Our Philosophy

"Glendale's Go Figure" - Half-bred Connemara out of a thoroughbred mare by Erin's Go Bragh winning the Half-Bred Futurity for Region III in 2001.

We at Glendale Farm believe in breeding horses that are both athletic and versatile. In our purebreds we strive to enforce the natural sturdiness and dependability that defines the Connemara breed, and seek to enhance good conformation, free flowing movement and athleticism.

Glendale Farm also aims to cross Connemaras with Thoroughbreds and Warmbloods to create size and versatility. There's no reason why a person's size should prohibit them from enjoying their very own Connemara. The kids shouldn't be the only ones having fun.

The Glendale Farm team begins by imprinting each of our foals when they are born and spend time with them every day in order to promote their sociability and trust of people. By the time they are ready to be backed, they already have a trusting and eager-to-please attitude.

We do not train our Glendale Farm horses for one riding discipline only. We truly believe in the often-heard motto that, "Connemaras do it all!" We try to expose our ponies to all different kinds of disciplines that the Virginia Horse Country offers. These include: trail riding, foxhunting, hunters, jumpers, dressage, combined training, driving and showing in hand. Even then, we believe there is no limit to the ability and versatility of these wonderful ponies.