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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

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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2014 CPBS Membership

Members please note if you wish to vote at the next CPBS AGM your membership needs to be paid by the 31st January.  Membership can be paid after this date, however you wont have a vote....

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Spring Inspections

Application forms and details of the Spring inspections are now available. The closing date for receipt of applications for colts is Friday 28th February. If large numbers of entries are received an extra centre will be added. The closing date for receipt of applications for fillies is Friday 4th April. Please note fees include VAT at 23%. Studbook Principles application form inspection 2014 Inspection Centres Spring 2014 Inspection Rules Spring 2014 Conditions of CPBS Stallion Inspections Conditions of CPBS Filly Inspections    ...

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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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