MOST little girls asked for a pony, but I’m pretty sure I’m in the minority, when one arrived the very next day. Perhaps my father, Jarlath Grogan, saw his opportunity to be a John Wayne-type cowboy, riding out to round up the cows for milking. Breeding and showing Connemaras was fortunately how it played out!

Ponies first arrived on our family farm in Bekan in 1993. In 2007, my father and I registered the Hillside prefix. Ponies became our shared passion and took us on adventures to shows, sales and stallion parades across the country.