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A Tale Of One Tough Pony

Sacha and Gabby crossing the finish line

Truckee, CA:   Donna Huntsman has sent the following  article about the first Connemara to finish the Tevis since Doc Molton used to ride her purebred,   Springledge Irish Whiskey,  in that famous ride a quarter of a century or so ago.  Donna says, “ When my endurance enthusiast friend asked me if I had seen that a Connemara cross pony was entered in this year’s Tevis Cup I was intrigued to say the least.  I eagerly opened the link and perused the breed column of the competitors listed and sure enough amongst the predominately listed Arabs and Arab crosses, there she was; #25, Sacha Egdell from Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, riding M&M’s Gabriella (Gabby), a 14.3 bay Connemara X mare.

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JEF Sir Lancelot offspring places 12th at US Pony Finals

A JEF Sir Lancelot offspring has excelled at the US Pony Finals for the second year in a row.  In August Happy Feet (aka Timon) placed 12th overall in the Large Green Pony division. Last year Lance’s daughter Radiance placed 12th overall in the Medium Regular Pony division. 

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Who are the Four Leaf Clovers?

Tryon, NC: You might be hearing a lot about the Four Leaf Clovers in the next couple of weeks, they are going to be SO famous (hope springs eternal!), so who are they?  The “Clovers”  are an adult amateur team that will be competing at Training Level at the American Eventing Championships (AEC’s) in Tryon, NC on Sept 1-5, 2016….and they are ALL purebred Connemaras! 

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Region III 30th Anniversary Show

Lexington, Va:  The Region III 30th anniversary show went off without a hitch.  Held the weekend of August 27 at the Virginia Horse Center, there was something for everyone.  There were in-hand classes, flat classes, jumping classes, dressage including a 6-person quadrille and a pas-de-deux, short stirrup, long stirrup, trail, Mountain and Moorland, a costume class, and the great egg and spoon challenge. 

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