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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Feb 12 2019

Spring Festival

2019 Spring Festival  Thursday 28th March @ 2pm - Colt Inspections - Cavan Equestrian Centre, Latt, Co Cavan Friday 29th March @ 10am - Colt Inspections - Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Saturday 30th March @ 2pm - Colt Inspections - The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway   Saturday evening at the Station House Theatre, Clifden Reception, tea/coffee @ 7pm Launch of An Capaillin @ 7.30pm Bartley O'Sullivan lecture with Mrs Lib Petch @ 8pm followed by music in the Station House Hotel. Sunday  31st March  Unveiling of the Stallion Custodian Plaque at the Showgrounds, Clifden @ 1pm The Stallion parade will...

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Feb 12 2019

Ruth Rogers receives Special Recognition Award

Veteran photojournalist and Connemara Pony breeding expert Ruth Rogers was presented with a Special Recognition Award for her contribution to the industry at yesterday’s The Irish Field Irish Horse World awards in The K Club, Co Kildare, yesterday (Monday). For over 50 years, Ruth Rogers’s camera has documented Ireland’s racing and sport horse scene. Her early career was spent assisting her father George and uncle, CA Rogers, in breaking and training thoroughbred and show horses. Among their successes was Somerville, third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup; Charles Dickens, third in the...

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Feb 11 2019

CPBS Spring Inspections 2019

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are introducing Linear Profiling for the Colt and Filly Inspections for Spring 2019 Spring Colt Inspections Please note - Colts will be asked to jump - please refer to procedures & conditions for Colt Inspections 2019 -Colt Application Form Procedures & Conditions 2019 -(Colts) DATE VENUE TIME Thursday 28th March 2019 Cavan Equestrian Centre 2pm Friday 29th March 2019 Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway 10am Saturday 30th March 2019 CPBS Showgrounds ,Clifden, Co Galway 2pm   Spring Filly Inspections Please note - Fillies will be asked to walk & trot the triangle - please refer to procedures & conditions for Fillies Inspections   2019...

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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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