Ballinduff Pakie a gelding born in 2017 measuring about 147cm by the legendary Tulira Robuck. Tulira Robuck, himself a Champion both in hand and under saddle has sired multiple Champions both in hand and under saddle. It seems he passes on the wonderful temperament of his sire Earl of Castlefrench.
Another stallion found in the pedigree of Tulira Robuck is Dun Lorenzo. Dun Lorenzo was born in 1941 and was a prolific stud stallion and is said that he possessed endless stamina and courage, which he must have needed as he was taken by bike on his stallion round which on Saturdays could span 58 miles (connemaras.com). He was noted to share this stamina and courage and according to his owner always bred ponies with a purpose.
This one is no exception. In Tulira Robucks case you can find him as close as his Grand sire on the dam side. Interestingly, Gil, the sire of Carna Bobby was a competitive pony in his own right doing both showjumping and dressage. So what made Carna Bobby so great? Well my Welsh friends will be excited! The Welsh Cob stallion Prince Llewellyn is found no less than three times in the pedigree. You will also find a few thoroughbreds.
I believe this is what makes stallions like Carna Bobby and Dun Lorenzo so influential as sport pony producers. They were both bred to do a job and they did it well. Better still their progeny has inherited their strong points and make them proud.
Lily Grey is by the Glencarrig Prince stallion Buachaill Ban. Looking a little further back on this line we find Abbeyleix Owen. He was a stalwart of the Connemara Society Stallion Roster (Abbeyleix Owen is actually found in the pedigree of Tulira Robuck too). Abbeyleix Owen is of special interest to our Swedish friends, as his sire Kimble was exported to Sweden. Kimble competed at show jumping and was used as a stallion. Abbeyleix Owen is a sire of countless jumping ponies as well as Champion in hand and ridden ponies.
With this pedigree there is no doubt in my mind that this pony is going to go on to do great things.
Pakie has been broken to ride and is now back in work after some summer holidays. This boy has a wonderful temperament and a fabulous willingness to work. He loves to jump and happily skips over both show jumps and cross country jumps. Ballinduff Pakie is also good to hack and goes out both on his own and in company.
This pony is evjoying every minute of the grooming session and is an absolute saint to clip, shoe, load onto a trailer, wash etc etc. He is also easy to catch in the field.
We believe this pony has the capacity to reach the top of pony showjumping or indeed eventing. He would suit someone who would like to bring him on up through the ranks. It is our hope that he will end up in a competitive home.
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