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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Region IV Annual Show

Fairburn, GA: Region IV of the ACPS held its annual show the weekend of June 10, 2016, at the beautiful Bouckaert Farm, home of  Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, just south of Atlanta. The weather was perfect, if somewhat warm, and people from all over the region showed up to participate in a variety of In-Hand and Ridden Classes. Stephanie Fenton-Hickey was the very able organizer.

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6 Connemaras we won't forget in a hurry

Horse & Hound: The Connemara’s natural habitat is the almost lunar landscape of Ireland’s rugged west coast, but the breed’s origins are somewhat hazy. A legend relates that Spanish horses from the Armada that sank off the coast landed and bred with the indigenous wild ponies. This seems somewhat romantic, but you only have to look at the Connemara to see its quality. This refined beauty has not escaped the aficionados of M&M showing, to which the Connemara’s track record attests...

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One To Watch: Eliza Farren And Bantry Bay's Dublin Want Your Cheers At The Carolina International

The Chronicle of the HorseWhen you see Eliza Farren and Bantry Bay’s Dublin gallop by on cross-country this weekend at the Cloud 11-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International CIC*** (N.C.), make sure to give them a loud cheer.

Farren and her Connemara-Thoroughbred cross will be tackling Ian Stark’s track on their way to the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, and “Dublin” thrives on the atmosphere of big events....

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Connemaras Shine at Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials

Altoona, Florida: Five Connemaras strutted their stuff at the Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials last weekend, competing against a large field of riders from all over the USA enjoying the sunny Florida winter weather. As Cathy Blackmon says, “we are extremely proud of  all of the ponies’ heart, effort, talent and results. Proves these ponies can do it all!” 

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More Articles ...

  1. New Junior Member to ride Denmark at Anniversary Show
  2. The Seldom Seen Trophy
  3. USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) banquet
  4. Ridgetop Windy City Receives Multiple Awards
  5. Kynynmont Ponies Receive National Recognition
  6. Jeanne Woodward-Poor & Kier
  7. The Blackmon Girls at the Ocala Horse Properties Fall Horse Trial
  8. American Connemara Magazine Stallion Issue
  9. Glenmeadow Golden Wish & Kim Harrison
  10. Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA
  11. Sir Lancelot daughter places 12th at Pony Finals!
  12. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon
  13. 2015 American Eventing Championships Results
  14. ACPS Annual Meeting 2015
  15. This Just in from Horseware Ireland
  16. USDF Region 7 Dressage Results
  17. Region III Holds 29th Annual Show
  18. Breaking News for ACPS Junior Members
  19. Can You Guess?
  20. Purebred Connemara Wins at Dressage
  21. Junior Driver Wins Big
  22. Register Now! 59th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
  23. Midwest Connemara Breeders' Show and Inspections Held
  24. 49th Annual Region I show Held
  25. Oakfields Farms Takes Home Top Prizes at Warrenton
  26. Hidden Haven Show
  27. New Foals in Canada
  28. Region IV Annual Show
  29. Region 1 Field Day
  30. Two New Purebred Fillies Born
  31. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
  32. A Horse of a Different Color: Poppyfields Tristan
  33. American Connemara Pony Society Adds Sporthorse Registry
  34. New Foal
  35. All in the Family
  36. First Foal of the Year
  37. ACPS St. Patrick's Day Party
  38. Snowy Days
  39. ACPS BOG Meeting and USEF Awards
  40. American Connemara Magazine
  41. 2014 AGM Minutes
  42. Breeding Event Horses: Future Generations and a Twenty Year Plan
  43. Thanksgiving Horse Trials in Georgia Well Represented
  44. Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD)
  45. Region IV Annual Show at FL Horse Park
  46. McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award
  47. Lee Taylor and Cedar's Padraig Featured
  48. 2014 American Eventing Championships Results
  49. 2014 ACPS Annual Meeting
  50. Melanoma Research Project at UC Davis Needs Samples


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