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Connemara for sale

The Connemara pony combines beautiful looks with great athletic ability. Connemaras are intelligent and willing, too. These characteristics, along with the fact they are hardy and easy to keep, means that choosing to buy a Connemara is a good decision for those who need a great family pony. These lovely ponies originated in Ireland, and are now popular throughout Europe, particularly in France and Germany. In fact, those who wish to sell a Connemara will find plenty of interest across the globe. Their legendary jumping ability has made them a superb choice for junior show jumping, and also as a cross to produce larger show jumpers that can excel at advanced levels.

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Connemara, Mare, 10 years, 13.2 hh, Gray-Fleabitten
F: CLOONBAN ADAM | MF: COOSHEEN THYME
Jumping - Leisure - Breeding
FR-41100
Centre-Val de Loire
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Connemara, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: PATTYS VEUVE COSMIC | MF: CREEMULLY WESTERN BOY
Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Gestüt Lisbergs
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Connemara, Mare, 4 years, 14 hh, Gray
F: KINGSTOWM BOY | MF: PILGAARDS SAMMY JUNIOR
Leisure - Dressage
Jan-HWollesen
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Süderlügum
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Connemara, Stallion, Foal (05/2021), 14.2 hh, Gray-Dapple Eventing - Dressage - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
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Connemara Mix, Mare, 3 years, 14.2 hh, Brown
F: PERSIFLAGE | MF: DUNLEWEY RIGMAROLE
Eventing - Dressage - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
€6,700
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Connemara, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Can be white
F: CAHERROSS DUKE | MF: CATAMARAN
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
€3,300
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Connemara, Gelding, 3 years, 14.1 hh, Perlino
F: PATTYS VEUVE COSMIC | MF: WESTERN BOY
Dressage - Jumping - Baroque - Show
Gestüt Lisbergs
DE-96170
Lisberg
€8,900
~ £7,584
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Connemara, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Chestnut-Red
F: PATTYS VEUVE COSMIC | MF: CREEMULLY WESTERN BOY
Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Gestüt Lisbergs
DE-96170
Lisberg
€4,900
~ £4,175
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Connemara Mix, Mare, 4 years, 14.2 hh, Dun Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Western
DE-46045
Oberhausen
€9,999
~ £8,520
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Connemara, Mare, 13 years, 14.2 hh, White English Pleasure
FR-87190
Saint hiliaire la treille
€3,500
~ £2,982
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Connemara, Mare, Foal (05/2021), 14.2 hh, Gray Eventing - Leisure - Jumping - Hunting
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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Connemara, Stallion, Foal (05/2021), 14.2 hh, Gray-Dapple
F: BETTYSPARK SHADOW | MF: KIRRIN MALACHI
Hunting - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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MOYVORE
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Connemara, Gelding, 2 years, 14.1 hh
F: CAHERROSS DUKE | MF: ASHFIELD PLOVER
Eventing - Leisure - Jumping - Hunting
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore, mullingar
€3,800
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Connemara, Mare, 10 years, 15.2 hh, Dun Leisure - Dressage - Jumping - Eventing
DE-48496
Hopsten
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Connemara, Mare, 5 years, 15.1 hh, Gray Jumping - Dressage - Leisure
Leonie Akok
DE-88410
Bad Wurzach
€13,500
~ £11,503 ONO
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Connemara, Gelding, 12 years, 14 hh, Gray
F: VILLAGE IRISH FAUL | MF: TAIWAN II
Leisure - Working Equitation - Ranch riding
Giersch Stephanie
FR-04250
La Motte du Caire
€13,000
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Connemara, Mare, 3 years, Gray-Dapple
F: PAPS LATE | MF: COOSHEEN CALLOWFEENISH CA
Jumping - Show Hunter - Eventing
FR-87300
Nouvelle Aquitaine
€5,000 to €10,000
price range ~£4,260 to £8,521
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Connemara, Gelding, 10 years, 15 hh, Gray-Dapple Connemara Junior Eventer/Showjumper
F: KILCURRY DAWN | MF: RUSHEEN BOY
Jumping - Eventing
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roscommon
€25,000
~ £21,302
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Connemara, Gelding, 2 years, 14.2 hh, Brown
F: DUNLEWEY RED KITE
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore, 80km from Dublin Airport
€4,400
~ £3,749
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Connemara Mix, Gelding, 4 years, 15.2 hh, Palomino
F: PERSIFLAGE AA | MF: ASHFIELD PLOVER
Eventing - Dressage - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
€8,000
~ £6,817
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Connemara, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Can be white
F: CAHERROSS DUKE | MF: DUNLEWEY RIGMAROLE
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
€4,500
~ £3,834
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Connemara, Stallion, 1 year, 14.2 hh, Gray
F: CAHERROSS DUKE | MF: DUNLEWEY GREBE
Eventing - Dressage - Leisure - Jumping
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore
€4,600
~ £3,920
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Connemara, Gelding, 2 years, 14.2 hh, Gray-Blue-Tan
F: CAHERROSS DUKE | MF: ASHFIELD PLOVER
Eventing - Dressage - Jumping - Breeding
Sophie Graefin von Maltzan
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moyvore westmeath
€4,300
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Use and characteristics of the Connemara

Connemara ponies are 13hh to 14.2hh (52in/133cm to 56.8in/144cm) and weigh around 630lb/285kg. As they are the descendants of ponies that have lived freely for centuries on rough ground, mainly in Connacht province in Ireland, they have inherited the hardiness, surefootedness and good sense of their ancestors. These are some of the principal benefits for those planning to buy a Connemara pony. Anyone who wants to sell a Connemara knows that this pony has a first-rate reputation for both driving and riding, especially in show jumping and hunter classes, in which the agile Connemara excels. Their stunning looks draw the eye too, with the now rare dun Connemaras probably being most representative of the original type. Since the adoption of the Connemara breeding programme in the late 19th century and early 20th century, grey has come to predominate, although there are also bay, black and brown Connemaras.

Origin and history of breeding Connemaras

As with many native pony breeds, the origins of the Connemara are obscure. Experts suggest that the original ponies may have arrived in Ireland along with Iron Age migrants from Europe, identified as Celts, though there is as yet limited archaeological and no textual evidence for this. By medieval times, references to quality dun horses (“eich duinn”) appear in Irish Gaelic manuscripts. Archaeological evidence, as well as texts, show close links between the highlands and islands of Scotland, Galloway, and Ireland in medieval times. It’s likely that the medieval ancestors of the Connemara were linked genetically to the Scottish Highland and Island ponies, and possibly also the now extinct Galloway. It also seems likely that the modern Connemara is the descendant of some of the very swift horses known as hobbies, a famous type of Irish horse that contributed to the Thoroughbred. It’s likely that the Connemara has some Spanish ancestry too. Then in the 20th century came the time of greatest change for the ponies, with the use of Welsh stallions, Thoroughbreds, Arabians and possibly Barbs to establish the modern breed as defined by the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society. Fortunately, the ponies have also retained their hardiness, particularly their special coats, which protect them from the drenching rain and wild winds of Ireland’s west coast.

Connemaras in equestrianism

Up until the 20th century, the ponies of Connacht in the west of Ireland were used for a variety of tasks, including as pack ponies, harness animals and for riding. Their conformation - in particular, the relatively long, yet strong back, deep girth and excellent shoulders and feet - resulted in a standard Connemara that was both nimble and powerful. Their long stride and agility contribute to their excellence in jumping. In the 1960s, one of Ireland’s most famous show jumpers was the 14.3hh Dundrum, by a TB stallion out of a Connemara mare. Dundrum could jump over 7 feet (2.13m)!

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