The Queen of the In-Hand ring was the late Glencarrig Eleanor. The late Margaret Furness said to me, Ellie having won the M&M Supreme at Surrey County Show under Ann Berryman-Horne for the Supreme title, 'She walked everything else out of the ring'. Ellie was special. Sadly, though we tried many times, she only ever had one foal which had a deformity in its foot and had to be pts. She won a multitude of championships incl 5 x Non Breeding Champion and Reserve Supreme Ch BCPS, M&M Supreme Champion Surrey County 2004, M&M Champion Hants County 2008. She was simply, legendary. There is video of her winning the New Forest & Hants County Championship in 2008 on the 'Our Ponies' page, the narration alone is worth the watch.
CANAL VILLAGE POACHER
(Callowfeenish Mairtin xVillage Colleen)
My pride and joy is the amazing Mossie who joined us aged 12. Proving to love dressage he learnt everything I could teach him in 6 months, he won the NPS Novice Dressage Championship in 2012. Our trainer is John Lassetter (Cadre Noir). Mossie has given me the best rides of my life.
4th August 2020
BCPS Virtual Show May
WINNER!Glencarrig Dolly was presented in the Adult Connemara Class of the May BCPS Virtual Show. I am delighted to say that she won her class of 28 ponies with a mark of 17.5 out of 20 under Julia Woods. Thank you BCPS for the wonderful idea. Dolly was also 2nd in her first Mixed M&M Class in the National Pony Society's Virtual Show. The NPS particularly congratulated the ponies placed as they were 'Enormous' classes. Canal Village Poacher had come 8th (Aged 25) in the April Show...not bad for an old boy.
The Brood Mares AI
The AI process is nearly complete. Cross Fingers. Glencarrig Dolly has been scanned 'in foal' by AI (Frozen semen) to Jo & Richard Williams' Spinway Blackthorn and is due June 9th 2021.A priority is Lanburn Lismore, Great Granddaughter of MARBLE as she is 22 years old this year, it is a bit of a challenge for her and our AI vet Paula Broadhurst (Sussex Equine) and is the very last breeding pony from Mum and Dad's original line from the famous stallion Marble. Dolly does go back to Marble, if this fails for Miffy, all is not lost.
Caravan & Motorhome Club Certified Location
Our Certified Location has been approved by the CAMC and we've been ear-marked as a FLAGSHIP site. We have a GOFUNDME Campaign and we are asking for CROWDFUNDING from Caravan & Motorhome Club Members to help with funding the alterations that are required in order for us to comply with CAMC. Members should email or message me with their membership number to guarantee your free nights following a donation.
£20 = 1 free standard night
£50 = 3 free standard nights OR 2 Premium* night. (Premium = Goodwood Event Dates)
Oncept Melanoma Treatment
Canal Village Poacher -Mossie started his loading dose and treatment of Melanomas with Oncept in September 2018. Dr Philip Ivens from Buckingham Equine Hospital now comes every 6 months to give him his booster. You can see all the information, photos, videos documented on our Lanburn Connemaras Facebook Page. He continues with a booster every 6 months. It at least keeps them reasonably under control.
Planning Appeal Successful
Our planning appeal was finally successful in August 2019 after a five year battle. The Environmental Health's failure to even look at our evidence was nothing short of a disgrace. We are pressing on with our plans the best we can.