Connemara Pony Breeders' Society | Performance Indicator Assessments
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Performance Indicator Assessments

Jul 05 2021

Performance Indicator Assessments

Connemara Pony Three and Four-Year-Old Filly         


Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Sunday 18th July

Closing date and time for entries Thursday 8th July, 2021 at 5.00pm


Enter Online here:

Download application form here: CPBS Performance Indicator Assessment entry form

Object of Project

  • To enhance the breeding status of our fillies.
  • To help identify ponies with performance potential, for example as in dressage, eventing and show jumping
  • To promote the sale of the Connemara pony throughout the world.
  • To identify performance within the Connemara pony Stud Book.
  • To encourage breeders to produce ponies of the highest standard possible.
  • To identify to sport pony producers that the Connemara pony is the leading pure breed sports pony in the world.


Rules & Procedures

  • These assessments are open to Class 1, three and four old Connemara fillies only.
  • Mares with foals at foot are not eligible.
  • The pony’s passport will be inspected on the day of the assessment and microchip checked.
  • Each filly will be presented in a correctly fitting snaffle/show bridle.
  • Fillies are permitted to wear front tendon boots only.
  • Ponies will be presented at show standard and must be sufficiently trained and fit to take part in all aspects of the assessment.
  • The judge’s decision will be final.
  • Times will be allocated for each participant.

Jumping Format

  • Handlers will be requested to release their pony in the arena and stand in the safety area set out for them.
  • The jumping lane will consist of three fences which will be jumped four times.
  • For 3-year-olds the maximum height will be 90cm with a spread of 95cm.
  • For 4-year-olds the maximum height will be 1 metre with a spread of 1.05 metres.
  • When the assessment is completed, the handler will be asked to catch the pony and lead her safely from the arena.

(Both current COVID-19  regulations, as at time of Assessments, and Health and Safety regulations will be stringently enforced.)

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