Jimmy is a perfect example of what the Connemara can offer: temperament, confirmation,
and versatility. He is an excellent cross with a thoroughbred to produce the ultimate
performance horse, or a pony to produce a competent and safe all-rounder for juniors
and small adults.
Jimmy competed at his first event with Phil where he won in great style beating a
host of very experienced horses! Since he has been competed by Inga, a 14 year old
student of ours, and has not been out of the placings!
We have recently broken-in our first Jimmy youngsters and they have shown that they
have super temperaments, jumping ability and movement, we just wish we had a lot
more on the ground!!
The Connemara has a natural jumping ability, and their build is suitable for dressage.
They often beat larger horses with staying power, intelligence and heart. As a show
jumper or working hunter, in eventing, western pleasure, endurance and driving –
Connemaras can do it all!
When looking for a sensible athletic equine partner to share a passion for sport,
consider the versatile Connemara. The willing nature and ground covering stride of
the Connemara make them an ideal prospect for equine sports. And, if you think that
their small size won’t get you noticed out there in the land of the Warmbloods—think
again! Some of the stars in the dressage arena have been Erin Casco Bay, who won
at Intermediaire I, and Big Bear’s Katie O’Hara, who is a 14.2-hand purebred schoolmaster
who won at Third and Fourth levels in dressage with a 13-year old rider.
For eventing, there is perhaps no better suited horse or pony than a Connemara. They
are naturally agile, careful and typically eager jumpers, proving that what they
lose in height they can easily make up for with style and athletic ability. More
and more trainers, riders and eventing enthusiasts are realizing that big horses
are not necessarily superior to their smaller competitors, and many are actually
looking for more compact, able mounts to manage tricky distances and varied terrain.
They are naturally agile, careful and typically eager jumpers, proving that what
they lose in height they can easily make up for with style and athletic ability.