Connemara Pony Festival Schedule 2018

Annual Connemara Pony Show 2018 – Schedule – 14th to 19th August

Tuesday 14th August 10am – Bus Tour (visiting Connemara Pony Studs through South Connemara) – Tickets available from the office €10 per person.

Tuesday Evening – International Reception hosted by the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Clifden.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – Pony Classes listed below.

Saturday & Sunday – Connemara Pony Sales held at The Mart, Clifden.

Programme of Classes

Subject to Alteration


Ring One Sand Arena
Wednesday Morning v  International Performance Hunter Competition (invitation only)

v  Final of the Irish Green Hunter







v  Final of Three Year Old Loose Jumping

v  Final of the Four Year Old Performance Mare competition

v  Family Working Hunter


Ring One Starts 8am Ring Two Starts 9.30am
Thursday v  Yearling Colt

v  Yearling Filly

v  Colt – 2 Year Old

v  Filly – 2 Year Old

v  Mare -3 Year Old

v  Stallion 3Year Old

v  Junior Champion

v  Colt Foal

v  Filly Foal

v  Champion Foal

v  13.2hh Mare

v  Stallion Class – 4yrs old and over

v  Mare 4, 5 & 6 Years Old

v  Mare 7, 8 & 9 Years Old

v  Mare 10-15 Year Old

v  Mare 16 Years and over

v  Supreme Champion


v  Gelding In-Hand

v  Young Handlers

v  Lead Rein – Novice

v  Ridden Pony – Rider U14

v  Ridden Pony 4-5 y.o – Rider 10 or over

v  Ridden Pony 6-8 y.o – Rider 10 or over

v  Ridden Pony – Rider 10-16 years

v  Ridden Pony – Rider 16-21 years

v  Ridden Pony – Rider 21 or over

v  Ridden Stallion – Rider 14 or over

v  Side Saddle Class

v  Champion Ridden


Friday – Morning Friday –   Afternoon
Ring 1 v  Working Hunter (WH) Pony aged 4-6 yrs

v  WH Pony- Rider U16

v  WH Pony- Rider Over 16

v  WH Stallion

v  WH Championship

v  Final of the Clifden High Performance

v  Puissance Competition

v  Parade of Champions –Leaving from showgrounds





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