Individual Card | Ireland

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Individual Card | Ireland

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5" x 7" Vertical Card with Bright Green Envelope

photo | Alex Calder

Copy on the Back of the Card Reads:

Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
photo © Alex Calder |

An eventer with her handsome thoroughbred Ben, and the voice behind the Instagram account @BetweenTwoEars ( and our annual St. Patrick’s Day guest host );
marketing manager at Horseware; equestrian style blogger for;
and travel/style blogger at, County Wicklow based Alex is a multi-talented
whirlwind. Also on her list is an annual trip to Dingle each winter for the Other Voices music festival, where she makes time for a ramble up a County Kerry
mountain on a Connemara, ending with a turf fire, and a nip of warm port. Or two.


Originating in Ireland, the Connemara pony is known for its athleticism, versatility, and good disposition. The breed is best known today as a sports pony, competitive in show jumping, dressage, and eventing. The Connemara region in County Galway in western Ireland, where the breed first became recognized as a distinct type, is a very harsh
landscape, thus giving rise to a pony breed of hardy, strong individuals. Some believe that the Connemara developed from Scandinavian ponies that the Vikings first brought to Ireland. Another source was likely the Irish Hobby, a now-extinct breed established prior to the 13th century. Legend, however, says that galleons from the Spanish Armada ran aground in 1588, and the Andalusians on board were set loose. The Spanish horses bred with the native stock, refining the local ponies.

A portion of the proceeds donated to
The Equine Land Conservation Resource | saving land for horses and horse-related activities

Ride On! ™