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Sep 02 2022

CPBS Office Phone Lines

Due to the increased demand on the CPBS office and current staff shortages the phone lines will be suspended on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays commencing 02.09.2022 until further notice  The phone lines will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am to 1pm. Please email urgent enquiries with full details of query to [email protected] The CPBS apologise for this temporary change in the phone service. Due to this unprecedented demand on the office phone lines/email at present and including staff shortages, combined with additional administration as a result of the recent CPBS...

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Aug 24 2022

Council Nominations 2022

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 17/08/2022 Connacht Kevin Bolger (Co Galway) " I wish to be elected to the council so I can bring about positive change. It is my belief that teh CPBS members should have a say in inspections and Clifden Show.  The CPBS President should be elected by the members.  There is a need for better communication to our members. I...

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Jul 28 2022

NOW CLOSED – CPBS Autumn Schedule of Inspections 2022

Schedule of Autumn 2022 Colt/Stallion Inspection & Classification Venues & Dates: Creagh Equestrian Centre, Thursday, 22nd September 2022 & Friday, 23rd September 2022 Schedule of Autumn 2022 Filly Inspection & Classification Creagh Equestrian Centre 26th September – Monday Creagh Equestrian Centre 27th September – Tuesday Ecclesville Equestrian Centre 28th September -Wednesday Uppermace Equestrian Centre 29th September - Thursday Uppermace Equestrian Centre 30th September - Friday The Parks, Moycullen 1st October - Saturday The Parks, Moycullen 2nd October - Sunday The Showgrounds, Ennis 4th October – Tuesday The Showgrounds, Ennis 5th October -...

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Jul 13 2022

Connemara Mare and Foal take Centre Stage at the Irish National Stud

A new partnership has been formed between Kylemore Abbey and the Irish National Stud. As two of Ireland’s leading visitor attractions, both with an equine interest, this partnership will see the west and east coast of the country come together to offer visitors to the National Stud an opportunity to see a beautiful Connemara mare and her colt foal alongside world famous thoroughbred sires and  racehorse legends such as “Beef or Salmon” and “Hurricane Fly”.   “The Irish National Stud and Gardens are delighted to welcome the beautiful Gray Lass and her...

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Jul 07 2022

Free HWSD Testing 2022 – Limited Offer

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are offering our breeders' the oppportunity to avail of free HWSD sampling for their ponies which are not tested for Hoof Wall Seperation Disease.  This project is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the CPBS. Applications for the Free HWSD Testing will open online via the CPBS website www.cpbs.ie on Tuesday 12th July at 9am.  Owners/breeders are only permitted to apply for a maximum of two free tests. Applications are limited. Please read the below information before applying and ensure the pony...

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May 19 2022

Connemara Pony Educational Seminar at Kylemore Abbey

A group of USA students from the Animal Science Faculty at Michigan State University (MSU) visited Kylemore Abbey on Tuesday 18th May. The group of eighteen students and two lecturers were travelling around Ireland in the quest to learn more about the Irish Horse Industry. Visiting the 1,000-acre Kylemore Estate provided them with the opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s native pony, the Connemara pony, in its natural surroundings. Conor Coyne, CEO of Kylemore Abbey, welcomed the group and introduced himself and colleagues John Nee and Niamh Philbin to the students....

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Mar 31 2022

CPBS Spring Weekend 2022

Clifden woke to a stunningly beautiful cloudless azure blue sky and blazing sunshine last Saturday for the final day of three devoted to the spring colt inspections and the beginning of the Annual Spring Weekend. The colt inspections, moving from Creagh (Thursday and Friday) on to Clifden, overall attracted 45 entries with 20 achieving Class 1, and 9 placed in Class 2. The final seven that morning, were put through their paces by the inspectors ably assisted by the new recently trained arena party in the now extended and fenced...

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Mar 26 2022

The 2022 Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Stallion Parade Catalogue.

The 2022 Connemara Pony Breeders' Society Stallion Parade will take place on Sunday the 27th of March at 1pm from The Showgrounds Clifden. Please follow the link below to download a copy of our catalogue. This catalogue is complied of Stallions entered via application which closed on Monday the 21st of March 2022. Colts who achieved a Class 1 or 2 at our most recent spring 2022 inspection phase are offered a place in the parade, these will not be included in the catalogue. 2022 Stallion Parade Catalogue   ...

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