Our Breeding Program
Stonybrook Connemaras
The Connemara Pony

Stonybrook stallion *Canal Laurinston was imported from Ireland in 1991. Chip had just won the Galway Breeders Show Yearling Class and was pinned second in the Yearling Class at the renowned Clifden Show. (At the Clifden shows, there are usually 30, or more, individuals in every class!). Following eight months of correspondence with his breeder prior to the '91 Clifden Show, and because of his "power house" mare line, Chip was purchased by Stonybrook Connemaras, Napa, California.

Chip, born in 1990, is greying slowly. His sire is a handsome blood bay, no white marks, and as a result of solid colors in his background, Chip has sired every color except appaloosa.  Inspected and approved in 1995, with very high marks. Chip is 14.3+, shod. He has been successful in open competition, always competing against horses.

Lee Webster, started Chip in Texas in 1993 while studying for her MBA.  Chip has done well in every discipline to which he has been introduced. He has participated in Eventing through Training Level, Dressage through Fourth Level, including CDS Year-End Championships at Third Level, Foxhunting, Hunter/Jumper, Driving and Western Pleasure. He has been Supreme Breed Champion In Hand on four occasions at the annual West Coast Connemara Show. He is a beautiful mover and a superior athlete. Chip is quite elegant and exhibits many commendable Connemara characteristics!

In 2000, at the West Coast Connemara Show, Chip won the Connemara Stallion All Around Perpetual Trophy and the High Point Purebred Connemara Perpetual Trophy, as well as winning the Reserve Champion Dressage ribbon and the Regular Working Hunter Championship! Two of his get won top honors in performance; a halfbred gelding son won the Prospect Division Championship, and a purebred gelding son from the Seattle area won the Prospect Division Reserve Championship!

In 2001, Chip won both of his dressage tests and won the Open Jumper Class--he also placed well in the driving classes and was third in the Western Pleasure Class.

In 2002, Chip won the West Coast Connemara Show Breed Classic Supreme Championship for the fourth time. He and Lee also won the perpetual trophy for High Point Horse/Rider Combination.

In 2006, Chip was honored with the ACPS "Hall of Fame " An Tostal Trophy, recognizing his 15-year performance career participating in six disciplines!

Stonybrook Connemaras

Interested in our breeding program? Please contact Joan Webster of Stonybrook Connemaras:

707.255.8258
joanmwebs@aol.com

 

 

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