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...


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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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.

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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Fifinella GCF

A popular phrase notes that “everything’s bigger in Texas,” and one could say that also applies to Fifinella GCF. The 15-1-hand Connemara/Hanoverian cross mare may have appeared almost diminutive next to her huge Warmblood competitors, but in the Second Level Adult Amateur Championship she proved that size doesn’t matter, carrying her owner/rider Bonnie Canter of Houston, Texas (Region 9) to an impressive score of 72.317% and victory in the class of 30.

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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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Thurman Farm Ponies were Champion & Reserve Champion at Upperville

It was a great turnout at Upperville Colt & Horse show this year. Sunny, hot, and windy our judge hard at work was Debby Howell of Middleburg, VA. Lots of ponies competed along with supporters, family, friends, and fans making a great crowd! Thurman Sileach PB Mare by Rattle N’ Snap Laddie Boy out of Thurman Keepsake owned by Barbara Byrd  & shown by Mary McMillen took Champion.

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Two Foals born to Sue Antilla

New Fairfield, CT:   Sue Antilla has had two foals so far this year, both by Alluinn Durango (Aladdin's Denver x *Patty's Meredith), who belongs to Sara McCrea and stands at Northern Connemaras.

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Region IV Annual Show

Fairburn, GA: Region IV of the ACPS held its annual show the weekend of June 10, 2016, at the beautiful Bouckaert Farm, home of  Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, just south of Atlanta. The weather was perfect, if somewhat warm, and people from all over the region showed up to participate in a variety of In-Hand and Ridden Classes. Stephanie Fenton-Hickey was the very able organizer.

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  1. Please send us your new foal photos!
  2. Two Connemara Ponies Qualify for West Coast USEA Future Event Championships
  3. 2016 Annual Meeting
  4. 6 Connemaras we won't forget in a hurry
  5. One To Watch: Eliza Farren And Bantry Bay's Dublin Want Your Cheers At The Carolina International
  6. Connemaras Shine at Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials
  7. New Junior Member to ride Denmark at Anniversary Show
  8. The Seldom Seen Trophy
  9. USEF Horse of the Year (HOTY) banquet
  10. Ridgetop Windy City Receives Multiple Awards
  11. Kynynmont Ponies Receive National Recognition
  12. Jeanne Woodward-Poor & Kier
  13. The Blackmon Girls at the Ocala Horse Properties Fall Horse Trial
  14. American Connemara Magazine Stallion Issue
  15. Glenmeadow Golden Wish & Kim Harrison
  16. Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA
  17. Sir Lancelot daughter places 12th at Pony Finals!
  18. Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon
  19. 2015 American Eventing Championships Results
  20. ACPS Annual Meeting 2015
  21. This Just in from Horseware Ireland
  22. USDF Region 7 Dressage Results
  23. Region III Holds 29th Annual Show
  24. Breaking News for ACPS Junior Members
  25. Can You Guess?
  26. Purebred Connemara Wins at Dressage
  27. Junior Driver Wins Big
  28. Register Now! 59th Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
  29. Midwest Connemara Breeders' Show and Inspections Held
  30. 49th Annual Region I show Held
  31. Oakfields Farms Takes Home Top Prizes at Warrenton
  32. Hidden Haven Show
  33. New Foals in Canada
  34. Region IV Annual Show
  35. Two New Purebred Fillies Born
  36. Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event
  37. A Horse of a Different Color: Poppyfields Tristan
  38. American Connemara Pony Society Adds Sporthorse Registry
  39. New Foal
  40. All in the Family
  41. First Foal of the Year
  42. Snowy Days
  43. ACPS BOG Meeting and USEF Awards
  44. ACPS St. Patrick's Day Party
  45. American Connemara Magazine
  46. 2014 AGM Minutes
  47. Breeding Event Horses: Future Generations and a Twenty Year Plan
  48. Thanksgiving Horse Trials in Georgia Well Represented
  49. Region IV Annual Show at FL Horse Park
  50. Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD)
  51. McCamey Kimbler Wins 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award
  52. Lee Taylor and Cedar's Padraig Featured
  53. 2014 ACPS Annual Meeting
  54. Melanoma Research Project at UC Davis Needs Samples
  55. 2014 American Eventing Championships Results
  56. A Tale Of One Tough Pony
  57. JEF Sir Lancelot offspring places 12th at US Pony Finals
  58. Who are the Four Leaf Clovers?
  59. Region III 30th Anniversary Show
  60. Four Leaf Clovers Ribbonless at AEC's but Famous Nonetheless!


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