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


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