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Aug 27 2020

2021 Date for the Connemara Pony Show

The 2021 Connemara Pony Show will commence the week of Monday 9th August . All In-Hand classes will take place on Wednesday 11th August followed with the ridden and performance classes on Thursday and Friday (12th & 13th) The revised show format will be released in the coming weeks....

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Aug 13 2020

Online Stallion Directory

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society is compiling a free online approved stallion directory for publication in the autumn of this year.  The directory will be a comprehensive source of Connemara stallions available for service in Ireland (arranged by county) and abroad.  It will contain pedigree information, a linear profile (where applicable), a photograph of each stallion, stallion performance records where available and owner/keeper contact information. There is no charge for inclusion of stallions in the directory and it is an opportunity to advertise your stallion to a very wide audience.   The...

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Jul 30 2020

CPBS Autumn Inspections 2020

Colt and Filly Inspections 2020 Inspections will be run in accordance with Government and HSE guidelines   Download List of Inspection Events & Dates Here >>   DOWNLOAD FORMS Download Filly Inspection Application Form >> Download Colt Inspection Application Form >>   DOWNLOAD RULES Procedures and Conditions_Colts > Procedures and Conditions_Fillies >     COLT INSPECTIONS Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Thursday 10th September Friday 11th September Saturday 12th September Sunday 13th September   FILLY INSPECTIONS Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Tuesday 15th September   Uppermace Equestrian Centre, Barnacarroll, Knock, Co Mayo Wednesday 16th September Thursday 17th September   Kells Equestrian Centre, Normanstown, Carlanstown, Kells, Co Meath Monday 21st September   Thurles Equestrian Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary Tuesday 22nd...

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Jul 30 2020

Annual General Meeting of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society and Council nominations

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Annual General Meeting is deemed to take place on Sunday 8th November 2020.  Venue and time to be confirmed and all activity concerning these arrangements will be in line with Government and HSE guidelines.     Nominations are now being accepted for election to the CPBS Council. Please download the form at the link below and return to The Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway, H71 YA09 before 4pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020   Please download the nomination form here >> CPBS Council Nomination Form - 2020   Council seats seeking...

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Jul 30 2020

Webinar – Let’s Talk Equine – Teagasc webinar with CPBS

Let’s Talk Equine - Teagasc webinar in conjunction with the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society   Please click on link to watch the recent Let’s Talk Equine webinar where Wendy Conlon (Teagasc) chats to Denise Norton (Edenmist Stud) and Grace Maxwell Murphy (Gleann Rua Stud) on Breeding and Producing Connemara ponies for today’s market.   ...

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Jun 29 2020

CPBS Office Hours Notice – Public Access

The CPBS Office will re-open to the public on Wednesday 1st July for a limited time each morning (Monday to Friday) 9.30 to 11.30am. A temporary desk will be situated at the entrance to the office building and operated as per government guidelines. Visitors are asked to observe the 2m rule and be respectful of all people in the vicinity. Your queries will be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.   We look forward to welcoming you again....

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May 25 2020

Inspections/Covid-19

Concerning the ongoing implications and gradual lifting of restrictions with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, the viability of holding inspections will continue to be monitored. The Council is hopeful that inspections will be held in the Autumn, subject to restrictions being further eased and that it is possible to put suitable procedures and precautions in place given the pandemic. The Council regrets it is not in a position to make any firm decision regarding dates and venues at present....

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May 18 2020

CPBS cancellation of the 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show 2020

Following recommendations from the Irish Shows’ Association and due to ongoing concerns regarding the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society announced with great regret earlier in May the cancellation of the planned 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show due to have been held at the Showgrounds in Clifden from August 19th to 22nd. This is the first time in the history of the Society that the Annual Show has been cancelled since the foundation of the Society in 1923, the first show being held at Roundstone in 1924....

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