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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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The Seldom Seen Trophy

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.

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USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) banquet

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.

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Ridgetop Windy City Receives Multiple Awards

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

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