Its in the Blood
R Blue Moons pedigree represents some of the finest performance Connemara Pony genetics available in North America. His sire Wildwych Eclipse was a Star Award Connemara Stallion with the ISR/OLD NA Sport Pony Division, esteemed not only for his own competitive achievements but also for his brilliant performing offspring. In 2010, Wildwych Eclipse garnered international acclaim while serving as Breed Ambassador for the Connemara Pony at the World Equestrian Games. Wildwych Eclipse has been named a USEF leading sire in three disciplines: Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping. Four of Wildwych Eclipses offspring have earned USEF/ACPS Horse of the Year Titles (HOTY).
Connemara Stallion R Blue Moons dam the exceptional imported Connemara Pony mare *Glenormiston Amelia. Before leaving Australia, Amelia was named high scoring filly at her Connemara Pony International Stud Book Inspection. In 2007, Glenormiston Amelia was the first US mare to attain the title Premium Mare with the ACPS. In 2009, Amelia also earned the title Special Premium with German Oldenburg Verband Weser Ems Pony Division. This special designation is the equivalent to the States Premium or Elite mare title. At her performance test, Amelia was awarded the highest marks achieved by any mare for the entire test. Amelia’s offspring include not only Premium daughters but also two registered stallion sons as well as Pony Dressage and International Show Jumping superstars. One of her Purebred Connemara Pony daughters was exported to France where she competes at the Grand Prix Level.
Amelias own sire is the legendary Connemara Pony Performance Stallion Domo Cavallo Praize, not only a true family pony but also the sire of numerous outstanding Connemara high performance offspring including the FEI Four Star Event Horse Feldale Mouse (Connemara/Thoroughbred), Connemara Pony of the Year Dressage Champion, Capparis High Roller and graded Connemara Pony Show Jumper Glenormiston Patrick (4.9ft).
Amelia’s 2nd dam sire is Irish Connemara Pony Stallion Abbeyleix Finbar (3/4 brother to Connemara Stallions: Coosheen Finn and Leam Bobby Finn). Finbar is well noted for the beauty and quality of his daughters as well as his many successful performance offspring. Finbars progeny include International Eventing , Show Jumping and Dressage Connemara Sport Horses and Ponies. Abbeyliex Finbar is also the grand sire of Connemara/Thoroghbred Just Lately who contested World Cup Show Jumping in Australia.
The Judges Agree
Our Connemara Stallion, R Blue Moon, was shown very lightly in 2014 and 2015 resulting in top marks and high praise for our young Connemara Pony Stallion. Qualifying both as a yearling and two year old for our USEA West Coast Future Event Horse Championships.
In 2016 R Blue Moon attended the USEA/Priefert Young Event Horse Chute Jumping Clinic where he very gamely Free Jumped with the 3yo (3ft 7in /1.1m, set on a horse stride). His Free Jumping Video which appeared on both the USEA Website and Eventing Nation was a social media smash hit with over 14 thousand views world-wide.
Following this enormously successful outing, Connemara Stallion Blue again qualified for our West Coast Championships, where he finished out his 3yo Season by Placing 3rd in the 3yo Colts Division and 6th Place overall (against horses of all breeds). Both his remarkable scores and comments indicate a bright future both as a top quality Connemara eventing prospect as well as our breeding stallion.