So You Want to Win a USEF Horse of the Year Award?

If you compete your purebred or halfbred ACPS registered Connemara at USEF recognized shows, you might be in the running for a USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) Award in the Connemara divisions! The points earned when you place in recognized competition count towards your standing in the Connemara HOTY categories, even if the show you competed at was open to all breeds.

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McKenna Trophy

Rochambeau at Jump StartRochambeau (Aladdin's Denver x Ms. Hawkeye (TB) )  Sue Jellum, rider

The McKenna Trophy, given in memory of Joan McKenna, is awarded to the high score purebred or halfbred Connemara at Preliminary level or above, competing at US Equestrian Federation recognized events

  • The pony must be registered with the ACPS or an ICCPS Society and with USEF.
  • The pony’s breed must be specified as Connemara or half-bred Connemara with the respective discipline organization.
  • The current owner, rider or lessee may be required to be a member of the applicable national organization
 

Clifden Trophy

peridot

PHOTO CREDIT: Teresa Ramsay

Oakfield's Peridot (*Hearnesbrook Dunoon x *Templebready Ruby) Owner/Breeder Susan McConnell, Rider Isabella Karr

The Clifden Trophy, donated by D.J. Moore and Laura Balding, is awarded to the purebred Connemara with the highest score in US Equestrian Federation Pony Hunter Divisions

  • The pony must be registered with the ACPS or an ICCPS Society and with USEF.
  • The pony’s breed must be specified as Connemara or half-bred Connemara with the respective discipline organization.
  • The current owner, rider or lessee may be required to be a member of the applicable national organization
 

Seldom Seen Trophy

blackdogBlack Dog's Top of the Morning/Michelle Cale (owner) Charlotte Greatwood (junior rider)

The Seldom Seen Trophy is awarded to the highest placed Purebred or Halfbred Connemara ridden by a Junior at USEF Dressage Competitions

  • The pony must be registered with the ACPS or an ICCPS Society and with USEF.
  • The pony’s breed must be specified as Connemara or half-bred Connemara with the respective discipline organization.
  • The current owner, rider or lessee may be required to be a member of the applicable national organization
 

USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY)

PB Connemara Mare
3-way tie –
Landsdown Promise of Summer, Marilyn Cheek
Oakfields Peridot, Isabella Karr
Oakfields Sienna Sparrow, Susan McConnell

PB Connemara stallion or gelding
CH: Oakfields Ennis/S. McConnell
RES: SR Irish Envoy/M. Cheek

PB Connemara Hunter
CH. Rainbow’s Shenandoah, Nora Goldfarb
2. Oakfields Sienna, Susan McConnell
3. Oakfields Peridot, Isabella Karr
4. S.R. Irish Envoy, Marilyn Cheek
5. Landsdown Promise of Summer, Marilyn Cheek
6. Oakfields Ennis, Susan McConnell

HB Connemara Hunter 
CH. Prize, Jennifer Daly
2. Morning Glory’s Belle Fille, Janet Gunn
3. S.R. Irish Lace, Marilyn Chee

PB Connemara Dressage
CH. TBF Triton’s Rauri, Gretje Witt
2. Penny Lane, Amy Marrich
3. Kynynmont Connor O’Grady, Pam Liddell
4.Kynynmont Kerrianna, Gail Kopp
5. Rosewood Rathfredagh, Julie Dowling
6. Kynynmont Sterling O’Grady, Allison MacLean

Halfbred Connemara Dressage
CH. Fifinella GCF, Bonnie Canter
2. Woodchuck Ridge’s Kellan Hit, Lisa Gorsuch
3. Grand Irishman, Julie Hoogeveen
4. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon, Pam Liddell
5. Kynynmont Clare, Pam Liddell
6. Black Dog’s Top of the Morning, Michelle Cale

PB Connemara Eventing
CH. Brambleridge Capability Brown, Anne Ranson
2. Hideaway’s Special Delivery, Cathy Blackmon
3. Free Rayn Majesty, Brianna Gamache
4. Indian Summer Kaylee, Colette Leber
5. Foothills Field Marshall, Donna Duckworth
6. Kynynmont Rio, Carsan Rucci

Halfbred Connemara Eventing
CH. Orion’s Sweet Rubio, Haley Turner
2. Labras Leannon, Jennifer Garutti
3. Treetop Flyer, Helen Helton
4. BT Just A Rebel, Lila Gendal
5. Kynynmont Indelibly Irish, Kelly Taylor
6. Liffey Star, Carol Kozlowski

PB Connemara Jumper (open)
CH. Sky Miles, Luke Sassi
2. Hideaway’s Special Delivery, Cathy Blackmon
3. High Jynx, Elizabeth Hinckley
4. *Rosscon Mr. Whatson, Taylor Deane
5. Shenanigans, Robin Tomb

Halfbred Connemara Jumper (open)
CH: Spoot de la Jourlas/Tabitha Okitsu
 

ACPS/USDF All Breeds awards

ADULT AMATEUR

First Level
1. Kynynmont Sterling O'Grady, Allison MacLean ( Healing Spring Willem O'Toole x Kynynmont Moira)  65.299
2. Grand Irishman, Julie Hoogeveen (Annilaun Oscar x Prized Diamond)  64.833
3. Lone Oak Cedar’s Grace, Yvette Stahr (Bantry Bay’s Dillon x Bien Mallins High Hopes) 64.375

Second Level
1. Hollymead Meadow Lark,Celeste Rosquist (Grey Haven Colin O' Patrick x Elphin Chickadee) 60.061

Third Level -
1. Fifinella GCF, Bonnie Canter, (ES Fred Astair X South Ridge Bliss), 73.334
2. Kynynmont Kerrianna, Gail Kopp, (Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Arianna) 64.680
3. Camden, Maria Ernst, (Hillside Robert Macdaire x PJ's Lullaby) 63.141

Training Level
1. Penny Lane, Amy Marrich, (Wildwood Herne Topgun x Balmullo's Matilda) 65.385

JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER

First Level
1. Black Dog's Top Of The Morning, Charlotte Greatwood, (Wildwood Hearne Topgun x Black Dog's Fiorella) 62.891

Third Level -
1. Robuck, Nicole Borke, (Tulira Robuck x Lecarrow) 61.923

MUSICAL FREESTYLE

Third Level -
1. Big Bear's Royal Finnegan, Molly Ryan, (Big Bear's Blue Royal x Big Bear's Lily) 65.667

VINTAGE CUP

First Level -
1. Kynynmont Sterling O'Grady, Allison MacLean, (Healing Spring Willem O'Toole x Kynynmont Moira) 65.299
2. Lone Oak Cedar's Grace, Yvette Stahr, (Bantry Bay's Dillon x Bien Mallins High Hope) 64.375

Third Level
1. Fifinella GCF, Bonnie Canter, (ES Fred Astair X South Ridge Bliss) 73.334
Thurman Richardson, Julie Edwards, (Landgate Bluebeard x Aladdin's Rhiann) 61.218

OPEN

First Level
1. Kynynmont Sterling O'Grady, Allison MacLean, (Healing Spring Willem O'Toole x Kynynmont Moira) 65.299
2. Grand Irishman, Julie Hoogeveen (Annilaun Oscar x Prized Diamond)  64.833
3. Lone Oak Cedar’s Grace, Yvette Stahr (Bantry Bay’s Dillon x Bien Mallins High Hopes) 64.375
4. Black Dog's Top Of The Morning, Charlotte Greatwood, (Wildwood Hearne Topgun x Black Dog's Fiorella) 62.891

Prix St. George
1. Kynynmont Cooper O'Grady, Erin Freedman, (Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Moira) 62.105
2. Tricreekgreystone, Sarah Casey, (Greystone McErrill x Cornerstone's Arianna) 61.053

Second Level
1. Hollymead Meadow Lark,Celeste Rosquist (Grey Haven Colin O' Patrick x Elphin Chickadee) 60.061

Third Level
1. Fifinella GCF, Bonnie Canter, (ES Fred Astair X South Ridge Bliss) 73.334
2. Kynynmont Kerrianna, Gail Kopp, Erin Freedman, (Gun Smoke x Kynynmont Arianna) 65.096
3. Camden, Maria Ernst, (Hillside Robert Macdaire x PJ's Lullaby) 63.141
4. Woodchuck Ridge's Kellan Hit, Lisa Gorsuch, Elaine Hayes, (Somer Hit x Rung Rim's Grainne) 62.180
5. Robuck, Nicole Borke, (Tulira Robuck x Lecarrow) 61.923
6. Thurman Richardson, Julie Edwards (Landgate Bluebeard x Aladdin’s Rhiann) 61.218

Training Level
1. Penny Lane, Amy Marrich, (Wildwood Herne Topgun x Balmullo's Matilda) 65.385

 

 

ACPS/USEA Eventing

Purebred and Halfbred winners at Beginner Novice through Advanced

Beginner Novice
Purebred
Balmullo’s Catfish by Seven Hills Grey Ghost x Tullymors Shandora, Owner/Rider Briana Stolley
Halfbred Indian Summer Sage by Aladdins Denver x Auntie Margaret, Owner Elizabeth Mackie

Novice
Purebred Hideaway’s Special Delivery by Greystone Dallen McMor x Hideaway’s Celebration,Owner/Rider Cathy Blackmon
Halfbred Labras Leannon by* HayseldonPerseus x Laurel, Owner/Rider Jennifer Garutti

Training
Purebred Indian Summer Kaylee by Kerrymor Madison x Beacons Piper, Owner/Rider Colette Leber
Halfbred Ganymede by Ballywhim AnLuan x Court Hawk, Owner/Rider Megan Pellegrini

Preliminary
Purebred Wil’Ya Love Me by Grange Finn Sparrow x Lady Doreen, Owner Courtney Sendak
Halfbred Rochambeau by Aladdin’s Denver x TB, Owner/Rider Sue Jellum

Intermediate
Halfbred Zaboomafoo by Gunsmoke x TB, Owner/Rider Anna Stein

Advanced
Halfbred Sparrow’s Nio by Grange Finn Sparrow x TB, Owner/Rider Allie Sacksen

 

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