“The only way to do great work is to love what you do!”

Here at Gloria Nolan Connemara Performance ponies, we pride ourselves on our ponies and following them throughout their careers. We are so fortunate to have met the most wonderful clients along the way. All of our ponies have gone on to 5* homes. Our ponies mean the world to us, we get a great sense of satisfaction to see them flourish in their new homes.

Meet some of our clients and find out about their experience with us!

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Gloria Nolan Reviews

My trainer and I saw "Miss Marble" advertised in September 2018. With my trainer’s urging, I had to get in touch with Gloria to find out about this horse that looked too good to be true.
Gloria was so genuine. She was very accommodating providing many videos, pictures and details considering the time difference between our two countries.
It was a massive decision to purchase a horse across the pond without trying her, but all signs pointed to "Miss Marble" meeting all my criteria and being the right horse. Gloria recommended a vet and transportation company, both extremely professional and pleasant to deal with.
Since her arrival, "Miss Marble" certainly has proven to be my perfect match. She has such a quiet, confident and sensible demeanour, and has been trained very well. We are enjoying hacks and lessons in dressage and jumping working on our partnership and looking forward to the eventing season to begin.
Gloria and I are keeping in touch so she can learn of our progress. Gloria produced an absolutely awesome mare. "Miss Marble" is my dream horse come true! I highly recommend Gloria to produce an awesome pony or horse for you.

Michelle MacBeanUSA

We purchased Duke (Brave and Blazing Boy) from Gloria in September 2017 and have been delighted with our experience of buying such an outstanding horse from a very genuine and caring producer. Duke was everything Gloria described and more. He is kind, talented, well mannered and confident.
He has been beautifully produced and is a joy to own. He came from Gloria in excellent health and condition and was really well turned out. She helped us through the process, sending many photos and videos, and advised with vetting and transport. We have maintained contact and Gloria takes a great interest in Duke's ongoing progress.
We would highly recommend anyone looking for a genuine and well-produced horse to contact Gloria Nolan.

Katie WoodallUK

We bought “Lacken King” from Gloria. It was a really hard decision to make, buying a pony unseen from a foreign country, but Gloria made it so easy for us! King was exactly as described and he ended up being Emma’s best friend and competition companion! They went all the way and qualified for Swedish Championships. They came 4th the first year and 2nd next year.

They then moved on and started in the Nordic Championships in Emma’s last year riding ponies. King is now bringing on another little girl and they have already made their qualification to the Swedish Championships 2018! What a fantastic pony!

We highly recommend Gloria Nolan and her ponies, a more honest and accommodating seller is really hard to find!

Monika LindenSweden

I was looking for a second pony for my daughter Thea. We wanted a good, steady jumper with the ability to jump at least 120 cm and brave enough for the three-day eventing. We had seen pictures in the local paper in Sweden, where we have a holiday farm, of a young girl and pony Lacken King winning Three-day Eventing competitions. The pony came from Ireland. We contacted the girls parents who gave us information about Gloria Nolan's stable.

I made contact with Gloria and a number of other stables with ponies for sale and with Thea and grandfather, we went to Ireland. Thea tried many lovely ponies, but we chose the Connemara pony Cooldorougha Boy from Gloria Nolan. We have not regretted our choice. Although our time at Gloria’s place was very limited due to practical reasons we felt very welcome and she appeared very trustworthy and had a lovely way of treating her horses. The pony was well schooled, obedient, seemed very content and well behaved.

All further communication concerning the purchase was by mail and telephone. Gloria arranged for the veterinary examination and measuring of the pony. We had a very good impression of the vet. she uses. He was easy to communicate with. Willingly sent us x-rays by mail. All the necessary paperwork was professionally handled with standard contract and money paid safely by the bank.

After the pony was paid for, Gloria arranged transport with a firm she had good experience with. After four days of travelling, we could pick up Romeo in Gothenburg. A tired, but healthy pony, who obediently exited the large horse box and into our trailer for the last journey to his new home. We were very satisfied with how everything was handled by Gloria.

Everything she told us about the pony has proved true. She still keeps in contact to hear how Romeo is doing, very much appreciated.

Kristin HallerudNorway

I came across Gloria’s website when looking for a Connemara to event and show, I saw she had Shadow (Gortogher Shadow) advertised. I contacted Gloria about her. From the offset, Gloria was easy to deal with. We travelled from Scotland to view her, Gloria was very accommodating and had excellent trial facilities. Shadow has been produced perfectly by Gloria and has been a great allrounder over the past two years we have had her. We have competed in a variety of show jumping, eventing, hunter trials and showing.

I would recommend that anyone looking for a performance Connemara pony should contact Gloria as she produces wonderful ponies.

Rebecca McNab Scotland

Having never travelled to Ireland before to buy a horse it was a nerve-wracking experience. My 15-year-old daughter and I took the plunge and
hopped on a plane. We found a genuine, honest family with a true love of Connemara ponies and bought the most fantastic horse from them. The travel was easy and the arrangements for transporting the horse home to us were straightforward.

The horses are beautifully cared for, individually known and schooled well. When we need another horse I will most definitely go to Gloria again.

Rachel BrettUK

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I would like to thank Gloria sincerely for all her great work done with our Major (Doogary Hope)! When I
met you together with my daughter I suddenly realised that we were in the right place! I never met a person who is so committed and deeply passionate in your job. We felt how you consider your ponies as your babies!

Today Major is our new Connemara pony and you have trained him and cared about him in a wonderful way! He’s amazing and he’s now a new member of our family thanks to you! We are looking forward to coming back to you for our next pony.

Sabrina CItaly

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