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New Services on offer in 2023.

You asked so we have delivered. 

We are a small, experienced, dedicated team and we are offering our excellent  knowledge and  facilities to include the non Connemara breeder.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom McManus

It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Tom McManus, founder and greatest supporter of Barrowby Connemaras. Tom loved his ponies, his cattle, his life. There is a huge hole that we are all still coming to terms with. There was still so much that he wanted to do, his plans were not complete. I hope that we can do him proud as we continue to fulfil his dream. Tom’s family and the team at Barrowby are incredibly grateful for all the support and words of kindness at this very difficult time. 

2019 British Connemara Pony Society National Show

Veteran Champion

Quelle du Netz

Foal Champion

Barrowby du Netz Sired by Kippure Lancelot out of Quelle du netz

Yearling Champion

Barrowby Supermatch sired by Killour Star out of Kirtle Maple Leaf

2 year old Champion

Barrowby Matchmade sired by Killour Star out of Kirtle Maple Leaf

2019 British Breeding Futurity

2 Year old Pony Champion Barrowby Horizon

Sired by Kippure Lancelot out of Kiltartan Empress

Gold Premium Foal Hollybushfarm Matchem

Sired by Killaspic Ross out of Kilmurray Silver Pearl

Your chance to meet the stallions in person 2019

Yorkshire Sport Horse Stallion Parade

Sunday 10th March at Richmond Equestrian Centre

  • Killaspic Ross
  • Kippure Lancelot
  • Killour Star
  • Barrowby Lord Darcy

See them perform and meet them back at the wagon throughput the day.

Competition Stallion Event

Saturday 16th March at Addington Equestrian Centre

  • Kippure Lancelot
  • Killour Star
  • Barrowby Lord Darcy

Meet them in the stables and see them perform throughout the day!

Enter the Competition to win a months supply* of Saracen Horse Feed and lots of other goodies.

Appointments can be made to see the stallions at home.

2018 Show Season

Northumberland County Show

Menlo Spirit Lady

Young stock winner, M&M Champion, Silver Medal Winner

NECG Breed Show

Barrowby Cassanova

Yearling winner, young stock champion, British bred Champion and reserve Supreme Inhand.

Fair Clydagh Blossom

Mare Winner, Adult Champion and Supreme inhand.

LEM Breed Show

Barrowby Aibrean

Winner Yearlings

Menlo Spirit Lady

Winner 2year olds, Youngstock Champion and Supreme Inhand Champion.

BCPS Breed Show

Barrowby Boy

Champion Foal

Kiltartan Empress

Winner of Mares and Reserve Champion Inhand

Open Day!!

Wow!! What a day, Tom and the Farm Guys had the yard looking amazing, Megan and the girls had ALL the ponies presented to perfection, the inspections ran perfectly and the afternoon was filled with a presentation and talk from Frankie about the stallions here and a walk through the breeding mares and youngstock, followed by the most important part of the day, the most amazing lunch organised by Geraldine.

The inspections brought a fabulous standard of pony to the day all of whom gained Class 1

Our Three fillies were the 2 year olds:

  • Barrowby de la dive
  • Barrowby Banrion
  • Menlo Spirit Lady

Welcoming our 2018 foals....

Colt, Barrowby Virtue AKA Glen by Killour Star out of Quelle du Netz

Colt, Barrowby Supermatch AKA Hugo by Killour Star out of Kirtle Maple Leaf

Filly, Barrowby Bessie Bowe By Killaspic Ross out of Kilmurray Silver Pearl

Colt, Barrowby Boy (pictured) AKA Louis By Innellan Condor out of Kiltartan Empress

Colt, Barrowby Brehon AKA Jonjo by Innellan Condor out of Broadhaven Beauty

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2018 Combinations

Quelle du Netz and Killour Star

Kirtle Maple Leaf and Killour Star

Killaspic Bhrid and Kippure Lancelot

Kiltartan Empress and Innellan Condor

Kilmurray Silver Pearl and Killaspic Ross

Broadhaven Beauty and Innellan Condor

British Connemara Pony Society

Performance Awards

The pony that just keeps giving.

Kippure Lancelot crowned

  • BCPS Champion Stallion
  • BCPS Showjumping Champion
  • BCPS Ridden by Junior Champion
  • SPSS Best Registered Connemara

2017 British National Foal of the Year

A first for Barrowby Connemaras to make the trip to the midlands to the BNFOY Show and what a day, hundreds of foals had been prepared for this fabulous show.

Barrowby Matchmade has been an unbelievably rewarding homebred, out of of BCPS Champion mare Kirtle Maple Leaf and by Killour Star our young stallion that we bought as a very young colt, this filly just keeps on giving, earlier in the year she was awarded a first premium with BEF and Gold Premium with SPSS. Going onto the BNFOY without her dam she won a huge, very hotly contested Connemara foal class and a win her second class of the day against all types representing the creme gene, she later went Champion. Being so far from home with a young foal we didn't stay for the supreme she had done more than enough for us as breeders with her impeccable manners throughout.

We even got our picture in Horse and Hound :) 

2017's Statistics are in!

On Site - 100% end of season conception

82% first Cycle

2017 BEF Futurity

Breeders goals right there!

Homebred-Purebred Connemara Barrowby Lord D'arcy gained a Higher First Premium as an Event Pony with British Equestrian Federation with the lovely surprise of a Diploma award for his Dam Cill Bhrid Judy who is also the Dam of last years First Premium Awarded ThunderRebel, at the Futurity evaluations the ponies are Vetted and Evaluated, it is a great structure for producing top level ponies for sport with backing for us as Breeders from the BEF that our ponies are amongst some of the best!


"A horse or pony that has an average of scores over 8.5 and a vet score of B or above which means that it has the potential and outlook to perform well at national level, if veterinary guidance is followed and the horse or pony is appropriately cared-for, produced and ridden. The main difference between a higher first and a first is that the evaluators believe it shows greater athleticism and a greater potential to obtain a higher number of points/prize money and/or be in the placings so as to set it apart from a First premium"

British Connemara Breed Show

Cree Diego returns as a 2year old after winning the yearlings in 2016 going one better this year he stands Youngstock Champion and reserve champion in the Tam O'Shanter Final.

Champion Connemara and through to the Cuddy!

Kiltartan Empress wins the biggest adult class we've seen all year and goes on to take the championship in the greatest of company at Cheshire County Show

Killaspic Ross Reigns Champion

Following on from 2016's Supreme Champion title at the Lincoln Breed Show on his debut outing since arriving in the UK, Killaspic Ross took to the showground newly backed in 2017 to win a hotly contested Novice Ridden and went on to take the Ridden champion title, a huge achievement and major proud moment as he was up against two HOYS qualified Stallions and a number of experienced mares and geldings, he has age on his side but he had only a few months ridden education, what a true legend he is.

2017 Foal News

Kippure Lancelot's First Part bred Foal was born out of SHB mare Golden Gun (wbxcb) a beautiful Bay filly.

Our homebred mare Killaspic Bhrid foaled a lovely filly by Kippure Lancelot

Hitting the ground in Ireland is the 3rd Filly by Kippure Lancelot out of the Connemara mare Omey Cloud

Kilmurray Silver Pearl finally let us have a restful night after giving birth to a huge colt by Kippure Lancelot (we could be any colour but im edging my bets on black)

Kirtle Maple Leaf Foaled a beautiful filly by Killour Star, 

his first foal to be born and boy are we thrilled!!

Kiltartan Empress carries on the filly streak with a dun filly by Kippure Lancelot

Another foal across the water as Lough Fadda Milly has a colt by Kippure Lancelot

Warmblood mare Carissa Rosa has a great colt by Kippure Lancelot in Scotland

Another scottish arrival as Kalewater Creampuff has a huge colt by Kippure Lancelot

Edenwoods Lady safely delivers a colt by Killour Star

Broadhaven Beauty foals the biggest colt to date to Kippure Lancelot

Kalewater Cupcake kept her owners waiting but eventually foaled a healthy filly by Kippure Lancelot

Killour Stars 3rd offspring and first non connemara is a filly foaled by ISH Millie

Our last resident Cill Bhrid Judy foaled a lovely colt by Kippure Lancelot

Coloured Remedy a warmblood mare has an outstanding colt by Kippure Lancelot

and that takes us to the end of foaling for 2017

Now to begin the excitement of watching them blossom and of course to the 2018 arrivals. 

Lancelot has a winning weekend!

Morris Equestrian 148 Pony Premier, Scotland

Starting off with a Win in the Newcomers on Saturday morning and a 2nd in the Foxhunter in the Evening Lancelot matched his win again on Sunday morning with a repeat win in the Newcomers and a 3rd in the 1.10 Coral Qualifier. 

From British Novice to Foxhunter

Kippure Lancelot 

A busy 3 day christmas spectacular for Lance. He jumped some amazing clear rounds with a 3rd place in the 1m open, an unfortunate pole in his step up to 1.15m level and 5th in a 1.10 grand prix.

A week later and back down the country again to South View 148 show he had an amazing win in another hugely supported Newcomers and 5th in the Coral 1.10m Qualifier.


I will update the website as soon as possible but in the meantime...

Good ponies sell all year round and we have been as busy as ever, which means some of our ponies have gone onto pastures new to amazing homes, unfortunately that also means disappointing a lot of people. Contrary to the website the following ponies are no longer available.

  • Castle Warrior sold to a showing home
  • Tochar Spirit sold to a showing home
  • Barrowby Broadcastle sold to a eventing home
  • Barrowby Thunderbird sold to a showing home
  • Lisesker Diamond sold to performance home
  • Barrowby Thunder Rebel sold to Event Stud as Breeding Stallion

Drummore Prince Charming

Qualifies for Olympia

  • Not only was he a true professional at Horse of the Year Show he was placed 8th in the final and joint 1st in the Tagg la Liga most consistent connemara of 2016
  • Just when you think things cant get any better he only goes and qualifies for Olympia.  

Killour Star

Achieves Connemara Stallion Grading as Class 1

Dual Graded stallion is available in 2017 to Connemara and Non Connemara mares for AI and Natural cover

This young stallion has exceptional fertility!

Sport Pony Studbook Approved Stallions

Kippure Lancelot, Killour Star and Killaspic Ross

Kippure Lancelot crowned champion graded stallion for England and Wales in 2016

Killour Star is a licenced SPSS stallion at just 3 years old

Killaspic Ross is the latest stallion to also be approved by the SPSS taking Reserve Champion Graded Stallion in Scotland.

Latest News

BEF Futurity

2016 saw the arrival of Kippure Lancelot's first foals on the ground!

What a flying start his breeding career is off to with his Colt foal out of Purebred Connemara Mare, Cill Bhrid Judy gaining a First Premium at the BEF futurity grading in category Sports Pony - Eventing.

Barrowby Thunder Rebel pictured at 8weeks old

Photo copyright KEVIN SPARROW


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