Pure Bred Standards;
(Repeated with kind permission from the Connemara Pony Breeders Society)
Characteristics: Good temperament, hardiness and staying power, intelligence and soundness, surefootedness and jumping
ability, suitable for child and adult.
Height: 133cms - 148cms high (14.2hh).
Colour: Grey, bay, black,
brown, dun, with occasional roan, chestnut, palomino and dark-eyed cream.
Type: Compact, well-balanced riding type with depth, substance and
good heart room, standing on short legs covering a lot of ground.
Head: Well-balanced pony head of medium length with good width between
large dark kindly eyes. Pony ears, well-defined cheek bones, jaw relatively deep but not coarse.
Front: Head well set
onto neck. Chest not over-loaded and neck not set too low. Well defined wither and good sloping shoulder giving a good length
Deep with strong back. Some length permissible but should be well ribbed up with strong loins.
Limbs: Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and
short cannons with flat bone measuring 18-21cms. Elbows should be free, pasterns of medium length, feet well-shaped of medium
size, hard and level.
Strong and muscular with some length, well-developed second thigh and strong low-set hocks.
Movement: Free and true without undue knee action, but active and covering