Connemara Stallion
*Coud'Poker Tartifume

2012 Sport Pony/Sport Horse Stallion
Standing at Hidden Creek Horses
ACPS Registration No. S2004 LVI

Purebred Connemara stallion currently competing Intermediate Eventing and 1.15m jumping.   Has completed both a 2*S and two 2*L with qualifying scores for FEI 3*.  Cooper is currently the only Connemara Stallion in the United States competing at this level in both Eventing and Open Jumpers, and he is doing it very successfully. 

Bred in France, Coud'Poker (Cooper) is by Westide Mirah II.  Cooper's dam is by Quitus de la Loue (Dexter Leam Pondi) and she is out of a Don Juan V x Naughty Van Graaf Janshof mare.  International and Grand Prix ponies can be found on both sides of his pedigree.  His dam line boasts Grand Prix ponies such as Ni Oui Ni Non Tartifume and Violin II.  His sire Westide Mirah II (WM2) needs no introduction, having jumped several Grand Prixs with child riders, currently jumps with an adult in the 1m25 and has won a 1m45 Puissance.  His grandsire Westside Mirah is one of Irelands most successful sire of showjumping ponies.

Coud'Poker's dam sires Dexter Leam Pondi and Don Juan also need no introduction.  Dexter Leam Pondi participated in Six European Championship, winning 2 team medals and once placed 7th individually. He won 5 Grand prix CSIP.  Don Juan V was also a Grand Prix Pony and is well known for having produced at least 15 offspring with IPO of 145 and greater.    

Video Cross Country Chatt Intermediate

Cooper Foals

More Cooper pics

Link to the 2022 USEA Pony of the Year artice in the Chronicle of the Horse by Natalie DeFee Mendik

Link to USEA article Pony of the Year




2022 Accomplishments

Cooper was awarded the 2022 US Eventing Pony of the Year winning the Theodore O'Connor memorial Trophy

Cooper spent the year competing at Open Preliminary and completed two 2* Ls and one 2*S earning MERs (qualifying scores).  He also competed in several Open Jumper shows at 1.10m and 1.15m.

***United States Eventing Pony of the Year (Theodore O'Conndor Trophy)  - this is a National Award for all ponies competing in Eventing 

***USEF  Horse of the Year Champion Purebred Open Jumper

***USEF Horse of the Year Reserve Champion high point eventing Purebred or halfbred at the Upper Levels (Modified and above)

Top Placings at Horse Trials

Chattahoochee Hills October OP 3rd

Poplar Place Farm October OP 3rd

Chattahoochee Hills August OP 1st

River Glenn August OP 2nd

Pine Top Feb OP 3rd


2021 Accomplishments

***Cooper won the 2021 McKenna Trophy/USEF horse of the year for Eventing Modified through Advanced for all pure and partbred Connemaras nationally.***

***1st Place USEA/ACPS 2021 National High Point Connemara purebred at Modified level***

***2nd place 2021 USEA National Modified Master Amateur Rider***

***3rd Place 2021 USEA National Modified Master Rider***

***1st Place 2021 Area III high point Modified Senior Amateur rider***

***8th overall 2021 USEA Area III Modified Horse***

2021 End of Year Ribbons


2023 Connemara of the Year

RHf table
RH skinny
RH int
RH Int sj

Above Photos by XPress Foto

Above Photo Shannon Brinkman

Tryon International Nov 2021

Coop jump
Coop chatt sept 2022
Coop Chatt dressage
Coop water
Coop jump 2
Coop Bruces Field

Above photos by Al Green Green Photography

Above Photo Adrienne Morella

Feb 2021

Above photo credit Adrienne Morella 

Feb 2021

March 2020

Above photos by Chris Koch

Cooper is competing Preliminary Eventing. 

February Pine Top Preliminary

January Ocala Preliminary

October 2020 Chatt Hills Preliminary

September 2020 Stableview Preliminary

March 2020 Cross Country

March 2020 Show Jumping 1.10 meter

December 2019 Cross Country Schooling Training/Preliminary

Here is cross country schooling video September 2019!  Coud'Poker 30 days under saddle

Below Photos Open Preliminary Chatt Hills October 2020

Photo Credit Liz Crawley Photography

Above Photos Open Preliminary Chatt Hills October 2020

Above Photos Credit Liz Crawley Photography

Above Photo PC Chris Koch

July 2020

Above Photos Liz Crawley

June 2020 Competing Modified

Above Photos PC Chris Koch

May 2020

January 2020

October 2019

November 2019

Two products of Westide Mirah II: Vandal du Tyria and Atila de Talforest