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.
There will be a Kerry Bog Pony class in the SJI May Day Show at Portmore Equestrian Centre on the May Bank Holiday weekend in Lurgan, Co. Down. It is sure to be a good promotional show. If you are interested in attending or participating please contact Portmore Equestrian directly through their website: http://www.portmoreequestriancentre.co.uk/
Delgany Co Wicklow on 7th May 2016
Red Fox Inn, Glenbeigh, Co Kerry on 11th June 2016(The same day as the AGM)
Ballymacarbry Co Waterford on 28th May 2016
The following fees apply for members:
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.