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My First Connemara

By Glenye Cain Oakford

Featured in US Equestrian, Winter 2018 Issue

Riley Wiltison has found a great combined driving partner in the brave and hardy Willow's Aslan...

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New York State Breeders Show

by Sally Oxnard

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The turnout was sparse but the classes were limitless in Syracuse this weekend at the NewYork State Breeder’s Show. This USEF recognized show is a great opportunity for green pony riders and drivers

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Weekend Winners: Jersey, Spokane, Texas Rose, Galway, Winona, Plantation, WindRidge, Mill Creek, Woodland Stallion Station

Article from Eventing Nation

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May 14, 2019 - Comin’ in hot a day late and a dollar short, it’s the latest edition of Weekend Winners. Give me a little credit though … compiling results from nine — count ’em, NINE — events is a time consuming task! Mid-May is prime real estate on the American eventing calendar, and this past weekend saw action from coast to coast.

Of all this weekend’s gazillion winners, the honor of lowest score in the country went to Tamie Smith and MB MaiStein, who won their Open Training division at Galway Downs on their score of 20.0.

Enough talk, let’s get to the action. Here are your weekend winners!

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What Did They Say? Riders Talk #LRK3DE Cross-Country

APRIL 27, 2019

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff

It was a day filled with emotions as 31 pairs crossed the finish flags at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. Allie Sacksen was the first to complete Derek di Grazia’s five-star course and the day wrapped up with Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus. Read top quotes from the action-packed day of cross-country.

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Five-Star Horses of a Different Breed

APRIL 25, 2019

By Ashley Swift

US Equestrian’s 11 recognized breeds are all stellar ambassadors for the versatility, athleticism, and power of the horse. Each has its own special characteristics, and many of these breeds excel in a multitude of disciplines.

While breeds like the Thoroughbred, Irish Sport Horse, and warmbloods are numerous in the field of competitors at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Mars Equestrian, keep your eyes on the lookout for a few horses boasting some different bloodlines in the start box on Saturday.

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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

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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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  1. Riley Wiltison - Junior Member
  2. 2018 Letter to Juniors
  3. Kentucky Three Day
  4. Become a FREE US Equestrian Fan Member & Join the Lettering Program!
  5. Congratulations to Black Dog's Top of the Morning & Charlotte
  6. Q&A With a Three-Day Winner - Carol Kozlowski, Part One
  7. 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
  8. Balmullo's Catfish wins Avery Dudasch Memorial Trophy
  9. Hall of Fame Nominations
  10. ACPS Annual Meeting, Fall 2017
  11. Fifinella GCF
  12. Tullymor’s Houdini Gets a New Lease on Life
  13. Connemara/Bavarian Warmblood, "Just What the Doctor Ordered"
  14. Thurman Farm Ponies were Champion & Reserve Champion at Upperville
  15. Two Foals born to Sue Antilla
  16. Region IV Annual Show
  17. Region 1 Summer Newsletter is Now Available!
  18. Please send us your new foal photos!
  19. Two Connemara Ponies Qualify for West Coast USEA Future Event Championships
  20. 2016 Annual Meeting
  21. 6 Connemaras we won't forget in a hurry
  22. One To Watch: Eliza Farren And Bantry Bay's Dublin Want Your Cheers At The Carolina International
  23. Connemaras Shine at Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials
  24. New Junior Member to ride Denmark at Anniversary Show
  25. The Seldom Seen Trophy
  26. USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) banquet
  27. Ridgetop Windy City Receives Multiple Awards
  28. Kynynmont Ponies Receive National Recognition
  29. Jeanne Woodward-Poor & Kier
  30. The Blackmon Girls at the Ocala Horse Properties Fall Horse Trial
  31. American Connemara Magazine Stallion Issue
  32. Glenmeadow Golden Wish & Kim Harrison
  33. Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA
  34. Sir Lancelot daughter places 12th at Pony Finals!
  35. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon
  36. 2015 American Eventing Championships Results
  37. ACPS Annual Meeting 2015
  38. This Just in from Horseware Ireland
  39. USDF Region 7 Dressage Results
  40. Region III Holds 29th Annual Show
  41. Breaking News for ACPS Junior Members
  42. Can You Guess?
  43. Purebred Connemara Wins at Dressage
  44. Junior Driver Wins Big
  45. Register Now! 59th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
  46. Midwest Connemara Breeders' Show and Inspections Held
  47. 49th Annual Region I show Held
  48. Oakfields Farms Takes Home Top Prizes at Warrenton
  49. Hidden Haven Show
  50. New Foals in Canada
  51. Region IV Annual Show
  52. Two New Purebred Fillies Born
  53. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
  54. A Horse of a Different Color: Poppyfields Tristan
  55. American Connemara Pony Society Adds Sporthorse Registry
  56. New Foal
  57. All in the Family
  58. First Foal of the Year
  59. Snowy Days
  60. ACPS BOG Meeting and USEF Awards
  61. ACPS St. Patrick's Day Party
  62. American Connemara Magazine
  63. 2014 AGM Minutes
  64. Breeding Event Horses: Future Generations and a Twenty Year Plan
  65. Thanksgiving Horse Trials in Georgia Well Represented
  66. Region IV Annual Show at FL Horse Park
  67. Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD)
  68. McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award
  69. Lee Taylor and Cedar's Padraig Featured
  70. 2014 ACPS Annual Meeting
  71. Melanoma Research Project at UC Davis Needs Samples
  72. 2014 American Eventing Championships Results
  73. A Tale Of One Tough Pony
  74. JEF Sir Lancelot offspring places 12th at US Pony Finals
  75. Who are the Four Leaf Clovers?
  76. Region III 30th Anniversary Show
  77. Four Leaf Clovers Ribbonless at AEC's but Famous Nonetheless!

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