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CPBS Council Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for election to the CPBS Council. Please download the form below and return to The Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Glaway before 4pm on Wednesday 30th September. If using Google Chrome please save the PDF form to your desktop in order to print. Nomination to Council Form Membership of Council - Bye Law...

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Photos of Show Winners 2015

[caption id="attachment_12224" align="alignleft" width="300"] Green Hunter Winner 2015 Carnakilly Finn (ridden by Lisa Hockley) L-R Mr. Tom MacLochlainn (CPBS President), Ride Judge Ms. Phillippa Scott, Judge Mr. Tony Ennis[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12243" align="alignleft" width="300"] Winner of the Filly Foal Class was Malachy Sweeney homebred Ballyconneely Heather, shown here by Malachy brother Terence Sweeney. L-R Ms. Madeleine Beckman and Ms. Finola Nic an Iomaire[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12219" align="alignleft" width="300"] Winner of the Four Year Old Performance Mare Championship kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland , Ms. Valerie Gateau with her four year old mare Queen...

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Show Results 2015

Puissance CompetitionTuesday Results Family Working Hunter Results 2015 Wednesday Results 4 Yr Old Performance Mare Championship Result 2015 Green Hunter Result 2015 Loose Jumping Results 2015 Thursday Results Ring One Class 1- Yearling Colt Class 2 - Yearling Filly Class 3 - Stallion 2 Year Old Class 4 - 2 Year Old Mare Class 5 - 3 Year Old Mare Class 6 - Stallion 3 Year Old Class 7 - Junior Championship Class 8 - Stallion 4-6 Years Class 9 - Stallion 7 years and over Class 10 - Mare 4-5 Years Class 11 - Mare 6-7 Years Class 12 - Mare 8-9 yrs Class 13 - Mare 10-15 yrs Class 14 - Mare 16 yrs and over Class 15 - Progeny Class Class 16 - Visitor Champion Class...

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Change to Wednesday’s Schedule

Please note there is a slight change to Wednesday's schedule. The four year old Performance Mare Final will now commence at 11am. The Green Hunter final will start at 12.30pm and the three year old loose jumping final will start at 2.30pm. Emma Massingale will give an illustrated talk in the Station House Theatre at 4.30pm....

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Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met last night in the Galway Bay Hotel. A minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Lady Hemphill who passed away since the last meeting. In recent years the ridden and working hunter classes have seen a huge surge in entries and it was agreed to look at the schedule and classes after this year’s show. A slight change in the in-hand judges will see Madeleine Beckmann judge the foal classes in addition to the afternoon classes in Ring One and John Harte...

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Four Year Old Performance Mare Qualifiers

Qualifiers for the four year old Performance Mare Championship took place on Tuesday night in Boswell Equestrian Centre and last night in Creagh Equestrian Centre. Judge, Gabriel Slattery selected ten mares to go through to the final. Horse Sport Ireland is sponsoring a generous prize fund of €5000 for the final. The final will take place on Wednesday 19th August in Clifden at 10am. The following mares qualified for the final:   Pony                                      Owner                                                                                  Points Queen Thiellet                  Valerie Gateau                                                                  116 points Glashina Coiléan               Dawn Breen        ...

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EGM Report

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society took place on Friday 17th July in Hayden’s Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of the proposed changes to the Memorandum and Articles. The CPBS wishes to thank all of it’s members who made to effort to travel to Ballinasloe to vote on what is one of the most important days in the history of the Society. The new Memorandum and Articles of Association provide for transparency and accountability which will guide the Society as a limited...

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Connemara Pony Art Competition

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society is delighted to announce the launch of its inaugural Art Competition as part of the Connemara Pony Festival taking place in Clifden, Co. Galway from Sunday 16th to Sunday 23rd August 2015. The subject of the competition is the artist’s interpretation of the Connemara pony. Entries can be in any medium and the competition is open to entrants of all ages. Twelve finalists will be selected and their artwork will feature on an art trail in Clifden town during the Connemara Pony Festival as well as...

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Lady Hemphill

Lady Anne Hemphill   It is with great regret that we hear the sad news of Lady Anne Hemphill’s passing. Predeceased by her husband Peter Patrick, they were both former members of the Council of the CPBS as well as being life-long supporters of the Galway Races and the Galway Blazers. Lady Anne has been breeding and exporting ponies since the early 1960’s and her prefix, “Tulira”, is known in every country in the world where ponies are bred. Among her favourite ponies were Patsy Fagan, Tulira Coleman and latterly Tulira Robuck. Shortly before...

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