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Our Connemara family at the 2016 AEC's

Valley Creek Carlin LeBeau video footage provided by RNSVIDEOMEDIA.COM

Elliott Blackmon on Foothills Field Marshall

Zoe Schroeder on Piedmont Sundance


I am over the moon with Boomer in our first CCI** at Rebecca Farms. Never in a million years did I expect we would be able to accomplish this together. Dressage left room for much improvement-Boomer got a bit cocky at times, we had some great moments, and we received two errors for one early and late movement, but the good parts get better every time. I was nervous to run such a long, difficult course after not running xc on him since Galway. My worries went away the second we left the box. Boomer was so in tune, every fence a good one. I wanted to just get around and be safe, and took my time. I was elated to find out we came in clean with just 1.2 time penalties. He jogged up perfectly Sunday morning in jogs and show jumped so well in the ring. We had a rail at #3 getting there just a little flat, and I rode backwards just enough to get weak into the triple, for two more rails, but he was so rideable, felt amazing, and jumped so well everywhere else. I am beyond blessed to have a horse like him. We also received the Guiness award for being the highest places Young Rider. Boomer and I have had some ups and downs this year but this weekend made it all worth pushing through.

Congratulations to Anna and Boomer who earned the 2016 ACPS Halfbred Connemara of the Year!

Foothills Juniper and her newest young rider, Elisabeth - August 2016, fourth place!

We are so excited to announce the expectation of two "Foothills" Connemaras next year!
Tullymor's Blush was bred to Foothills Field Marshall and is expecting to foal around July 1, 2017
Foothills River Queen was bred to Balmullo's Beacon and is expecting to foal around August 5, 2017

Foothills Caroline won the Purebred Connemara Mares class at the ACPS Region 10 show 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!

Congratulations to Piedmont Herman and Gardner Cook, top eventer at the Region 4 Connemara Show, Chatt Hills, Atlanta


CONGRATULATIONS to Vicky Castellano! She took Tullymor's Kessie to the 2014 ACPS Region 5 show won her 2-4 yr old purebred class AGAIN!:-)
Tullymor's Kanga earned
3rd place in the 2-4 yr old purebred class the 2015 ACPS Region 5 show.

I'm back from St Louis and I'm very proud of my ponies. Kessie won her class again, Mares and fillies ages 2-4. Kanga took third place in the same class. Then I took Kessie In-hand trail and she got 4th. I won a lovely tea pot from Ireland at the silent auction. The BBQ dinner was delicious. It was a good time! (Vicky C - July 2016)

ACPS Region IV Show photos

Tullymor's Blush: 1st place purebred Connemara mares (age 4 and over) and ACPS Region 4 In-Hand Grand Champion Purebred (June 2016)

Presented for Inspection by the ACPS - all Approved: Tullymor's Shady Lady, All Cats Are Grey, and Tullymor's Blush.
Blush was awarded the
"Premium" status for approved broodmares.

Gardner Cook with Piedmont Herman, Connemara-Percheron gelding

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

Gardner Cook riding Piedmont Herman - 4th place in their BN 3-phase division at Chattahoochee Hills

Gardner and Herman were 1st place in Training Level Test 1 - B

Foothills Hopefilly and Foothills Caroline

Congratulations to Darian Hall, Rosewood Farm, CA, on her purchase of Foothills Caroline (9 y/o Connemara mare)!
Wishing them much fun and success in dressage, eventing &/or the breeding shed:-)

Congratulations to Diana Cooley on her lease of Foothills Hopefilly:-) Many fun times to come. Watch out California Prelim Single Ponies!

Congratulations to Sally Reid on the birth of her beautiful chocolate dun filly out of Tullymor's Tully Rose by Tullymor's Mountain Steel

Congratulations to Mary Clair Peairs on her purchase of Tullymor's Partly Cloudy! (5/16)

Great time at the Hideaway Farm show last weekend (5/7/16). Bug was in her first ever show! She was 1st in lead-line and 4th in walk-only (by herself in the ring). We learned that she needs to practice asking her pony to back up and also how to circle to move away from slower horses in front of her. Lou earned 4th in walk ground rails and trot ground rails. They both rode Balmullo's Beacon:-)


Farkelberry Smokey Lad @ 3 weeks old:


Congratulations to Kate Denton on the arrival of her dun colt out of Marshwoods Summer Keavey by *Gun Smoke! This long-legged fellow was born on 4/30/16 and is pictured here at 1 day old.

Foothills Faithfilly:

Tullymor's Blush: 4/29/16 - starting her undersaddle training with Amanda Leamon

All Cats Are Grey 4/29/16 - starting her undersaddle training with Amanda Leamon

Ponies currently in training:
Seaborne's Maritime in dressage training with Melissa McKensie (pictured right),
Tullymor's Blush and Tully Roo in basic training with Amanda Leamon,
Oh My Darlin in training with Marion Caldwell,
and All Cats Are Grey in training with Jose Hernandez











Darlin meeting Conor:

4/24/16: Gardner and Piedmont Herman

4/24/16: Tollie and Keogh

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Miller (NY) on her purchase of Tullymor's Tigger! They make a wonderful pair and I am looking forward to stories of their fun adventures together:-)

Oleander by *Gunsmoke out of *Glenormiston Amelia bred in the USA exported to France. Currently competing 1.10

FF/PC ponies represented at Rocking Horses - March 2016

Tullymor's Tigger also made his showing debut this weekend (2/20/16) at the TAG DEA D&CT. He placed 3rd in Intro Test C with a 65.25% under his current owner, yours truely.

Tigger in warm-up

Congratulations to Kate Denton on her Connemara geldings' 1st and 2nd place ribbons at their first show. Finn placed first and Cloudy placed second in their CT division. Both are 4 yr old purebred 14.3-15.0h

Boomer(January 2016)

6 yr old Bug, first time riding in the outside arena and her first time off the lead, on Foothills River Queen, January 2016

1/3/16: The new year begins with Buggie learning to ride and Breezy and Lou forming "Team FFC Eventing"

above L-R: Lou on Beacon, Bri on Shade bottom L - R: Bri on Shade, Bug on Queen and Lou on Beacon


Battlerfield ride on our fabulous ponies: Vanessa on Tigger, Breezy on Caroline, and Lou on Queen and (12/19/15)

A couple days ago, I returned from another fun - and long - road trip with Carole to pick up a couple new ponies for our herds. The trip from Athens, TN, and back was just under 1900 miles. Carole and I headed west on Thursday to pick-up a mare for me with Foothills Farms breeding, All Cats are Grey. She is a 10 yr old, 14.3h registered purebred Connemara mare by Balmullo's Beacon, out of Foothills Kelligan; Cat was pastured in Oklahoma and had no job, so I picked her up on Friday morning, to give her offer her a brighter future and purpose in life (she has spent the last decade as a pasture ornament). Cat is a big, beautiful, strapping mare who can become a terrific breeder, eventer, or maybe my my next "do-it-all" packer, to ride/drive me anywhere I want to go (replacing TeaGo). Cat is currently the youngest purebred by Beacon. I am so excited to have her is my FFC herd!
During our big loop 1/2 way across the country,
Carole and I stopped in Kansas to pickup another "little red pony", a section A welsh, Dandardell's Maxwell, to make up the 2nd pony in Carole's perfectly matched, future CDE driving pair. After KS, our next stop was MO where we let the ponies rest for a night at Three Creek Farm, before making our final leg back to TN. Our 7-state trip took us from TN, to AK, OK, KS, MO, IL, KY, then back to TN. It was a long drive, but very worthwhile! Carole and I are both thrilled with our new ponies. Below is Cat, her 1st morning in TN (12/13/15)

Hi, Vanessa, Smokey is a grandson of Gun Smoke, out of my Gun Smoke daughter, Misty Mountain Spirit. Spirit was born in 2008, Smokey was born in 2014. He is 3/4 Arabian, 1/4 Connemara. Smokey's full name is Misty Smokey Colorado. Spirit is expecting a full sibling next May (2016). Tracey (Nov 2015) This is Smokey at his first show (in-hand):

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.

Foothills Field Marshall at Training (Nov 2015), Elliott Blackmon up

W.H. Topgun at Prelim (Nov 2015), Elliott Blackmon up

Photos by Richard Malmgren

Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 2015 USDF Region 1 Champion at 4th Level Open

Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady 2015 USDF National Dressage Pony Cup 3rd Level Champion

American Connemara Pony Society 2015 Connemara of the Year:
WH Topgun (*Gunsmoke x Ballywhim Candace)
2004 14.3 h buckskin stallion. Owned by Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, Elderglen Farm.

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:

I had two wonderful trips this October with my nearest and dearest friends! The first trip was my annual trip to the National Drive with Carole Moss. This year, she took her small pony, Lucas, and I took Tullymor's Tigger to ride and expose to all the great things to see and do at the KY Horse Park. I met a lovely young lady, Anna Tootle (below in orange), there with her mother and younger sister (who is taking up driving). Anna needed her pony-fix, so I let her take Tigger out for a hack and a try at the bank, which was a first for both of them - no problem.

2015 National Drive

The next week, Charlie, Lisa and I went camping at Hunny Hill. We took Queen for Lisa and Tigger for me to ride.
Charlie just went to work...or should I say, to relax?!:-)

Trail riding in the Big South Fork

Super excited to annound that Marshwood's Summer Keavey is in foal to *Gun Smoke for 2016! Congratulations to Kate Denton:-)
Won't this be a lovely foal?!

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We have lost track of the current owners, locations, and status of the following ponies;
any news or updates on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.

Piedmont Powers

(2006 photo)  last known address: Sacramento, CA

Foothills Ashford

(2003 photo)  last known address: Hoaenwald, TN

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