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Declan was imported in the fall of 2012. We brought him over with two other foals. He is for sale through no fault of his own, as we planned to market two of the three foals. Declan's pedigree is a who's who of top international show jumping ponies and sires.
Declan's sire, Dexter Leam Pondi, is one of the world's most respected Connemara stallions. He has won numerous titles at the international level, and was one of the most successful ponies to compete at the Grand Prix level in Europe. Not only is he an incredible athlete, he is the epitome of the Connemara pony with superb conformation, movement, jump and type. His offspring, and even grand-offspring, are consistently performing at the top of international sport. Just like their sire before them, many of his successors are competing on international junior teams in Europe.
Declan's dam, Dandy Sparrow, is by the renowned Grade A show jumping Connemara, Ashfield Bobby Sparrow. Ashfield Bobby Sparrow has also sired too many Grade A ponies to count; a very consistent line of proven jumping ponies. Dandy Sparrow's great-grandsire is Ballydonagh Cassanova, sire of Westside Mirah and Poetic Justice; both sires of numerous Grade A jumping ponies. Dandy Sparrow has produced three class 1 stallions in Ireland.
Declan made his show ring debut at the Upperville show, winning the 2 year old and under colt class. He behaved impeccably in the show ring. He has since attended the ACPS Region III Show bringing home three 2nd place ribbons (PB Yearling, Sport Pony, and Baby Obedience). At the Region III Show he was Reserve Champion of the Yearling Futurity.
Declan ties, leads, loads, knows w/t/c and whoa in the round pen. He bathes, and has had his face clipped. Currently out with another colt and an older gelding. He is grey from buckskin.
Declan is correct, has great bone, big clean joints, and excellent Connemara type. He will stay pony.
We desire to retain breedings with his sale.