Standards of Excellence
Compact, well-balanced riding type with good depth and substance and good heart room, standing on short legs, covering a lot of ground. Good temperament, hardiness, staying power, intelligence, soundness, surefootedness, jumping ability, suitable for child or adult.
Not exceeding 14.2 hands high
Grey, Black, Bay, Brown, Dun, Roan, Chestnut, Palomino and Dark-eyed Creams
Well-balanced head of medium length with good width between large kindly eyes. Pony ears, well-defined cheekbone, jaw relatively deep but not coarse.
Head well-set onto neck. Crest should not be over-developed. Neck not set on too low. Good length of rein. Good sloping shoulders.
Body should be deep, with strong back, some length permissible but should be well-ribbed up and with strong loins.
Hind Quarters should be strong and muscular with some length, well-developed second thighs (gaskin) and strong low-set hocks.
Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and short cannons, with flat bone measuring at least 18cms
Free, easy and true, active with some knee action, and covering the ground
A Connemara Pony should be shown in as natural state as possible