Windy Isles Farms
Windy Isles Farms is a breeding and boarding operation situated in Peotone, IL, about forty minutes south of Chicago on 100 acres. At the farm we specialize in breeding Connemara ponies.
Our goal is to breed ponies that are true to traditional type with good strong bone, that are athletic and have the kind and gentle Connemara temperament.
The Prendergast Family has been breeding Connemara ponies in Ireland at their Cree Stud (Co. Clare) since 1961, when Henry Prendergast bought his first Connemara stallion *Cree Silver Cloud (Carna Bobby x Poll).
According to Pat Lyne's book "Out of the Mist," *Cree Silver Cloud's full sister Passport (by Carna Bobby) went to France in foal to Lambay Rebel at the time. There she bred 9 foals by Lambay Fireball. His other sister Poll 2nd (by Dun Aengus) was sent to Sweden. Poll's Delight (by Clonjoy) was the dam of Poll's Story who was imported to Holland and then later taken to France, carrying a foal to Atlantic Curragh - the foal later became the popular sire Grichet Adel.
In addition to breeding, we offer top quality boarding at our facility. The amenities include:
50 - New 12x12 Stalls
85x120 - Insulated Indoor Riding Arena with surround sound
Heated and Insulated Tack Rooms
Indoor Shower Stalls
Acres of Pastures with many run-in sheds.
6 arm Horse Walker
2 - 60 foot Outdoor Round Pens
Horses fed 2 times daily
We produce high quality hay and corn
Huge Parking Lot
Heated Viewing Lounge with Fireplace, Microwave and Coffee Maker
Board is $300 a month. $60 a month extra for turn out
Layover $15 a night with current coggins
Nearby accommodations available at the Country Inn and Suites (380 Cypress Dr, Manteno, IL 60950 - (815) 468-2600) and Howard Johnson (157 Cypress Street, Manteno, IL 60950 - (815) 468-8657) both of which are 8 miles from the barn.
For a place to eat we recommend Tuscany Steak and Pasta House located in Manteno, IL 7 miles from the farm. (315 N Locust St. Manteno, IL 60950 (815) 468-9810)
Henry Prendergast to this day still breeds ponies and at the moment stands *Catamaran S828 (Murphy Rebel x Miss Charger by Clare Charger). For ten years we owned and stood the renowned stallion *Windy Day (Killyreagh Kim x Windy Joy by Clonjoy) he has several ponies here in America that are by him or trace back to him, such as his stallion son *Kilfenora Windy Isles (Windy Day x Boden Park Firethorn) who stands in Virginia at Top of the Ridge Farm and is owned by the Eyles family.
By Moy Hazy Cove
Out of Blaithin Chonamara by Cloonisle Cashel
Born in 2003
Imported from Ireland in 2005
9 Inches of bone
Full brother to Champion Foal 2005 (and winner of the Colt Foal Class) at Clifden
Tested Negative For Creme Gene
Stud Fee for 2007: $850 LFG
$ Includes 200 Booking Fee
Live Cover or Shipped Semen (to be available for the 2008 season)
*The Quietman is CPBS S1-1232. Under the newly implemented Grading System he was given the status of Grade 1.
*The Quietman's dam is Blathin Chonamara, in 2005 *The Quietman's full brother Killyon King won both the Colt Foal Class and Champion Foal at Clifden. In 2006 he was 4th at Clifden in the Yearling Colt's Class. In 2004 his other full brother finished 5th in the Colt Foal Class. *The Quietman's granddam is Westside Cassandra who is the dam of William's Boy (by Champion Bob) a CPBS approved stallion who is doing quite well in Ireland at the moment, in 2006 he placed 4th in the Stallion Class at Clifden.
His grandsire on his dam's side is Cloonisle Cashel (Abbeyleix Owen x Cloonisle Lady). He died at a young age but was a very successful stallion and sire of many winners and left behind several stallion sons who stand in both Ireland and England (C.V. Cashel, Silver Shadow, Spiddal Playboy - winner of the 2004 Stallion Class at Clifden, Dolan Mick - 2006 Clifden Supreme Champion, Cloon-Eile Cashel, and Glencarrig Prince - Supreme Champion at Clifden 2003 and undefeated in-hand). Cloonisle Cashel's half brother Dark Stranger (by Ashfield Festy) stands in England.
*The Quietman's granddam Westside Cassandra is by Ballydonagh Casanova whose dam is Atlantic Mist - twice Supreme Champion at Clifden. Atlantic Mist is the granddaughter of Ciro who won Supreme Champion at Clifden twice and many time winner at the RDS Horse Show (Royal Dublin Society Horse Show) in the 1940s and 50s.
*The Quietman's sire Moy Hazy Cove is one of the most popular stallions in Ireland at the moment. He has several stallion sons both in Ireland and abroad. He is the sire of many winners. His dam is Windy Cove who is a granddaughter of Windy (dam of Rebel Wind among others - and considered one of the best broodmares in the history of the breed).
Windy Cove is also the dam of Windy Cove Ranger and Cove Commander both by Carna Bobby and half-sister to Lord Harry and Abbeyleix Apollo who are also both stallions by by Carna Bobby
Moy Hazy Cove's sire, Hazy Dawn stands in Denmark and Hazy Dawn sire's Dale Haze is in Sweden, both are very popular in their respective countries, with many winners and a good few stallion sons to their names.
Moy Hazy Cove descends from the Mountain Lad bloodline. His granddam is Abbeyleix Bluebird who was awarded the ACPS Broodmare award in 2000.
Cree Lady is one of our fillies imported from Ireland in 2005. She is a red roan and currently stands a 14.1 hands.
She is the daughter of *Forest View Sparrow who is a son of the European Jumping Champion *Ashfield Bobby Sparrow. Her grand dam April Anita is a daughter of *Tulira Barney.
Her dam *Castletown Girl is a daughter of *Mervyn Kingsmill who was a popular sire with many Clifden winners to his name. Her grand dam is *Airfield who won at Clifden as a two year old. Other notable ponies in her pedigree include *Killyreagh Kim, Skyrne Bright Cloud, Tulira Mairtin, and Carna Bobby.
by *The Quietman x *Catherine's Pride (by Gurteen Paddy)
by *Coral Bobby x *Fairyhill Queen (by Fairyhill Hawk)
by *Coral Bobby x *Fairyhill Queen (by Fairyhill Hawk)
Coral Bobby Colt and Windy Isles Quiet Lady (*The Quietman x *Cree Lady by Forest View Sparrow) 2007 Filly
Windy Isles Glenmore Diamond
Windy Isles Glenmore Diamond (dun filly)
by *The Quietman out of *Catherine's Pride
by Gurteen Paddy
Windy Isles Silver Cloud
Windy Isles Silver Cloud (black colt)
by *The Quietman out of *Summer Sun
by Ashfield Jovial Joker