Wintermist Sweet Shannon

Connemara Pony Mare

Owned by Leslie van der Wal, California

Updated October 28, 2008


Pony Club Halloween Parade 2008:  A lady bug stuck in a spider web.
What a clever costume. Aren't they cute?!


Shannon and Lia
October 2008
photo courtesy of Leslie van der Wal

Shannon and Lia
October 2008
photo courtesy of Leslie van der Wal

Shannon - Connemara Pony
December 2006
photo courtesy of Leslie van der Wal

Shannon and Lia
October 2007
photo courtesy of Leslie van der Wal

Shannon and Brosna - Connemara Ponies
December 2006 (with Doe Valley Brosna go Bragh)
photo courtesy of Leslie van der Wal

Shannon - Connemara Pony
August 2006
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon - Connemara Pony
August 2006
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon - Connemara Pony
August 2006
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon - Connemara Pony
August 2006
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon - Connemara Pony
November 2002
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon and Maighe - Connemara Ponies
2001 (with Doe Valley Maighe)
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

Shannon - Connemara Pony
May 1999

Shannon - Connemara Pony
November 1997

Shannon - Connemara Pony
August 1997


Wintermist Sweet Shannon
grey/dark dun mare
foaled 1997
14.1 hands

Wintermist Sweet Shannon
S 517 XXIX
*Canal Laurinston
(grey/dark brown)

*Canal Laurinston
photo courtesy of
Stonybrook Connemaras
Callowfeenish Mairtin
(846)
(bay)
Abbeyleix Owen
(496)
Wireless Wave
(3641)
Village Laura
(8097)
(grey)
Thunderbolt
(178)
Village Star
(5146)
M 1516 XXXI
Rocky Hollow Irish Crystal
(dun)

Rocky Hollow Irish Crystal
S 450 XXII
Greystone Creggan Winter
(dark bay)
S 420 XVIII
Greystone McErrill
M 585 V
Landgate Phoebe
BEC M 3 XXIII
Blue Hills Blue Eyes
(blue-eyed cream)
S 312 XI
Arthur's Black Patty
M 709 VIII
Arthur's Winter Lady


Shannon's sire is *Canal Laurinston (Chip), a wonderful stallion imported from Ireland by Stonybrook Connemaras of Napa, California. Chip is the winner of multiple championships in hand and in performance. He was named Supreme Champion of the West Coast Connemara Show four times and has competed successfully in a variety of disciplines including combined training, hunter/jumper, dressage, foxhunting, driving, and western pleasure. Chip was inspected and approved by the ACPS in 1995. He is very gradually turning grey, and Shannon is also greying in a slow and very unusual pattern!

With her elegant long stride, Shannon is loaded with athletic ability. She is friendly and bold. Shannon has a curious nature and is a first-class clown.


*Glenormiston Flurry Knox - Connemara Pony
*Glenormiston Flurry Knox
photo courtesy of Wildwych Connemaras

In 2001, Shannon foaled a lovely filly by the Australian-bred stallion *Glenormiston Flurry Knox, who stands at Wildwych Connemaras in Colorado. The filly, Doe Valley Maighe (pictured above with Shannon), is dun and beautifully pony in type. In 2003, Shannon produced a colt, Doe Valley Brosna Go Bragh, by the famous eventing Connemara, Hideaway's Erin Go Bragh. Brosna, a bay gelding, and Shannon are living happily together in the mountains on top of the world in California.


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