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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Class 5 : 3 year old Reg Mare

Class 5, Three Year Old Registered Mare Kindly Sponsored by  E.J Kings, Clifden, Co. Galway       Winner : No  125     Owner: Ms Katie Curran; Tooreeney, Moycullen Co Galway Breeder: Mr.Gearoid Curran Pony: GLENCARRIG PRINCESS KATIE M1‑372004000031802 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: GLENCARRIG PRINCESS M1‑M0013538 2nd Place : No 126 Owner: Mr Damien Gorham; Bunowen, Ballyconneely Co Galway Breeder: Mr Damien Gorham Pony: DOONHILL DAWN ECLIPSE M1‑372004000032218 ire: CURRACHMORE CASHEL S1‑S0001128 Dam: APRIL DAWN LADY M1‑M0013974 3rd Place : No 122  Owner: Mr Henry O'Toole; Castle Connemara Ponies Faulkeeragh, Clifden Galway Breeder: MR HENRY O'TOOLE Pony: CASTLE CHARM M1‑372004000032941 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: CASTLE URCHIN M1‑M0012417 4th Place : No 131 Owner: Mr Peter Keane;...

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Best Dressed Competitions – 2018

Thursday is ladies and gents day at the Annual Connemara Pony Festival! As part of the festival a best-dressed lady and a best dressed gentleman competition will take place at the showgrounds on Thursday 16th August.  Judge on the day is Orla Ni Fhinneadha from TG4.  The winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition will receive a €500 voucher kindly sponsored by Millars, Clifden.  The runner up will receive a beautiful Newbridge Jewellery piece from the Tara Celtic Shop, Clifden.  Not forgetting the Gentlemen - the most stylish gentleman will receive a handsome...

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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Class 18 : Registered Connemara Gelding

Class 18, Registered Connemara Gelding - Sponsor: Mr. & Mrs. Hugh & Nicola Musgrave               Winner: No 302     Owner: Grace Murphy & William Mc Mahon; Templemartin Craughwell Galway Breeder: GRACE MURPHY & WILLIAM MC MAHON Pony: GLEANN RUA LINCOLN G1‑372004000100905 Sire: LUCKY REBEL S1‑372100400002312 Dam: ROSENAHARLEY LAURA BETH M1‑826023000002365   2nd Place : No 301 Owner: Grace Murphy & William Mc Mahon; Templemartin Craughwell Galway Breeder: Mr Marty Kelly Pony: AFRO JACK G1‑372004100013820 Sire: GLEANN RUA MAXWELL S1‑S0001030 Dam: FERNVILLE LADY M1‑M0013937   3rd Place : No 306 Owner: Ms Harriet Byrne; Blakefield Rathangan Kildare Breeder: Mr Michael Regan Pony: FIERY DIPLOMAT G1‑372004100016061 Sire: GLEANN RUA MAXWELL S1‑S0001030 Dam: MAGIC MINNIE M1‑M0011206   4th...

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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Class 4 : 2 year old Reg Mare

Class 4 Two Year Old Registered Mare - Kindly Sponsored by Notre Dame University   Winner : No  104     Owner: Mr James Naan; 79 Mill Hill Road Newtownbutler Fermanagh Breeder: MR SEAMUS HYNDS Pony: TULLANNA LISABELLE S1‑372004000033442 Sire: FREDERIKSMINDE HAZY MATCH M1‑IS 10 Dam: KILBRIDE PEARL M1‑M0013294     2nd Place : No 115   Owner: Dara Heanue; Bridge Street, Clifden Co. Galway Breeder: Mr Brian Mullen Pony: GURTEEN ANNIE M1‑372004000033937 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: GURTEEN EIMER M1‑372100400021984 3rd Place : No 110 Owner: Ms Eleanor Curran; Leagaun, Moycullen Co. Galway Breeder: Ms Eleanor Curran Pony: GLENCARRIG SEA BREEZE M1‑372004000033003 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: GLENCARRIG SCARLET M1‑372100400023869 4th Place : No 107 Owner: Mr Malachy Sweeney; Bunowen,...

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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Class 3 : 2 year old Colts

Class 3 Two Year Old Colt Kindly sponsored by Ballynahinch Castle, Ballynahinch, Clifden, Co. Galway Winner : No 96     Owner: Mr Cáillín Conneely; Letterdyfe Roundstone Co. Galway Breeder: Mr John Mc Loughlin Pony: GENTLE JANGO S3‑372004100018611 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: GENTLE KATE M1‑372100400016102   2nd Place : No 93 Owner: Mr Patrick Mc Grath; St. Patricks, Cregmore Claregalway Co. Galway Breeder: Mr Patrick Mc Grath Pony: SMOKEY DANCER S3‑372004100018664 Sire: TEMPO ACTIVE ATLAS S1‑S0001198 Dam: SMOKEY BREEZE M1‑M0013210   3rd Place : No 97 Owner: Damien Gill; Cloontuskert Stud, Cloontuskert Rd Ballyleague Co Roscommon Breeder: Damien Gill Pony:     Cloontuskert Johnny S3-372004100019224 Sire: LOUGH MELVIN GORTEEN S1‑372100400005559 Dam: PAUL'S PROUD LADY M1‑372100400024458   4th...

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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Class 2 – Yearling Filly

Class 2, Yearling Filly Sponsor: Mrs. Blanche Miller, Rosenaharley Stud, Berrywood House, Shaftesbury, Dorset, U.K           Winner : No 87     Owner: Mr Sean Dunne; Garryhinch Connemara Pony Stud Garryhinch Portarlington Offaly Breeder: Pony: BANK'S GEMMA M3‑208340CO1700002 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: BANKS NELLIE M‑87876777777 2nd Place : No 92     Owner: Ms Rachael Byrne; Knocknagur, Kilconly Tuam Co. Galway reeder: Mr Patrick Mc Namara Pony: BELMONT SILVER LADY M3‑372004000034181 ire: GURTEEN DARA S1‑372100400001565 Dam: QUEEN OF CLONBERN M1‑372100400016642 3rd Place :  No 73     Owner: Grace Murphy & William Mc Mahon; Templemartin Craughwell Galway Breeder: Mr Gearóid Curran Pony: GLENCARRIG PRINCESS ELLA M3‑372004000034462 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: GLENCARRIG PRINCESS M1‑M0013538 4th Place :...

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CPBS – 95th Annual Show – Thursday 16th August 2018

Class 1 Yearling Colt Kindlty Sponsored by: Fr. Christy Mc Cormack, Parochial House, Fohenagh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway             Winner : No 56     Owner: Mr Kieran Mc Grath; Hazel Rock House, Cahernashilleeny Claregalway Co Galway Breeder: Mary & Conor Coyne Pony: INBHEAR LOUIS S3‑372004100019323 Sire: GLENCARRIG KNIGHT S1‑372100400005494 Dam: CORAL HOLLY M1‑372100400021812  2nd Place : No 67  Owner: Mr Padraic Hynes; Canal Stage, Ballinafad Co Galway Breeder: Mr Padraic Hynes ony: CANAL GREY S3‑372004000100323 Sire: INNELLAN CONDOR S1‑826023000007179 Dam: CANAL LAURA M1‑372100400023416 3rd Place : No 54 Owner: Ms Lorna Murphy; Gleann Rua Stud, Taylors Hill Co Galway Breeder: MR EDDIE MADDEN Pony: GLOVES GLENN S3‑372004100019271 Sire: GLEANN RUA MAXWELL S1‑S0001030 Dam: GLOVES FAIRY...

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CPBS 95th Annual Show 2018 – Results – Wednesday 15th Aug

International Connemara Performance Hunter Winners:   Team IRE            1            Owner: Theresa & Michael Clarke (Dublin) Breeder: Tommie Clarke Pony: Grey Smoke S3‑372100400005827 Sire: All Smoke S1‑S0001162 Dam: Faded Pansy M1‑M0009126 Rider/ Handler:  Alicia Devlin Byrne   2            Owner: Mr. Danny Flynn & Ms. Claire Lacy (Laois) Breeder: Ms. Sinead Lusby Mc Grath Pony: Lucky Rebel S1-372100400002312 Sire: Currachmore Cashel S0001128 Dam: Lucky Mavourneen M00011384 Rider:    Pauline Dahill   3              Owner: Mr. Michael P. Keane (Wicklow Breeder: Ms. Avril Hobson Pony: Lon Mac Líomhtha  S3-372100400007227 Sire: Silver Shadow S0001141 Dam: Ocean Bealtaine M1-372100400020502 Rider: Avril Hobson   4              Owner: Diamonds Equestrian Centre (Connemara, Galway) Breeder: Mr. Joseph Mannion Pony:  Sea Storm G3-372100400005985 Sire: Ballinavilla Prince...

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Nominations for 2018 Council Elections

Update 21st August 2018:  Under the CPBS Memorandum & Articles, as there are less or equal candidates to vacant electoral seats in each province, there will not be a postal ballot performed in 2018. The allocation of council seats to candidates will be decided by a draw which will be carried out by two independent people at an independent venue. Mr Sean Heanue and Mr Jerry Mahon will perform the draw on Thursday 6th September - Candidates or their appointed representative are welcome to watch the draw take place if they wish...

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