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Josie Jump



Photo by kind permission of Ultimate Images




Sire: Currachmore Cashel

Dam: Ballybeg Maggie

Damsire: Moy Johnny’s Pride

Height: Height 148 cms
Born: 2007
Graded: SPSS; Licensed: BCPS/CPBS
Stud Fee:

£400 NFFR for all mares

Semen: AI (Fresh & Chilled) only
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Joseph Burke
Owner: Mari-Clare Savage
Location: near Gatwick Airport, West Sussex

Photos by kind permission of ES Photography

Josie Jump, who is known as “JJ” is a registered Grade I pure bred Connemara stallion who was bred in Ireland by Joseph Burke. Imported to the UK in 2015, he has a top jumping pedigree as well as being a successful competition pony himself.


For more information please see below, FB: Josie Jump Class 1 Connemara Stallion or contact  Mari-Clare Savage on 07760 221601 or

Photos show JJ at the 2017 Dublin Horse Show ridden by 14 year old Myles Lindsay-Brown




Currachmore Cashel

Rosenaharley Rowley Mylerstown Huckleberry Finn Leam Bobby Finn
Mylerstown Peach


Rosenaharley Ronamara MacNamara
May Retreat


Tolka Bridge Bridge Boy Toreen Ross


Statia Knockranny Ruby
Danesfield Girl


Ballybeg Maggie Moy Johnny’s Pride The Kid Abbeyleix Fionn
Carrabeg Bonnet


Castle Park Abbeyleix Owen


Brave Beauty Spunky Ardilaun
Great Friend


Banba Beauty Mac Dara
Slieve Beauty


Currachmore Cashel, the 2008 All Ireland Supreme Champion, having been unbeaten all that year and winner of numerous other Championships, including the Supreme Champion at the 2008 RDS and at Clifden in 2009. He was also the 2012 French National Champion and European Champion. Currachmore Cashel is also proving his contribution to the breed through his progeny, who include Coolillaun Cashel winner of the 3-yr-old stallion class and junior Reserve Champion at the 2008 Clifden pony show and Lake Lad who as a yearling was Champion Suprême de Bourgogne & Champion Junior Mâle National in France in 2011.



Ballybeg Maggie, whose dam has the great Carna Bobby & Mac Dara in her pedigree, is also the dam of another Class 1 stallion, Dancing Tego.



Moy Johnny’s Pride, a descendant of both Abbeyleix Owen & Abbeyleix Fionn, is the sire of the international jumping pony Costellos Boy and the damsire of another international SJ pony, Jack the Lad.

Photo by kind permission of ES Photography



2016 SPSS Supreme Grading Champion

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos


In Ireland, JJ made history by winning the RDS Performance Hunter Championships for 3 consecutive years. He also won the Pony Discovery Final in Millstreet 2012 & was 6th at the 2013 148cms 6/7 yr old Showjumping Championship.


In the UK he won and was Champion at the North of England HOYS M&M qualifier and at the BSPS Scotland Finale Show won the M&M Gold Cup Final, Champion Performance Pony Scotland 2016 & Scottish M&M WHP Champion.


At the Scottish Connemara Breed Show JJ qualified for Blair in both the In hand & Working Hunter Pony sections. In 2016, JJ started his eventing career with his 13 yr old owner proving to be clever & scopey with a superb attitude, competing successfully up to BE100.


In Oct 2016, JJ impressed the SPSS grading judges with his attitude & type as well as his outstanding jumping technique to become the 2016 Supreme Stallion Grading Champion.


In 2017, JJ was chosen to compete as part of the British team in the International Connemara Performance Hunter class at the Dublin Horse Show where they were 2nd before the team went on to win at Clifden.


Now based in West Sussex, we are excited to campaign JJ as an open M&M WHP with his new jockey, as well as continuing his eventing career which he loves.

In 2017 at the Dublin Horse Show ridden by 14 year old Myles Lindsay-Brown

Photos by kind permission of ES Photography


Offspring/Breeding Advice

JJ’s first British foals were born in 2017, and continue to delight their breeders and owners. In Ireland his oldest offspring are 8 years old and are highly sought after with top price paid for a youngster at 2016 Goresbridge Sales, and can already be seen on the 1.20m 148cm show jumping circuit. His offspring inherit his boldness and scope, as well as his beautiful head and eye.


JJ’s temperament is second to none and he is a delight to work with. His versatility means he is an ideal cross for any type or breed of horse or pony making him an influential sire for those looking to breed top class competition ponies. As a Connemara, JJ has also been tested for Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD), and has been confirmed Negative/Negative, meaning he will not pass this on to his offspring. JJ has also been tested for the Cream Gene and is negative for this, meaning that even when crossed with a mare carrying this gene herself (eg a Buckskin), he cannot produce Cremello offspring.

Photo by kind permission of Qorum Photos



Registered 3yo Connemara, Raheenduff Cosie Jump, bred by Kate Rath-Doyle. Pictured in 2019 at Millstreet 3yo Loose Schooling Competition.

Photo by kind permission of SHL Equestrian.

6yo The Little Farrier, bred by Gerard Dillon. Pictured at the 1.20m 148cm Grand Prix Final (Green Glens Arena, Millstreet).

Photo by kind permission of Geraldine Dillon.

Registered Connemara Ardgaineen Jump for Joy, pictured as a 3 year old in the Netherlands.

Photo by kind permission of Stal van Boxtel, Livado Fotografie.

Nae Boundaries

Born 2018. Owned by Laura Hay



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