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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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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...


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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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.

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


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