Loguestown Misty Don (Marty)

15.2hh Grey Connemara Gelding, born 2009.

About Marty

Marty was sold to a local home to continue his ridden career.

Eye catching grey Gelding born 8/06/2009

His Sire Gevaudan (pictured below) is a French bred Connemara who has had a prolific career in both showing and show jumping before retiring to stud at Sweet Wall. He competed at HOYS in the M&M Working Hunter twice and jumped in France before coming to England. He is a pony with a delightful temperament - a proper child's pony and at 14hh is not too large. He has great substance and good movement. He was born bay, so does not carry the cream gene and his pedigree is free of Abbeyleix Owen

His Dam Loguestown Misty Morn is a beautifully bred mare, with a combination of the best of old traditional lines and the performance aspect, her sire Murphy Rebel who has sired many Clifden winners and performance ponies too numerous to mention.

Marty is a straight, free moving, athletic youngster with a great step and with his performance pedigree on both sides he should make a fine performance pony. He is now a fully registered G1 gelding with the Connemara Society.

He was broken, lightly backed in the early part of the summer.
He was brought in to work and has been backed and ridden over the summer. He has learned quickly and has hacked out on his own on the busy roads we have here. He has been schooled in both show-jumping and cross-country locally and his season ended on a high note at our local show when he behaved really well and jumped round a small course of fences.

Marty's Parents

Photos of Marty

Marty at the beach

Marty's Recent News

Marty - Maddybenny 2014
Today we took Marty cross country training at Maddybenny. He seemed to really enjoy himself and we are hoping to take him to some go as you please
RDA training show
Marty and Poppy have both been enjoying taking part in the weekly training show that takes place at Coleraine RDA. They are both gaining
Marty second in his first Working Hunter
Marty ended his year with a great result in his first WH. In a class of 7 four year old horses he showed a lot of maturity to show and jump in a
Poppy qualifies for Cavan M&M Working Hunters
Poppy went with her new "partner in crime" Marty to Eglinton Equestrian Centre for their W.H. show. She was just a bit too keen in the 70 cm M&M
Season ends
Lynsey has now returned to University and so the season ends at Loguestown Connemaras. Thank you Lynsey for all the work, patience and skill you
Marty ends his breaking in style
Marty has had a busy summer of learning and has responded well to breaking, even though he is only a baby and a rather big baby at that.
Marty gets his woman!
Marty is back in work and we have refreshed his knowledge of what a saddle and bridal are! He had been just sat on over the winter so we went back to
Marty class 1
Marty is now a registered class 1 gelding and measured in at 14:1 hh and maturing into a quality pony with straight action. Photos soon.
Marty's breaking going well
We started light breaking Marty in early March with the introduction of the bridle. Over these past weeks Fiona has long reined him and gradually