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HOY 2019

What a super day!! A lovely line up of great connemara ponies from all over South Africa! All turned out to perfection! This was the first HOY in many years, in which all 4 stud farms were represented in one class!

The competition this year was strong, with nail biting Championship classes in both the Working Riding and Working Hunter classes.

Our super new young member Thomas Van Rijckesvorsel riding Kilshane Bluebell competing with the formidable Anrie Siebert on Ashgar King Karlos. It truly was an exciting finish to a lovely day! Luckily our charming judge, Greg Goss, was tasked with the final decision. Anrie Siebert and the fantastic Ashgar King Karlos champions of Working Riding, and Thomas and the divine Kilshane Bluebell taking the honours in the Working Hunter class. Both will represent the Connemara Ponies on Sunday in the Championship classes in the Bob Charter arena. These two are well worth watching. click for timetable, results

Horse of the Year 2019

Entries are open, all forms are available on the website. click here

Only online entries will be accepted. please enter well before the closing date to avoid system issues, and resolve issues that may arise.

Closing date – 1 February 2019

Show date – 19 to 24 February 2019 (General Breed – Tuesday 19 Feb / Connemara Classes – Thursday 21 Feb)

Christine Walwyn

2018 saw the sad passing of Christine Walwyn.

On 14 November Christine passed away after her long battle with Cancer. Christine has left a lasting legacy for the Connemara Ponies in South Africa.  With her 4 foundation Ponies in 1979 to the wealth of ponies competing today, and the formation of the Connemara Pony Society of Southern Africa, she will be sorely missed. She has been an inspiration to many people with her incredible knowledge of horses and her never ending energy. Even in her last years, being as active as ever and recently achieving her sailing certification.

Up until recently she was still riding her beloved Connemara Pony.

She will be sorely missed and will leave a huge gap in the lives of all involved with her and our Connemara’s.  She is a true icon and inspiration to all.

Thank you, Christine, for all the wonderful years, and thank you for your contribution to our beautiful breed. RIP

Horse of the Year 2017

 

Connemara classes are scheduled for Thursday 23/02/2017.

Starting time 12:00. We have a very tight schedule. Please report to the first arena min 15 minute before start time.
Schedules are being emailed to all members. Please look out for these. Contact our office if you have any queries.
Good Luck to all competitors!!

HOY 2017 Timetable

Horse of the Year 2017

Our classes are scheduled for Thursday 23/02/2017. Starting time 12:00.
Schedules are being emailed to all members. Please look out for these. Contact our office if you have any queries.
Good Luck to all competitors!!