*Hayselden Perseus was bred at the Hayselden stud by their
resident stallion, Hayselden Bacchus. Perseus was imported from
England as a youngster (weanling or yearling) with Hayselden
Persephone. Persephone shares the same sire as Perseus; she has
produced some very nice ponies herself including approved stallions,
Blue Ridge Monroe and Blue Ridge Jefferson and in 2015 she won
the ACPS Hall of Fame Broodmare Award. Both Perseus & Persephone
throw great temperaments.
Bacchus is one of only a few stallions to be awarded Super
Premium status by the English Connemara Pony Society (later replaced
by the British Connemara Pony Society).
Perseus did hunters, driving, foxhunting with owner Sam Davis,
and was also ridden by children. He was an ACPS Inspected and
Approved breeding stallion.
was imported by Rose Hill Farm, who planned to use him as their
junior herd sire, as he had breeding unusual even for Ireland
(TULLY LAD x TOUREEN PET, she by TOUREEN LADDIE and out of AIR
PET by AIRGED). As a bonus, *MONTULLY MAN was a very flashy dark
dapple grey with a thick silver mane and tail. At the time of
the Rose Hill Farm dispersal, the Andrews family purchased *MONTULLY
MAN, along with several of the best imported mares, and took
the ponies home without getting involved with the American Connemara
Pony Society or with other Connemara breeders.
Montully Man was the favorite riding
pony of then teenager May Andrews (later Medley) and became the
foundation sire of the Tullymor Connemaras, earning him the 2018
ACPS Hall of Fame Tooreen Laddie Award for his outstanding contribution
to the breed.