Connemara Driving Ponies

Connemara Driving Ponies

Saturday, 12 October 2013

THE Bartley O'Sullivan Lecture,questions at back of, and size and type--- Submitted by Biddy.

New Thread The Bartley O Sullivan Lecture "Performance and the Connemara Pony Past Present and Future" This publication was available at Clifden Show, and at the back there were Five questions for the Breeder, Under question 4 : Are we breeding enough smaller Connemaras? I felt this is a very good point, and a way around the current 3 tier class system, and that is "what about a new system of height grading at 4 years old eg 13-14 hands and a 14-15 hands? Also the Welsh Pony and Cob Association have for some time recognised four sections, varying in size and type. The one thing I did take away from my trip to Clifden is that there are different "types" of purebred Connemaras in Ireland. A type which does very well in the show ring, a performance type, (which was often over 14.2 hh,) and what I would call the "true" Connemara type, and still very pony. All are purebred connemaras, and have a place in their own right to be every as much part of the breed/studbook as current Class 1 or 

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