline was also ridden in two Training Level dressage tests and earned qualifying scores in both. Congratulations to Darian Hall!

 

At Darian's (2016):

 

Full sister to Elderglen's Miss Kitty and Foothills Leapling  

FOOTHILLS CAROLINE
(*Gun Smoke x Foothills River Queen) born March 2007
14.2 h inspected and approved purebred bay Connemara mare.
Shown at training level dressage and over fences - started schooling 1st level.
Ready for the serious competitor to begin her eventing career or to produce your next sport horse or pony prospect.

Caroline is a willing and brave jumper with excellent dressage training; most suitable for a rider with some experience. She is very good away from home, loads and travels well, is great on trails and has very good manners. Caroline would make a super CDE or event pony. She has USEF lifetime registration and is also ACPS Inspected and Approved and would make an excellent sport pony breeding prospect.

Foothills Caroline is by the Irish-bred and performance tested Connemara, *Gun Smoke, a powerful and athletic stallion with tremendous substance, type and temperament; he is a magnificent jumper with 3 naturally great gaits, and passes these qualities on to his get, including the following:

W.H. Top Gun, Connemara stallion, preliminary eventer:
2015 ACPS Connemara of the Year
2014 USEF 2nd place Connemara HOTY in Eventing

Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady, Connemara stallion:
2015 National Dressage Pony Cup 3rd Level Champion
2014 USEF 2nd place Connemara HOTY in Dressage
2013 ACPS Connemara of the Year
2012 USEF Connemara HOTY Champion

Kynynmont Gunsmoke's Gideon ¾ Connemara gelding:
2015 USDF Region 1 Champion at 4th Level Open
2014 ACPS Half-bred Connemara of the Year
2012 USEF Half-bred Connemara HOTY Champion

Foothills Foggy Morning, Connemara mare:
2014 USEF 3 rd place Connemara HOTY in Eventing

Kynynmont Kerrianna, Connemara mare:
2014 USEF 5 rd place Connemara HOTY in Dressage
2012 USEF 3rd place Connemara HOTY in Dressage

Foothills Field Marshall, Connemara stallion:
very successful young eventer, now at training level

On the Battlefield (Dec 2015): Caroline is on the left (Bre in the saddle) and Queen, her dam is on the right, with Lou aboard.

At the ACPS Region IV Connemara show this month (June 2015) in Cleveland, TN:

Breezy rode Foothills Caroline to win the 18” Hunter Connemara Champion award; Caroline also won the Connemara Hunter 2’ OF class and was 2nd in the Connemara WTC US class. Bri and Caroline also won the Puddle Jumper CT, after completing a very nice dressage tests and clean jumping round.

Congratulations to 14 yr old Breezy on her 2nd place ribbon at the 2015 TAG DEA Spring D & CT schooling show at Tri-State Exhibition Center, riding Foothills Caroline at their first show together. They did the Tadpole CT (Intro/2') and this pair had only 1 jumping lesson together, ever!

At this same show, Melissa McKenzie took the blue riding Caroline in First Level Test 3.



SIRE & DAM
*Gun Smoke X Foothills River Queen

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Success for Foothills Caroline at her first dressage show (March 2014)


2014 Spring D&CT at River Glen, New Market, TN
72.6% in Tr Test 2 -
1st place
72.2% in Tr Test 3 - 1st place

ridden by Melissa McKenzie


Below: 6 yr old photos from December 2012


rested and ready to go again!



ACPS Region IV Annual Show, Highfields, Aiken,SC held 9/29-9/30/12:
Caroline looked terrific with Kathee Cook in the Purebred Connemara Mares 4 and over class. I was very pleased with her 6th place ribbon in the largest and most competive class of the show (photo below).

RMI USEA Rated show - Ocala 2012:


4 yr old photo (June 2011)

3 yr old photo (October 2010)

2 yr old photo (October 2009)

2 yr old photo (August 2009)

yearling photo (June 08)

weanling photo (Nov 07)

weanling photo (March 07)


 Below: 1 week old

 

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