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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

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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CPBS Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council met last night in the Westwood House Hotel. Linear Scoring tutor Michael Kirwan gave an interesting presentation on the use of linear scoring. A panel of twelve inspectors will be trained in Linear Scoring this Autumn and it is hoped to have the scoring system in place for the 2016 inspections. Michael Kirwan, Philip Scott and Jack Doyle will conduct the training. The Marketing committee will produce a short promotional video on the Connemara pony which will be used online. It was agreed that the Family Working Hunter...

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HWSD

Weatherbys are now offering the HWSD test to Connemara Pony breeders at a cost of €30. More details can be downloaded below. HWSD...

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EGM Memorandum and Articles of Association

The Council of the CPBS have convened an Extraordinary General Meeting of the CPBS to be held on Friday 17th July 2015 in Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at 8.30pm. The purpose of this EGM is to consider and, if thought fit pass a special resolution to amend the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company. Please note only members resident in Ireland who have paid their membership subscription on or before the 31st of January 2015 will be eligible to vote at the EGM. Below please find a...

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Proposed Changes to Memorandum and Articles

A number of information sessions are being organised around the country for CPBS members to discuss the proposed changes to the current Memorandum and Articles of Association. The proposed amendments to the existing CPBS Memorandum and Articles provide for transparency and accountability which will guide the Society as a limited company in managing its business in a professional manner into the future. Key features include: All Ireland Representation Province Representation Seat allocated on a Province basis. Council size increased to 21. Minimum of 7 seats available for election to Council each year. Seats allocated on the basis...

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Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met last night in the Westwood House Hotel in Galway. A commitment was given by the Council at the last AGM to hold an EGM before the end of this Summer. Last night it was agreed to hold the EGM on Friday 17th July 2015 in Ballinasloe at 8.30pm. Unfortunately it would be impossible to hold the meeting on a Saturday or Sunday due to the large number of shows taking place during the Summer. Jerry Mahon informed the meeting that the Revenue Commissioners have...

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