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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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Connemara Champions from DI Winter Championships

[caption id="attachment_12707" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kinvara Tan & Carn Verdon Boy[/caption] It was great to have Carn Verdon Boy and Kinvara Tan in Clifden today for some photos with their rosettes from the Dressage Ireland Winter Final Championships. Carn Verdon Boy and Alana won the Novice category 2 Championships and were Reserve Champion in the Elementory.  Carn Verdon Boy was also the highest placed Connemara pony at the Show.  Owned by Deirdre & Joan Geoghegan, ridden by Alana Cazabon Kinvara Tan and Sille van der Wijk won the Preliminary Championship. Owned by Judy Cazabon...

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Results from Thursday classes at Fontainebleau

Results from the 6 and 7 yr olds yesterday. The only Irish connemaras were 2nd and 4th in the 6yr olds. YP FONTAINEBLEAU BIP 2016 YP 1.15 PRIX VOLVO 1 EPREUVE SPECIALE 14 AVRIL 2016 RESULTS 1 IRL Ciaran NALLON 9 HES A KEEPER 0.00 25.62 2 IRL Katie Jane CONLON 11 FOYLEVIEW JASMIN 0.00 27.43 3 IRL Francis DERWIN 15 OHIO ONE 0.00 27.46 4 IRL Sean MONAGHAN 4 KILROOSKEY BOY 0.00 28.04 5 FRA Thomas SCALABRE 25 ANAO DU MAUCOMBLE 0.00 28.84 6 IRL Abigail BOLAND 17 GRANTSTOWN DREAM 0.00 28.93 YP FONTAINEBLEAU BIP 2016 YP 7 ANS 1.20 PRIX...

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All Foals to be Tested for HWSD

The CPBS is delighted to announce that we have successfully secured funding from the Department of Agriculture to fund 50% of the cost of HWSD testing for Connemara breeders. Following our recent Council meeting all ponies registered this year will be tested for HWSD when being parentage tested. Foal registration kits for members will now cost €75 (including VAT) and foal registration kits for non-members will cost €130 (including VAT). Testing will commence immediately.  ...

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Connemara’s well represented at Fontainebleau 2016

Two Connemara ponies will be representing Ireland in the CSIP YP in Fontainebleau this week. Kilroosky Boy 6 year old stallion  by Killaloe Buachaill Mór, ex Errislannan Samozel (Loobeen Larry). Owned by Keith Murray from Roscommon and ridden by Sean Monaghan Foyleview Jasmin 6 year old mare , by Carnabay Mirah, ex Dancing Nellie (Gentle Dancer). Owned by Bernard Conlon from Fermanagh and ridden by Katie Conlon. Representing France Hazelrock Fizz (by Smokey Idea, ex: Hazelrock Rua) 8 year old mare bred by Kieran McGrath from Galway. Representing Denmark Dunlewey Roller (by Ashfield Plover, exL Dunlewey Rafaella) 13...

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Connemara’s shine bright at Dressage Ireland Winter Final Championships

Carn Verdon Boy (by: Ferdia & ex: Carn Lady Ash) had a super weekend competing at the DI Winter Final Championships, where he won the Novice catergory 2 Championship and was Reserve Champion in the Elementory and to top it all off he was the highest placed Connemara pony at the show. Some achievement for this 8 year old gelding who only started his dressage career four months ago...

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Council Meeting Report

The council of the CPBS met on Wednesday evening for their fourth meeting of the year; it was a lengthy meeting with a mammoth agenda to get through. As promised at February’s meeting, a continuation of Jack Murphy’s report was discussed. A large range of topics were examined from breed standards & over height ponies to whether or not to continue with classification? An email address is being set up for breeders, owners and members to give their thoughts on such subjects. Praise was given to the successful spring festival last weekend...

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