THE 95th Connemara Pony Festival takes place in Clifden next week and will attract an international audience from across the world, travelling to see the best Connemara ponies compete in in-hand, ridden, working hunter and loose jumping competitions, highlighting the versatility of the native breed starting on Tuesday 14th and running until Sunday 19th August.

Running the Tuesday, August 14th to Sunday, August 19th, the festival kicks off on Tuesday morning with an organised bus tour to visit Connemara Pony studs in the local area, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way.