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Breeding Leases / In Utero Foal Sales

Please contact us if you would be interested in a breeding lease/in utero foal purchase. It's a great way to breed a foal without all of the associated worry and responsibility and in a way that enables you to spread the cost over time.


A star has been born!

Talisman Farm now offers this top pony prospect to the market. A well-bred purebred Connemara filly to mature full height/large pony, Teasel is a fantastic competition prospect, offering a performance pedigree, versatility and personality plus.

Teasel is also a valuable future breeding proposition with an internationally recognised pedigree. By Crossiebeg Brennan - Class 1 Studbook Connemara Stallion and out of imported Class 1 mare, Glenormiston Lile (Castle Baron/Domo Cavallo Praize) - This presents a double cross to the super producing sire, Domo Cavallo Praize through both sire and dam - she will be a valuable pony broodmare, especially to anyone looking to breed to GRP. 

Teasel is a super mover, she is straight, correct, eye-catching, personable and fantastic to handle. Brennan's progeny are demonstrating trainability and talent in all equestrian spheres. 

Payment plan considered to the right home. Teasel is currently fully insured. HWSD TBC.

$5500 NEG to the right home

Priority given to a performance home but an experienced and loving home most important


TF Monty Bojangles AKA Bear.

Bear is a 2 year old (foaled October 2019) Connemara x Thoroughbred gelding by Crossiebeg Brennan - Class 1 Studbook Connemara Stallion, out of Coconut Ice (Exemplar x Silent Hunter). 

Currently standing at appoximately 15hh (paddock measured) with an estimated mature height of 15.2hh, this young horse is beautifully bred to jump, but with movement good enough to show/dressage. Bear is well handled with a quiet and sensible nature. He is good to catch, tie up, lunge, drench, trim, cover etc. Has also traveled quietly on a float a handful of times.

Bear is for sale to an approved and suitably experienced home - No sight unseen purchasers please. This little horse is very special to his owner and only a change in circumstances has necessitated his move.

Advertised on behalf - Please contact me in the first instance if you are interested.

$6000 negotiable to the right home.

**SOLD**TF Sweet Torque**SOLD**
Exquisitely elegant

Possibly one of TF Hamish's last and with the bonus of being a filly and future breeding prospect, this lovely foal is a delightful mix of sassy and sensible. With an EMH of 15HH and lovely long legs, she'll paint a very pretty picture in the park hack ring, however, she is also out of our super producer, Mischique (Answer Back/SJ HOY 2006 x Magic/SJ POY 2004) so there's more than a dash of good jumping lines in the mix! 

Bred to be a handy allrounder, she is already showing Hamish's trademark off the floor paces and friendly/brave temperament and is guaranteed to make her new owner very happy whilst giving years of fun, trouble free 'motoring'.

Suited for the lady rider who doesn't want a big horse but still wants the feeling of riding big paces, all of Hamish's progeny are attractive, smart horses that learn fast and try hard to please. 

Hazel will be well handled, (haltered, taught to lead/float load), vaccinated, drenched & trimmed prior to sale as well as being given the chance to run on hills & develop natural balance and strength prior to weaning. She's a friendly, outgoing filly, already happy to be handled all over and have her feet picked up in the paddock.  Foaled 15/12/2020.

 Currently insured and available at weaning (May onwards) - $4000

Big, bold and beautiful!
Now to be retained by stud unless you make an offer that I cannot refuse

Talisman Farm Sport Horses & Ponies present this outstanding liver chestnut colt by Crossiebeg Brennan (Class 1 Studbook Connemara Stallion) for sale. Foaled 25/10/20.

Out of NZWB mare, Showfields Celtic Star (Littorio x Ramses II), bred to stand out from the crowd, this colt has it all - Movement, temperament & type.

TF Peppertalk is a bold, upstanding colt, with nuggety, correct conformation, great bone/substance & a naturally inquisitive & confident temperament. He was bred with the small dressage stars & showing (Hunter) rider in mind, however, given his sire’s jumping ability (a talent that he is passing on to his progeny) & his delightfully balanced & uphill canter, he’ll be a dream in the show hunter ring & he’ll eat cross country courses for breakfast! He may not take you to the Olympics but, as the complete package, I guarantee truck loads of fun on your journey together, wherever it is that you may want to go!

Pepper will be well handled, (haltered, taught to lead/float load), gelded, vaccinated, drenched & trimmed prior to sale as well as being given the chance to run on hills & develop natural balance and strength prior to weaning. He's a gregarious, friendly colt, already happy to be caught and have all his feet picked up in the paddock - due his first trim any day.

Pepper has an EMH of 158cm and is available at weaning (March onwards). He is insured - A deposit will secure.

We are looking for an experienced, kind, competitive home. Price negotiable/home not!


TF Straight Torque - Stand out from the crowd!

Foaled at Talisman Farm Sport Horses in November 2018, this head turning boy has all the attributes to be a extremely classy, versatile, fun and competitive future mount for a small adult or an older/taller child.

With an EMH of 14.1-15HH (Sire 13.3HH, Dam 15.1HH), Bracken has super performance proven breeding, being by Class 1 Studbook Connemara Stallion ‘Crossiebeg Brennan’ and out of ‘Mischique’ (By Horse of the Year winner, 'Answer Back'/Backchat/Aberlou X Deputy Governor out of Pony of the Year winner, 'Magic').

Step into the paddock with Bracken and you cannot help but be impressed by his strong, correct and uphill movement and his confident/spunky attitude. His striking looks, excellent conformation and flashy movement ensure that he will turn heads wherever he goes.

Bracken was bred to jump but demonstrates ‘off the floor’ paces so will also be competitive in showing or dressage. We think he’d also be pretty darned smart in front of a gig and the  Connemara as a breed is renowned for its versatility so, why not try it all?

Bracken will be gelded and branded prior to sale and can be registered as a part bred Connemara with the CPSNZ (Connemara Pony Society of NZ). He has been lightly and sensibly handled, and wormed appropriately. He will be available at weaning in May but a deposit will secure. Bracken is insured.

$4000, price negotiable, home not.

TF Small Torque - EMH 148cm & Bred to be Brilliant!


Bramble is out of the beautifully (and classically NZ) bred small hack mare, Mischique (or Mag - pronounced Madge). Mag is a 15.1HH mare by the Aberlou descendant sire 'Sacred Hill Answer Back'. Answer Back was NZ SJ Horse of the Year in 2006 with Claire Wilson and is by the Aberlou son, Backchat. Mag's dam, 'Magic', won the NZ Pony of the Year title in 2004 with Emma Williams, so it will come as no surprise to hear that we purchased this mare with the production of superstar show jumping ponies in mind. 

Mag's first foal to Crossiebeg Brennan is an exceptional pony type with a bold and confident attitude, strong/straight paces and correct/robust conformation. He has been lightly handled, picks up all feet in the paddock/farrier trimmed and is learning to lead. 

Lola in utero contract

Lola is currently in foal to TF Hamish, due early November 2019

**In Utero Contract IN PLACE**

The delightful Showfields Celtic Star is a half sister to Jayne Craike's very successful GP campaigner Showfields Papanui Crusader and is our very first Warmblood broodmare. She is an extremely cute 8 year old, campaigned lightly in dressage to level three and retired to the broodmare paddock through injury. Her sire, Littorio (now deceased) should need little introduction but, in case he does, he was a fully approved and licensed Holsteiner, Oldenburg and Belgian Warmblood. Littorio was the 1995 Grand Champion of the Holsteiner Verband, Neumunster. His sire, Lord is one of the most influential sires in the history of the Holstein and Littorio was one of his last living sons. Littorio has produced National Grand Champion young stock in Europe, also finalists in free jumping and two qualifiers for the Bundeschampionart 2003 and a finalist for the young horse world championships, in Monteray, Mexico. 

Her dam sire, Ramzes II (imported Dutch WB) was a foundation WB stallion in NZ and sired a great many successful horses, including the grand old dressage campaigner and NZWB sire, Belmont Golden Boy.

Lola had a superb filly by TF Hamish in 2017 - TF Sands of Time. Sansa has now sold to a showing/dressage home. 

What an opportunity - Full height pony with endless potential!

TF Temperance Brennan is a quality performance bred 5YO, 148cm Connemara Sport Pony mare by the talented sire Crossiebeg Brennan (Class 1 Studbook Connemara) and out of Show Hunter/Jumper mare Rei Huia Bernadette (Hifalutin x Laughtons Legend). Tempi has lovely loose, rhythmical movement and a spectacular canter so there's a lot to like if a future in dressage or the hunter ring is your goal. She is a correct, eye catching, versatile pony & a true saddle hunter type (with bone, substance & quality). 

For sale by her breeder who has spared nothing in her upbringing. Well handled since birth, professionally started as a 4yo, turned away & brought back into work by a professional - She is now being campaigned by a young rider. Her even & generous temperament can make it easy to forget that her age & lack of experience mean that she is still green. Due to this, she will not be sold as a first pony or to an inexperienced rider. Tempi would also make an excellent mount for a smaller lady rider.

Tempi is excellent to catch, drench, float/truck, clip, hack & great for the farrier. She has a snaffle mouth, with strong feet & has had her hooves and teeth done regularly her entire life. She is vaccinated for tetanus and strangles. Tempi did sustain an injury to her right eye as a foal and this was treated under close Veterinary supervision and has healed, however has left some residual scarring. We are confident that it is purely cosmetic and has little to no effect on her vision or way of going. We welcome a vet check.

Tempi has been hacked out alone & in company, been to arenas/lessons, PC, XC & competitions & is SAFE & always a pleasure.

She has come home with ribbons from nearly every outing to date, including at A&P level, most recently winning the Reserve Champion Novice Saddle Hunter Title at Feilding, her 2nd A&P + she has ribbons & a trophy from her 2nd jumping start! Now competing 80/90cm. 

Tempi has a photo Album HERE on our facebook page and videos now being uploaded to this page also.

$10,000 - Looking for a top competition home. SOLD

'TF Sands of Time' - Sansa

Beautiful small dressage/show hack of the future


Sansa or TF Sands of Time (TF Hamish x Showfields Celtic Star by Littorio/Ramses II) is elegant and pretty with a particularly beautiful head and eye, a superb natural topline and a cracking 'engine'. When she moves, she floats along the ground. If you want a pretty small show/dressage horse with a bit of substance, you would be hard pressed to find anything nicer for the price and she's likely to be fairly handy over fences too. EMH 15/15.1HH. Sansa will be branded, hooves trimmed and taught to lead/load on a float or truck prior to sale. Sansa is currently insured with Crombie Lockwood. DOB 05.12.16.

I regularly drench my youngstock, vaccinate for tetanus and strangles and they are hard fed alongside their dams with an appropriate broodmare feed. We give them the very best start to life at Talisman Farm.

$4k (neg. to the right home). 

Will consider deposit to hold and time payments - conditions apply, please contact to discuss. 

Sansa has now sold to a dressage/showing home.

Charlie and TF L'il Bit Smitten

Mare and foal now both SOLD

Charlie is a striking, correct, upstanding and athletic young TB mare by Volksraad (sire of Nadal KSNZ/Pretorious [Fraser King?s National Title winning International eventer] & Top Shelf [Supreme Champion Show Hack] ) and out of a Casual Lies/Deputy Governor mare. A young mare at only 4 years of age she has many good breeding years ahead of her. I have had Charlie since she was a 2yo and she has thoroughly impressed me with her lovely easy temperament. She is exceptionally good to handle - Easy to catch, worm, trim and very sensible beyond her years and experience. Charlie conceived first cycle, was easy to breed and foaled without assistance. Charlie is approx 163cm. 

Charlie currently has a correct, bright and precocious filly foal at foot by the Class 1 Connemara Stallion, Crossiebeg Brennan. The foal (TF L?il Bit Smitten) has been purpose bred to become a competitive upper level large sport pony and will be branded and foal registered with the CPSNZ prior to sale. DOB 22.10.16 

Brennan is the consummate all-round sport pony with relations (mostly out of TB mares) competing at the highest levels of eventing internationally. He has an explosive jump and excellent technique, especially his back end which is outstanding. This foal has been bred with a competitive career in mind but will have the sensible amateur friendly temperament that the breed is renowned for. Brennan is 140cm 

Charlie and Lil are available as a package with the option of a return breeding to Crossiebeg Brennan (or TF Hamish) or individually at weaning. Foal fully insured for $3k. 

  • Mare and foal package - NO LONGER AVAILABLE 
  • Mare and foal with mare back in foal to Crossiebeg Brennan - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mare and foal with mare back in foal to TF Hamish - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Mare only at weaning - SOLD 
  • Mare at weaning with breeding contract to either stallion - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Foal only at weaning - SOLD 

Will consider deposit to hold and time payments - conditions apply, please contact to discuss. 

I regularly drench my youngstock, vaccinate for tetanus and strangles and they are hard fed alongside their dams with an appropriate broodmare feed. We give them the very best start to life at Talisman Farm.

Longspring Sport Horses 

Offers for Sale a 2015 colt foal by Crossiebeg Brennan

"While we do not plan on breeding ponies inevitably over time we have breed a pony or four. We have in the last few years produced three ponies that have all competed successfully to 3* Pony GP, including Tiger Tale LS who placed 2nd in the Pony of the Year 2013 and 5th in the Pony GP series after missing the first half of the season with rider Emily Fraser an amazing achievement. With another young pony Distinctive Miss LS with rider Caitlin Lally should great scope a combination to watch in the future.

Imagine what we can produce when purpose breed. With the arrival of our second daughter May 2016 breeding our own ponies was inevitable, 2015 welcomed our first purpose breed pony a  stunning colt Beircheart LS by Connemara Stallion CROSSIEBEG BRENNAN out of Candoo LS a beautiful pony mare that the stud has retain for breeding. Candoo is out of the same mare as Larinium LS who ridden by Georgia Massie has won and consistently placed in Young Rider and Horse Grand Prix Classes in 2016."

Beircheart LS is for sale - for more details, please contact Victoria

Outside Sales

If you would like me to list your horse for sale on this website, I am happy to do so - please email me with the details and some photos.


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