Tullymor's Mountain Steel
ACPS Inspected and Approved
S1979 LIII, 14.1 h purebred Connemara Stallio
n, born 6/12/2005, HWSD/N, N/Cr, N/G
Tullymor's Mountain Shadow S628 XXXVII (Montully's Son x Aillte Mhuire)
Out of Tullymor's Kiss of Sun M2107 XLI (*Hayselden Perseus x *Bar Bar A's Rebel Doll)
here to see full siblings

Bred by May Medley (GA); owned by Vanessa Morgan (TN)

Available for pasture breeding in Athens, TN
Contact me at
connemaras9@gmail.com for details

Tullymor's Mountain Steel was Inspected and Approved at the ACPS Inspections on 10/31/21

Although this pony got a late start in life (halter broken at age 15), he has proven to be a kind, gentleman of a stallion, worthy of your consideration for breeding. He is good with his mares in the field, and is a producer of amature friendly offspring, capable of doing as you please, for decades of enjoyment. Although Steel has no performance training or competitive career, he has many assets to contribute to your next foal. Steel is of old-fashioned breeding with a pedigree of many noteworthy Irish and American born Connemaras. For purebred breeders, who care about maintaining the breed standards for Connemaras ponies world-wide (which are always as risk, if not completely kept in focus when choosing a match), Steel brings it all to the table: type, temperament, bone, hardiness, height, conformation, beauty and all-around capabilities. For performance minded breeders, Steel adds willingness, sensibility, soundness and balance to the formula, among other qualities. I've only owned him since late 2019 and I love him more and more each day, putting a smile on my face when he greets me at the barn. As I watch my own first foal of his grow, I am further convinced of the value he offers to the breed and to Connemaras enthusiasts in America.

Get of Steel

Mountain Lad line in the US (external link)

*Hayselden Perseus

*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.

 *Montully Man


*MONTULLY MAN 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.


Steel and Erin (Nov 2021)


Steel at home in TN, out with his mares and well settled into life at Foothills Farms/Piedmont Connemaras

Steel is really coming along with his training by Andy Blevins! (June 2020). Andy was really impressed by this smart and willing stallion that had not yet been haltered. He came with quick-to-act "flight" responses to most everything human. "He does not have a mean bone in his body", said Andy, when I asked about the "fight" part of that instinctive reaction.

2020 - Steel at age 15 (prior to halter breaking)


2019 - Steel at age 14 (upon unloading at Foothills Farms in November):

2017 - Steel at age 12 (at Trum-Searah Farm, MA):

2013 - Steel at age 8 (at Tullymor Connemaras, GA):

2007 - Steel at age 2 (At Tullymor Connemaras, GA)