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Kippure Lancelot



Photo by kind permission of Ciara Doone




Sire: Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin

Dam: Kippure Kim

Damsire: Thunder Bay

Height: 147cm
Born: 2010
Graded: SPSS; Licenced: BCPS/CPBS
Stud Fee: £400 (see for offers)
Semen: AI fresh, chilled and natural covering
Breeder: Michael Igoe
Owner: Tom McManus, Barrowby Connemaras
Location: near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

An Extraordinary Black Class 1 Connemara Stallion.


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




Frederiksminde Hazy Merlin

Hazy Dawn Dale Haze Tully Grey
Abbeyleix Bluebird


Castle Park Abbeyleix Owen


Oxenholm Movie Star Marble Rebel Wind
Callowfeenish Dolly 2nd


Öxenholm Marigold Oxenholm Godot
Öxenholm Marilyn


Kippure Kim Thunder Bay  Thunderbolt Thunder I
Irene Grey


Inverin Rosebud Ben Lettery
Primrose Path


Westward Girl Killyreagh Kim Carna Bobby
Ballydonagh Kate


Lady of Thull Bridge Boy
Queen of Thull

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.


Dam: Kippure Kim has the most extraordinary rare Connemara bloodlines. Herself she has no record of achievement but the achievements of her parentage as influences on the breed are legendary with her dam’s sire line going back to the famous Carna Bobby.


Damsire: Thunder Bay, described as a “miracle pony who seemed to fall from the sky”, was late to be used but is a rare but very important line. A direct descendant of Thunderbolt, you wouldn’t need to delve far into all FEI recognised Connemara ponies to find that many of them contain the Thunderbolt line way back, but rarely would it be this close in bloodlines of an approved stallion available in the current market.



Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

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.



Offspring/Breeding Advice

2016 saw the arrival of his first offspring and they have exceeded all expectations. His exceptional quality, substance, bravery, technique and temperament are all evident in his progeny.


He has proved very popular to purebred Connemara mares and as a cross for Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds.


He cannot produce chestnut offspring regardless of the colour of the mare and he has also tested negative for the Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD) gene.




2020 filly

Born 7th April mid morning in the sunshine, purebred filly out of SPSS graded mare Quelle du Netz

Breeder: Tom McManus. Photos: by Frankie Hirst



2020 colt

Born 11th March, purebred Connemara colt out of Kirtle Maple Leaf (Castle Gizmo x Sydserff Silver Spruce).

Bred by Tom McManus, Barrowby Connemaras.  Photos: Frankie Hirst




2020 colt

Out of Cill Bhríd Judy (Woodbrook Cognac x Ormond Oliver) who is also the dam of the SPSS licensed stallions Barrowby Lord D’Arcy and Barrowby Thunder Rebel). Bred by Tom McManus, Barrowby Connemaras. Photos: Frankie Hirst



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