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Dec 09 2019

Press Release from AGM – 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Connemara Pony Breeder’s Society took place on Saturday, 7th December, 2020 in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. A quorum was reached and the meeting commenced at 1pm. Company secretary Ann Marie Conroy presided as chairman. At the meeting the results of the 2019 election were announced as follows:   Connacht:  Kevin Bolger - 3 year term Martin Coyne - 1 year casual vacancy Priscilla Diamond - 3 year term Patrick Flanagan - 3 year term Daragh Kevin O Tuairisg - 3 year term   Leinster: Claire Oakes - 3...

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Nov 22 2019

CPBS Council Election

The CPBS Council Election count that took place this morning at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway has now been concluded. The following five candidates have been elected for Connacht Mr. Kevin Bolger - Seat C9 - 3 year term Mr. Daragh Kevin Ó Tuairisg - Seat C10 - 3 year term Ms. Priscilla Diamond - Seat C11 - 3 year term Mr. Patrick Flanagan - Seat C12 - 3 year term Mr. Martin Coyne - Seat C5 - 1 year term (casual vacancy)   The following candidate's have also been elected Mrs. Ulla Dorothy Connolly (Munster - Seat...

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Nov 19 2019

HWSD and purchasing a pony

HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease), a genetically inherited disorder of the hoof wall which has been diagnosed in a very small percentage of Connemara ponies* is of concern to purchasers and breeders alike, as it affects the welfare of any pony that inherits two copies of this mutated gene and is thereby affected (HWSD/HWSD). By inference if that pony remains in the herd it also affects the overall quality of the herd. When purchasing a Connemara pony always check the Lifetime Document/Passport to make sure you know the HWSD status of...

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Nov 15 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Connemara Pony Breeders Society AGM will take place on Saturday 7th December at 12 noon in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Registration desk will open at 10.30am and members are asked to bring their letter of notice with them on the day of the AGM and present to staff at the desk when checking in. Only paid up members of the CPBS will be admitted to the AGM Copy of the end of year accounts and 2018 AGM minutes can be downloaded below Accounts:  CPBS Accounts 31st December 2018 AGM Minutes 2018:...

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Nov 11 2019

CPBS Christmas Show

The annual CPBS Christmas show takes place on Sunday 15th December in Creagh Equestrian centre with showjumping and In-Hand classes on the day.  Showjumping entries are accepted on the day and In-Hand entries must be received in the CPBS by Friday 6th December. NO LATE In-Hand entries accepted.   Please find a copy of the schedule and entry form.  Entries are also accepted online via www.itsplainsailing.com/club/cpbs Schedule: Christmas Show Schedule - 2019 Entry form: Entry Form Rules: Christmas Show Rules 2019 Closing date for In-Hand entries is Friday 6th December...

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Nov 11 2019

Connemara Pony Sales

Three Day Connemara pony sales held in Clifden on the 25th, 26th and 27th October . 840 ponies catalogued over the three days and  726 passed through the ring, 591 sold. Highest price paid was €6,000 for lot 14 sold by Martin Curran from Waterford and bought by Uk buyer also lot 72 sold by John Casey from Co Clare and bought by regular German buyer Hannah Neupartl made €6,000. Lot 14 [caption id="attachment_16447" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 14, Ballyard Echo ( Ballyard Prince x Sliabh Lass)[/caption] Lot 72 [caption id="attachment_16448" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 72, Coolagoree Tina (Derrymore Duncan...

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Nov 05 2019

An Capaillin Advertisements for 2019/2020

Do you have a stud or service you would like to advertise in the next edition of An Capaillin? The last date for receiving adverts is 08/12/2019. Please ensure photos included in adverts are high resolution. Email adverts to [email protected] Please contact Carol in the office regarding payment 095 21863. Full page €100 and half page is €60    ...

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Nov 01 2019

Council Elections 2019

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society in 2019 in accordance with Articles 15 of the CPBS constitution Ulster - 1 seat available - (no candidate) Munster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Ulla Dorothea Connolly, Co Clare Leinster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Clare Oakes, Co Meath Connaught - 5 seats available ( 8 candidates) Kevin Bolger, Co Galway Martin Coyne, Co Galway " I would endeavor to work on behalf of the breeders to promote and preserve a true to...

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