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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

CPBS sponsor at the Irish Pony Society Awards 2013

The IPS National awards ceremony will be held tonight, 3rd January at Killashee House Hotel, Naas, where two Connemara ponies will be presented with CPBS sponsored cheques and rosettes. The winner of the Aran Bobby trophy, - which is the highest placed Connemara in the Open Working Hunter, -who will be awarded with a cheque for €150 and rosette from the CPBS is; Cahanagh Prince, by Westside Mirah ex Cahanaghs Princess, owned by Des O’Sullivan from Pallas Green, Co. Limerick, and ridden by Alan O’Sullivan. The top placed Ridden Connemara which...

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Connemara Pony Elite Sale

The Connemara Pony Elite Sales Group (CPESG) are very pleased to announce the latest details for the planned Elite Sale of performance Connemara Ponies in 2014. The sales process will consist of two Selection Days, held in Athlone Equestrian Centre on Sunday 23rd February and Sunday 2nd March 2014. Ponies that qualify for selection may advance to the Exhibition Sale. The three assessors for the selection days are Mr. Ian Fearon, Mr. Tom Slattery, and Mr. Jack Doyle - all top class performance specialists. All ponies must be turned out...

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Dec 18 2013

Christmas Show a great success

Christmas came early to Connemara pony breeders who gathered at Carey’s Equestrian Centre in Creagh , Ballinasloe on Saturday to celebrate the founding of the Society on Dec. 12th 1923. The organisers had said they wanted a feel-good, celebratory atmosphere and they certainly got that with the mulled wine flowing freely from Pauline’s ‘cave’. There was also a pig on a spit, Christmas cake and a massive birthday cake made in The Bread Shed in New Inn. A feast for all to put everyone in a good mood. The serious part...

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Dec 16 2013

Eventing Ireland Awards

Ann Reade, from the CPBS Performance Committee, presented the winners of the highest placed Connemara ponies who competed in Eventing Ireland events at Novice and Pre-Novice levels, with their prizes at Eventing Ireland head office yesterday.   The winners are Novice League Newtown Westie (by: Westside Mirah & ex: Derrymore Lass) ridden by Lucy Hancock (pictured left, presented with rosette and cheque for €150)   Pre-Novice League Judy Sunshine (by: Windy’s Boy & ex: Tawnaghbawn Judy) ridden by Lucy Arkwright (pictured right, presented with rosette and cheque for €100)  ...

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New Book

The CPBS have publish a new book "The Connemara Pony - Celebrating 90 Years". It is a photographic tribute to the Connemara Pony and features over 160 photos. Priced at €20, it will be an ideal Christmas present for any equine lover. Contact the CPBS on  095 21863 to order your copy....

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Christmas Show

On December 12th 1923 the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society was formed. December 2013 marks the ninetieth anniversary of the CPBS. To celebrate this milestone the Society is organising a ‘Celebration of the Connemara Pony’ in Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway on Saturday 14th December. Starting at 10am, there will be a colt foal and a filly foal class. The winner of the colt foal class will receive the Irish Dragoon Galway Irish Crystal trophy and the winner of the filly foal class will win the Eileen Alanna Galway Irish...

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Christmas Show

 A Celebration of the Connemara Pony at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinalsoe , Co Galway Saturday 14th December 2013  Show starts at 10.00am featuring Irish Dragoon Colt Foal Class (Entry Fee €10 & form to be returned by 6th December) Eileen Alanna Filly Foal Class (Entry Fee €10 & form to be returned by 6th December) Choosing a Connemara Gelding for the Performance or In Hand arena Musical Dressage Display by Mary Mitchell Launch of new book "The Connemara Pony Celebrating 90 years" (A photographic tribute to the Connemara Pony) Mounted Games (teams...

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