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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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Aug 02 2017

Connemara Ponies shine bright at FEI European Championships 2017

The Irish Eventing team took to the podium at the FEIEuropean Championships to pick up their bronze medals. One of the ponies on the team was a pure bred Connemara, Myshall Rodge (by: Coosheen Thyme, ex: Sally Ann) and bred by Peter J Robert from Co Carlow.  Myshall Rodge was ridden by Hannah Adams.   Blackwoodlandland Rock ( by: I Love You Melody, ex: Grey Rock Trish), ridden by Netherlands Julia Engelsman (bred by Anthony & Janice Linden from Co Kildare ) was part of the Showjumping team who won the bronze,...

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Jul 31 2017

Cul Ban Mistress wins Gold & Silver at European Championships

Cul Ban Mistress (By:Silver Shadow, ex: Cloneenagh Lass) and rider Kate Derwin won silver in the individual showjumping yesterday in Kapodvar, Hungary.  The duo were also part of the winning Irish team who won gold in the team event on Friday - Harry Allen, Kate Derwin, Abbie Sweetnam and Ciaran Nallon, managed by Gary Marshall. Kate and Cul Ban Mistress finished with just 4 faults over the five rounds of jumping. Kate treated everyone to a rendition of the Irish national anthem while collecting her medal from the podium alongside her Irish...

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Jul 14 2017

Venues and Forms for Autumn Inspections 2017

Please find information and application forms for filly and colt inspections Application form: Inspection Application Autumn 2017 - Fillies & Colts Procedure and Rules: Colt Procedures & Filly Procedures Venues & Dates: Centres for Autumn Inspection 2017 Please note mares availing of amnesty can attend any of the filly inspection centres, please select amnesty box on application form CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 18th SEPTEMBER  ...

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