Having read in the
magazines in the late 1960ies about the
Connemara pony, recently introduced into
Sweden, I felt that this was the kind of
pony I would like to own. So when my
sister and I were going to get a horse of
our own, I hoped it would be a Connemara.
One day in winter 1971 we had gone to
look at a 7 year old Norwegian fjord
gelding, and at that place we also found
two 1 year old Connemara colts for sale.
I immediately fell in love with Apollo,
but as we needed a horse that could be
ridden at once, the Fjord was bought.
However, on July 13th that
year Apollo arrived to us, to keep
Pojken, the Fjord, company.
Being a happy owner of a
Connemara I joined the Swedish Connemara Pony
Society and realized that I was interested in
breeding - and now I had got a gelding! But I
just could not sell my beloved Apollo because
he wasn't a mare. Instead I planned to get a
Connemara mare in the future.
Apollo was a very nice
character. Although he could be very tough,
he was also the nicest and sweetest horse you
could imagine. Having matured a bit slowly,
he became as time went on a merry, alert
companion, a good mover that loved jumping.
He grew as high as 155 cm. Spavin that failed
to be cured caused that he was put down 1984,
only 14 years old.
and Apollo meet for the first time
1978 I finally
decided to find the Connemara mare I had been
waiting for so long, and Ballerina was
purchased. In those days I didn't have a
stable of my own but depended on lodging
stables. Thus it felt a bit hazardous to have
her covered, so breeding activities were
postponed. In 1987 I decided to breed her
anyway, and one year later the first foal,
Deschampsia by Tiger Boy RC 11, was
In 1994 I moved
to a farm in the country, where I now am able
to keep several horses, and at the moment
there are four Connemara ponies in the
I call my
present "horse activities" Pomona
after my first own stable (where Apollo first
was kept), that was situated in a "local
area" called Pomona in the town of