We lost our beautiful Cloonshee to an ‘advanced heart infection’ on May 10th, 2011. Her bio below is still in the present tense because we can’t bring ourselves to change it to the past tense just yet. She was the ultimate pony, irreplaceable, and she has left an enormous hole in our lives. We love you, our little princess unicorn xxxx
Cloonshee is both pretty and clever, and she loves people. Cloonshee came to us from the Glenormiston Connemara Pony Stud in Queensland as an 18 month old filly. She has a perfect temperament and a wonderful personality and is bold and interested in everything around her. Her exploits – ranging from “helping” with the washing up and laundry to trying to ride a bicycle or hide in the hen house – are already well known, and she has her own fan club around the world.
Cloonshee is a “ride and drive” pony as well as a brood mare. She enjoys bush rides and has performed well at shows. She is always in demand for pony rides and children’s parties- she has given rides to hundreds of children and adults, both at parties and at the farm, in many cases providing first experiences with ponies. Her ridden and driving careers have been restricted because she is also an excellent brood mare.
Although Cloonshee can be very determined and is a strong character, she has an outstanding temperament. At a W.A. Connemara Action Group Show, Cloonshee managed to win Champion mare, Champion led jumper and Champion led novelties despite being 9 months pregnant and working in torrential rain.