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Woodside, CA: Not one but two Connemara Ponies qualified yesterday for the West Coast USEA Future Event Championships. The beautiful part bred filly Contessa ASP sired by Chicco B and out of Freerayn Tsunami (Village Prince x Hideaways Irish Mist) qualified in the 2yo Fillies division.
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The 2016 Annual Meeting/BOG Meeting was held at the Heathman Lodge in Portland, OR.
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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The Chronicle of the Horse: When 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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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!”
Sydney is a new member and is looking forward to riding her connemara pony Aluinn Denmark in the 50th Anniversary show. Sydney is 7 years old. We had a nice weekend of riding.
Elkton, MD: The Seldom Seen Trophy is presented annually at the USEF’s award dinner to the highest placed purebred or halfbred Connemara ridden by a junior in USEF Dressage competition. This year it went to 11 year old Macenna Sylvia and Kynynmont Laney. It was the second year in a row that a Kynynmont pony had won the award. The award is named after Seldom Seen, Lendon Grey’s fabulous halfbred Connemara who set records in the Dressage arena, setting new standards for other Connemara owners and competitors to aspire to achieve.
Lexington, KY: On the weekend of January 16, 2016, the ACPS Board of Governors held its semiannual meeting. This January gathering is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the USEF. Besides attending seminars offered by the USEF, many business matters were tackled and much accomplished. Details of registering equines with the new Connemara Sport Horse Registry were discussed and many things ironed out. Specifically it was pointed out that any foal with any amount of Connemara blood needs to be tested for HWSD unless both parents are known to be N/N. Susan McConnell reported that as the ICCPS/CPBS voted to register blue-eyed cream stallions, they may now be registered with the ACPS. This was previously prohibited, even though blue-eyed cream geldings and mares could be registered. And Cathy Blackmon reported that the finances of the organization are sound.
Gainesville, VA: Karen McIntyre Welch Has sent the following: “Windy (Ridgetop Windy City) has had a great year! He was 2015 USDF All Breeds Award Champion Training level Adult Amateur, 2015 USDF All Breeds Award Reserve Champion Training Level Open, 2015 USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) Purebred Connemara Dressage Champion (Training and First Levels), 2015 Virginia Dressage Association top ten Training Level AA (and possibly First Level AA -still awaiting final results on this! should know in February).
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