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Castle Baron  (imported Ire)

Abbeyleix Owen - Castle Dame (Mervyn Kingsmill)

Class 1 - passed inspection 1999


 1997 Dark Bay  14.1 1/4   PEDIGREE

Hentry at Stud Pony Show       Henry - 4 seater     Henry Supreme All Breeds Pony     Henry on stand and stockwhips       Henry aged 2 with his breeder
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Castle Baron (Henry) was purchased in 1999 as a 2 year old from his breeder Henry O'Toole of Clifden and stands at stud at Glenormiston. He is a stunning pony with a blue blooded pedigree carrying the famous Village lines on his dam's side. His two full sisters Castle Countess and Castle Urchin were Supreme Champion and Reserve respectively at Clifden Ireland in 2001. Castle Urchin was Supreme Champion in 2002 and yet again in 2007. 

His full brother Castle Comet is hugely successful in England and was Supreme Champion at the English Breed Show in 2000 and Ridden Champion a year later as well as becoming the first Connemara pony to win Champion of Champions (against all comers) at the Horse of the Year Show in Britain. In 2004 he won the double awards at the Horse of the Year Show and Olympia - a first for any Connemara Pony as well as being Champion at the RDS in Dublin. Both parents of these 4 famous siblings, Abbeyleix Owen and Castle Dame were Clifden winners.  This is truly a remarkable family.

                   Henry and John Downes                       Henry and Sue         

Castle Baron was the  Supreme All Breeds Champion Pony of the Show at the biggest pony show in Queensland -  the Stud Pony Show - in 2003 and 2004 . He has won Supreme All Breeds Stallion of the same show for 4 years in a row.  He has been awarded many Supreme Championships in both Connemara classes and against all pony breeds in Australia since his arrival in Australia as a 2 year old . Sadly he isn't ridden much because of lack of riders (our children have all grown up and live away from here and we live in too remote a location to 'borrow' riders . Henry hasn't competed under saddle like our previous stallions but we enjoy riding him at home on the farm . He is one of the quietest and most sensible ponies we have ever owned.

Henry is a quality pony yet is extremely typical with wonderful bone and a super temperament. He is one of the loveliest ponies we have come across in our travels in Europe and we were extremely lucky to have been able to purchase him.  His foals are proving to be just as attractive and typey  as their sire and inherit his wonderful laid back temperament. With his colour and bloodlines, he suits every mare and filly at Glenormiston and in Australia apart from his own progeny.   He is a huge asset to our breeding programme at Glenormiston and is the only descendant of Abbeyleix Owen in Australia.

                            Henry Supreme of Supremes APSB show                        Henry Supreme Champion

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Frederiksminde Hazy Cavalier (imp Denmark)

Hazy Dawn - Frederiksminde Christina (Earl of Doon)

Class 1 - passed inspection November 2010

born June 2008 grey ( non dilute - born bay)           PEDIGREE


 This lovely colt was bred in Denmark by Gunner and Anne Harder Andersen and we were very fortunate to be able to purchase him in 2008 as a future sire for the  Glenormiston mares. His dam died in 2009 at the age of 25 so Cavalier is her last foal.

 He is the first Hazy Dawn son to be available in Australia 

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See his sire and dam and some of his siblings by CLICKING HERE

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Gneevebrack Storm (imp Ire)

Monaghanstown Prince - Gneevebrack Belle (Laerkens Cascade Dawn)

Class 1 - passed inspection November 2010

Born April 2008 grey (non dilute born black/brown)


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This beautiful Irish colt bred by Eddie Fleming joined us at Glenormiston in early 2010. Storm was Champion foal at Clifden in 2008 and his half brother was Champion Foal in 2009. Both are out of the lovely young mare Gneevebrack Belle and were bred by Eddie Fleming. 

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This is the memorial headstone situated on a hill near the stables for our 3 wonderful old stallions who gave us most of our current broodmares

Domo Cavallo Praize, Abbeyleix Finbar (imp) and Oxenholm Gideon (imp)


Domo Cavallo Praize

 The undisputed King of Glenormiston from 1975-2006

Connemara Park Peter - Kirtling Haze (Whalton Sandune)

                                          grey 14.1 1/2          PEDIGREE                                                           

Praize and the girls       Praize and John Robertson     Praize family pony     Praize in harness
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 Domo Cavallo Praize (Connemara Park Peter - Kirtling Haze [imp] was one of the most successful Connemara ponies in Australia, never being beaten at a Royal Show ( Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane ), Supreme Champion Connemara at 11 of 13 Stud Pony shows, with dozens of championships and supreme championships in hand, under saddle and in harness. Praize evented in open competition, being unplaced only once over a 10 year EFA eventing career. He competed successfully in harness and in EFA showjumping and dressage competitions - against horses of all heights - as well as winning the overall championship under saddle for all breeds at the Stud Pony Show in Queensland. He carried two of our children to success in interschool competitions back when junior riders were allowed to ride stallions. With his impeccable  temperament and amazing ability, he became a legend in Queensland and indeed in Australia

 His progeny have been highly successful in the performance field as well as in hand in Australia, the USA and NZ.  Sadly Praize died in June 2006 at the age of almost 31. He is still missed at Glenormiston as he had been part of our family for over 30 years - he joined us when he was 8 months old.  He has left us two beautiful sons Glenormiston Celtic Prince and Glenormiston Celtic Pride from the 2005/2006 seasons to carry on his legacy.  We have retained a number of his daughters and grand-daughters at Glenormiston as broodmares.

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Abbeyleix Finbar (imp Ire)


Ballydonagh Rob - Finola of Leam (Lavalley Rebel)

1978-2006 13.2 1/2    PEDIGREE

                           aged 24
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In 1979, the  yearling colt Abbeyleix Finbar (Ballydonagh Rob - Finola of Leam) was purchased in Ireland from Padraic Hynes of Ballinafad who had bought Finbar as a weanling. He was bred by the late Viscountess de Vesci at Abbeyleix and we are proud to have owned one of her beautiful ponies.  Finbar is a three-quarter brother of Coosheen Finn and Leam Bobby Finn and like his illustrious brothers he bred on with great success producing many fine ponies.     

 Finbar followed on from Praize in the show ring, winning innumerable championships and supreme championships as well as competing with great success in harness and pony jumping.  Like our other stallions, his progeny have it all  -  temperament, type, correct conformation, ability and movement. He has a number of successful stallion sons in Australia, USA and New Zealand and is the sire of many of our best broodmares at Glenormiston.  Sadly Finbar died in March 2006 at the grand age of 28. We still miss him and his cheery call at feed time. 

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Oxenholm Gideon (imp Denmark)  

1976 - 2000

Oxenholm Godot - Ardnasillagh Treasure (Inver Rebel)

1976-2000 Dun/buckskin 14 hands    PEDIGREE


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We were very privileged to have owned this wonderful dun stallion until September 2000 when he died very suddenly at the age of 24 .He was bred by Bent and Kitte Nielsen in Denmark and purchased by us after the Roskilde festival of '81 where he was Reserve Champion stallion to Rory Ruadh. Gideon was a true gentleman as well as being one of the most beautiful and typical representatives of the breed ever imported into Australia. He has left several stallion sons in this country and we are lucky to have retained some of his daughters and grand-daughters. Gideon was one of the few ponies that we could totally trust with any rider including young children. He was amazingly capable and won the showjumping competition for local horses and ponies at Brookfield Show every year he competed beating many top showjumpers. Everyone at Glenormiston misses him greatly. He has left a legacy of good ponies in Australia, the USA and Denmark.

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 Some of our Mares & Foals

    Gl Cashel with Gl Carraig  Gl Lizzie Diamond with Gl Ruby  Gl Fionnuala with Gl Fainne  Gl Scarteen and foal  Gl Kinsale & Gl Cashel
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2 year olds cooling off                     Cornamona and egret

                                                               fillies cooling off in summer                                                                           Cornamona and egret

The original broodmares at the Glenormiston Stud were carefully selected over a number of years from Ireland, England and Denmark. In recent years a number of quality fillies have been retained by the stud to carry on these important bloodlines. These mares and fillies were chosen for their temperament, conformation, type, movement and ability.  Only one of our original imports, Oxenholm Tiffany (31 years), is still with us but our current broodmares are almost all descended from the select band of imported mares owned by Glenormiston in the 1970's and 80's. Each mare has one or more of our own stallions in her pedigree.  Sadly the stud was dispersed in 2012 with the exception of the following 8 mares who are all in foal for the 2012 foaling season, Gl Rosalie, Gl Cashel, Gl Cornamona, Gl Dulcinea, Gl Fionnuala, Gl Lizzie Diamond, Gl Fainne, Gl Ruby. Their foals will all be for sale.  ALL our mares have passed inspection and are in class 1 of the CPBSA studbook             See our Broodmare page

some mares at Glenormiston

some of our broodmares

We leased two of our young mares, Glenormiston Lisheen and Glenormiston Flashy Diamond,  to the Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW  to assist with setting up their Connemara breeding project. The UniversityGl Flashy Diamond on L and Gl Lisheen on R has set up a liaison with the CPBSA with Connemaras with their wonderful temperaments and mid size being ideal for the vet and equine course students .

Glenormiston Flashy Diamond had two filly foals for CSU and Lisheen has produced a colt foal. They arrived back at Glenormiston in April 2011 and Flashy is in foal to Spinway Comet (UK) Lisheen will be covered again next season.

Flashy Diamond is now with Nicole Walker in Queensland and Lisheen is with Sue Dodds of Boonahburrah Stud in Victoria

Flashy and Lisheen  aged 4 years   (K Abbott photo)


and some 'oldies' - no longer with us -

Laurel, Dinmerren Bay and Liberty et al

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A few Ponies bred at Glenormiston

Gl Killian Gl Fintra and Indi Gl Katie Corkery & Sarah our four in Hand Indi & Gl Dunmurry 2006


The Glenormiston purebred ponies have been a huge success story with our ponies winning in all spheres of equestrian activity throughout Australia and abroad. Many have represented their state in dressage, eventing and showjumping and many are winners in hacking, harness and in-hand classes all over this country and abroad. It gives us great pleasure to see our ponies doing well for their new owners.

   Gl Paddy Caton   Gl Patrick  Gl Dunmurry 2009  Gl Clementine


Our aim is to continue to breed ponies with superb temperaments, who are true examples of their breed with excellent conformation and movement and who have exceptional willingness and ability. We believe they can have it all.

Gl Cashel Glenormiston Cashel aged 2        geldings some pure & partbred geldings

We no longer breed partbreds but our Glenormiston partbreds continue to do well in competition with their owners  in Australia and the USA

                     Towards 2000 Wagga Wagga 

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       Stallions bred at Glenormiston         Fintan

Finnian    Fintan   Freedom    Oliver   Flurry Knox

 Stallions bred at Glenormiston since 1976

Glenormiston McInnerney Muskerry iiu (Atlantic Sentinel - Macaroon of Calmore) deceased

Glenormiston Clanaboy O'Neill iiu (Corrib - Washland's Rebecca) deceased

Glenormiston Willie Diamond (Domo Cavallo Praize - Four of Diamonds) gelded

Glenormiston Finnian (Abbeyleix Finbar - Kirtling Haze) in Tas deceased

Glenormiston Freedom ( Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Dulcinea) in Vic

Dundrum            Billies Bay

Glenormiston Jasper (Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Dulcinea) in NZ deceased

Glenormiston Fintan ( Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Dulcinea) deceased

            Tipper O'Toole      Fintan  Rowan

Glenormiston Oliver (Oxenholm Gideon - Millfield Seaspray) in Qld

Glenormiston Rossmore (Oxenholm Gideon - Millfield Seaspray) deceased

Glenormiston Thady (Oxenholm Gideon - Oxenholm Tiffany) in Qld

Glenormiston St Nicholas (Oxenholm Gideon - Wattle Hills Liberty) in WA deceased

Glenormiston Flurry Knox (Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Tiffany) in the USA

Glenormiston Slipper (Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Tiffany in Victoria

Glenormiston Cuchulainn (Domo Cavallo Praize - Glenormiston Fionnuala) in the USA

Glenormiston Billies Bay (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Ballycara) in the USA

Glenormiston Fibber McGee (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Lizzie Diamond) in WA

Glenormiston Tipper O'Toole (Castle Baron - Oxenholm Tiffany) in Qld 

Glenormiston Rowan (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Rosmara) in New Zealand

Glenormiston Bartley (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Fionnuala) in NSW

Glenormiston Celtic Prince (Domo Cavallo Praize - Glenormiston Dulcinea) in Victoria

Glenormiston Dundrum (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Rosmara) in WA

Glenormiston Fineen (Abbeyleix Finbar - Oxenholm Tiffany) in NZ

Glenormiston Snow Fox (Abbeyleix Finbar- Glenormiston Celebration) in NSW

Glenormiston Celtic Pride (Domo Cavallo Praize - Glenormiston Dulcinea) in NSW

Glenormiston Benbaun (Castle Baron - Glenormiston Rosslea) in Tasmania

Glenormiston Turlough (Glenormiston Tipper O'Toole - Glenormiston Ballycara) in Central Qld


We are very proud of the stallions we have bred over the years since 1977 however most of our colt foals

are gelded as we prefer to breed top geldings rather than average colts.   

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