Corner Oak Celtic Star a.k.a. 'CoStar'
(Balius Turlough x Blue Hills Morning Star)
14.2 h, bay purebred Connemara mare, born 2/21/04, HWSD N/N
Owned by Vanessa Morgan, FF/PC

CoStar is a true all-purpose Connemara mare who has proven to be a safe and willing partner in eventing, combined driving, mountain trails, local hunters and breeding.
Also, she has earned an ACPS
Certificate of Achievement In-Hand and has been inspected and approved by the American Connemara Pony Society, as well as both her sire and dam.

Feb 2022, hunting with the Tennessee Valley Hounds:

11/6 - 11/7/21 TVPC and CPC joint clinic at Penrose Farm, Knoxville, TN, with Alita (Bunny) Hendricks
Below left: Both mornings were very cold, especially given the early start needed to drive to Penrose from Athens each morning.
Below right: This was Sky's first pony club activity riding Corner Oak Celtic Star.

CoStar below with her 2021 colt, Foothills Celtic Party, by Mosi

Mosi - 2019


CoStar's produce:
2021 Foothills Celtic Party, bay colt, by Ceili Mosi oa Tunya
2020 Cosmo, bay colt, by Ceili Mosi oa Tunya

2018 Foothills Joyfilly by Tullymor's Mountain Thunder
2008 Foothills Canterberry by *Gun Smoke

Balius Turlough X Blue Hills Morning Star


June 2020: Congratulations to Julie Keahey on the arrival of an adorable colt by her stallion, Ceili Mosi oa Tunya, out of my mare, Corner Oak Celtic Star! (May 29, 2020)

At 1 month old>>

CoStar and Julie spreading Christmas Cheer (2019)

CoStar at the beach (2019)

4th place Purebred Mares: 2019 ACPS Region 4 Show (handled by Elli Niezen)

CoStar delivered a wonderful bay filly for us on 7/21/18, by Tullymor's Mountain Thunder!! Meet Foothills Joyfilly:-)

In 2017, CoStar was bred to Tullymor's Mountain Thunder. Earlier in the year, she was the mount for Krista, who had just started back in dressage after several years of battling life-threatening health issues.

At the 2016 ACPS Region 4 show:

CoStar was shown in-hand by Emma Spring

Brionna Harper riding Corner Oak Celtic Star in BN 3-phase division at Chattahoochee Hills - 2nd place

Brionna earned the 5th place ribbon in a hotly contested JrBNR division at the 2015 USEA River Glen Fall Horse Trials riding Corner Oak Celtic Star in her first event.

Breezy schooling at River Glen: 10/31/15

Bri on CoStar at the River Glen D&CT - 6/20/15
3rd place BN CT This was CoStar's 1st dressage test and 1st CT

At the ACPS Region IV Connemara show this month (6/6/15) in Cleveland, TN:

Bri earned the 2’ Hunter Connemara Champion ribbon riding Corner Oak Celtic Star (a.k.a. CoStar); CoStar was 3rd in the Conneara WTC US class and 2nd in the Connemara Hunter 2’6” OF class

Bri on CoStar at Stone Gate Farm (8/2/14)

Below: 10 yrs old (May 2014)

Below: 9 yr old photos from 2013

Carolina Carriage Club HDT at Windridge Farm (NC) - She finished in 2nd place at her first driving competition!

Black Prong - 2013

Below: 8 yr old photos from 2012

Brionna Harper competed in her first ever horse show, riding Corner Oak Celtic Star (a.k.a. CoStar), pictured below. They were both great, earning nice ribbons in all their classes at the Sonny Brooke Stables Show in Knoxville, TN on 11/17/12:
3rd in beginner walk-trot hunter
4th in walk-trot hunter pleasure
2nd in ground rail equitation
3rd in ground rail equitation on the flat
1st in ground rail hunter under saddle
2nd in ground rail hunter

March 2012 at the RMI USEF -rated show at Tri-State Exhibition Center (TN) where she earned 4th place

Below: 7 yr old photos from the 2011 National Drive

CoStar has had a semi-active year in 2011, her first full year since trained undersaddle and in harness. She started by going to Aiken in January where she drove on the polo farm and Hitchcock Woods. She was my mount for the Region IV trail ride and my camping trip at Honey Creek Horse Camp. I drove her at Catoosa Ridge and then at the National Drive. So, I guess all-in-all, she has racked up a few miles, and I'd say she's just about settled in as a really solid, fun pony:-)

Below: 6 yr old photos from 2010

CoStar started her performance training in the summer of 2010, Rachel Nicely of Riverplains Farm, then later spent time with Ashley Jenkins.

(below) Carole taking CoStar over her first bridge at the 2010 National Drive in Indiana.

Costar at the 2010 National Drive (IN), diven by Carole Moss

Megan Buchanan-Harris on CoStar at the 2010 ACPS Region IV Connemara Show

In training at Riverplains Farm, May 2010 (she was started undersaddle and driving nicely in < 6 weeks)


CoStar with only 2 weeks of training: (April 2010)

Below: 5 yr old photo from 2009

Below: 4 yr old photo from 2008

Below: 3 yr old photos from 2007

Below: 2 yr old photos from 2006

 Region 4 show results (6/06):


Corner Oak Celtic Star was 2nd place 2 yr old Purebred, 2nd in Baby Obedience and 2nd in Get of Sire, with Corner Oak Lydia.

Below: yearling photo from 2005

Below: weanling photos from 2004