About the BCPS

0845 604 9690
01420 89114

The British Connemara Pony Society

Promoting the Connemara Pony within the UK and Northern Ireland

24 Mount Pleasant Road, ALTON, Hampshire GU34 1NN   Tel: 01420 89114 or 0845 604 9690  Email: secretary(at)britishconnemaras.co.uk



About the BCPS

The Connemara Pony Breeders Society was founded in Ireland in 1923 with the object of conserving and developing the ponies in the area. Inspections were started to select the best ponies from the existing population for entry into the first volume of the stud book which was published in 1926.

This work is still carried out today, with all stock being inspected before acceptance for the stud book. The society purchased their own stallions who travelled round connemara for the service of ponies at very low fees.

The English Connemara Pony Society was founded in 1947 to promote the breed in the British Isles. Now the society has 800 members, and the ponies have become extremely popular for both children and adults alike as they excel in so many fields. The name was changed to the British Connemara Pony Society in 2004.

The BCPS offers:-

  • Three shows a year - Breed Show, Northern Show & Performance Day
  • Performance Award Scheme - where ponies can compete at any shows, affiliated, unaffiliated, local, pony club and more, to gain points for achievement.
  • Through large Equestrian and County Shows all over the country, there are Mountain & Moorland & Working Hunter classes especially for registered native ponies including the Connemara
  • Regional areas within the National society who run their own shows and social gatherings -  and who can also offer help and advice when needed
  • The annual Connemara Chronicle which covers local, national and international news for the past year, as well as information on studs and stallions, and much more!
  • A Ponies for Sale section on the website which includes ridden ponies, youngstock, stallions etc., should you be looking to purchase a pony or are looking for a stallion to use on your mare.

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