Connemara Pony Breed

Connemara Pony Jumping

Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky

Another type of pony breed is the Connemara, which is known for its ability as a jumper. This breed originated in the Connemara region of County Galway, Ireland. In the 16th century, crosses among Spanish-Barbs, Jennets, and Andalusians were mated with native ponies. Later, the offspring of these crosses were crossed with Arabians. 

In 1923, the Connemara Pony Breeders Society was formed to protect the integrity of the breed by preventing it …