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Nov 22 2019

CPBS Council Election

The CPBS Council Election count that took place this morning at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway has now been concluded. The following five candidates have been elected for Connacht Mr. Kevin Bolger - Seat C9 - 3 year term Mr. Daragh Kevin Ó Tuairisg - Seat C10 - 3 year term Ms. Priscilla Diamond - Seat C11 - 3 year term Mr. Patrick Flanagan - Seat C12 - 3 year term Mr. Martin Coyne - Seat C5 - 1 year term (casual vacancy)   The following candidate's have also been elected Mrs. Ulla Dorothy Connolly (Munster - Seat...

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Nov 19 2019

HWSD and purchasing a pony

HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease), a genetically inherited disorder of the hoof wall which has been diagnosed in a very small percentage of Connemara ponies* is of concern to purchasers and breeders alike, as it affects the welfare of any pony that inherits two copies of this mutated gene and is thereby affected (HWSD/HWSD). By inference if that pony remains in the herd it also affects the overall quality of the herd. When purchasing a Connemara pony always check the Lifetime Document/Passport to make sure you know the HWSD status of...

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Nov 15 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Connemara Pony Breeders Society AGM will take place on Saturday 7th December at 12 noon in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Registration desk will open at 10.30am and members are asked to bring their letter of notice with them on the day of the AGM and present to staff at the desk when checking in. Only paid up members of the CPBS will be admitted to the AGM Copy of the end of year accounts and 2018 AGM minutes can be downloaded below Accounts:  CPBS Accounts 31st December 2018 AGM Minutes 2018:...

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Nov 11 2019

CPBS Christmas Show

The annual CPBS Christmas show takes place on Sunday 15th December in Creagh Equestrian centre with showjumping and In-Hand classes on the day.  Showjumping entries are accepted on the day and In-Hand entries must be received in the CPBS by Friday 6th December. NO LATE In-Hand entries accepted.   Please find a copy of the schedule and entry form.  Entries are also accepted online via www.itsplainsailing.com/club/cpbs Schedule: Christmas Show Schedule - 2019 Entry form: Entry Form Rules: Christmas Show Rules 2019 Closing date for In-Hand entries is Friday 6th December...

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Nov 11 2019

Connemara Pony Sales

Three Day Connemara pony sales held in Clifden on the 25th, 26th and 27th October . 840 ponies catalogued over the three days and  726 passed through the ring, 591 sold. Highest price paid was €6,000 for lot 14 sold by Martin Curran from Waterford and bought by Uk buyer also lot 72 sold by John Casey from Co Clare and bought by regular German buyer Hannah Neupartl made €6,000. Lot 14 [caption id="attachment_16447" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 14, Ballyard Echo ( Ballyard Prince x Sliabh Lass)[/caption] Lot 72 [caption id="attachment_16448" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 72, Coolagoree Tina (Derrymore Duncan...

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Nov 05 2019

An Capaillin Advertisements for 2019/2020

Do you have a stud or service you would like to advertise in the next edition of An Capaillin? The last date for receiving adverts is 08/12/2019. Please ensure photos included in adverts are high resolution. Email adverts to [email protected] Please contact Carol in the office regarding payment 095 21863. Full page €100 and half page is €60    ...

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Nov 01 2019

Council Elections 2019

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society in 2019 in accordance with Articles 15 of the CPBS constitution Ulster - 1 seat available - (no candidate) Munster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Ulla Dorothea Connolly, Co Clare Leinster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Clare Oakes, Co Meath Connaught - 5 seats available ( 8 candidates) Kevin Bolger, Co Galway Martin Coyne, Co Galway " I would endeavor to work on behalf of the breeders to promote and preserve a true to...

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Nov 01 2019

Announcements

2019 Election The review of the electoral roll has been satisfactorily concluded and the ballot for the 2019 election has been reactivated. There are eight candidates for five seats in the Connacht region. Votes should be cast to reach the Returning Officer by 20 November 2019 at the latest.  The count will take place on 22 November in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.  The Annual General Meeting  is scheduled for Saturday 7th  December in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. 01.11.2019 President's resignation The Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society wishes to inform...

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Nov 01 2019

CPBS Merit Scheme 2019

Please find below the points awarded under the Merit Scheme 2019. They will remain in this format on the website until 31 December 2019. If any competitor has any query please put it in writing and email to Phyllis Jones c/o [email protected] Queries will not be taken by phone. Queries will only be taken from competitors and owners Due to unforeseen circumstances it has not yet been possible to include the ridden and working hunter classes from Moycullen Show. These will be included at the first available opportunity. Thank you...

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Oct 25 2019

CPBS Christmas Show

Save the date: Sunday 15th December The annual CPBS Christmas show will take place at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinalsoe, Co Galway on Sunday 15th December Schedule and entry forms will be available from next week Classes on the day will include Showjumping (70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1 metre speed) In Hand classes (colt foal & filly foal class,  4 Year old mare) Santa is booked to drop in and said he wouldn't miss it and loves meeting all the children on the day  ...

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