P.S. Oughterard Show Society came up with a beautifully produced 50th Show Anniversary Book, where you will find pictures of all previous winners of the Cannon Ball Trophy Championship years and the 10 Saturday International Performance Championship years. This book is available for €10 plus postage from the Show Office, Camp St. Oughterard or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 086 1517289.
The Connemara Performance Cannon Ball Championship, known as the All-Ireland, has been running every year at Oughterard Show since 1983. The 29th winner in 2012 was the small compact 15 year old gelding son of Village Boy and out of Oorid Linda. Pictured here with Michael Power Sponsor and Show Chair. Leslie Lyons. Thee Atlantic Grey stands at a mere 138cms. and with his rider, Lelia Oakman, herself a slightly built 15 yr. old as well, this pair had already run away with the International Performance Supreme Championship just 24 hours earlier at the Parks, Moycullen, venue this year of a new Connemara Show. A 2nd in their Ridden Connemara Pony Class at the Dublin RDS Show was another of the recent successes of this happy partnership which has been together now for over seven years since Anne Nixon from Athlone, Lelia’s mother, bought the pony Since then they have done everything – Pony Club, Show- Jumping and Showing – together. However the pony had never been formally registered as a pure-bred Connemara until Anne Nixon – just one year ago – took it upon herself to sort this out. Since then he has been winning Connemara accolades all – around, including the Supreme Championship of the recent Connemara Pony Performance Show in the East.