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Announcement

The Sand Arena The Showgrounds Clifden

CPBS SAND ARENA – THE SHOWGROUNDS CLIFDEN    A safety concern related to the sand arena in our Showgrounds has been evaluated by external experts, and in consultation with our Insurance Company, it has been strongly advised that the sand arena should not be used until further notice. The well-being and safety of all our members, participants, and their ponies are of paramount importance. We understand the impact this decision may have on planned activities such as the Colt inspections and possibly the CPBS Annual Show and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we prioritize safety above all. Thank you for your understanding. Directors: Daragh K. Ó Tuairisg...

2024 Membership Renewal

CPBS membership will be due for renewal from 1st January 2024 and must be paid by 29th February 2024 (inclusive)  to retain members voting rights and eligibility to run for Council election.  Please note that if your membership fee is not received in the CPBS Office by February 29th 2024 your membership will lapse, thereby forfeiting your voting rights and eligibility to run for election. Following this date your membership privileges (including member rates for customer services) can only be restored by reapplying for membership as a new member.  To facilitate members in renewing their membership...

A Centenary Message

Comóradh Céad Bliain Chumann Lucht Capaillíní Chonamara Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society A Chairde,   As we stand on the threshold of a remarkable milestone, Cumann Lucht Capaillíní Chonamara (CPBS) proudly celebrates its 100th year of dedication to the Connemara Pony from you the breeders and members of the society. This centenary is not only a testament to your enduring commitment to our Pony but also a moment to reflect on the incredible journey that has brought us to this pivotal point. Founded in 1923, Cumann Lucht...

Update on Connemara Pony Foal Passports

We have got important updates about our Connemara Pony foal passports.   Making sure these passports are spot-on is a big deal. It ensures we know our pony’s pedigree and makes sure we're all on the same page about who's related to who.   DNA sampling is very a important part of this process. It helps us know for sure who the parents are and keeps our pedigree records accurate. But there's a twist – even with all the new technology, there are some challenges in the world of foal DNA sampling that we've got to talk about. As the council chosen by you, our society members, we are here to update everyone on the hurdles we are all...

Foal Forecasts 2024 for SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) Testing

Important Information pre Foaling Season   The introduction of SNP  in 2023 extended the testing process in the lab and in many cases (especially when the parents are not SNP genotyped) this led to longer turnaround times with samples resulting in the delay in issuing foal passports. Weatherbys Scientific are working with the CPBS to address the delays that occurred during 2023 and an integral aspect of progress in the processing of samples is the Dam & Sire are both SNP typed and have been issued with a Genotype number prior to...

Election Results & Council – Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society – 2023/2024

The following four candidates were elected in Connacht   Mr Noel Brett – Seat C5 for 3 Years Mr Martin Coyne – Seat C6 for 2 Years Mr Noel Mahon – Seat C7 for 3 Years Mr Gearóid Curran – Seat C8 for 3 Years   The following candidate was elected in Leinster   Mr Pat Geoghegan - Seat L2 for 1 Year   The following candidate was elected in Munster   Ms Cáit Hennessy - Seat M2 for 3 Years   The following candidate was elected in Ulster   Ms Joanne Hunter Flynn - Seat U1 for 2 Years   [no_ordered_list] Officers & Council of the CPBS 2023-2024 Executive  Uachtarán –...

CPBS Office Opening & Telephone Line Hours

  CPBS Office (H71 YA09)  &  Telephone Lines (095-21863)   Open to the public on Monday - Wednesday - Friday 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~ Tuesday & Thursday 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.   Please note that under GDPR details may only be discussed with the registered owner Please have pony details - ie correct name, UELN, or Microchip available before contacting office Applications in relation to issuing of kits, transfers, passports, etc. are dealt with in strict rotation as they are received or dropped off at the office - counter service is strictly a drop-off or pick-up one. ...