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Feb 22 2017

CPBS affiliates to Horse Sport Ireland

The Connemara Pony Breeders Society are proud to be formally affiliated to Horse Sport Ireland (HSI). The CPBS has had a seat on the Breeding Sub Board of HSI since the establishment of HSI. The CPBS president Mr. Noel Brett represents the society on the HSI sub board.  Pictured at the formal affiliation today in Kildare are Mr Jim Beecher (Interim Chairman HSI), Mr Tom McLoughlin (Former President of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society), Mr Noel Brett (President of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society) & Mr James Kennedy (Acting CEO HSI)   The CPBS looks forward...

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Jan 24 2017

Colt Inspections for Spring

Colt inspections for Spring will take place on Friday 31st March in the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway.  There will only be one centre for colts in the Spring.  Forms, dates and venues for colts and fillies will be available later today. There will be a colt inspection in Mullingar in the Autumn 2017....

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Prefix Form

A Registered Prefix is a unique one-word Prefix or Suffix used in the naming of ponies at birth or registration with the Society by a breeder. A registered prefix can only be used for ponies bred by the registered owner of that Prefix.  A registered prefix may not be used as any part of a name given to ponies bought and named by the owner of that registered prefix or to ponies owned or bred by anyone else. In order to register a prefix a Breeder/Owner must complete the form below and...

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Jan 11 2017

Hoof Wall Separation Disease

Please find an information brochure on Hoof Wall Separation Disease kindly put together by Kate Murray DVM MRCVS in collaboration with the CPBS. Please click on link: Hoof Wall Separation Disease...

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Jan 09 2017

Council Meeting Report 04/01/16

The CPBS Council met on Wednesday (4th January  ) evening for the first council meeting of 2017.  The main topics discussed were, Linear profiling, Inspections and HWSD.  The meeting agreed to hold the final two days training for the linear profiling over January and February.  A group of twenty four participants completed two days training in November.  The Inspection committee addressed the meeting about introducing changes to the format on the inspection process for colts and fillies.  A number of ideas were discussed and all members of council are going to...

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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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