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Connemara Pony

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from J.G Gill, 25 October 1900

Identifier: Coll-14/9/6/28
Scope and Contents

Gill writes regarding the proposal of registration of Connemara ponies by the Polo Pony Society.

Dates: 25 October 1900

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 07 May 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/49
Scope and Contents

Cecil states his preference for the Barra pony ' 'Mais', although he is also interested in 'the Jumping Connemara' pony. He enquires about the ancestry of 'the Gondal mare' in relation to her colouring and mentions the colouring of the foals belonging to mutual acquaintances.

Dates: 07 May 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Lord Arthur Cecil, 11 July 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/74
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Cecil writes that he will get his mares home with 'Duchess' and 'En Labi' from Dumfries. He reports that he has now caught the Connemara stallion which he is happy to exchange for Ewart's grey. His guinea pig experiments crossing a red with a brown have produced one curious result but the rest are uninteresting.

Dates: 11 July 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 22 March 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/23
Scope and Contents

Hayes requests photographs of Connemara ponies for the third edition of Points of the Horse which he is preparing.

Dates: 22 March 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Matthew Horace Hayes, 26 March 1902

Identifier: Coll-14/9/8/25
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Hayes thanks Ewart for his article on Connemara ponies and agrees with his notion that the breed is no longer pure, having seen examples in Galway that winter. He is reminded that as a boy he had seen a distinct breed of Kerry pony, which has now become extinct. He adds that the Batak or Deli pony is fast losing its distinctiveness due to excessive breeding with Arab ponies.

Dates: 26 March 1902

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell, 20 March 1901

Identifier: Coll-14/9/7/8
Scope and Contents Cockerell thanks Ewart for the photographs of the Arab and Roman-nosed horses, and a paper on Connemara ponies. He describes the doubling of the sale price of horses due to British government agents buying up western ponies wholesale to ship to South Africa. He advises that, if the ponies are shipped to London on the way, Ewart might get the chance to examine and buy any horse he wanted. Following Ewart's admission that he had never heard of the Manx rabbit, Mr Cockerell explains to him that...
Dates: 20 March 1901

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from W.A Byrne, 29 April 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/48
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Byrne enquires how Ewart wishes the pony yearling to be sent to him and asks him to delay deciding on a sire for his mare until Ewart has seen the yearling. He encourages Ewart to try to get all the medals he can for Connemara ponies at the forthcoming Polo Pony Society show.

Dates: 29 April 1903

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from W.A Byrne, 26 August 1905

Identifier: Coll-14/9/11/28
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Byrne reports that there is no progress concerning the Connemara ponies and that the 'Department' in Ireland are sending Hackney and Welsh cobs despite the fact that crossing a Hackney with a Connemara pony was a failure. He enquires after the 'new arrangement' between the University of Edinburgh and the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College.

Dates: 26 August 1905