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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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Success for Mikey Pender and Doon Laddie

The 1.30m HSI Fontainebleau competition at Coilog Equestrian Centre on Sunday 23rd February was won by the ten year old Connemara gelding Doon Laddie, ridden by Mikey Pender. Doon Laddie is by Silver Shadow, ex: Doon Kate (by Island Lad) and was bred by the late former CPBS President John Luskin. Mikey Pender also rode Paddy Quinlan's stallion Blackwoodland Rock before he was recently exported to Estonia....

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Success for Mikey Pender and Doon Laddie

The 1.30m HSI Fontainebleau competition at Coilog Equestrian Centre on Sunday 23rd February was won by the ten year old Connemara gelding Doon Laddie, ridden by Mikey Pender. Doon Laddie is by Silver Shadow, ex: Doon Kate (by Island Lad) and was bred by the late former CPBS President John Luskin. Mikey Pender also rode Paddy Quinlan's stallion Blackwoodland Rock before he was recently exported to Estonia....

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Blackwoodland Rock travels to Estonia

Paddy Quinlan’s Blackwoodland Rock (I Love you Melody ex Grey Rock Trish by Derrigragh Robin) has left Irish shores for Estonia. The 11yr old grey Connemara stallion was a member of the 2013 Irish team which won a bronze medal at the European championships. He jumped the previous year on the Finnish team. Blackwoodland Rock has been leased until after the European championships at Millstreet (30th July -3rd August) by an Estonian family for their daughter.  We would like to wish his new rider success with him, and look forward to...

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Feb 07 2014

Sillogue Darkie

Very regrettably, we have some unfortunate news to announce. On early Sunday morning the legendary Sillogue Darkie passed away after taking ill suddenly in his home yard. Nothing in the way of veterinary intervention could be done. Sillogue Darkie was sired by Ard Talisman out of Coilchru Esmerelda by Grange Sand Sparrow. Darkie was foaled with the Briscoe family in Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth. The Briscoe family are proud to have bred, owned and competed Sillogue Darkie who represented the Connemara breed so successfully for many years. He had many accomplishments...

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Starfinder of the Future Awards

The CPBS is delighted to be associated with this Championship,  and each year sponsor €500 to the  top placed Connemara at the final of Starfinder at which there were 8 pure bred and 1 part bred  Connemara  at the final.  This year the Top Placed Connemara was “Ryans Son”, by Sweetwall Captains Courageous ex Ashbrook Mist by Earl of Castlefrench. This 6yr old Gelding is owned by Robert Fagan of Mullingar Equestrian, and was ridden by Adriano Rolandi, or Nano Healy as he is known to his friends. Ann Reade...

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CPBS Sponsor at the Irish Pony Society Awards 2013

Damien McDonald (CEO of HSI) presenting the awards to the riders of the two highest placed Connemara ponies in the IPS. Winner of the highest placed Connemara in the Open Working Hunter was Cahangh Prince (by: Westside Mirah & ex: Cahanaghs Princess) owned by Des O'Sullivan and ridden by Alan O'Sullivan was awarded a rosette and cheque for €150 sponsored by the CPBS. The top placed ridden Connemara which attained the most points in 2013 was Derrymore Paddy Finn, owned by Philippa Mansergh-Wallace and ridden by Esme Mansergh-Wallace was also...

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When Blood Typing your Foal/Pony in 2014

We won’t feel it until the 2014 foal s will be on the ground.  Please remember that you can blood type your foal from the day it’s born.  The CPBS endeavour to have your passport back to you as quickly as possible, however there are a few areas which the breeder/owner could ensure is completed which would quicken this process.   Apply for your blood kit before the foal is 6 months of age or before it leaves the dams side When filling in your application please ensure all details are filled out. ...

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