Awards & Achievements
Blarney Stone Acres has been featured on the cover of several issues of Equine Journal
Summer 2016 - City Lights just finished his training!
Blarney Stone's Diana and Kelsey McNamara were pictured in the May 2010 issue of Young Rider Magazine.
National Gypsy Horse Show, presented by the National Gypsy Horse Show and Faire Association (October 16-18, 2009 - Lexington, KY) - Always in the Ribbons! Blarney Stone Acres horses placed in the ribbons in every class, across all disciplines, under both youth and open riders. High lights included dominating in the performance classes, from cones driving to dressage, Blarney Stone Acres horses garnered blue ribbons. In addition, owner Lise McNamara made her showing debut with Spencer for the first time in gypsy competition. After four weeks of training, Spencer took great care of his rider, a trait well-bred gypsy horses are known. We enjoyed seeing both familiar faces and making new friends during the event.
Blarney Stone's Sailor and Blarney Stone's Diana have been named 2009 USDF First Level and Training Level All-Breed Champions, out scoring all Gypsy Horses in three national Gypsy Horse associations, including the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, the Gypsy Cob & Drum Association and the Gypsy Horse Association. Awards are through GHA. Their median scores were 61.714% and 68.571%, respectively. Trainers are Full Circle's Mary Jo Wicker & Laura Ovaitt. Both horses are owned by Lise McNamara, West Milford, NJ.
Team Penning (Summer 2007) - Deirdre's Charm was taken to a Team Penning Event in the summer of 2007 on Long Island.
Therapeutic Riding (Summer 2007) - Deirdre's Charm was used for the therapeutic riding program at Bethpage Stable LI, NY in the summer of 2007. Sony Garguilo participates and volunteers time with this program. While Deirdre Charm was in his training program he found her a well suited horse to work with the children.
Equine Affair (Fall 2007) - Deirdre's Charm was ridden at the Equine Affaire in 2007 by Natural Horsemanship Trainer Sonny Garguilo.
Documentary (Fall 2007) - Deirdre's Charm was used in a documentary at Jones Beach NY in the fall of 2007.
Natural Horsemanship Presentation - Deirdre's Charm was used in a natural horsemanship presentation with Sonny Garguilo at the Muttontown preserve on LI, NY with the Nassau / Suffolk Horseman's Association.
Blarney Stone's Sailor is pictured in a dressage article in the December 2009 issue of HORSE ILLUSTRATED. The magazine's national circulation is more than 188,000 copies a month, see this Horse Illustrated article.