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Jul 02 2019

Official Launch of the 2019 Connemara Pony Festival

Connemara Pony Breeders Society Press Release Annual Show 14 – 16th August, 2019   HSI on board for Breed Society Annual Show Announcing details of the 96th Annual Connemara Pony Show on 14 to 16th August in Clifden last Friday, the CPBS is delighted to welcome sponsor Horse Sport Ireland. Donating a generous prize fund of 6,000 euros, this includes sponsorship for the prestigious Junior Champion and the Supreme Champion classes. Other much appreciated benefactors are John Sweeney of Clifden Station House and Galway Crystal, Galway County Council, stalwart supporter of the show Robbie Fallon...

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Jul 02 2019

Nominations open for CPBS Council Elections

Nominations are now being accepted for election to the CPBS Council. Please download the form below and return to ; The Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway, H71 YA09 before 4pm on Friday 2nd August. Nomination Form: CPBS Council Nomination Form 2019 -2020 Council Seat structure is available to download here: CPBS Council Seat Structure Available Seats in 2019/2020 Ulster - U1 - 2 Year Term Munster - M3 - 3 Year Term Leinster - L3 - 3 year Term Connaught - C5 - 1 Year Term (this is a casual vacancy) Connaught - C9 - 3 Year...

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Jun 19 2019

2019 Connemara Pony Show Schedule

To download the 2019 Show Schedule please click here: https://www.flipsnack.com/anluf/cpbs-96th-annual-connemara-pony-show-schedule-2019.html?fbclid=IwAR1EjD3Gk75Ov8KhuU_8OVk41GioF6LXJ4-e76xbisJv9T1jtWqDiHeen_Q Or Show Schedule 2019 Online Entries :  http://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/cpbs Postal and online entries close on Monday 15th July at 5pm. Please note any entries received after this date will not be accepted.      ...

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May 31 2019

High Performance Qualifiers – Balmoral Results

The first of the High Performance qualifiers took place at Balmoral Show on Thursday 16th May.  Please find list of ponies and riders qualified below for the final to be held on Friday 16th August at the Connemara Pony Show. 1st         Pony: Grey Smoke                 Owner: Michael & Theresa Clarke                 Rider: Alicia Devlin Byrne 2nd          Pony: Agharanny Minstrel                 Owner: Noreen O’Connor                 Rider: Edwina O’Connor 3rd           Pony: Longwood Dawn                 Owner: Alison Mc Clenaghan                 Rider: Holly Mc Clenaghan 4th           Pony:  Clonmoylan Red Hugh                 Owner: Marjorie Hardiman                 Rider: Jane Field  ...

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May 15 2019

HWSD Results

All new  Connemara pony registrations since 2016 are tested for HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease) and will have the result stamped on the inside of the back cover of their CPBS passport. Any Connemara pony  tested for HWSD and where the  result is reported to the CPBS will also have their passport stamped. Please ensure to check or ask when purchasing a Connemara Pony or bringing your mare to stud. We would encourage all breeders to have their mares tested. Download the application form to have your mare/pony tested here: https://cpbs.ie/hwsd-form/...

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May 07 2019

CPBS Merit Scheme 2019

Connemara Merit Scheme takes off the ground Last year, the Connemara Pony Breeders Society introduced a merit award scheme for Connemara ridden and performance ponies registered with the Society and generally not competing in mainstream competitions. It is hoped that this scheme will develop and improve in the coming years and encourage higher entries at shows throughout the country. For the moment a limited number of shows and classes as detailed below are part of the pilot scheme, and the first four places in the Connemara Ridden and Connemara Working Hunter...

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May 03 2019

Sports Pony Challenge

Sports Pony Challenge. Qualifier. Saturday 11th May 2019 at Galway Equestrian Centre.   6 Classes: - 133 cm ponies. - 143 cm ponies. - 153 cm ponies. - 158 cm ponies. - U16 Connemaras. - O16 Connemaras.   It is a three phase competition: - Dressage. - Performance Working Hunter (Derby style track). - Show jumping.   This competition is a fantastic way to practice for the Performance Connemara classes at the RDS and Clifden.   For further information, please contact Libby Wentges (087 1335380) or Dorothy Guilford (087 2486959). You can also visit the Sports Pony Challenge section on the Irish Pony Society website (http://www.irishponysociety.ie/sportsponychallenge/).   The finals of the Sports Pony...

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Apr 04 2019

Colt Inspections – Spring 2019

Colts passed as Class One - Spring 2019 Download the list of Class 1 stallions here : Class 1 Stallions Spring 2019 No: 601 Killea Legend No: 611 Mirah De Goariva No 616: Smokey Dancer No 618: Carrowmore Shadow No: 621 Rocklawn Hercules No: 622 Banks Donovan No 639 Castle Marksman No 641 Gentle Jango No: 642 Fernville Gladiator No 643: Ardbear Village Robin  ...

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Apr 03 2019

Spring Festival 2019

The Connemara Pony Breeders Spring Weekend is a special time in the Society’s busy calendar year. Last Saturday was the final day of the colt inspections, at which over three days, more than 50 Connemara ponies were presented at centres around the country, with a total of 10 receiving Class 1 stallion status. Twelve international delegates attended an educational seminar on breed type and linear profiling on the Saturday morning. This took place in Ring 1 at the Showgrounds and was a very successful occasion. It is hoped that it will...

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