pony may be shown after the age of six months unless it is registered
in an Approved Connemara Stud Book.
||No entire male
may be shown or take part in any competition restricted to Connemara
or Registered Mountain and Moorland Ponies after lst January
in the year which it attains the age of three years unless it
has been registered as a Stallion in the Stud Book of an Approved
||No female or
gelding may be shown or take part in any competition restricted
to Connemara or Registered Mountain and Moorland Ponies after
the lst January in which it attains the age of four years unless
it has been registered as an adult pony in the Stud Book of an
in a class specifically for Overheight Connemaras, no Pure Bred
Connemara pony exceeding 148 cms in height may be shown or take
part in any competition restricted to Connemaras or Registered
Mountain and Moorland Ponies within the jurisdiction of the British
Connemara Pony Society.
||Where it is reported
to the Society that this may have occurred then the Society may
require the animal to be measured or re-measured in accordance
with the rules of the Joint Measurement Scheme. The penalty for
contravention of the above rules may be cancellation of the registration
of the animal concerned.
Connemara ponies should be shown in as
natural a state as possible and the following rules should be
be shown unplaited. However, very thick manes may be discreetly
thinned but should look as natural as possible.
||Should look natural
and should not but pulled but may be squared off at the bottom.
||Ears may be trimmed
flat (no trimming inside of the ears). Light trimming of long
hairs in jawline is permitted. Whiskers should not be trimmed.
||No trimming of
feather on legs or trimming into heels.
||No false hair,
artificial colouring or make-up should be used.
ONLY may be clipped in the interest of welfare. Legs should not
be clipped. Under no circumstances should foals be clipped.
||The Society does
not object to ponies being freeze branded. This should not be
detrimental to animals in the show ring and should be encouraged.