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Apr 18 2017

Connemara’s shine bright at Fontainebleau

What a weekend for the Connemara pony. Cul Ban Mistress (by: Silver Shadow, ex: Cloneenagh Lass (by: Dunloughan Lad) winning the GP in Fontainebleau, France and securing a third placing for Ireland in the Nations Cup BIP. Cul Ban Mistress was bred by Barry Connaire, Co Galway and is owned by Clive Swindell and ridden by the very talented Kate Derwin. Clive also had another Connemara pony a Silver Shadow pony, Kilpatrick Shadow (ex: Kilpatrick Cuisle (by: Monaghanstown Fred) ridden by Robyn Fagan (twin sister of Chloe)  jumped clear on all...

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Apr 10 2017

CPBS Hall of Fame Awards

The 2017 CPBS Hall of Fame Awards took place over the Spring Festival.  All sixteen recipients or a representation were presented with their award during the CPBS dinner dance in the Station House Hotel, Clifden on the Saturday night.  The CPBS would like to congratulate all recipients and thank everyone for their dedication and their continuous support to the Connemara pony.  The nominees were awarded their Hall of Fame for their dedication, time and expertise given towards the improvement of the breed through breeding, performance and media. Missing on the night: Countess April...

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Mar 28 2017

Amnesty for Connemara Fillies/Mares 2017-2019

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society has introduced an amnesty for fillies/mares from  class three parents which permits them to be presented for inspection and be classified according to the studbook rules.  The amnesty registration period will run from 1st April 2017 to 31st October 2019.  Stallions or Geldings are not eligible for this amnesty. Breeders who would like to avail of this amnesty for fillies/mares can submit an inspection application form to the CPBS office and can attend any of the listed inspection centres. Filly Inspection application & documents same application form to be used for...

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Mar 27 2017

International win for Carn Verdon Boy

Congratulations to Carn Verdon Boy and Alana Cazabon on their dressage win at the Netherlands Connemara Pony Show at the weekend with an impressive score of 78%.  The CPBS are proud to sponsor Carn Verdon Boy who is currently stabled in one of the top dressage yards in Holland, Stal Hexiagan under the instruction of Leunus & Laurens van Lieren  http://www.stalhexagon.nl/en/ Carn Verdon Boy only started his dressage career in November 2015 when Judy Cazabon, Siobhan & Alana took over his training. Under their instruction he has already achieved Regional & National success &...

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Mar 23 2017

Hall of Fame Recipients 2017

The following is a list of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Hall of Fame recipients for 2017.  The Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 1st April at 8.00pm in the Station House Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway at the CPBS Dinner Dance.  Tickets for the dinner dance are available from Kevin Bolger on 087 0920508.  Mr. Joe McNamara, Goulane, Clifden, Co Galway Mr. Tom MacLochlainn, New Inn, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Countess April Merveldt, Oak Ridge, Coughlanstown West, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare Mrs Niamh O'Dochartaigh, 21 Moyola Park, Newcastle, Galway Mr. Frank Quinn, Ballymarchaun, Ardrahan, Co...

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Mar 13 2017

National Pony Stallion Parade to be held in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre Claregalway

The National Pony Stallion Parade - Closing date is Wednesday 5th April.  No late entries. This is the first Pony Stallion Parade of it's kind. It is hoped to include a broad selection of all Pony Stallions, Arab, Connemara, Cob,Thoroughbred, Welsh and Part Bred Stallions. It will be held in Duffy's Equestrian Centre on Sunday 9th April at 3pm.   It will be opened by Alison Corbally Director of Breeding and Programmes at Horse Sport Ireland, giving a presentation on successful pony breeding of the "Irish Pony" for the future in all disciplines. The idea...

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Mar 09 2017

Spring Festival 2017

CPBS Spring Festival Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd  April   Friday 31st March : Colt Inspections @ 9am. The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway Saturday 1st April: Derby competitions @ 11am in Showgrounds, Clifden. 80cm, 90cm, 1m and 1m.10. Entries taken on the day (Course builder: Charles Hanley) Educational Talks from 5pm-7pm in the Station House Theatre                                                    -Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD) Mrs Kate Murray MVB MRCVS                                                   -Linear Profiling Mr. Philip Scott (CPBS Inspector and HSI Accredited Tutor)                                                  -CPBS Classification System (CPBS Inspection Committee)                                                                                 All welcome                                     CPBS Dinner Dance & Awards @8pm in Station...

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Mar 09 2017

CPBS Council Meeting summary

A council meeting of the CPBS council took place on Monday 27th February in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinalsoe, Co Galway.  A lengthy discussion on the CPBS classification system took place and the meeting agreed to bring the points to the breeders and members at an Educational talk during the Spring Festival.  The meeting congratulated all individuals who completed the Linear Profiling course and a new course would be commencing in March, for four consecutive Sundays.  The CPBS Performance Committee informed the meeting that Connemara pony Carn Verdon Boy owned by Deirdre...

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