Judith Faherty takes a trip down memory lane and talks to Stephanie Brooks and her daughter Siobhan Naughton at Errislannan Manor in Connemara
The Dublin Horse Show magazine is available in all good newsagents or can be ordered online
Margie McLoone looks at the wide range of pony classes at the RDS, both on the flat and over fences
Catch up on the action at the final qualifiers for the RDS performance Irish Draught and Connemara classes at Tullymurry Equestrian Centre
Some 84 of the 211 ponies sold at Clifden are destined for new homes in Europe
The Irish Shows Association has condemned what it called the 'disgusting behaviour' at a west of Ireland show
A performance-bred colt foal by Cheeky Bobby Sparrow topped the Connemara sale at Goresbridge
The IPS South Leinster/ Waterford Annual Awards went down a real treat last weekend with a Halloween themed event in the Old Granary at Borris House
The French-bred Plume de Kezeg was crowned ridden Connemara champion at the RDS last week, where the performance Connemaras impressed Ruth Rogers
Coverage of equestrian sport has been on the wane for several years but CNN plans to ramp up its coverage of the sport
Alyssa O'Neill set to follow in the footsteps of her great-grandfather Bartley O'Sullivan at Connemara showpiece
The Connemara stallion Josie Jump jumped his way into RDS history by completing a hat-trick of victories in the performance hunter championship
The look of contentment and joy on Jack’s face as he petted the pony’s neck said it all.
By Irish Field Contributor on 12 August 2014
The bottom has well and truly fallen out of the Connemara pony foal market and government schemes like REPS and Disadvantaged Area Aid are partly to blame, according to breeders in the west.
A sale of 45 elite Connemara ponies is to be the focal point for the 2014 Connemara Pony Spring Festival, which begins next week.
Connemara stallion Silver Shadow has returned to stand at stud in Ireland, having been sold to Italy in 2009 and on to Sweden in 2012.
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