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Barrowby Thunder Rebel



Jumping in Sept 2020 (as a 4 year old)

by kind permission of Armstrong Equine



Connemara (BCPS)

Sire: Kippure Lancelot

Dam: Cill Bhird Judy

Damsire: Woodbrook Cognac

Height: 148cm
Born: 2016
Graded: SPSS; licensed BCPS
Stud Fee: £300 NFFR
Semen: Available Natural Covering, Fresh Semen or Shipped Chilled Semen
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS


Breeder: Tom McManus, Barrowby Stud
Owner: Jo Milnes, West End Farm Stud
Location: near Driffield, E Yorkshire

For more information please see below, FB: West End Farm Stud or contact Jo Milnes at West End Farm Stud, Thornholme, Driffield, E Yorkshire, YO25 4NN ~ Mobile 07779 637507 ~ or




Kippure Lancelot

Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin Hazy Dawn Dale Haze
Castle Park


Oxenholm Movie Star Marble
Oxenholm Marigold


Kippure Kim Thunder Bay Thunderbolt
Inverin Rosebud


Westward Girl  Killyreagh Kim
Lady of Thull


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


Kippure Lancelot was primarily a ‘show’ Connemara up until 2015, his career being extremely successful & culminating in standing Reserve Champion Connemara Stallion at Royal Dublin Show. Following his move to England, his excellent jumping ability has been recognised and developed and is now the focus of his career. He has won many Working Hunter titles, had wins in dressage and impressive placings eventing.

He is consistently jumping double clears with a child, working his way up through the ranks gaining a remarkable amount of points in a short space of time. In 2016, at his first home international competition he was 2nd/64, 6th/54 and qualified for the Novice Championship Final out of 85 starters. He was 2016 SPSS Stallion Grading Champion for England and Wales and Reserve Supreme Champion stallion overall.


Kippure Lancelot's sire: Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin is a Danish imported Class 1 Connemara stallion. His Sire, Hazy Dawn and dam, Oxenholm Movie Star, together have bred 3 Class 1 stallions and 9 Class 1 mares who are significantly representing the true traditional Connemara pony. Hazy Dawn was the first pony to ever get the mark 10/10 for type at inspections and, in addition to his mating with Merlin’s dam, Hazy Dawn has sired a further 9 approved Stallions.



His dam, Cill Bhird Judy, is a show winner herself in the UK and dam of many performance offspring including the successful Mountain & Moorland show pony Stonepark Lad, In hand county show pony Killaspic Bhrid and another SPSS graded stallion, Barrowby Lord Darcy.  She was awarded a Broodmare Diploma by the BEF in 2017 and is out of a mare by the performance sire Ormond Oliver who has had offspring on European Pony teams and is grandsire of top European eventing team pony Trewithian Bracken.



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



At his SPSS grading in Sep 2019

Rebel was graded by the SPSS in 2019 and the gained the very good score of 18/20 for his temperament with the he judges' saying "Good temperament and handle-ability".


2020 would have been the year to get Rebel out competing as a 4 year old but due to covid-19 this has been delayed so he will start competing himself in 2021 but is a very exciting prospect for the future.




Jumping in Sept 2020 (as a 4 year old)


September 2020

All Sep 2020 photos by kind permission of Armstrong Equine


Offspring/Breeding Advice 

This pure-bred Connemara has a fantastic performance pedigree and correct conformation combined with an amazing temperament. He would be a super choice for pure-bred Connemara mares, add an element of pony brain to larger mares or produce athletic ponies with fabulous temperament to pony mares.


Rebel will be standing for the first season to a limited number of mares in 2021.



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