Connemara ponies are multi-skilled.

They are known for their athleticism, versatility and good disposition. The breed makes excellent show ponies.

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. They are also shown in harness. Connemara Pony shows are held worldwide, with particular popularity in Ireland.

In Aalter, the breaking-in starts at 4 , in the saddle and in a harness.