Riley Wiltison - Junior Member

Riley and his Connemara pony Willow's Aslan won the ADS North American Preliminary Single Pony Championship over the weekend. This is his first Connemara pony.

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2018 Letter to Juniors

To all ACPS Junior Members,

ACPS is again teaming up with US Equestrian to offer a scholarship program to support the continuing education of Junior Members and their Connemara partners. It is a way for you to add a clinic, a lesson with a professional, or other educational experience that you feel will further your skills and aspirations.

So think about a persuasive paragraph telling us about your special Connemara partner and submit it with the information listed on the application. Share one or two photographs if you would like. Submit to by September 1 with Junior Scholarship in the subject line.

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Kentucky Three Day


The American Connemara Pony Society has accepted an invitation to show off our ponies during the Breed Demonstrations taking place in conjunction with this year’s Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, April  26-29 in Lexington, Kentucky. 2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of this premier Event and 20 years since being elevated to the only 4* in the country. Attendance numbers in 2017 were 80,000.

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Q&A With a Three-Day Winner - Carol Kozlowski, Part One

This article has been reprinted from Waredaca Talk.

Q: It’s been 13 years since the switch to the short format for the Athens Olympics—yet the long format remains a hot topic. Why do you think the eventing community has kept the conversation alive despite the slim chance of its return?

A: From the early days of our sport, the “long format” – at any level- was considered the pinnacle of achievement, the ultimate test...

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Balmullo's Catfish wins Avery Dudasch Memorial Trophy

Purebred Connemara Balmullo's Catfish won the Avery Dudasch Memorial Trophy (Adult Pony Rider) Award at AECs and is in the latest Edition of USA Eventing on page 48. He was 3rd in his division at AECs, finishing on his dressage score of 28.0.

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Correction: Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais Sweep Three Phases to Earn Individual Gold in USEF National Pony Jumper Championship at 2017 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Collecting Gaits Farm

Lexington, K.Y. -  Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais completed four perfect rounds to win the 2017 USEF National Pony Jumper Championship on Saturday. The championship, part of the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, saw 12 combinations advance to the final round. 

Zone 10’s Okitsu (South Pasadena, Calif.) and her own 11-year-old Connemara/Arabian mare entered the Alltech Arena on Saturday as the...


ACPS Annual Meeting, Fall 2017

acpslogoSave the Date/Plan to join us at the ACPS Annual Meeting Weekend, Fall of 2017

Place: The Mount Ascutney Resort,
485 Hotel Road
Brownsville VT
Date: September 14, 15, 16, 17 2017

Registration deadline September 1, 2017

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Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know a fantastic Connemara or halfbred Connemara that is 15 years of age or older, or deceased that has had an outstanding career both competitive and non competitive?  If so, it's time to nominate for the following Hall of Fame Awards.  Owners should nominate their own ponies.  If you need help, please contact Donna Miller at More details may be found by following the link: ACPS Awards

Due date extended til August 1.

Tullymor’s Houdini Gets a New Lease on Life

Werner and Marjolein Geven, professional riders and trainers based at Poplar Place Farm in Georgia, had long been searching for their daughter Tessa’s next perfect pony without success when a friend told them of a nice Connemara in need of a good home. The very same day they drove to meet him and instantly knew he was the one.

by Leslie Threlkeld for EN

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