At Capall Connemara Pony Stud we aim to breed quality ponies with excellent temperaments, conformation, movement and ability to perform.
The stud is situated in the heart of horse country at Karaka, 30 mins south of Auckland and 20 mins from Auckland International airport. Previously part of a fertile dairy farm, it has been developed with purpose built facilities for the breeding, handling and schooling of the Connemara ponies.
Ingrid has long been involved with this native irish pony, having grown up riding in rural Ireland. Choosing New Zealand as home and having completed a successful 20 year medical career she saw a need in New Zealand for a purpose bred sport pony that has athleticism, strong bone, strength and stamina, and most importantly a kind nature.
With the importation of its foundation mares Capall Connemara Pony Stud has introduced new bloodlines to the small, closely related Connemara population in New Zealand. Some of these imported bloodlines are unique to New Zealand and Australia . The stud has been privileged to obtain most of its mares from the late Sue Clarke of the world renowned Glenormiston Stud in Australia. Focusing on type and performance all of the pony bloodlines originate from highly successful Irish, English and European studs.