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Sep 24 2018

CPBS Council 2018/2019

The Annual General Meeting of Cumann Lucht Capaillini Chonamara took place yesterday (Sunday 23rd) in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  New council members were elected and a council meeting took place directly after the AGM where the executive committee were elected as follows. A report on the AGM will be available soon CPBS Council 2018/2019 Executive Committee Mr. Jim Mullaney,  Co Galway (President) Mr. Noel Farrell, Shanbo,  Co. Meath (Vice-President) Mr. Dermot Power,  Galway (Finance Officer) Mr. Dave Sheedy,  Co Clare (HR Officer) Council Members Mr. Séan Carey,  Co. Galway Ms Ann Marie Conroy,  Co Galway Mr. Joe Gaughan,  Co Mayo Mr....

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National Ploughing Championships 2018

Don't forget to visit the CPBS Stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore! We're located at Block 2, Row 26, Stand 591. It's been confirmed the site is now open again (with some cleanup happening) after the storm, so it's business as normal again now....

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Sep 14 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

The date for the 2018 AGM has been set for Sunday 23rd September. The AGM will be held in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway from 2pm until 5pm. You must be a member of the Connemara Pony Society to attend the meeting and registrations will start at 12.30pm. Please find copy of draft Accounts: Accounts 2017 (Draft) Please find copy of draft Minutes: AGM Minutes 2017...

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Sep 10 2018

Allianz Starfinder final

Congratulations to Max Foley riding Bearna Rua Jenny  who was crowned highest placed Connemara at the Allianz  Starfinder of the Future final at Ard Chuain Equestrian Centre on Saturday.  Bearna Rua Jenny is by Templebready Bo'Sun and ex: Bell Moonlight.  Owned and bred by Eugene Hannon, Coolcullen, Co Kilkenny. Congratulations to Cul Ban Mistress and Fran Derwin who finished as leading rider and pony combination in the 135  Coolmore pony premier league...

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2018 Autumn Colt Inspection

Colt inspections will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Athlone Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Please see link below to download an application form, rules and conditions for the inspection. Closing date for applications is  Friday 14th September 2018 @ 5pm. Colts Autumn 2018    ...

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Connemara Pony Sales Report

The 2 day August sales of Connemara ponies took place on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 with a packed catalogue of 462 lots.  From this number 404 passed through the ring over the 2 days with 297 been sold. The highest overseas number purchased was to the UK, with 32 ponies heading over to our closest neighbors. 31 ponies went to France, 28 to Holland, 24 to Germany, 19 to Spain and 3 to Austria. Highest price over the 2 days was €7,600 which was sold by Christina o Donnell...

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Results of Dog Show 2018

Well done to all competitors in the Dog Show on Thursday!  Below are the winners of each class. Class 1 Puppy:  'Mara' - German Shephard, owned by Catriona McQ. Class 3 Gundogs:  'Gilly' - Cocker Spaniel, owned by J Walsh. Class 4 Terriers:  'Cala' - American Staffordshire, owned by G Clarke. Class 5 Utility:  'Bailey' - Shih Tzu, owned by E Conneely. Class 6 Working:  'Jazz' - Doberman, owned by L Platt Class 7 Patoral:  'Bruce' - Border Collie, owned by M Selcova. Class 8 Toy:  'Miley' - Pug, owned by J Staunton. Class 9 Dog Handled by a...

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