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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

3yr Old Loose Jumping

The annual 3yr old Loose Jumping Competition final  will be held on Wednesday 19th of August 2015 in the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Galway.  Please note there is just one qualifier which is to be held on Saturday 25th of July 2015 at Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Please see link below to download the entry form and rules for the 2015 3yr old Loose Jumping Competition, this competition is open to Connemara Mares, Geldings, Colts  3yrs of age with a CPBS lifetime document. There will also be a 4yr MARES...

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Training Clinics

Performance training will take place at Clifden Showgrounds starting in June. Training will include: Ridden shows, working hunter, showjumping and dressage. The course will include two cross country training days at The Parks, Moycullen. A show will be held on final day. This training is open to adults or children with a Connemara pony. For further details and assessment date phone Judy 083 3888135....

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Council Meeting Report

The line up of Clifden judges was finalised at last night’s Council meeting. John Joe Bolton and Noel Sweeney will judge the morning classes in Ring one. Séan Stagg and Madeline Beckman will judge the afternoon classes in Ring one and Finola Nic an Iomaire and Fr. Christy McCormack will judge the morning classes in Ring two. Bridget Lee will act as reserve judge. It was agreed to allow Class two ponies compete at Clifden show on a trial basis for 2015. It was also announced that Emma Massingale will...

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Special Council Meeting Report

At a specially convened meeting of the Council of the CPBS in Galway today to consider proposed amendments to the current Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Society, the Council approved the amendments and they now proceed to the next stage of the process. Several attempts have been made in recent years to amend the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the CPBS to meet the needs of members in the 21st Century. The original document dates from 1959. The present Council at its first meeting in November 2014 identified...

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Further Fontainbleu delight for Connemaras

WOW! Joining Cul Ban Mistress with a victory in France is Fiona Kelly & Ronan Mc Loughlin from Kildare's gelding "Holiday Hop On" (Robe Thunder x Holiday Cruising Bambi) who won the 6yr old competition (SJ) in Fontainbleu ridden by Jack Ryan. We have learnt that Cul Ban Mistress has won two legs and will compete in the Grand Prix final tomorrow. Congratulations to connections of both ponies on their successes flying the flag for not only Ireland but for Connemaras and we wish you the best of luck in...

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Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met last night at Dartfield Horse Museum in Loughrea for its fourth meeting of 2015. We were honoured to have Minister Michael Ring and Professor Pat Wall, Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland address the meeting. The specification for the new database is almost completed and will go for tender in the coming days. Dr Jack Murphy who is compiling a review of the CPBS Classification system chaired a lively discussion about classification and inspections. Topics discussed included overheight ponies, selection of inspectors, inspector training, linear scoring,...

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