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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Dec 15 2014

Christmas Show a great success

The second ever CPBS Christmas took place at Creagh Equestrian Centre on Saturday.  Despite the delayed start in the morning due to the Working Hunter moving indoors, there was a great turnout of entries and spectators. The morning Working hunter classes started just after 10.30 and were followed by a Dressage demonstration from Alana Cazabon Sullivan and then a Christmas themed musical ride from the Clegganbay Riding Centre (santa hats, reindeer noses on ten grey Connemara ponies).  The obstacle course took place with a tricky course designed by Cathriona Goaley followed by...

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An Capaillín

The new edition of An Capaillín is currently being compiled and we are delighted to have Lucinda Kelly on board as our editor. Lucinda is a member of the CPBS who is passionate about performance ponies and who breeds from home in Wicklow. Lucinda works in marketing strategy for one of UK and Ireland's leading bookmakers, Paddy Power. Her expertise in marketing strategies and passion for the pony should help us to deliver an even better publication at the end of the year. We would really appreciate some feedback on...

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CPBS Council Report

The CPBS Council met for a seminar on Monday 1st December. In a thorough and wide ranging discussion it has begun to plan it's programme of work for the coming year. Several group discussions and presentations dealt with every aspect of the Society's work and methodology. The Council was very honoured to have President Michael D. Higgins accompanied by his wife Sabine drop in a for brief visit during which he wished the Society well in it's work....

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Dec 04 2014

CPBS Christmas Show 2014 – WH classes are qualifiers for Equifestival 2015

We are delighted to be holding the CPBS Christmas Show at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on Saturday 13th December.  Please find Schedule of events below, also entry forms for the foal classes and the working hunter classes.  Any queries please contact Carol on 095 21863 or email [email protected] Why not join us on the day and bring the kids (Santa Claus and his Connemara pony have promised to stop by to say hello to all the girls and boys, there will also be some traditional music, mulled...

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Western Region RC Autumn Dressage League

Congrats to Mary Mitchell, winner of the Open Western Region RC Autumn Dressage League. Mary won the league on her home bred seven year old Connemara mare Western Easter. The Class one grey mare is by Cremully Western Melody and out of Western Princess by Smokey Duncan....

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Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS held their first Council meeting after the AGM on Thursday 20/11/14. Tom MacLochlainn from New Inn, Ballinasloe was elected President. Jim Mullaney and John Varley were elected as Vice-Presidents. Padraic Heanue was elected Treasurer and John Riordan was elected Honorary Secretary. A committee was formed consisting of Jerry Mahon, Noel Brett and Andy O'Donoghue, to review the Memorandum and Articles and plan for an EGM in early 2015. The committee plan to consult with all stakeholders. Hoof Wall Separation Disease was discussed and will be...

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CPBS Christmas Show 2014

We are delighted to be holding the CPBS Christmas Show at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway on Saturday 13th December.  Please find Schedule of events below, also entry forms for the foal classes and the working hunter classes.  Any queries please contact Carol on 095 21863 or email [email protected] Why not join us on the day and bring the kids (Santa Claus and his Connemara pony have promised to stop by to say hello to all the girls and boys, there will also be some traditional music, mulled...

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CPBS Online Database

Please note that the online database is not up to date and is only for look up purposes.  For up to date information on Connemara ponies please contact the office on www.enquiries.ie or phone 095 21863. We apologise for the inconvenience and understand that it is frustrating for our breeders and we are working towards a new functional database.  ...

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