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The Connemara Pony
by Stephanie Brooks

The Connemara Pony is Ireland's native pony, born and bred amongst the rocks, bogs and hills. It is amazingly sure-footed with a natural ability to jump. It is a patient friendly pony able to compete successfully in dressage, show-jumping or eventing, and is a suitable size for all the family to ride (up to 147cm officiallybut up to 157cm and more unofficially). Years ago, before tractors, it brought home the seaweed from the shore for fertilising the potato ridges, or with paniers full of peat for the winter fuel, a man would ride bareback to market with his wife sitting on the haunches clutching a basket of produce. Nowadays it makes a wonderful child's pony for hunting, or a safe and trustworthy mount for trekking. The annual Connemara Pony Breeder's Society Show is held each year on the third Thursday in August in Clifden. With over 400 entries, people flock to it from all over the world. Catalogued sales of Connemara ponies are held in the Clifden Mart 2-3 times a year. We always have ponies for sale at Errislannan.

Photo of two young Connemara Ponies Young stock

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