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

Lexington, K.Y. -  Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais completed four perfect rounds to win the 2017 USEF National Pony Jumper Championship on Saturday. The championship, part of the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, saw 12 combinations advance to the final round. 

Zone 10’s Okitsu (South Pasadena, Calif.) and her own 11-year-old Connemara/Arabian mare entered the Alltech Arena on Saturday as the...


ACPS Annual Meeting, Fall 2017

acpslogoSave the Date/Plan to join us at the ACPS Annual Meeting Weekend, Fall of 2017

Place: The Mount Ascutney Resort,
485 Hotel Road
Brownsville VT
Date: September 14, 15, 16, 17 2017

Registration deadline September 1, 2017

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Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know a fantastic Connemara or halfbred Connemara that is 15 years of age or older, or deceased that has had an outstanding career both competitive and non competitive?  If so, it's time to nominate for the following Hall of Fame Awards.  Owners should nominate their own ponies.  If you need help, please contact Donna Miller at More details may be found by following the link: ACPS Awards

Due date extended til August 1.

Tullymor’s Houdini Gets a New Lease on Life

Werner and Marjolein Geven, professional riders and trainers based at Poplar Place Farm in Georgia, had long been searching for their daughter Tessa’s next perfect pony without success when a friend told them of a nice Connemara in need of a good home. The very same day they drove to meet him and instantly knew he was the one.

by Leslie Threlkeld for EN

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Fifinella GCF

A popular phrase notes that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and one could say that also applies to Fifinella GCF. The 15-1-hand Connemara/Hanoverian cross mare may have appeared almost diminutive next to her huge Warmblood competitors, but in the Second Level Adult Amateur Championship she proved that size doesn’t matter, carrying her owner/rider Bonnie Canter of Houston, Texas (Region 9) to an impressive score of 72.317% and victory in the class of 30.

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Region III 30th Anniversary Show

Lexington, Va:  The Region III 30th anniversary show went off without a hitch.  Held the weekend of August 27 at the Virginia Horse Center, there was something for everyone.  There were in-hand classes, flat classes, jumping classes, dressage including a 6-person quadrille and a pas-de-deux, short stirrup, long stirrup, trail, Mountain and Moorland, a costume class, and the great egg and spoon challenge. 

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Who are the Four Leaf Clovers?

Tryon, NC: You might be hearing a lot about the Four Leaf Clovers in the next couple of weeks, they are going to be SO famous (hope springs eternal!), so who are they?  The “Clovers”  are an adult amateur team that will be competing at Training Level at the American Eventing Championships (AEC’s) in Tryon, NC on Sept 1-5, 2016….and they are ALL purebred Connemaras! 

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JEF Sir Lancelot offspring places 12th at US Pony Finals

A JEF Sir Lancelot offspring has excelled at the US Pony Finals for the second year in a row.  In August Happy Feet (aka Timon) placed 12th overall in the Large Green Pony division. Last year Lance’s daughter Radiance placed 12th overall in the Medium Regular Pony division. 

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A Tale Of One Tough Pony

Sacha and Gabby crossing the finish line

Truckee, CA:   Donna Huntsman has sent the following  article about the first Connemara to finish the Tevis since Doc Molton used to ride her purebred,   Springledge Irish Whiskey,  in that famous ride a quarter of a century or so ago.  Donna says, “ When my endurance enthusiast friend asked me if I had seen that a Connemara cross pony was entered in this year’s Tevis Cup I was intrigued to say the least.  I eagerly opened the link and perused the breed column of the competitors listed and sure enough amongst the predominately listed Arabs and Arab crosses, there she was; #25, Sacha Egdell from Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, riding M&M’s Gabriella (Gabby), a 14.3 bay Connemara X mare.

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


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