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CPBS Council Elections

The closing date for receipt of ballot papers for the 2015 CPBS Council Elections is Wednesday 11th November. Mr. Dermot Buckley, Returning Officer, will count the votes on Thursday 12th November in Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway commencing at 11am....

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CPBS AGM

The AGM of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society will be held on Sunday 29th November in Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at 3pm. All members are invited in attend. The 2014 AGM Minutes and the Auditors Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31/12/14 can be downloaded below. 2014 Minutes CPBS Accounts 31 12 14...

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Christmas Show

The CPBS annual Christmas show will take place in Creagh Equestrian Centre on Saturday 12th December. There will be a colt foal class and a filly foal class each featuring a €500 prize fund. We also hope to run a mini, midi and maxi showjumping competition. Entry forms will be available soon to download....

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Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council convened last night in the Westwood Hotel for its October meeting. Dr. Jack Murphy's eagerly awaited discussion document was circulated. A copy of the report can be downloaded below. Dr. Murphy hopes members and breeders will read and discuss it and provide feedback on it. The Council discussed it at length last night. Overheight ponies and their place in the studbook was discussed. Following discussion it was agreed that Blue Eyed Creams should be on the next agenda and a decision made on whether or not they should be eligible for...

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CPBS Operating Procedures

Three new documents were presented by the Memorandum and Articles sub committee at the Council meeting on the 28th September. The three documents were adopted by the Council. These documents are available to download below. Judges Code of Conduct Ring Stewards Code of Conduct GRIEVANCE PROTOCOL, COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES...

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CPBS Council Nominations

Twenty five nominations for election to the CPBS Council have been received  as follows:   Connacht Kevin Bolger, Ballyconneely Co. Galway Noel Brett, Belmullet, Co. Mayo PJ Burke, Oughterard, Co. Galway Séan Carey, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway Gearóid Curran, Moycullen, Co. Galway Mossie T. Joyce, Aran Islands, Co. Galway Patrick Keaney, Cashel, Co. Galway Michael Laffey, Cleggan, Co. Galway Jerry Mahon, Abbeyknockmoy, Co. Galway Eamon McDonagh, Rosscahill. Co. Galway Jim Mullaney, Moycullen, Co. Galway Keith Murray, Four-Mile-House, Co. Roscommon Peter J. O’Malley, Carraroe, Co. Galway Dermot Power, Salthill, Galway Frank Quinn, Ardrahan, Co. Galway   Leinster Noel Farrell, Navan, Co. Meath Patrick Geoghegan, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow Carol Henley, Athy, Co. Kildare Denise Norton, Kilcullen,...

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Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met last night in the Westwood House Hotel. Following the ICCPS AGM in Clifden it was reported by the International committee that next year the ICCPS AGM will be held on the Wednesday of show week instead of Tuesday. The Marketing committee reported that the stand at the Ploughing Championships was a good success and thanked the Midlands Group, the Southern Group and the South Eastern Group for their help in manning the stand. The results of the online survey on the Connemara pony festival...

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CPBS Council Nominations

Just a reminder that the completed nomination forms must be lodged with The Secretary, Connemara Pony Breeders' Society, Clifden, Co. Galway no later than 4pm on 30th September 2015. Forms can be downloaded form this site under latest news, or alternatively you can contact the office 095 21863 for one to be posted or emailed....

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