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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

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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An Capaillín

Submissions for the new edition of An Capaillín are now being invited. Please send articles, photos etc. to [email protected] Limited advertising space is also available. A full page ad costs €100 and a half page ad cost €60. An Capaillín will be on sale in December....

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Sep 09 2013

CPBS Dressage Sponsorship

CPBS sponsors at Dressage Ireland National Championships.   The top placed Connemara and winner of €150 sponsorship from the CPBS, at the National Championships of Dressage Ireland at Cavan is Blackwood Dancer, by Ferdia ex Dancing Queen by Mervyn Pookhaun. This pony is a full brother to Blackwood Fernando, and was ridden by Alana Cazabon Sullivan. He is owned by Alana's Grandmother Judy Cazabon.   Photo courtesy of Prime Photography....

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Aug 29 2013

Starfinder of the Future 2013

  The Starfinder of the  Future is a competition for 6 & 7yr old ponies, with 6yr olds jumping 1.10m, and 1.15m in the jump off, and 7yr olds jumping 1.15, and 1.20 in the jump off. The 10 top ponies from each qualifier can go forward to the final, where there are two pre qualifiers, leaving  the top 25 ponies for the final, which is held at the National Pony Championships  This year they were held  at Ennis Showgrounds on  the 25th August. The CPBS is delighted to be associated with this Championship,  and each...

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Best Overall Pony Handler

Niamh Varley from Coolin House Stud, Coolpark, Clonbur, Co Galway was awarded the Best Overall Pony Handler at the Show receiving the "William J Diamond Perpetual Memorial" Trophy and a prize of €200 kindly sponsored by Liam Diamond of Diamonds Equestrian Centre, Renvyle, Co Galway....

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Aug 20 2013

Connemara Pony Festival

The 2013 Connemara Pony Festival was a great success. The festival attracted a huge number of visitors to Connemara. A huge thank you must go to everyone who contributed to making the festival such a success. On Sunday afternoon local author Nicola Heanue launched her third book in the “Milly the Connemara Pony” series, to lots of very excited children at the Showgrounds. Claudia Staunton from Recess was crowned the 2013 Connemara Pony Show Queen on Sunday night. A number of studs in the Moycullen area were visited on Monday followed by...

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Junior Championship – Class 7

Class :7 Junior Championship - Confined to winners and runners-up in Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.   1st 143       Owner    Mr Peter J O'Malley, Caorán Beag, Ceathrú Rua,  Co. na Gaillimhe              Breeder  Mr Gerald Fahy, Sunhill Menlough Ballinasloe Galway.              Pony      Sunhill Robin M1-372100400024140                                                                   Sire         Laerkens Cascade Dawn IS 5                                                                                 Dam      Meelickisland Daisy M2-372100400017892   2nd   94         Owner    Mr Pat O'Neill, Bunowen, Ballyconneely,  Co. Galway              Breeder  Mr Pat O'Neill, Bunowen, Ballyconneely,  Co. Galway              Pony      Illaunurra Bay S3-372004000010132                                                                   Sire         Castleside JJ Junior S1-372100400001324                                                             Dam       Illaunurra Heather M1-372100400015832...

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