W.H. Topgun  S1846 XLIV
(*Gun Smoke x Ballywhim Candace)
14.3h, Connemara stallion, born 7/29/04, HWSD N/N
Full sibling to Foothills Smokey Bay.

Topgun is owned by Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, Elderglen Farm. www.elderglenfarm.com

Available for breeding; contact Jim or Nancy at 352-591-4331 or elderglenfarm@yahoo.com

Conceived at Foothills Farms, Athens, TN, Topgun is full sibling to Foothills Smokey Bay, both by *Gun Smoke, out of Ballywhim Candace (aka Phoebe) .
Congratulations to Topgun's owners, Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, Elderglen Farm, FL!!!!

WH Topgun, 2017 ACPS Region IV Champion Purebred, with owner, Nancy Kilcrease

2017 USEA Purebred Novice, 3rd place

2017 ACPS Region IV Low Score Eventing Champion, ridden by Megan McNatt


Topgun at Rocking Horse HT - February 2017

American Connemara Pony Society 2015 Connemara of the Year
2015 USEA Preliminary Level Purebred Connemara of the Year - CHAMPION

Topgun at Rocking Horse (March 2016), Elliott Blackmon up

Topgun at Prelim (Nov 2015), Elliott Blackmon up

American Connemara Pony Society 2015 Connemara of the Year: Congratulations to the Kilcreases and rider/trainer, Elliott Blackmon!!
The Connemara of the year award recognizes a Purebred or Halfbred Connemara that has done something special to attract attention to the breed, either competitively or non competitively, in the past year. For more information visit:

Topgun earned this award due to his outstanding accomplishments in eventing.

Topgun, as well as both his sire and dam, have all been inspected and approved by the American Connemara Pony Society.
Owned by Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, Elderglen Farm (FL)

Foals by WH Topgun

*Gun Smoke X Ballywhim Candace


2014 USEF 2nd place Connemara HOTY in Eventing

2014 USEA American Eventing Championships - 6th place o/o ?? starters in Training

2014 USEA American Eventing Championships, Texas Rose

Another WIN for WH Topgun at Chattahoochee Hills HT (May 2014)!

Topgun made his successful move up to Training Level Eventing at the 2014 Ocala Winter HT 2014

2013 USEF 1st place Purebred Connemara HOTY in Eventing

Below: Ocala 2013

9/26/13 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships - 7th place o/o 35 starters in Novice

Topgun was in first place for two days with only 25 penalty points and his many fans were pulling for him but he just touched a rail in stadium dropping him all the way to seventh.

Topgun and Elliott Blackmon at Poplar Place (June 2013)

2/15/13 Rocking Horse Winter II Horse Trials - 2nd place o/o 19 starters in Novice

4/11/13 Ocala Horse Properties International 3-day Event - 3rd place o/o 14 starters in Novice

1st place at the Rocking Horse 3-day!

WH Topgun owned by the Kilcreases and ridden by Elliot Blackmon has won the Novice Three Day at the Rocking Horse Horse Trials in Florida.

"Topgun had a very successful start to his three day career, managed to keep his feet on the ground in the jog, 1st after dressage with a quiet test, and learned what steeplechase is... And he absolutely loves it!!! Could not have asked for a better finish to the weekend. Topgun led from start to finish in the Novice Three Day at Rocking Horse and finished on his dressage score at his first novice horse trial! Thank you to Jim and Nancy Kilcrease for the opportunity to ride such a lovely horse!" Elliott Blackmon (11/4/12)


Had a wonderfully successful weekend at Chattahoochee Hills...Topgun was a rockstar for 3rd at his first really big show. Great weekend and couldn't have done it with out the help and support of Nancy Archambault-Kilcrease...Elliott Blackmon (July 14-15) Topgun got a 27.6 then went double clear xc and had one unfortunate rail, which if it had not come down, we would have won!!



Elliott Blackmon finished in 1st place (!!) at the Rocking Horse Horse Trial on their dressage score of 24.3 (May 2012) riding W.H. Topgun (*Gunsmoke X Ballywhim Candace)

At the Ocala Horse Properties CCI*/** event, Top Gun finished 5th at Beginner Novice ridden by Elliott Blackmon (April 2012).

WH Top Gun, ridden by Luke McLaughlin (pictured below), owned by Jim Kilcrease won 1st place USEF 2011 First Level Test 3 at the 2011ACPS R4 Show

Top Gun's daughter (pictured below), Black Dog's Top of the Morning, bred and owned by Beth Davidson, won the Tir na n'Og Perpetual Halfbred Trophy for the
Champion Halfbred Connemara at the 2011 ACPS Region IV Show

Ocala, FL: Luke McLaughlin rode the stallion, W H Top Gun (*Gun Smoke X Ballywhim Candace), to a first place showing in Training Level Test 4 at a recent Ocala Horse Park Schooling Show. He received an excellent 70+% score. The pair will make their First Level debut in two weeks, also at the Ocala Horse Park. Luke started out riding warmbloods for Valhalla Farm but now rides Connemaras almost exclusively. Luke loves the Connemaras for their good nature and trainability and thinks they can be every bit as competitive in dressage as the warmbloods.

2011 ACPS Region IV Champion Halfbred Connemara In-Hand: Black Dog's Top of the Morning (by Top Gun) Bred and owned by Beth Davidson

Janie's Got a Gun (by Top Gun) March 2008:


2007, 2008 and 2009 ACPS Region IV In-Hand Champion

W.H. Top Gun (* Gun Smoke X Ballywhim Candace [by Dallen McMor]), owned by Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, was the Champion Stallion and the Champion Connemara in hand at the 2007 ACPS Region IV Connemara Pony Show in Canterbury, FL.
Top Gun also
won the Mountain and Moorland Class and the Open Pony Championship!  I think you could say the judge liked him!!   (6/07)  

Jan 07: 2 1/2 yrs

Aug 06: 2 yrs
Nov 05: 1 1/2 yr

Sept 05: 1 yr

July 2005: 1 yr