THE CONNEMARA

The Connemara was originally a native of Ireland, the Connemara Pony is now bred in in England as well, and has been exported to many parts of the world. It descended from the Celtic pony, but over the years has had infusions of Andalucian and surprisingly, Clydesdale blood. More recently, Arab stock has been introduced to add quality and refinement, and when bred to a thoroughbred or other large breed, make a very good all-around riding horse, suitable for almost any purpose.

Christine WittmanStanding 13 to 14.2hh, the Connemara is a sturdy, useful, general-purpose riding pony, with good free action, a quality pony head, good length of neck, depth through the girth, and a good sloping riding shoulder.

The back is straight, the quarters well developed, and the tail well set on, with good hard feet, and legs with plenty of bone.

The Connemara is a sure footed and very agile pony, with a kindly, tractable nature, and it may be grey, bay, black, dun or brown.

Pictured at above left is Christine Wittman of Rochester, New York and her 13-year-old mare, "IMAGINE THIS" clearing a 3"6" oxer.

Affectionately known as "Emma", this mare is owned and shown by Christine and under the professional instruction of John Vanderzell of Blue Fox Farm in Leroy, New York.



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