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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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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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