ELPHIN MOUNTAIN CONNEMARAS
Maplehurst Michael MacDaire
1989 ~ 14.1 hh ~ grey ~ 9" bone
~ S 513 XXIX
Gilnocky Ard-Righ MacDaire x *Abbeyleix Bluebird
ACPS inspected and approved, CCPS Elite Stallion
From a Hall of Fame family of
champions and the only one of his breeding, Maplehurst Michael MacDaire combines
award-winning Irish, European and American bloodlines...
- 2009 Awarded Elite Status with the Canadian Connemara Pony
Society for his performance results and number of ICCPS inspected progeny
- 2004 American Connemara Pony Society (ACPS) Hall of Fame
An Tostal Trophy winner
- 2003 ACPS Silver Medallion in Dressage
- 2002 ACPS Gold Medallion in Eventing
- 2002 Eastern Ontario/Quebec Young Riders training level eventing
- 2001 National Capital Horse Trials Association (NCHTA) training
- 2001 Eastern Canada Connemara Pony Assoc. high point eventing
- 2000 Eastern Canadian Connemara Pony Association (ECCPA)
high point junior rider award with Kirsten Scott
- 1999 Champion Stallion and Champion Connemara In-Hand at
the 1999 Eastern Canadian Connemara show (ACPS Region II)
- ACPS Certificates in Jumper and In Hand
- Mick won 7 of his 12 Horse Trials in 2000, 2001 & 2002:
~ Sr. pre-training division at the Oakhurst Farm Horse Trials, 2000
~ Sr. pre-training division at the Threadneedle Farm Invitational Event, 2000
~ Training division at Rocking Horse Short Course Trials, 2001
~ Sr. pre-training division at Ottawa Spring Horse Trials, 2001
~ Young Riders training division at Fox Hill Horse Trials, 2001
~ Training Championship division at the NCHTA Championships, Rocking Horse
~ Training division at Rocking Horse Trials, 2002 & SLOV Regional (Canadian
Pony Club) Training level championships
- Qualified for:
~ 2000 NCHTA region pre-training championships
~ 2001 Ontario provincial training championships, placed 17th
~ 2001 NCHTA region training championships, placed 1st
~ 2002 NCHTA region training championships
~ 2002 Ontario provincial training championships
~ 2003 Eastern Ontario dressage championships
- Mick and Kirsten won the Brookwood Smokey Jumper Equitation
Challenge at the 2001 Kingston & Region Pony Club Regional Qualifier Show.
Both Mick's sire and dam are recipients of ACPS Hall of Fame Awards:
- His sire, Gilnocky Ard-Righ MacDaire, won the 1984 ACPS An Tostal Trophy, awarded to a performance stallion used to promote the Connemara breed.
- His dam, *Abbeyleix Bluebird won the 2000 ACPS Hall
of Fame Broodmare Award, for outstanding progeny. She was a Champion Mare
at the Connemara Pony Breeders Society breed show in Clifton, Ireland. Bluebird
also won the 3 year old mare class at the Royal Dublin Horse Society Show
- Mick's paternal grandsire, Foxridge Starlight, was winner of the 1996 Tooreen Laddie Trophy, the ACPS Hall of Fame Award for foundation sires.
- His paternal granddam, *Glencara Lady, won the 1993 ACPS Hall of Fame Broodmare Award.
- Mick's uncle, *Grange Finn Sparrow, winner of the 1995 An Tostal Trophy, was twice all-Ireland pony jumping champion.
- Mick's half brother, Dale Haze, is three-time Champion Connemara Stallion in Sweden. He is the sire of Hazy Dawn, Champion Connemara Stallion in Denmark.
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