We came upon this group of Connemara ponies while traveling through Connemara National Park in Ireland, The were pretty friendly and approached us as we pulled up. The young foals were a little more skittish, sticking close to the mares.
The Connemara is best known today as a sports pony. Ridden by both children and adults, it is considered to be a very versatile pony breed, competitive in show jumping, dressage and eventing, but also with the stamina for endurance riding. Connemara Pony shows are held worldwide, with particular popularity in Ireland.