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Oct 27 2016

Tragic loss of a great horsewoman

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic loss of Claire Lowe. Claire was a CPBS ridden and working hunter judge. Our deepest sympathies go out to Claire's family and friends. RIP...

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Oct 25 2016

Council Meeting Report – 24/10/2016

The new Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society met yesterday evening.  Mr. Brett (President) welcomed old and new faces and stated he looked forward to working with everyone in the future. The meeting addressed the main points raised at the AGM on Sunday 9th October and it was decided to dedicate the next Council meeting to a review of the CPBS Inspections. Hoof Wall Separation Disease will feature prominently on the agenda for the Council meeting after the Inspections review meeting. The Council agreed that the office would be present at the...

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Oct 20 2016

Office Report

The CPBS office would like to thank our breeders and members for their patience with the recent closer of the office and phone lines. Just to clarify the reporting and recording of HWSD on passports. All new DNA applications received in the CPBS office from the end of May 2016 were tested for HWSD.  We are starting the results list from the 21/09/2016 today. We thank everyone for their patience in this matter and the office is working towards getting the timeframe back to 6 weeks. Please email any questions to...

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Oct 10 2016

AGM 2016

Congratulations to the new CPBS Officers elected at the Council meeting last night after the AGM President: Mr. Noel Brett Vice-President: Mr. Kevin Bolger Finance Officer: Mr. Philip Morgan Human Resource Officer: Mr. Noel Farrell    ...

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Oct 07 2016

CPBS Christmas Show 2016

I know we have to get Halloween over us yet but just a note for the diary.  The annual CPBS Christmas Show will be held on Saturday 10th December at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Schedule for the day to be confirmed....

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Oct 06 2016

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place this Sunday 9th October at 3pm in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 29/11/2015 and Auditors Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2015 can be downloaded below. Please phone office between 3.30pm and 5pm if you would like a copy posted. Alternatively you can drop us an email. agm-minutes-2015 accounts-year-ended-31-12-2015...

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Oct 03 2016

National Ploughing Championships

Thank you to all who helped and manned the CPBS stand at the National Ploughing Championship.  The CPBS were proud to have their own personalised marquee at the Ploughing and reported great interest in the stand over the few days.  We now need to restock the new CPBS beanie hats which were a great seller at the Ploughing! Hope everyone who visited enjoyed the stand....

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Sep 26 2016

Results of Council Election count

The CPBS Council election has commenced at Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  The following candidates have been declared elected Munster: Mr. Andrew O'Donoghue (Seat M3) Ulster: Mr. Joseph Ramsay (Seat U2) Leinster: Ms Phyllis Jones (Seat L3) Connacht Mr.Damien Gill (Seat C9) Mr. Peter J O'Malley (Seat C10) Mr. Keith Murray (Seat C11) Mr. Dermot Power (Seat C12) The casual vacancies in Connacht were filled by the following candidates Mr. Michael Laffey (Seat C3) Mr. Martin Golding (Seat C5) Mr. Michael Flanagan (Seat C6) Congratulations to all candidates...

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Sep 20 2016

Council Meeting Report

The Council met on Friday evening last for the final Council meeting before the AGM on Sunday 9th October. The executive committee proposed that a third tutor would be sourced to allow all candidates on the Linear Profiling course the opportunity for further training. The breeding and inspection committee selected the inspectors for the upcoming inspections. The committee agreed that all colts which are vetted will be tested for HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease) on the day.  The fee of €30 will be payable on the day.  The result of the HWSD...

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