Glenlola Collegiate pupil Phoebe Beaumont (13) made the 7 hour journey to compete at the famous Clifden Pony Show in Connemara this summer. Phoebe’s pony is an 11 year old Connemara mare called Edie, although known at home as Rocha.
Clifden Connemara Pony Show is a famous event attracting visitors from all over the world. With a history dating back to 1924, there are over 400 ponies on show. It is the largest display of Connemara Ponies anywhere in the world.
Phoebe and Edie competed against strong competition from all over Ireland to win the ‘Ridden Connemara Pony Rider Under 16 Years’ class on the Thursday 18 August. The pair also went on to win their class ‘ Working Hunter Connemara Pony Under 16 Years’ on Friday 19 August.
Congratulations to Phoebe and Edie on their outstanding success!