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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Results from 2 day Connemara Pony Sale

The annual 2 day Connemara pony sales were held in Clifden last weekend with a catalogue of 434 entries over the 2 days. This figure was up over 100 lots on the same sale last year. Buyers from UK, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Sweden were in attendance along with a high number of Irish and northern buyers. Trade was swift from the start and an air of positivity had emerged around the sales yard from early in the sale on saturday. The highest price paid on Saturday was €5,000,...

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Showjumping Competition

A showjumping competition for registered Connemara ponies will be held on Saturday 4th June at the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Galway commencing at 11am. The competition will feature a 70 – 80cms class sponsored by Westside B&B, a 90cms class sponsored by Diamond’s Equine Centre, a 1m class and a 1.10m class. Entries will be taken on the day. There will be a total prize fund of €1400 on the day. The competition is open to all registered Connemara ponies aged four and over ridden by a rider any age. For...

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Clifden High Performance 2016

Unfortunately there will NOT be a High Performance qualifier at the Galway County Show this year, however  there will be a qualifier at the Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show in Mullingar on Sunday 31st July. High Performance Rules Clifden High Performance Class 2016 High Performance Qualifiers 6th June-St. Lukes, Kilronan, Co. Dublin 18th June- Cork County Show 25th June- Charleville Agri.Show, Co. Cork 28th June- Tattersalls, Co. Meath 2nd July- North East Connemaras, Slane, Co. Meath 10th July- Bridgetown, Co. Clare 17th July- Rathbawn, Co. Kildare 31st July- Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show 14th August- Moycullen, Co. Galway  ...

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Performance Judges Seminar

A seminar for the CPBS Performance judges will take place in Mullingar Equestrian Centre on Sunday 29th May commencing at 11am. If anyone is interested in joining the Performance judges list in the future and would like to attend the seminar they may book a place by contacting the CPBS by email [email protected] or by phoning 095 21863. There will be a cover charge of €10 for these people and places must be booked before Wednesday 25th May....

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Membership of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society

The membership renewal date for all CPBS members is March 1st each year. The membership renewal date was extended in the current version of the Memorandum and Articles from the 31st January to the 1st of March. Membership “shall be payable before the 1st March in each year; a person whose membership is not received in the Society’s office before the 1st March shall cease to be a member of the Society and in order to become a member of the society again he/she shall apply in accordance with Article 7...

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Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council continued it’s meeting of 3/5/16 on Wednesday evening. It was agreed to run a showjumping competition in Clifden on Saturday 4th June following on from the success of the showjumping at the Spring Festival. It is planned to run a course for those wishing to join the in-hand judges list. The necessary criteria for applicants and the format of the course will be decided at the next Council meeting. Following communications from members it was agreed that if a pony at the Connemara Pony show wins a class it...

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Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council convened for its May meeting yesterday. After five hours where a lot of issues were dealt with it was agreed to reconvene next Wednesday to complete the lengthy agenda. A report on the findings of a recent enquiry into inspections was presented to the Council. The report was adopted by the Council and the three members of the Complaints and Investigation Panel were thanked for the huge amount of time and commitment they put into the process. The panel will make recommendations to the Council concerning inspections and...

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We Want Your Opinion!

Following on from Dr. Jack Murphy's Discussion Document on Inspections, Classification and the Connemara Pony which can be downloaded and viewed here https://cpbs.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Connemara-Pony-Discussion-Document-October-2015.pdf the society wish to know the breeders', members' & owners' views on Over height ponies, Classification, Linear Profiling & Lifetime Classification at 2yrs. Please email your views to [email protected]

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High Performance Qualifier Change

The qualifier for the High Performance which was due to take place at Galway County Show on Sunday 19th June has now been cancelled, A qualifier will now take place at the Midlands Connemara Pony Show at Mullingar Equestrian Centre on Sunday July 31st....

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