Ruby – super talented class 1 mare!


As pretty as the come, smashing mare!

  • Ruby is a 4 year old purebred Connemara mare, just under 14.2hh with more to grow.
  • She is a beautiful mare, inside and out, she is a dream to ride and oozes in quality.
  • Ruby has there great paces, she is well schooled on the flat, she has a soft snaffle mouth and rides in a nice outline, she loves to please and is super fun to ride every day.
  • She is honest and brave, takes everything in her stride, she will go far in the future, she should be suitable for mother daughter share, novice, pony club activities.
  • Ruby is easy to jump, she always wants to get on the other side without getting strong or silly, she has plenty of scope and a great technique.
  • She is easy to ride, shoe, box, catch and in traffic.
  • She has plenty of potential to be a showjumping or eventing pony, she is a class 1 Mare and should also be ideal for showing classes.
  • Ruby is a sweet mare, she has a lovely and friendly nature.
  • She has jumped here up to 1m, she loose jumped over 1.10 and has the talent to go higher in the future.
  • She is very well bred, her Sire is Tullaree Chieftain.

Tullaree Chieftain is a son of European Team Gold and Individualist Silver medallist Cul Ban Mistress and Sired by the amazing Banagher de Bregeon.

Banagher de Bregeon, a beautiful dun stallion, has won 140SJ points up to 1.10m.

Under Athlone’s Kate Derwin, Cul Ban Mistress won team gold and individual silver at the 2017 FEI European Championships for Ponies. The pair’s phenomenal record included international Grand Prix wins in Fontainebleau and Opglabbeek, as well as multiple Nations Cup victories and wins of Irish soil.

The mare was then ridden by Kate’s younger brother Francis Derwin Jnr to another team gold at the 2019 European Championships where they finished 11th individually. The pair also won the Grand Prix in Hagen, Germany, in 2019. Cul Ban Mistress did her third Europeans under young James Derwin, son of then owner Jim Derwin, in 2021 where they won on the opening day. They were part of the Irish team than won the FEI Nations Cup Final in Kronenberg in September on their last international outing together. Prior to the Derwin family, she was ridden to great international success as a youngster by Mikey Pender. By Silver Shadow, the grey mare was bred by Barry Connaire out of the Dunloughan Lad mare Cloneenagh Lass. Owned for the majority of her stellar career by Clive Swindell, who bought her as a four-year-old from John Nagle, she was sold to Athlone dealer Jim Derwin in 2019.

In 2015, Cul Ban Mistress was presented with the Connemara Pony Breeders Society Performance Pony of the Year award.

  • Rubys dam is by Silver Cloud x Graney Rebel.

Greaney Rebel (186) by Inver Rebel out of Nainsín Bhán b.’63, won the stallion class in Clifden in ’68 for owner Martin McNamara of Flagmount, Co. Clare. Bred in Clynagh by Tomás Faherty he won again in ’79 with Henry Whyte, Knocknacarra. A great grandson of the illustrious Blue Line, REBEL, he had the notable early stallions Noble Star and Silver Pearl in his Male line which also included the keystone Golden Gleam, A half-brother to Rebel Wind they both carried the Rebel blood in an alternative line to the ubiquitous Carna Bobby

  • Ruby is an absolutely smashing mare with bloodlines which are very hard to find.
  • She is a fantastic pony with a gorgeous work ethic, she is easy to hack out, alone r in company, she wants to please and is a dream pony.
  • She has no stable vices and is open for any vetting.
  • Price includes delivery and all import fees to your yard in the UK.
  • Exchange if you’re not happy.
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