Congratulations Cathy & Special Delivery!

Congratulations to Cathy Blackmon and her longtime companion Hideaway's Special Delivery who came in second at Ocala Horse Trials II last weekend finishing on their dressage score of 24.9 which is Special as the young man is 24 this year! Amazing!!

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From Jumper Champion to TV Star

A Connemara stallion steals the spotlight during a recent guest appearance on a popular television show


Late last year, Raelin Schenck was ankle-deep in mud at a horse show, miserably debating the best way to retrieve her sodden truck and trailer during a downpour, when she received an unexpected text.

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Land Rover 3 Day Event

The ACPS has been invited back to the Land Rover 3 Day Event on April 25-28, 2019. To quote the organizer "We have changed the demos for this year but the Connemaras fit what we are wanting to showcase in the Walnut Arena." In preparation for this we would like to start getting together the group to attend. If you are interested in attending please submit a description of the experiences that would make you and your pony a good ambassador for our breed.

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Look Who's Famous!

Gideon is a happy-go-lucky kind of guy, even when he’s asked to do photo shoots in the rain. Kieran Paulsen Photos

Article from The Chronicle of the Horse

Behind The Stall Door With: Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon

Jan 7, 2019

His full name is Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, but Jessica Jo Tate calls the 10-year-old Connemara gelding “Gideon,”  “Giddy,” “Super Pony” or, on occasions he’s earned it, “Cheeky Pony.”

Gideon (Gun Smoke—Kynynmont Tara, Greystone McErill) has been in Tate’s string for four years. His owner and breeder Pam Lidell originally sent him to Tate with a handful of other horses. Tate, being 5’10”, didn’t expect to ride the 15.2 ½-hand Gideon, but once she did she fell in love, and the two have been a powerful duo ever since...

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Riley Wiltison - Junior Member

Riley and his Connemara pony Willow's Aslan won the ADS North American Preliminary Single Pony Championship over the weekend. This is his first Connemara pony.

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2018 Letter to Juniors

To all ACPS Junior Members,

ACPS is again teaming up with US Equestrian to offer a scholarship program to support the continuing education of Junior Members and their Connemara partners. It is a way for you to add a clinic, a lesson with a professional, or other educational experience that you feel will further your skills and aspirations.

So think about a persuasive paragraph telling us about your special Connemara partner and submit it with the information listed on the application. Share one or two photographs if you would like. Submit to by September 1 with Junior Scholarship in the subject line.

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Kentucky Three Day


The American Connemara Pony Society has accepted an invitation to show off our ponies during the Breed Demonstrations taking place in conjunction with this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, April  26-29 in Lexington, Kentucky. 2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of this premier Event and 20 years since being elevated to the only 4* in the country. Attendance numbers in 2017 were 80,000.

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Q&A With a Three-Day Winner - Carol Kozlowski, Part One

This article has been reprinted from Waredaca Talk.

Q: It’s been 13 years since the switch to the short format for the Athens Olympics—yet the long format remains a hot topic. Why do you think the eventing community has kept the conversation alive despite the slim chance of its return?

A: From the early days of our sport, the “long format” – at any level- was considered the pinnacle of achievement, the ultimate test...

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Balmullo's Catfish wins Avery Dudasch Memorial Trophy

Purebred Connemara Balmullo's Catfish won the Avery Dudasch Memorial Trophy (Adult Pony Rider) Award at AECs and is in the latest Edition of USA Eventing on page 48. He was 3rd in his division at AECs, finishing on his dressage score of 28.0.

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  1. Correction: Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais Sweep Three Phases to Earn Individual Gold in USEF National Pony Jumper Championship at 2017 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm
  2. ACPS Annual Meeting, Fall 2017
  3. Hall of Fame Nominations
  4. Tullymor’s Houdini Gets a New Lease on Life
  5. Fifinella GCF
  6. Four Leaf Clovers Ribbonless at AEC's but Famous Nonetheless!
  7. 2016 Annual Meeting
  8. Region III 30th Anniversary Show
  9. Who are the Four Leaf Clovers?
  10. JEF Sir Lancelot offspring places 12th at US Pony Finals
  11. A Tale Of One Tough Pony
  12. Connemara/Bavarian Warmblood, "Just What the Doctor Ordered"
  13. Thurman Farm Ponies were Champion & Reserve Champion at Upperville
  14. Two Foals born to Sue Antilla
  15. Region IV Annual Show
  16. Region 1 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!
  17. Please send us your new foal photos!
  18. Two Connemara Ponies Qualify for West Coast USEA Future Event Championships
  19. 6 Connemaras we won't forget in a hurry
  20. One To Watch: Eliza Farren And Bantry Bay's Dublin Want Your Cheers At The Carolina International
  21. Connemaras Shine at Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials
  22. New Junior Member to ride Denmark at Anniversary Show
  23. The Seldom Seen Trophy
  24. USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) banquet
  25. Ridgetop Windy City Receives Multiple Awards
  26. Kynynmont Ponies Receive National Recognition
  27. Jeanne Woodward-Poor & Kier
  28. The Blackmon Girls at the Ocala Horse Properties Fall Horse Trial
  29. American Connemara Magazine Stallion Issue
  30. Glenmeadow Golden Wish & Kim Harrison
  31. Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA
  32. Sir Lancelot daughter places 12th at Pony Finals!
  33. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon
  34. 2015 American Eventing Championships Results
  35. ACPS Annual Meeting 2015
  36. This Just in from Horseware Ireland
  37. USDF Region 7 Dressage Results
  38. Region III Holds 29th Annual Show
  39. Breaking News for ACPS Junior Members
  40. Can You Guess?
  41. Purebred Connemara Wins at Dressage
  42. Junior Driver Wins Big
  43. Register Now! 59th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
  44. Midwest Connemara Breeders' Show and Inspections Held
  45. 49th Annual Region I show Held
  46. Oakfields Farms Takes Home Top Prizes at Warrenton
  47. Hidden Haven Show
  48. New Foals in Canada
  49. Region IV Annual Show
  50. Region 1 Field Day
  51. Two New Purebred Fillies Born
  52. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
  53. A Horse of a Different Color: Poppyfields Tristan
  54. American Connemara Pony Society Adds Sporthorse Registry
  55. New Foal
  56. All in the Family
  57. First Foal of the Year
  58. ACPS St. Patrick's Day Party
  59. Snowy Days
  60. ACPS BOG Meeting and USEF Awards
  61. American Connemara Magazine
  62. 2014 AGM Minutes
  63. Breeding Event Horses: Future Generations and a Twenty Year Plan
  64. Thanksgiving Horse Trials in Georgia Well Represented
  65. Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD)
  66. Region IV Annual Show at FL Horse Park
  67. McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award
  68. Lee Taylor and Cedar's Padraig Featured
  69. 2014 American Eventing Championships Results
  70. 2014 ACPS Annual Meeting
  71. Melanoma Research Project at UC Davis Needs Samples


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