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Connemara Pony Spring Festival

The Connemara Pony Spring festival will take place from Thursday 27th March to Sunday 30th March. Traditionally the festival has focused on Connemara stallions and this year is no different. Colt inspections will take place on Thursday 27th March in Mullingar Equestrian Centre from 9am and at the Showgrounds, Clifden on Saturday 29th March. The annual stallion parade will be held at the Showgrounds, Clifden on Sunday 30th March. For the first time, an elite Connemara Pony Performance sale will form part of the festival. Connemara ponies that have undergone a...

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CPBS Ridden and Working Hunter Judges Panel 2014

The Connemara Pony Breeders Society is expanding its Ridden and Working Hunter Judges List and invites interested applicants to apply.  Individuals may have a wide range of experience, from stewarding and judging at shows to already being experienced judges on other judge’s lists, or may have little or no judging experience but may be involved through competing.  1.How do I apply to become a CPBS Ridden Judge? Make an application for Assessment day Download Application form here: Judges Application Form 2014 All prospective judges must submit an assessment application to: Carol O’Connor, CPBS, The...

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Connemara Equestrian Escapes Spring Weekend Deal

  3 Day/2 Night Package   Friday March 28th – Sunday March 30th in Association with the Connemara Pony Breeders Spring Festival   See the best of the Connemara Pony breed at the CPBS Spring Festival with Connemara Equestrian Escapes To coincide with the Connemara Pony Breeder’s prestigious Spring Festival, Connemara Equestrian Escapes is running a short break from March 28th – 30th. The itinerary will include a visit to the historic showgrounds in Clifden to watch some of the finest examples of the Connemara Pony breed demonstrating their paces. This is an ideal opportunity to witness first-hand the...

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Connemara Pony Training Days

  The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are running two training day for individuals hoping to compete in Working Hunter competitions, the High Performance class in Clifden and the WH performance classes at the RDS or you may just want to improve your flat work or jumping. Monday 14th April at Athlone Cross Country Course The first day will be held on Monday 14th April at Athlone Cross Country course. The trainers for this day are Kay Nolan and Helen Nolan. Sunday 11th April at The Parks Cross County Course, Moycullen, Co Galway The second day...

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Connemara Pony Sale, Clifden February 22nd

Connemara pony sales held it's annual one day February sale on Saturday 22.   From a catalogue of 169 ponies, 123 went through the sales ring with 89 been sold. The general feeling was that trade had improved from 2013 sales. Broken & ridden ponies again were much sought after, with any nice 5 year old or over gelding selling from €2100 to €3000. 4 year old geldings again broken & ridden fetched from €1550 to €2300.  Unbroken geldings were also a good trade with prices for them ranging from €650...

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Connemara Pony Stallion Parade

The 2014 Connemara pony stallion parade will be held in Clifden on Sunday 30th March starting at 12 noon. Entry forms can be downloaded below. The Connemara pony stallion parade is the largest stallion parade in Ireland and is a great opportunity for stallion owners to promote their stallions. Stallions can be shown in hand or over a course of fences. Stallion Parade Entry Form...

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Mikey has a great weekend competing Connemara Ponies

Mikey Pender had a very successful weekend at the Show Jumping Ireland Pony Spring Tour held on Sunday (23rd) at Coilog Equestrian Centre, in Co Kildare.  He won the 1.30m HSI Fontainebleau class on the 10 yr grey gelding Doon Laddie (photo).  Bred by the late John Luskin from Cong, Co Mayo. Doon Laddie is by Silver Shadow and ex Doon Kate (by Island Lad) In the 1.20m Mikey was 3rd on the 7 year old grey gelding Myshall Man (by Wings of Justice and ex Shangarry Lady (by Oisin).  In the...

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