Pony Type

Points and Features of the Connemara Pony


The height of the breeding connemara pony is normally 128cms to 148cms


Grey, black, bay, brown, dun with occasional roan and chestnut, palamino and dark eyed creams.


Compact, well-balanced riding type with good depth and substance and good heart room, standing on short legs, covering a lot of ground.

Description of the Connemara Pony

Well-balanced pony 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 overdeveloped. Neck not set on too low. Good length of rein. Well-defined withers, good sloping shoulders.


Body should be deep, with strong back, some length permissible but should be well-ribbed up and with strong lions.


Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and short cannons, with flat bone measuring 18 cms to 21 cms. Elbow should be free. Pasterns of medium length, feet well shaped, of medium size, hard and level.

Hind Quarters

Strong and muscular with some length, well developed second thighs (gaskin) and strong lowset hocks.


Movement free easy and true, without undue knee action, but active and covering the ground.


Good temperament, hardiness, staying power, intelligence, soundness, sure-footedness, jumping ability, suitable for child or adult.