The American Connemara Pony Society is a recognized Affiliate organization of the USEF. Each Affiliate is represented by a committee. The USEF Connemara Committee meets throughout the year to review current rules, discuss rule changes, and exchange ideas of mutual benefit to the organizations. The USEF Connemara Horse of the Year Awards and the USEF recognition of Connemara shows and Connemara divisions within USEF recognized shows are overseen by this Committee. As part of our efforts to repopulate the USEF Connemara Committee for the two-year period of 3/01/2021 to 2/28/2023, the following steps will be taken:
The ACPS is required to appoint 60% of the members of the USEF Connemara Committee, two of whom are required to be Active Athletes. Appointees, once confirmed by the USEF Board of Directors, serve a two-year term beginning in March 2021. Appointees must be current members of the ACPS and the USEF. The appointments will be made by the ACPS President in consultation with the ACPS Secretary and the current Chair of the USEF Connemara Committee.
To be eligible to be designated as an Active Athlete appointed by the ACPS to serve on the USEF Connemara Committee an individual must be:
A current ACPS and USEF member
Either amateur or professional
Have placed in the top 10, within the last 10 years, at a top level USEF recognized competition with a Connemara or Connemara crossbred.
To be eligible for re-appointment the committee members currently serving must not have missed more than two conference call or in-person meetings without an excused absence. Names of committee members to be appointed by the ACPS will be submitted to the USEF by October 9, 2020. If you are not a member of the committee and would like to be considered, please email your name, address, email, phone, and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Sept. 29, 2020.