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NEWS FROM DENMARK

AUTUMN 2012 – SPRING 2013

Welcome to the first newsletter from Denmark in 2013. I hope You will forgive, that we also have taken a bit of news from the autumn 2012.

 Banks Vanilla – 2012.

One Danish pony really placed Denmark on the map – Banks Vanilla by Tegstrups Duke x Banks Squares Do-Do bred by Jytte og Peter Bank-Mikkelsen and owned by Noel Noonan, Manor Connemara Ponies, Irland.

She wan NPS/Baileys Horse feeds M&M Ridden Pony section and became “the M&M Ridden Pony of the Year” in the class for New Forest / Connemara at The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2012.

Banks Vanilla, ridden by Sam Roberts, was also rewarded with  “Tagg La Liga Award” in their class M&M Ridden New Forest / Connemara.

Banks Vanilla, was following selected to participate at Olympia. With the rider Hannah Horton, they became  6th in a strong M&M ridden class with 40 competitors and ended up with the title “Best of Breed ‘ in the Connemara section at Olympia 2012.

Banks VanillaBanks Vanilla                                           Photo: Fredthecat.co.uk

 Danish born stallion inspected in Germany – 2012

The 2½ year old colt Hesselbjerggård Jaronimo by Hohnhorst Jaro x Pilgaards Maybie, bred by Karen Louise Jørgensen, Hesselbjerggård Stud farm, went in the summer to May og Holger Reimann, Hohnhorst Stud farm, Germany.

Jaronimo participated  in october in the stallioninspection in Verden and achieved Class 1.

hesselbjerggard JaronimoHesselbjerggaard Jaronimo               Photo: Holger Reimann

 Supreme Champion in Finland 2012

The Connemarapony show in Finland 2012 was wonn by the 22 y.o. Aramara Eliza. Eliza have realtionship to Denmark. Her father Ardnasillagh O’Flaherty was sold from Denmark to Finland and her mother is the Danish born mare Pilgårds Camilla (Padraigh of Rosenaharley x Kærvangs Candie).

Amarara Eliza got several titles that day; Best mare – Best pony born in Finland – Supreme Champion in hand and Reserve ridden Champion. Really great of a pony, who, the year before, was very ill and only acute operation saved her life.

Aramara ElizaAramara Eliza                                        Photo: Satu Pitkänen

Danish born stallion to Ireland 2013.

We are proud, that one more Danish stallion have taken the journey to Ireland; AC-Samson af Engvang by Skousboe Morning Rock x AC-Soft Jewel af Engvang (Øxenholm Godot x Øxenholm Sleepy Eyes). Samson is bred by Anette Schou-Lund, AC-Engvang Stud farm, Bornholm and owned by May and Holger Reimann, Hohnhorst stud farm, Germany. Now he is staying by the Bourke family, Abbeyside Stud farm, Claremorris.

The Reimann family bought Samson as a youngster. Later – at the inspection – he achieved Class 1  and has also passed his performancetest.

Samson has also been in France for a year.

AC-Samson af EngvangAC-Samson af Engvang

 Teglstrup Duke CH 50   (24. maj 1986 –  5. marts  2013)

Lene og Asger Larsen, Teglstrup stud farm, Vålse, had to put down their 27 year old stallion Teglstrup Duke.

Teglstrup Duke  (Øxenholm Marble Jr x Red Baroness (Island King)) won the foalclass in 1986.  In 1990 he achieved final inspection and the same year he got the title Reserve Best in Show on Bornholm.

Duke had 2 son’s who achieved final inspection Danmark;  Baunely Dipper og Skousboe Hero plus one in Ireland; Banks Timber. Baunely Dipper is now owned in Germany and Skousboe Hero passed away in 2012.

Lene G. Nielsen (Submitted 11 December 2013)

News Around the World, Christmas 2011

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD CHRISTMAS EDITION 2012

As is usual, there has been very little, in fact no news, from Societies around the world.

Does this mean that there are no Connemara Ponies working and performing, or, just that no one has the time or interest to report on their ponies and their activities???

Given the above, readers will have to accept that which is readily available! There is a gorgeous article from an owner of the Pony that has won the “Jo Heard” trophy down under. I shall send the full article for presentation as it indicates several things, the ability of the Connemara, the joy of a child competing and then the absolute pleasure of the owner who took the pony under her wing and competed not just “in Hand” but at ODEs!

State Royal Shows have been well supported by the Connemara owners. Perth Royal led mare went to “Margylyn Lady Gwynne” owned by J Rockman. Stallion Class was awarded to “Clare Downs Outlaw” prepared by the Clare Downs Stud and this Stallion was also awarded Champion Connemara with “Glenormiston Dundrum” taking out the reserves ribbon.

In South Australia at the Kapunda Show Led Pure bred Colt /filly was awarded to “Gracefield Park Dr. Doolittle”; led Mare was taken out by “Newlands Winsome with “Glenormiston Rosanna” accepting the 2nd place ribbon. “Newlands Winsome” was awarded Champion of the Show.

In Victoria the Geelong Royal Show saw a strong field of Connemaras competing.

Led mare was awarded to “Kahean Snow Blossom”. Led Stallion ribbon went to “Gracefield park Mr. Ed” and the led pure bred gelding ribbon was awarded to “Kahean Knight Storm”.

Champion Connemara at Geelong was awarded to “Gracefield Park Mr. Ed”.

Ballarat, Victoria ran a Mountain and Moorland pony show that included Fell, New Forest and Connemara ponies. M&M Male class saw “Kahean Knight Storm” taking home the First ribbon with Connemaras taking the first 4 placings in this class.

News from Britain also indicates a strong representation of the Connemara pony in competition. One most interesting note that I received was concerning the Eldwick Riding Club’s Quadrille team. This group competes on a team of Connemara ponies all of which have competed successfully at Dressage, Working Hunter, Show Jumping, Pony Club and general showing. After some trepidation in preparation the team was entered in the British Riding Clubs SEIB Quadrille Selection trials. With Connemara ponies as their mounts the team chose an Irish theme to the music of Lord of the Dance! The team was called back into the ring for the final placings to be announced. One can imagine the joy when “Eldwick Riding Club” was announced as the fourth team that would go to Olympia. What a great triumph for the Connemara pony and the riders who competed on them!

The British Connemara pony Super Sunday saw a Stallion Parade of 30 Connemara pony Stallions. These ponies ranged from mature aged Males down to recently inspected and graded Colts. Some were shown in hand and some were ridden. Also on Super Sunday was a 2 hour long “Showing Clinic” and this was followed by an “Open Jumping Clinic”. From the reports on “Super Sunday” it is obvious that many people gained considerably from all aspects of this wonderful day.

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With winter now well settled in the Northern hemisphere very little news of the Connemara pony will be forthcoming for a while. Down under, The Connemara Part Bred has once again indicated its capabilities with a strong performance by yet another part bred Connemara in the prestigious Adelaide International Horse trials. Last year saw “Exmoor Truffles” competing in the CC1 2 event and whilst not finishing in the placings competed extremely well in all sections. In 2011 yet another part bred “Feedale Mouse” competed in CC1 2 produced yet another confident round. Placings in this class are hard to determine as yet but I shall follow this up and try to get a final result for those who are interested.

May I take this opportunity to wish all Connemara pony owners, enthusiasts and riders the very best for the Christmas period. May the year 2012 be a happy riding time for you all and may your ponies produce many wonderfully keen and talented off spring to take you further into Connemara performance areas as yet untouched by you!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

John Tennant
ICCPS Publicity officer

News, October 2009

news_october2009_img_0Not much material is available from the Connemara worldwide since the European Show Jumping Championships and the great results of the Irish team in Moorsele, Belgium. The CPBS certainly made the most of it with the appearance of individual Medallist Ballyowen Maybelle Molly and silver team member Sillogue Darkie being paraded at the historic Clifden showgrounds during the Connemara festival in late August. I have it on good authority that Molly has now been sold to a Belgian owner.

In trolling through overseas magazines it appears that the new Connemara Performance Hunter Classes have proved popular in England with Rachel Suffern topping the 5yr – 7 yr class with the Ashfield Festy bred ANNAGH STORM. Brenda Short also made a successful return to the ring to ride NEWTON BLOSSOM to first place in the National Ridden Connemara title.

news_october2009_img_1At the NPS Summer Championships, Malvern Worcs. Sarah Dowdell’s Connemara, JOHN’S CUCKOO, ridden by Mathew Lawrence claimed the Mountain and Moorland Silver medal. A further Mountain and Moorland Pony show at Castlewellan, Northern Ireland saw 5year old County Down based ABBEY STORM take out the ridden mountain and moorland Championship. Storm was ridden by Sylvia Henry. This win added to the Pony’s success at Cavan Equestrian centre where he won the Northern Ireland Dressage Preliminary Championship.

– John Tennant

Belgium: Connemara News 2008

D’JILL, a Belgian pony, won the BRITISH CONNEMARA PERFORMANCE AWARDS 2008. D’jill was bred in Belgium by Ariane Joly. She is by ARD CONNEELY, the former Clifden champion, standing in Belgium. Her mother is Udine, a black mare by the French sire Poker du Blin.
Irish Boy of Hazelfield

Irish Boy of Hazelfield

In 2005 D’jill was imported to the U.K. by the dealer Ran Arbel and then sold to The Strapp family. Elinor Strapp qualified her not only for the Blue Chip show jumping championships, but also for the ponyclub intermediaire dressage championships. She also won an affiliated intro event. At the BCPS awards the mare earned 11.360 points, nearly 4.000 points more than second- placed former winner Elaphine Murphy.

At the stallion inspection in September 2008 no new stallions were licensed. The 4-year old stallion Irish Boy of Hazelfield IMG_3092.JPG (Apollon Pondi x Cailin of Hazelfield by Frederiksminde Hazy Match), who was approved in 2007, became champion stallion and supreme champion of the national show in 2008. Champion mare was Carla van de Groenweg (Conor Mac Nessa x Glencarrigh Delphinum by Coosheen Finn). Boy’s full sister Gentle Ciarin of Hazelfield became reserve champion mare and reserve supreme champion, so full brother and sister won the championship! A very big success for this family!

Carla van de Groenweg

Carla van de Groenweg

The Connemara Pony Belgium is happy to announce a judges’ clinic with Mrs. Elisabeth Petch on the 4th of April at 2.00 p.m

All people with interest in the Connemara Pony, breeders, inspectors and judges are invited to attend this clinic that will take place at Aalter Stud Farm in Aalter (approx. 1 hour from Brussels airport).

For those who are interested there will also be a stallion inspection at 10.00 a.m. on the same day.

Please confirm your attendance to Anne Storme, if possible before March the 15th.
Phone: 0032/9/374.36.11,
mobile: 0032/475/436404
E-mail: storme_anne@hotmail.com