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97th Annual Connemara Pony Show

The 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show  10th, 11th and 12th September 2021  Due to the continuing and everchanging nature of the Covid-19 pandemic as it affects the country, it is planned to hold the 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show in Clifden over three days - Friday 10th September to Sunday 12th September 2021.  The CPBS Show Committee are working towards these dates and are appreciative of the continued support of their sponsors. The Society will be bound by the expert public health advice and prevailing regulations....

Stallion Inspections – Results & Photos

Colt/Stallion Inspections Spring 2021 Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Photos: Rynes Walker To view catalogue with results and photos click here: CPBS Colt-Stallion Inspections - Results Spring 2021...

Filly Inspections 2021

Applications for the 2021 Spring filly inspections are now open.  Please note each day is limited to the amount of entries which can be accepted.  Once all venues reach their capacity no more entries will be accepted. Procedures and conditions: Procedures and Conditions - Fillies Paper applications close on Friday 9th April  Download application here: Postal applications are now closed Online entries close on Friday 16th April Enter online here: click on the venue to enter for that venue and date Venue Date Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway 24th April. Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway 25th April. Upper...

Online Stallion Parade

Members of the CPBS are invited to submit profiles of their stallion(s) for the CPBS Online Stallion Event 2021 to be launched on the Facebook page. This event is for members only and there is no charge. Closing date for submissions is Tuesday March 30th at 5pm and they will be uploaded on Sunday 4th April. They will be archived permanently in a folder on the Facebook page. Owners may also submit a free advertisement for their stallion(s)/stud which will be displayed in a separate folder Open to members of the...

More success for Blackwoodland Rock

After success at Le Mans (France) in the autumn with Gabrielle Enright, Blackwoodland Rock (I love You Melody x Grey Rock Trish) returned to Ireland in January 2020 to the Enright family stables in Fermoy, Co Cork.  Gabrielle (15) took up riding at the age of 10 and a year later her family purchased her first Connemara pony, followed by three more.  Gabrielle had success showing her ponies Omey Darlin and Ardfry Remy but wanted to focus on showjumping for her final year in ponies. So it was back to...

List of Colts/Stallions for Inspection – Spring 2021

Please find list of colts/stallions for inspection at Creagh Equestrian Centre 26th - 28th March. List of Colts - Stallions Spring 2021   Please note the CPBS colt/stallion inspections are private and strictly no spectators. Results and photos will be pubished once the Inspections are complete.  ...

Stallion Directory 2021

To view a PDF version of the CPBS Stallion directory click here:Stallion Directory 16-March The Stallion directory can also be viewed and download from the online database once you login and click pony search ...

97th ANNUAL CONNEMARA PONY SHOW Clifden 2021

The CPBS is actively working towards the Annual Show to be held in Clifden this year. The dates August 11 to 13 have been provisionally selected, however due to the recently reimposed Covid Level 5 restrictions a definitive date cannot be confirmed just yet, and we await eagerly the revised ‘Living with Covid’ plan due to be issued by the Government shortly. The Irish Shows Association has not given any advice to cancel shows for 2021 and the CPBS has their full support. Ultimately it will be up to the CPBS...

Colt and Stallion Inspections 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring CPBS Colt/Stallion Inspections taking place at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway 26th-28th March. Please note deadline for submitting paper applications is Monday 8th March.  Paper applications will not accepted after this date, online applications are accepted until Monday 15th March. To submit your application online click here:Online application form Online applications will be accepted until Monday 15th March Please note the online application will update with the 23% vat rate from March 1st. Procedures:  Procedures and Conditions - Colts-Stallions 2021 The CPBS Colt/Stallion Inspections will be...

Pat Lyne Remembered

The Connemara pony and its kinsfolk have lost a true friend with the sad news that Pat Lyne has passed away, aged 91 years. Although living in the United Kingdom, Pat had a very close association with the people of Connemara and their ponies for over forty years, and her immeasurable amount of knowledge gleaned was demonstrated in the many books she wrote rolling back the mists of time and place, taking readers down many a boreen to meet famous ponies and breeders, discuss diverse pedigree lines and share recollections...