Meet the Inspectors

Virginia Winkler

ACPS Inspector Virginia Winkler

Ginny Winkler discovered Connemara ponies when she met her son’s Pony Club instructor Melanie, the daughter of Maryann Alexander. Ginny was looking for a stallion to breed to her Morgan mare, but quickly fell in love with Connemaras.

Studying bloodlines and visiting Connemara breeders, Ginny’s relationship with ponies started through leasing several ponies but eventually had H. H. Greystone Sir Charles enter her life. She and husband Joe moved to Journey’s End Farm in 1985 and Ginny’s study of Connemaras continued and by traveling to Ireland several times, she was able expand her knowledge of bloodlines and Connemara pony type.

She has always been a supporter of the ACPS Inspection program, having one of the first Inspections with Irish inspectors at her farm.  Ginny spent three years serving as an Inspector Candidate before receiving the Inspector designation.

Her stallion Tre Awain Dobh McDuff and H.H. Greystone Sir Charles produced many foals and competed and brought joy to many individuals in the course of their lives.  Retired from actively breeding ponies, Ginny enjoys spending time with grandchildren and talking Connemara ponies with everyone.  Every once in awhile, Ginny harnesses up a pony and takes a drive around the farm.

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