The Kerry Bog Pony is a very old Mountain and Moorland breed of pony originating in Ireland, and traditionally used for hauling peat from the bogs, as well as for general work on small holdings. The breed has a reputation for gentle temperament and versatility.
We are planning on holding inspections in Northern Ireland before the end of the year subject to sufficient numbers. The date and venue will be announced soon.
If you have ponies for inspection, please contact Mary McGrath on 087 9680303.
On Sunday, 21st June, a Kerry Bog Pony won the Cotter Cup at the Cork Summer show. This Cup was presented by Kitty Cotter and the late Billy Cotter for the best of the three Native Breeds – The Irish Draught, the Connemara and the Kerry Bog Pony.
Mary McGrath and John Mulvihill made a presentation on behalf of The Kerry Bog Pony Society to Dr John Flynn, Weatherbys, at the Punchestown Race Day Tuesday 28th April.
The Society has been asked to bring the following information to the attaention of its members:
Knowledge Transfer – Information Note