Ridden Connemara Ponies
73. REGISTERED CONNEMARA PONY, MARE or GELDING, four & five years old.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have attained their 12th birthday by 1 January 2018.
75. REGISTERED CONNEMARA PONY, MARE or GELDING, six years old or over.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have attained their 17th birthday by 1 January 2018.
74. REGISTERED CONNEMARA PONY, MARE or GELDING, six years old or over.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have attained their 10th birthday but have not attained their 17th birthday by 1 January 2018.
76. REGISTERED CONNEMARA PONY, STALLION, four years old or over.
Suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have attained their 14th birthday by 1 January 2018.
To demonstrate the traits of the Connemara Pony; good temperament, rideability, intelligence, soundness, surefootedness and suitability for child or adult.
RDS Members: €173 each entry; Non-Members: €204 each entry.
There will be a maximum of 20 primary entries per class. The first 20 correct primary entries received will secure entry. Please note there may be additional secondary entries in the above classes.
Registered Connemara Ponies must be entered in the Connemara Pony Stud Book or a daughter studbook.
Spurs are not permitted.
It is compulsory that all 4 and 5 year old ponies entered in these classes have competed in a minimum of three shows prior to the 1st of August 2018. Please note, exhibitors will be required to state the three shows on their entry form. An allowance will be made for exhibitors who wish to compete in a Show scheduled between their time of entry and the 1st of August, i.e exhibitors will be permitted to list a show that they intend to compete in. If an exhibitor lists a future show, but is then unable to attend the nominated show for reasons of force majeure, the exhibitor must declare this to the Equestrian Office before the 1st of August.
Proof of participation at these shows may be requested on arrival at the Dublin Horse Show, and should incorrect or inaccurate information be supplied it will incur elimination.
For 5 year old ponies who competed as 4 year olds in 2017, this experience may be used to fulfil the three show requirement.
Awards & Prizes
The number of prizes awarded is based on the number of animals catalogued. For more information please click here.
- 1st €335
- 2nd €233
- 3rd €186
- 4th €129
- 5th €93
Cups & Trophies
Cup No. 150 – The “Eugenia Murray” Perpetual Challenge Cup presented for the Ridden Connemara Championship. First and second prize winners in Classes 73, 74, 75 and 76 will compete for this Cup. The Champion will be awarded €320 and Reserve Champion €172.
The Champion and Reserve Champion Ridden Connemara and the first and second prize winners in the Ridden Connemara Stallion class are required to participate in the Parade of Champions on Friday 10 August. Further details available here.