Capaillíní Chonamara – TG4 Documentary

A very well produced and shot, and comprehensive documentary about the Connemara Pony was aired on TG4 over the Christmas break. For those of you from foreign shores, the show is in Irish, but very well subtitled. Click here to view: link.

Clinic at Christmas Show

An interesting clinic on coformation will form part of the programme at the Society’s Christmas show at Creagh Equestrian Centre at Ballinasloe, on Saturday, December 14th. Two Judges will cast their eyes over four geldings, one Judge for the In-Hand point of view and another for the Performance. The contrasting opinions and discussions should make […]

Sand Arena in Furbo

21 Feb, 2015

Congratulations to the Furbo community on the completion of their Sand Arena which will be officially blessed and opened on Sunday, March 1st, at 12 o’clock.

It is a terrific community initiative in a part of Connemara with a rich pony heritage. Furbo and district was once famous for its carraerí, who supplied Galway city with turf and had their own niche market in carrigín.  In the early years of the last century, a convoy of carraerí brought loads of carrigín to Galway to catch the Dublin train from where it was shipped to the hotels of London.

The new facility will enable local breeders to do some basic work with their ponies, adding value and making them more saleable. An imaginative undertaking – congrats to all!

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