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Barrowby Lord d'Arcy


Grey (born Buckskin)




Sire: Drummore Sea Breeze

Dam: Cill Bhird Judy

Damsire: Woodbrook Cognac

Height: 145cm
Born: 2015
Graded: SPSS
Stud Fee: £350 no foal no fee
Semen: AI fresh, chilled and natural covering
Breeder: Tom McManus, Barrowby Stud
Owner: Tom McManus, Barrowby Stud
Location: near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

For more information please see below,; Facebook: Barrowby Connemaras or contact Frankie Lee (Barrowby Connemaras) - 07803 752345  or




Drummore Sea Breeze

Castle Gizmo

Moy Hazy Cove

Hazy Dawn
Windy Cove


Castle Misty

Canal Misty Fionn
Village Star


Castlestrange Katie 2

Windy Day

Killyreagh Kim
Windy Joy


Glencarrig Katie

Glencarrig Aedin


Cill Bhird Judy

Woodbrook Cognac

The Fugitive

Loobeen Lily


Kiltulla Snowdrop

Irish Star
Kiltogher Pride


Anner Erica

Ormond Oliver

Mac Dara
Ashfield Judy


Ballingarry Mountain Heather

Rebel Wind
Lor Ruadh

Why choose the Connemara? The Connemara is built to work. They are a compact, well balanced riding type with depth, substance and good heart room. They have fantastic temperaments, hardiness, staying power, intelligence and jumping ability and are suitable for children or adults.


Sire: His Sire, Drummore Sea Breeze is a son of Castle Gizmo, 2016 Connemara Sire of the year at Horse of the Years Show, he is from the Performance lines of Moy Hazy Cove and grand prix showjumping pony Canal Misty Fionn, out of a mare by Windy Day who is a direct son of Killyreagh Kim. Moy Hazy Cove is the sire of the Killacloran, winner of the World Connemara Pony High Jump competition in 2012 and double winner at RDS 2010 and 2011. Canal Misty Fionn is the dam sire of Uttack Pondi a successful Grand Prix Eventer in France.


Dam: His dam, Cill Bhird Judy, is a show winner herself in the UK and dam of many performance offspring, puts a little more blood through the lines. She was awarded a Broodmare Diploma by the BEF in 2017 and is out of a mare by Ormond Oliver who is the sire of Ashfield Mactalla, sire of top European team pony Trewithian Bracken


Damsire: Woodbrook Cognac, a son of The Fugitive, who is a Clifden winner and a prolific producer of performance ponies in Ireland..



Lord d’Arcy was awarded a Higher First Premium (Eventing) as a 2 year old at the BEF Futurity in 2017 then licensed with the SPSS later that year, showing that his ability is unquestionable. Indeed, the SPSS grading judges considered him to be “a nice, very willing young colt” with good overall conformation, good ground cover in his free canter and his free trot, loose jumping, head & neck and frame & croup were all considered to be good.


As he is only 3 in 2018, he will be backed during the summer, then turned away to mature.


Offspring/Breeding Advice

This exceptionally athletic young colt has a lot to offer the performance breeder, an incredibly versatile pony combining elastic ground covering movement throughout all gaits and a phenomenal honest jump.


He has great limbs and heart room which are so important for the longevity of a sport pony. His temperament is fantastic and he has true potential as a sire of future children’s riding ponies.


Born Buckskin, he carries one copy of the grey gene and one copy of the crème gene.


Available no foal no fee in his first season at stud.

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow


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