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Nov 30 2016

Council Meeting 28-11-2016

The CPBS Council had their final council meeting of 2016 on Monday evening (28th).  The president held a minutes silence for the late Claire Lowe (CPBS Judge) and the late Bertie McNamara (brother of Joe McNamara (CPBS judge). The main topic on the agenda was a review of the CPBS inspection process. All council members present had the opportunity to give their views and recommendations to the meeting.  The inspection committee will present recommendations for a change to the inspection process at the first council meeting in the new year scheduled for...

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Nov 17 2016

€800 Prize Fund for 1m 10 at CPBS Christmas Show

Clive Swindell and Liam Diamond (Diamonds Equestrian Centre) have kindly sponsored the 1m 10 again this year at our annual Christmas Show.  The winner of the 1m. 10 will receive €500, the Cul Ban Mistress & Silver Shadow Cup and a rug. Second will receive €200 and third €100. Entries €12 and taken on the day....

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Nov 10 2016

Teagasc National Equine Conference

Teagasc are holding an equine Conference on Thursday 24th November in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Co Kilkenny. The conference is for breeders & producers to interact with colleagues from across the sector, and engage with industry experts on such matters as sector outlook and stimulating growth, benefits of partnerships and collaborative farming, breeding technologies and the market place for ponies, show jumpers and eventers. Speakers include Declan McArdle, Wendy Conlon and Thomas Curran - Teagasc; Jim Power; Alison Corbally; Barra Sweetnam; Philip Scott; Vere Philips; William Micklem; Sarah Ennis; Greg Broderick; Barry O'Connor & Frederik De...

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Nov 03 2016

Clifden Pony Sales Report – October 2016

This years Connemara pony sales held in Clifden over the bank holiday weekend took place over 4 days with 840 ponies catalogues. Day 1 Friday October 28 comprised of mainly broken & ridden ponies with a small number of unbroken geldings also. A large overseas presence could be noticed from early in the sale. Top price on the day of €5,250 was paid by Kieran Egan for lot 138, a 7 year old gelding with 96 Showjumping points to his name. He was sold by Michael Rouse. The next highest...

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Nov 03 2016

A Day out with the Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Group

A DAY OUT WITH THE MIDLANDS CONNEMARA PONY BREEDERS GROUP We are amalgamating with The Irish Kennel Club and The Irish Hawking Club to celebrate Ireland’s inaugural Heartland Heritage Festival in Moate, Co. Westmeath, Ireland November 12th to 19th 2016 ON WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH The Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders invite you to a day of Activity, Connemara Ponies, Culture, and Craic THE CONNEMARA PONY EXPRESS WILL TAKE YOU FOR A GUIDED BUS TOUR OF THE MIDLANDS REGION TO SHARE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT PONY BREEDERS   9.15 Meet for morning coffee or...

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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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