Caraway Connemaras is situated in South Western Quebec. We are approximately 60 km south west of Montreal, close to the New York State border and less than an hours drive from Ontario. Visitors are welcome but please call in advance.
Having been brought up among Connemara ponies in England I have been continuing the family traditions here in Canada. In 1995 I bought my first stallion, Irish Park Caraway Finn. Finn has been a wonderful sire and riding pony but is now a happily retired gelding. In 2014 Penny Huggons of Rill Connemaras kindly leased me her stallion, *Hohnhorst Branni. He brings true pony type and unusual bloodlines, so consequently a slight change in direction to our breeding programme.
Our mares *Wensum Plum and *Hearnesbrook Shooting Star were imported form England in 1997. They both also exhibit real pony type and bloodlines which you don't come across too often in North America. Both have been good riding ponies and have produced some lovely foals.
In 2007 we bought Stonybrook Irish Creme (aka Pinky) from Joanie Webster in California. She and Finn produced 4 superb dun foals for us before she succumbed to a melanoma in 2014. Two fillies and the colt have been sold while Caraway Poppy, has been retained for riding and breeding purposes and we also have a 2014 colt from her by the warmblood stallion, Beaulieu's Quissini.
My daughter Hilary has now returned to the farm, introducing fresh ideas and new energy into the breeding and training programme. She bought the lovely mare, Romantic Fanfare who is by A Fine Romance and out of a Hanoverian mare, Flare. We presently have a 2010 filly (by Finn) and a 2014 colt (by Maplehurst Michael MacDaire) out of Flea, as she is affectionately known due to the fact that she is small, black and can jump!!
We are planning to breed these mares to Branni in the spring of 2015 and very much look forward to seeing the offspring.
Our aim is to breed strong and sane ponies and horses which can
be enjoyed by children or adults either at home or in the competitive