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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Jan 18 2016

William (Billy) Vance RIP

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are sorry to hear of the passing of renowned huntsman William Vance (Billy) Here Billy is hunting on his mare Sonnet (by: Tabragh) Billy owned the Connemara stallion Tabragh and was out hunting on his Sonnet the weekend before his passing.  Out thoughts are with the Vance family during this sad time. RIP...

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The level of Inbreeding within the Connemara population

It was good to hear from Dr Alan Fahy at the recent educational conference in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe that the in breeding co-efficient in the herd had not escalated in the years since Ms. Deirdre Feely did the pioneering study in this field in 2004 That it has remained at 4.4% is no doubt a result of the big influence of Hazy Dawn sons (Green line), that came into the country during those same years. They provided an ideal outcross for the Irish mares as did many of the other...

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Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council convened for its first meeting of 2016 yesterday in Ballinasloe. It was agreed to include Health and Safety on every Council meeting agenda in future. The main part of the meeting was devoted to forming sub committees and assigning roles and responsibilities to the sub committees. Each committee was asked to submit a plan and a budget before the next Council meeting on 31st January. The following sub committees were formed: Marketing & Education Noel Brett (Chairperson) Peter O’Malley Noel Farrell Philip Morgan Tom MacLochlainn Breeding & Inspection Keith Murray (Chairperson) Jim Mullaney Kevin Bolger Eamon McDonagh Andy O’Donoghue Performance...

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SÚIL SIAR

As 2015 draws to a close it is fitting to review the year’s highlights. The E.G.M. that put in place the new Memorandum and Articles was the big success of the early summer. This was followed by a successful annual show in August where the number of ridden ponies were a sight to behold (even in the rain). The big numbers of showjumping ponies at Creagh in December for the Christmas Show was a third, if unexpected, spectacular highlight. Dr. Jack Murphy’s Discussion Paper and the Education Conference gave us...

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Don’t swim in the sea

Hey guys. If all those humanoids are putting their feet up (all two of them) why shouldn't we? Equality Fraternity and all that! So have a break all you colts and fillies. Enjoy yourselves, but for God sake, and this a real neigh neigh, don't swim in the sea!!...

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Nollaig Shona

The CPBS wishes all it's members and Connemara Pony lovers everywhere a happy and peaceful Christmas. As we provide food and shelter for the ponies, lets spare a thought for the unfortunate homeless and refugees who are without either. Nollaig Shona....

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Christmas Weekend Report

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society hosted a Christmas weekend in Ballinasloe last weekend. On Saturday a colt foal and a filly foal class took place in Creagh Equestrian Centre. The colt foal class was won by Woodford Diamond (by Kilmore Diamond) owned by Gayle Farrell and the filly foal class was won by Brian Mullen’s Gurteen Maeve (by I Love You Melody). Seventy five ponies competed in four showjumping classes with a total prize fund of €1800. Five ponies jumped clear in the 70 -80cms class. The 90cms class was won...

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Education Conference

Yesterdays educational conference provided the CPBS with a host of facts and figures which will certainly impact on its policies in the coming years. There is good news on the inbreeding coefficient in that it hasn't increased in the last ten years and remains at an average of 4.4%. There was very good news on HWSSD in that only 1% of the 230 randomly selected and tested were affected by the disease. The carrier status was more sobering with 19%, being carriers and this will need attention, more details to follow....

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