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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Jan 15 2019

**Exciting news for Balmoral Connemara enthusiasts!**

**Exciting news for Balmoral Connemara enthusiasts!** 2019 heralds some great news for the Connemara pony section at the Balmoral Show. After the outstanding success of recent years, organisers are delighted to announce that they have secured two new classes. The first of these is a ridden class with the stipulations "Registered Ridden Connemara Pony mare or gelding , 4years old or over suitable for and to be ridden by riders who have obtained their 10th birthday but not their 16th, on the 1st January 2019". It is felt that the inclusion...

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Dec 23 2018

Passing of Phil MacDermott RIP

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are saddened to hear of the death of former CPBS Secretary Phil McDermott. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Reposing at the O'Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway on Wednesday (St. Stephen's day) from 2.00 p.m. with Removal at 4.00 p.m. to Christ the King Church, Salthill. Funeral after 11.00 a.m. Requiem Mass on Thursday 27th December to Rahoon cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Galway Hospice. May she rest in peace...

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Dec 21 2018

Online Survey – NOW CLOSED

Dear Member/Breeder As noted in our recent newsletter, we are embarking on the development of a five-year strategic plan for the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society (CPBS).  As part of the strategic planning process, we will be inviting feedback from members and clients by completing the survey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPBSStrategicPlan We would encourage everybody to complete the survey as your feedback will help us to better understand your needs and expectations and how the CPBS can best be of service to you over the coming five-year period.   All responses will be anonymous,...

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Dec 21 2018

Competition Time

Aspiring Writers Are there any young Connemara pony enthusiasts out there? Would you like to submit a short article/feature about your pony for An Capaillin 2019 In your own words (max 350) tell us what your pony means to you, about your lives together and the activities you get up to: maybe its riding on the beach, competing, young handlers, hunting, jumping. If your article is published you will win a goodie bag full of treats - for you and your pony! Closing date is January 5th, 2019. Send to [email protected] complete with a photo or two and don't forget to include your full name, age and postal address. We look forward to hearing from you and GOOD LUCK!   “Start writing, no...

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Eventing IRE.

Pictured below (left to right) are the 2018 highest placed Connemara Ponies with Eventing Ireland at Pre Novice and Novice Level. Congratulations! Sheeba's Boy (Pre Novice) with rider Katie Attley. Photo courtesy of Louise O'Brien Photography. Aille Fountain Breeze  (Novice) with rider Zara Ott Burke. Photo courtesy of Bit Media.    ...

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Nov 21 2018

Black Friday starts now !

We are offering up to 20% off CPBS clothing. This offer ends Monday 26th at 5pm. Please phone 095 21863 or email [email protected] to place your order. Prices are exclusive of P&P Spend over €100 and get free postage & packaging within Ireland. Please note limited sizes in some stock CPBS Soft Shell Jacket - was €70 now €56 CPBS Regatta Gillet - was €70 now €56 CPBS Adult Polo T-Shirts - was €22 now €17 CPBS Hats & Baseball caps - was €10 & €15 now €8 CPBS Children Hoodies - was €22 now €17 CPBS...

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