We had a BIG day today. Crossiebeg Brennan had his Studbook Inspection. This was nerve wracking on two accounts, the first being the sheer fact that it WAS his Studbook inspection and the second being the weather! I drove through some of the vilest weather I have EVER experienced to get him there. We went slowly and carefully and came through it all unscathed and Brennan never even looked up from his hay net whilst I, on the other hand, white knuckled the steering wheel the entire way there. Thankfully the trip back was better!
Anyway, enough talk of the weather! I am very proud to be able to announce that Brennan is now a Class 1 Approved Studbook Stallion with the Connemara Pony Breeders Society of NZ (this also makes him Internationally recognised). Woot! His scores were as follows (I have converted them to marks out of 10 rather than the marks out of 70, 20, 25 and 200).
Type (proximity to Optimum Type) - 8.9
Conformation - 8.0
Walk - 9.1
Trot - 9.5
Movement - 9.3
Overall Total - 8.8
And what's even better is that all three of the inspectors agreed that he still has some maturing to do which means he is just going to get better! Very proud day for us today! Congratulations must also go to his breeder, Fiona Comer for breeding such a magnificent wee beastie! Brennan is now back in his paddock tucking into a special feed and a large pile of carrots. What a good boy!
I am afraid there are no photos - I completely forgot to get my camera out of the car in my stressed state but hopefully you all know what he looks like by now :o)