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Jan 20 2022

CPBS Breeding Programme and CPBS Rules of Procedures

In accordance with EU Regulation 2016/1012 and subsequent related regulations, as approved by the DAFM, these two important documents are now available together on the website. Please follow the links below. CPBS Breeding Programme:  Connemara Pony Breeders' Society- Breeding Programme CPBS Rules and Procedures: Connemara Pony Breeders' Society - Rules of Procedures...

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Jan 12 2022

Council Meeting Report – 11th January 2022

Council Meeting Report - 11th January, 2022 The CPBS council held a meeting via zoom on Tuesday 11th January, 2022. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Among the items discussed were as follows: The President hoped pandemic conditions would improve as meeting via zoom was not ideal and that the council could only continue as best possible in the circumstances. A statement addressing the continuing comments on social media was read and council agreed that it should be posted on the CPBS Facebook page. The Finance Officer reported that...

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Jan 11 2022

CPBS NOTICE REGARDING COMMENTS MADE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Further to recent comments made on social media (Kevin Bolger page) and a zoom meeting organised by Kevin Bolger, the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Council draws your attention to the following points. Mr Bolger does not seem to be familiar with the laws and rules of the Society or wish to transmit or follow same, and to which he signed as understanding prior to his present term of office. The Society can confirm that Mr Bolger is temporarily suspended pending investigation of unrelated alleged disciplinary matters. Inspections/ Is there a need for...

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Jan 04 2022

Change of Ownership Rules

When selling / transferring ownership: • Give the passport to the buyer / new owner at the time of sale and • Complete and sign the "seller" sections of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society form (buyer to also complete their part) and • Take a photocopy or photograph of the completed form for your records. • Give the original completed form to the buyer/new owner. When buying / acquiring ownership: • You must receive the passport from the seller at the time of purchase. • You must complete the "buyer" parts of this form and ensure the...

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Oct 14 2021

ANNUAL CONNEMARA PONY SHOW 2022

ANNUAL CONNEMARA PONY SHOW 2022 8 – 12 August 2022 Due to the rescheduling of the Annual Dublin Horse Show to the third week of August for 2022, the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society consider it is to the best advantage for the Connemara pony, society members, its supporters and the wider horse world to bring forward the dates for the 2022 Annual Connemara Pony Show by one week to 8th -12th August. This way the concerns and interests of all are accommodated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Clifden in...

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Oct 07 2021

2021 CPBS Council Elections

The allocation of council seats for the Connacht region took place on Wednesday (6th October) at 8pm in the Salthill Hotel, Galway.  Mr. Tom Burke (Peace Commissioner) carried out the draw.  Candidates along with one observer were invited to attend. The following is the result of the draw in order   Seat C1 – Mr. Johnny Brady (3 year term) Seat C2- Mrs. Fiona Grimes (3 year term) Seat C3 – Mr. Peter J O’Malley (3 year term) Seat C4 – Mr. Ciaran Curran (3 year term) Seat C7 – Mr. Ray Halpin (2 year term) Seat C11...

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Sep 20 2021

FREE HWSD TESTING – CLOSED

We are no longer accepting applications for the FREE HWSD TESTING as we have reached capacity. Thank you to everyone who submitted applications.   FREE HWSD TESTING- LIMITED OFFER  Registered Connemara Mares and Stallions Only  Participants must complete & return by 1st October 2021   The eradication of HWSD has been a focal point within the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society (CPBS) since its verification and confirmation by Weatherbys in 2015. Since then, the CPBS have taken steps to aid breeders eradicate the disease for future generations. It is vital to the future of the Connemara pony that...

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