About Murphy's Rebel
Murphy Rebel 1976 – 2011. S 696 (by Rebel Wind X Muffy) Since 1990 he was owned by Philip McMahon in Co. Cavan. Philip had a very high regard for his stallion which he describes as “the old type of pony having a wonderful temperament" Murphy has produced many Grade A showjumpers and performance ponies. Murphy Rebel was bred by Martin Conneely on Clifden’s Sky Road and later owned by Stephen Heanue of Clifden who bought him as a foal and had him registered at age three as a stallion in ’79. His breeding was pure native on the male side as the Rebel Wind line had no infusion of outside blood and traced back to Rebel and Cannon Ball. His dam Muffy had a plenty of outside blood in her pedigree being a daughter of the part -Arab Clonkeehan Auratum. She also had Thoroughbred blood going back to Thistleton. Muffy had wins at Clifden and so too did her progeny and she is said to have passed on the Arab highly strung temperament and beautiful movement to her foals.