Meet the Ponies: JEF Anna Rose

Anna schooling at UNH Event Camp, 2011
Anna schooling at UNH Event Camp, 2011

Anna is a 2004 Connemara/Trakhener cross, bred by Ginny Winkler of Journey’s End Farm in Gardner, NY.  She came to live with me at the age of six, having been backed and worked lightly under saddle at the walk and trot.

Our first ride-- already a match!
Our first ride– already a match!

Anna is currently competing at novice level in eventing (schooling training level questions when in her best form) and Second Level dressage.  She is schooling all of the Third Level work and hopes to move up in the near future.

Anna schooling at Denny Emerson's Tamarack Hill, 2012 (photo credit May Emerson)
Anna schooling at Denny Emerson’s Tamarack Hill, 2012 (photo credit May Emerson)

Anna’s personality is dominated by the genes of her Connemara ancestors.  She is sensible, willing and adapts to new situations quickly and happily.

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When I met Anna, I had been looking specifically for a Connemara/Warmblood cross.  I wanted a sport horse with the temperament and “all around” skill of the Connemara with some of the additional movement and athleticism of the warmblood.  Anna has certainly lived up to those expectations.  She has earned her bronze and silver medals in eventing from the American Connemara Pony Society, as well as her silver medal in jumpers and dressage.  In addition, Anna has earned silver medals from the US Eventing Association at beginner novice (2012) and novice (2013). In 2016, she was the USDF All Breeds Reserve Champion for Connemara at First Level Freestyle and 4th in the USEF Horse of the Year standings for halfbred Connemara dressage.

Anna's first novice at Snowfields HT, Aug 2012
Anna’s first novice at Snowfields HT, Aug 2012 (photo credit: DC Designs)

 

Anna’s Pedigree

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