Https://www.castleconnemaraponies.ie was established in 1979, when the foundation mare Village Star was purchased from the late Paddy King, breeder of the world renowned Village pony line.
Village Star produced many outstanding ponies which include Village Laura, Village Colleen, Castle Squire and Castle Misty to name but a few.
She left one special daughter in ‘Castle Dame’, our first winner in Clifden, who was also to become an exceptional brood mare. Crossed with Abbey Leix Owen, she produced two fillies and two colts all of which had great success in the show ring. Castle Countess and Castle Urchin were both Supreme Champions of Clifden; while Castle Comet and Castle Baron reached the pinnacle of success in England and Australia. Castle Urchin now continues this strong mare line, following on from her mother Castle Dame, who died prematurely in 1999.
After the death of Paddy King in the spring of 2004, Village Girl and her daughter, Village Linnet joined the Castle Stud.
Our aim has always been to produce quality ponies which are true to type; having strong bone, good temperament, movement and correct conformation. We take pride in the successes of the past and strive to continue them well into the future.