Loguestown Papaver (Poppy)

14.1hh Grey Connemara Mare, born 2008. (M0020857)

About Poppy

Poppy is a really sweet grey/dun Connemara mare, she was lightly shown in the 2010 season and was presented for inspection for inclusion in the Connemara Pony Breeders Stud Book. She passed easily and is now a class 1 registered mare. Poppy will not go to stud this year, she will be shown and left to mature.(2011)

Now broken and riding Poppy has excelled in her first full season of showing (2012). She has won numerous classes both in-hand and ridden including Reserve Overall Supreme (Ridden) at the IPS Championship show at Knockagh View Equestrian Centre.
She has won in both show-jumping and Working Hunters late in the season and we are looking forward to a full season in 2013

Poppy has had an even more successful season in 2013 not being placed below 2nd in any field so far. She maintained this record in Dublin Horse Show where she was placed 2nd in the 4 and 5 year old ridden connemara class, the pony that beat her then went on to take ridden connemara champion! 10.08.13.

Poppy has a varied career with us and alongside her many sucesses in showing and working hunter classes she has sucessfully competed at Intermediate level in Dressage Ireland competitions. The plan for Poppy is to now return to stud to continue her family line.

Poppy's Parents

Poppy's Foals

Connemara Colt, born 23rd June 2016.

Photos of Poppy

Poppy - Castlewellan Show 2014

Poppy's Recent News

Oughterard Show 2014`
We really enjoyed our first time at Oughterard Show, it was definitely worth the trip. Loguestown Papaver had a great weekend coming 2nd out of 16
Poppy's first 2 phase
Poppy attended her first 2-phase today. She has never been schooled around a cross country course and has had very few experiences of jumping on
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
Castlewellan Show 2014
We had a successful day at Castlewellan Show yesterday. Loguestown Papaver achieved a credible 2nd in the inhand M&M Large Breeds Class which had a
Petra and Poppy are measured
On Sunday 19th January we loaded Poppy and Petra and headed to Connell Hill for the SJAI measurements. We returned with Poppy measured as 14hh, which
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
RDS here we come
Dublin horse show had been in our sights since the beginning of the year and the time had finally come to pack up and go.The trip down was uneventful
Poppy qualifies for Ponies UK
Today was the NPS show in Greenacres County Donegal, somewhere different for us. Poppy was now being aimed for Dublin and we needed a few more
Poppy tries her hand at workers
Poppy went to Omagh show to experience the atmosphere of a busy show. She was not phased by all the action, crowds and noise and won her Working
Poppy & Petra start their campaign for 2013
With Lynsey back and the ponies fit we went to the NPS show at Knockagh. Petra had a quiet day (third in mixed M&M class) so it was left to Poppy to
Poppy does the Championship trophy double
Just when we thought it was safe to close up the trophy cabinet Poppy was awarded yet again. This time it was the turn of the I.P.S to award Poppy
NPS Awards 2012
Tonight was the annual awards dinner of the NPS area 42. After a very enjoyable meal the assembled members settled down to the presentation of the
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
Poppy and Vanessa go double clear
Tonight we went show jumping and the two mares went double clear in a local gymkhana. They have improved so much over these past few weeks and we are
Lynsey and Poppy excel
Saturday was the IPS Summer Show at Knockagh View and after a mix up about where the location of the show we arrived too late for the In Hand
Poppy and her "beau" Polo win big at Collinstown
Poppy had a long trip to Maynooth for the performance show at Collinstown. An overnight stop before the show meant Poppy was stabled beside a very
Poppy & Vanessa go show jumping
Poppy and Vanessa went to their first official showjumping show today and went really well. Poppy jumped double clear, there were only 6 out of 16,
Petra wins her first Connemara Championship
Castlewellan show was as busy as usual with hundreds of horses and ponies from far and near.The weather was fine and the Connemara and Mixed M&M
Poppy and Petra "go west" and win again.
The show season moved to Omagh and after a relaxed morning we arrived at the show only to realise we had been a little too relaxed!! We parked up,
Poppy and Petra at NPS Championship show
Petra and Poppy teamed up at the NPS show held at Knockagh. First off was the mixed M&M classes,always difficult for us, Poppy was third and Petra
Poppy & Vanessa paint the town red, white and blue
On the Diamond Jubilee weekend Loguestown Connemaras had their most successful show week-end ever, the venue Ballymoney. Friday started with Vanessa
Poppy has a "Champion" start to the season
Poppy, and her new best mate Vanessa, today competed at the NPS spring show at Knockagh Lodge. An early class meant an early start but the long
Poppy out to winter grazing
Poppy was ridden by Lynsey over the Christmas break and went really well. She was hacked out, schooled on the flat and over fences and we were very
Poppy back in work
Poppy is doing a great job keeping Rio company and so she might as well do something useful. She is back in work so that Lynsey has a project over
Rio a big boy now
Rio and Rosie were separated today and Rio took all in his stride. There was a bit of calling but mister independent has already found a new love in
Poppy pops!
Poppy had her last outing before her winter break at a x country/ showjumping "go as you please". She was not phased by all the hustle and bustle of
Poppy qualifies for "The mare of the future" final
Poppy had a early start at Clogher Valley today being second in the Hunter Pony in hand class. She was plaited for the first time and looked the part
Poppy gets a real jockey
The "Alien" worked and today Fiona rode Poppy round the stable yard and the paddock at walk and trot. Poppy was great and had no problems accepting a
"Alien" lands on Poppy!
Anyone looking at the photos gallery of Poppy could not have missed the "Alien" tied on to Poppy's saddle.( Just a technical point the stirrups are
Poppy says anything you can do I can do better!
Poppy rose to the challenge of her little sister Petra today by winning two classes at Ballymoney. She won both the combined Connemara class and the
Poppy's breaking starts
Poppy had her first introduction to roller and long reins today. Showing and lots of handling prepared her well and things went good. Fiona and
Poppy qualifies for NPS M&M Champs.
Poppy had her first outdoor show of the season at Ballymena. She was third in the mixed M&M class won by a Welsh stallion who was eventually crowned
Poppy qualifies for Ponies (UK) Championships 2011
Poppy, fresh in from a long cold winter and still in some of her winter coat, was second in a good Connemara youngstock class at Cavan. She behaved
Poppy and Pearl back home
Poppy and Pearl returned to the yard today from the winter grazing in fine condition and pleased to see all their mates again. Pearl will now be
Poppy Class One it's official
Poppy was passed Class One for full registration in the Connemara Society Stud Book. We always knew she was a first class filly now it is official!
Poppy has a walk in the park
Poppy enjoyed her visit to Castlewellan forest park for Castlewellan show. She won her Connemara class and was second in the mixed M&M class. Both
Poppy qualifies for another final
Today at Omagh show Poppy qualified for "The Two and Three Years Old Filly and Mare of the Future All Ireland Championship" to be held at Ballinasloe
Poppy Qualifies
Poppy won "The Diamond Mixed M & M in hand Championship qualifier" at Finn Valley show
Poppy wins again
Poppy won both the Connemara and the mixed M&M youngstock classes at Ballymoney Agricultural Show.
Poppy qualifies for Ponies (UK) Championships
Poppy on her first outing of the season won her class at Ballymena show and high praise from the judge. See Article for more info.
Poppy and Ciara have a good day at Portadown festi
Ponies from all over Ireland assembled in Portadown for the Country Comes To Town Festival. Poppy was first up in the strong yearling class full of
Poppy leaves Swatragh with a Swagger
Poppy had a great day today at Swatragh show. On a beautiful autumn day Poppy on her first solo trip travelled well. In her first class she was a bit
Poppy excells at Clogher Valley show
Poppy went with Ciara to Clogher Valley show and in a very strong class of 14 yearling, colts and geldings, she ended up 4th (second filly). This was
Poppy wins All Ireland filly foal qualifier
At the Knockagh View NPS native breeds show Poppy won All Ireland filly foal qualifier at the NPS native breeds show at Knockagh View. Poppy did