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Sep 08 2017

August Newsletter

Please click on link to view our August newsletter.  We would like to issue a monthly newsletter and welcome ideas and information from our breeders and members. Newsletter: CPBS Newsletter - August 2017...

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Aug 30 2017

Welcome to South Africia

While the main focus of attention during show week was on the various competitions the delegates from the overseas societies met for their annual meeting to discuss worldwide issues. For the first time ever a delegate from South Africa, Ms. Lena Penfold attended the ICCPS meeting. Connemaras first went to South Africa as part of a Dept. of Agriculture aid package in 1978 when the stallions Milford Hurricane (568) and Crockaun Connemara (674) were sent there to be crossed with the native Basotho pony in a breed improvement programme. The...

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Aug 30 2017

Gold for Ireland

The CPBS joins with the whole Irish equine community in congratulating our brilliant national showjumping team on its historic achievement in Gothenberg. Being crowned European Champions gives the industry at all levels a massive boost. What a sensational effort from Cian O Connor in bringing home the individual bronze and what a dream year for new team manager Rodrigo Pessoa. To Rodrigo Pessoa, Cian O Connor (GOOD LUCK), Shane Sweetman (CHAQUI Z) Denis Lynch (ALL STAR) and Bertram Allen (HECTOR VAN D’ABDIJHOEVE) cogháirdeachas libh ó chroí. Táimid fíor bhródúil as an...

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Aug 22 2017

Clifden Show Report 2017

CONNEMARA PONY SHOW, CLIFDEN 2017 REPORT Wednesday 16th AUGUST, 2017 Clifden may have woken up to a wet start for the 94th Annual Connemara Pony Show on Wednesday 16th August but the three day show started virtually on time at the immaculately presented Showgrounds prepared under the direction of Show Chairman Eric Walsh and long standing loyal show supporter and former Council Member Mairtin Nee with their hard working team. Judge for the day Harold McGahern’s first task was adjudicating the International Performance Hunter Team Class where course designer Charles Hanley took the...

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Aug 22 2017

CPBS Council Nominations

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society in accordance with Article 15 of the CPBS Constitution by the closing date of 16/8/17: Connacht Ann Marie Conroy, Ballyconneely, Co Galway   Sean Carey, Ballinasloe, Co Galway  " If I am elected I will continue to promote the performance Connemara pony"   Michael Flanagan, Hazelwood, Co Sligo  "To all members, breeders, producers and anyone involved with the Connemara. I assure, if elected I will continue to strive to promote all aspects of our National Connemara pony....

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Aug 17 2017

Clifden Pony Show 2017 – Thursday 17th August & Friday 18th August

Class 1: Yearling Colt Kindly sponsored by Fr Christy McCormack, Fohenagh, Ballinasloe, Galway Class 1 - Yearling Colt     Class 2: Yearling Filly Kindly sponsored by Mrs Blanche Miller, Rosenaharley Stud, Berrywood House, Shaftesbury, Dorset Class 2 - Yearling Filly                 Class 3: Two Year Old Colt Kindly sponsored by Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Clifden, Co. Galway. Class 3- two year old colt                 Class 4: Two year old Registered Mare Kindly sponsored by Notre Dame University Class 4 - Two year old mare                             Class 5: Three Year Old Registered Mare Kindly Sponsored by Westwood House Hotel, Lower Dangan, Galway Class 5 - Three Year Old Reg Mare          Class 6:...

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Aug 16 2017

Clifden Show Results 2017

Performance Hunter Class Kindly sponsored by Robbie & Barbara Fallon, Cashelbay Connemara Ponies and John Sweeney, Connemara Pony Sales 1st: Great Britain International Team GB             2nd: Ireland International Team IRL       Class W2: Green Hunter Results Results Wednesday W1                 Class W3 - Loose Jumping Competition for Registered Connemara Ponies aged three years Kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland Class W3 Loose Jumping Competition - Three Years                   Class W4: Four Year Old Performance Mare Championship Kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland Class W4 Four Year Old Performance Mare Championship                 W5: Family Working Hunter Kindly sponsored by Allcock Tack Class W5 Family Working Hunter                        ...

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Aug 10 2017

Connemara Pony Show Events

Welcome to the 2017 Connemara Pony Festival Now in its 94th year, the festival is a celebration of the world-renowed Connemara pony. A special thanks to all our sponsors, especially our main sponsors : Horse Sport Ireland, Sweeney Oil Company and Galway Irish Crystal. Tuesday 15th August Connemara Pony Bus Tour Departs the Showgrounds, Clifden 10am (€10) The bus will depart the showgrounds in Clifden and head towards Ballyconneely and onto south Connemara taking in a number of well known pony breeders while viewing the stunning landscape. International Reception Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Clifden – 8.30pm All welcome The 2017...

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Aug 08 2017

Dublin Horse Show 2017

We would like to wish all Connemara Pony competitors the best of luck at the RDS this year.  Look forward to hearing great results.  The Connemara Pony Breeders Society have a stand in the Main Hall, stand B4 , why not drop by and say hello.  We are running a very exciting giveaway competition in conjunction with Connemara Equestrian Escapes.  Win a two night break staying at Renvyle House Hotel, with dinner one evening while taking in the Wild Atlantic Way on the back of a Connemara pony during the...

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Aug 03 2017

Nominations for Connemara Pony Breeders Society Council

Nominations are now being accepted for  election to the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Council from eligible members. Nomination forms (click here to download) Nomination form to CPBS Council 2017 must be returned to Assistant Secretary, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway, H71 YA09 before 4pm on Wednesday 16th August. Seats available for election in 2017 in each Province are as follows Province                                     Seat                                     Current Seat Cycle Ulster                                              U1                                          2 year Munster                                         M2                                         3 year Munster                                         M3                                         2year Leinster                                         L2                                           3 year Connaught                                   C2                                            1 year Connaught                                   C5                                            3 year Connaught                                  C6                                             3 year Connaught                                  C7                                             3 year Connaught                                 C8                                             3 year...

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