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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Thurman Farm Ponies were Champion & Reserve Champion at Upperville

It was a great turnout at Upperville Colt & Horse show this year. Sunny, hot, and windy our judge hard at work was Debby Howell of Middleburg, VA. Lots of ponies competed along with supporters, family, friends, and fans making a great crowd! Thurman Sileach PB Mare by Rattle N’ Snap Laddie Boy out of Thurman Keepsake owned by Barbara Byrd  & shown by Mary McMillen took Champion.

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Two Foals born to Sue Antilla

New Fairfield, CT:   Sue Antilla has had two foals so far this year, both by Alluinn Durango (Aladdin's Denver x *Patty's Meredith), who belongs to Sara McCrea and stands at Northern Connemaras.

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


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