ACPS Awards

International Halfbred Connemara of the Year

2021 Purebred
Hideaway’s Special Delivery, Rider: Cathy Blackmon

2021 Halfbred
Ganymede, “Luna”, 14.2 h 2003 bay mare, (Ballywhim An Luan x Court Hawk), Owner: Meg Pellegrini

2019 Purebred
Brambleridge Capability Brown, Owner: Anne Ranson, Rider: Georgia Ranson
Purebred or Halfbred competitive or non competitive

2019 Halfbred
RR Cool Play, Owner: Ryder Richardson
Purebred or Halfbred competitive or non competitive

2019 International
Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, Owner: Pam Liddell

2018 Halfbred
VSH Devine Alexandra, grey mare, 13 hands, (Tullymor’s Ned Devine x Missy), owned by Susan Dudasik, Salmon, Idaho

2017 Purebred
Knox Farm Hobby, 2001 Mare  (RosNaRi Kilcullen x Avenns Silke Sonata),

Knox Farm Alamode,  2003 mare  (RosNaRi Kilcullen x Avenns Silke Sonata),

Knox Farm Felicity 2003 mare  (RosNaRi Kilcullen x Ballyhamage Generals Miss),

Knox Farm Tassel 2005 mare (RosNaRi Kilcullen x Ballyhamage Generals Miss)

2017 Halfbred
Sparrow’s Owen, 2000 Gelding  ( *Grange Finn Sparrow x Ex Savings Carrie (Appendix QH))  Owned and ridden by Megan Buchanan Harris

2016 Purebred
Cobblestone Ivy, 2004 Mare  (MGRM Brigadoon x Loughin’s Island Mist) Owned by Julie Webster Richardson,Ridden by Coralee Richardson

2016 Halfbred
Smoke and Mirrors(aka Zaboomafoo) , 2007 Gelding   (*Gunsmoke x TB) Owned and ridden by Anna Stein

2015 Purebred
WH Topgun, 14.3 h buckskin (*Gunsmoke x Ballywhim Candace) Owned by Jim and Nancy Kilcrease, Elderglen Farm

2015 Halfbred
Sparrow’s Nio, 15.2 h Gray (Grange Finn Sparrow x TB mare by Hay Halo) Bred by Tootie Jones, Swift Level Farm, Lewisburg WV. Owned and ridden by Allie Sacksen

2014 Purebred
Rosewood Scarlet, 13.2H bay M (*Ard Celtic Art x Balmullo’s Rhiannon) bred and owned by Darian Hall, Windsor, CA

2014 Halfbred
Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, 15.3 H gelding (*Gunsmoke x Kynynmont Tara) bred and owned by Pam Liddell of Kynynmont Connemaras, Conestoga, PA

Kynynmont Cooper O’Grady, buckskin stallion (*Gunsmoke x Kynynmont Moira) bred and owned by Pam Liddell, Kynynmont Farm, Conestoga, PA.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Poppyfield’s Shadowfax)- (Seven Hill’s Grey Ghost x Tully mor’s Tully Rose) Breeder Kim Lander, Owner and driver Janelle Marshall

Greystone’s Adirondack A’Herne, (Rosenaharley Laurens x Hideaway’s Smitheranne), owned by Cindy Fletcher of Harpursville, NY.

Windy Hollow Lilia, (Seaborne’s Flagship x HH Greystone Irish Wind), owned by Amy Plavin of Bellows Falls, VT, ridden by Katherine Short.

*ArdCeltic Art, 15 h grey, (Monaghstown Fionn x Moydow Lady), bred by Oliver Rogan and owned by Donna Miller of Hidden Creek Sport Horses in Alpharetta, GA.

Tower Hill’s Darby Dun (*Chiltern Copa of Tower Hill x TH Killaire), a film star, bred by Mary and Rogers Rutter’s Tower Hill Farm and owned by Stacy Taylor, Redding, CT.

Cashels Rock of Ages, owned by Kathy Lucas, CA

*Tommy Mac, , 14.2h,grey gelding (Cloonisle Cashel x Justine). bred by John Lee, owned by Michelle Vaughn,CA, ridden by Genay Vaughn.

Balmullo’s Miss Lucy, 14.1h bay mare (Concord River Roaringwater Bay x Balmullo Miss Emma), bred by Donna Duckworth, FL, owned by Cindy O’Flaherty, VA.

Shammer Jake, 14.3h grey gelding, (*Ballinaboy Eamonn x *Grange Diedre Sparrow), bred by Tir na N’Og Farm,FL, owned and ridden by Courtney Yeager, OH.

2003 Purebred
MGRM Brigadoon, 13.2h dun stallion, (MGRM Rock n Roll x RBR Miss Patrice), bred and owned by Joan and Larry Ervin, CA, ridden by Michelle Cihak and Lourian Berlik, CA.

2003 Halfbred
KatyDidIt, 14h grey mare, (*Grange Finn Sparrow x Welsh mare), bred by Judy Julian, owned by Martha Spencer, VA, ridden by Katy Spencer.

Leprechaun’s Rowdy Boy, 15.3h bay, (Bar S Tex x TB mare), bred by Susan Troth,MT, owned and ridden by Kiira Troth, MT.

*Eastland Glendeag, 14.1+ grey mare, (*Lockinge Frederick x *Beardsley Trinket), owned by Rick and Dale Doner, Ontario, Canada.

2001 Purebred
Hideaway’s Playboy, grey gelding, (Hideaway’s Erin Smithereen x Hideaway’s Centerfold), bred by Hideaway Farm,NY, owned and ridden by Bekki Read, VT.

2001 Halfbred
Gaelic Holiday, 15.2h, (Hideaway’s Erin Go-Bragh x Vacation Fun (TB)), bred by Lynn Blades, owned by Lynn Blades, NY and ridden by Carol Kozlowski, NY.

Shammer Sandman, 15.2 grey gelding, (*Ballinaboy Eamonn x Grange Dierdre Sparrow), bred by Maureen Loughman Abel, FL, owned by Mary Beth Fleming ,IN.

Ballywhim Ardan Mor, 14.2h dark bay stallion, (Tre Awain Dobh McDuff x Ballywhim Ethelyn) bred by Nancy Burr-Montanaro, CT, owned by Nancy Burr-Montanaro, ridden by Jessica Rizzi.

Rainmaker’s Queen of May, 14.2h bay mare, (Tre Awain Roderick O’Conor x K. Morning Mist), bred by Elizabeth Lynch, TX, ridden by Mary Corbett, SC.

*Ballinaboy Eamonn, 14.2h grey stallion, (Lobeen Larry x Ocean Bambi), bred by Col A.J. Morris, Ireland, owned by Maureen Loughman Abel, FL, ridden by Leigh Ellen Roberts, GA.

Erin Casco Bay, 15.1h bay gelding, (Hideway’s Erin Smithereen x Hideaway’s Hunky Dory), bred by Pat Lightbody, OH, owned by Pat and Gretchen Singleton, ridden by Gretchen, OH.

Aladdin’s Alaska, 14.2h grey gelding, bred by Catherine Mack, VA, owned by Alice Laimbeer, VA.

Tower Hill’s Wizard of Oz, 14.3h grey gelding, (*Chiltern Copa of Tower Hill x S.L. Dublin Las), bred by Tower Hill Farm, VT, owned and ridden by Samantha Maley, VA.

Ballywhim Merriane, 13.3h bay mare, (Dallen McMor of Greystone x Hideaway’s Legacy), bred by Ballywhim Farm, CT, owned by Chere Kaye, ridden by Emily Kaye.

Balius Kerry Blue, 14.1h grey mare, (Gilnocky Drumcliffe x Polaris Suzanne), ridden by Lee Webster, owned by Joan Webster, CA.

About the Award

Recognizes a Halfbred Connemara that has done something special to attract attention to the breed, either competitively or non competitively, in the past year. Chosen by the Leaders of the Awards Subcommittees.



Deadline: August 1
Send to: Awards Chair