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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
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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Puissance Winner 2013

Winner of the Puissance 2013 clearing the wall at 1.63 was: Doire Mhainaigh Earl (S3-4140) 9 yr old Gelding By: Robe Earl Ex: Doire Mhainaigh Cailin Owner: Mary Doyle, Barristown, Passage East, Co Waterford Breeder: Michael O’Neill, Derryveeney, Tourmakeedy, Co Mayo Ridden By : Christine Molloy 5 rounds jumped. 1st round - 1.10m 2nd round - 1.25m 3rd round - 1.35m 4th round - 1.45m 5th round - 1.63m...

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Working Hunter Championship -Class Q

Class :Q Championship 1st and 2nd Prizewinners from Classes L. M. N & P.   Working Hunter Champion Derrygimbla Atlantic Storm pictured with Judges Ms. Mairead Ryan (left), Ms Pam Prickett (right), President of the CPBS Mr. Andy O'Donoghue and Ms. Ericia Murphy from Gain Horse Feeds who kindly sponsored the class             1st 596       Owner    Ms Bernadette Quinn Carrowneaden, Aghamore, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo              Breeder  Ms Maureen Gibbon, Derrygimla, Ballyconneely,  Co. Galway              Pony      Derrygimbla Atlantic Storm G1-372100400004065                                           Sire         Coral Dun S0001058                                                                                               Dam       Ballymoe Tazmania M0011421             Rider:   Aaron Quinn    2nd   618       Owner    Deirdre Scott,...

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Working Hunter Stallion Class -Class P

Class :P Registered Connemara Pony Stallion (WH) aged 4 years and over ridden by person over 14 years on 01/01/13 Aaron Quinn riding Deirdre Scotts Ben Ban Playboy after winning the Stallion Working Hunter Class with Judge Ms. Pam Prickett.  This class was kindly sponsored by Robert & Barbara Fallon from Cashelbay Stud.                   1st 618       Owner    Deirdre Scott, Barnfield House, Ballina,  Co. Mayo              Breeder  Mrs Ann O'Brien-Conroy, Ben Bán Stud Bunowen Ballyconneely Co. Galway              Pony      Ben Ban Playboy S1-372100400002983                                                               Sire         Glencarrig Lexus S0001145                                                                                    Dam       Festy Lady M0009769 Rider:   Aaron Quinn   2nd   612       Owner   ...

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Final of High Performance – Class S

Class :S Clifden High Performance Class   Winner of the High Performance Westmir Queen, ridden by Patiere Crawford.  Judges Ms. Pam Prickett and Mr. Matthew Lawrence.  President of CPBS Mr. Andrew O'Donoghue and Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland Prof. Patrick Wall.  This class was kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland             1st     627     Owner    Ms Antoinette Geoghegan, Rathdrum. Co. Wicklow.              Breeder  Mr Martin Golding, Killaan, Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.              Pony      Westmir Queen M0011383                                                                                   Sire         Westside Mirah S0000892                                                                                      Dam       Cantaharba Lady M0009896 Qualified at: Marguerite Lodge              Rider: Patiere Crawford   2nd   626       Owner    Claire Devlin, Old...

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