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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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.

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


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