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Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society COVID-19 Update 25.5.2020

The CPBS continues to monitor all developments in relation to COVID-19. The Society is observing Irish Government advice in relation to necessary precautions which are under continuous review. As the situation changes the Society will be in a better situation to update members and the public in relation to inspections. It was with great regret that the Society had to cancel the annual show. We recognise fully our responsibility for the health and safety of members and the public. Our staff work valiantly, with special precautions, and may be contacted by...

Inspections/Covid-19

Concerning the ongoing implications and gradual lifting of restrictions with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, the viability of holding inspections will continue to be monitored. The Council is hopeful that inspections will be held in the Autumn, subject to restrictions being further eased and that it is possible to put suitable procedures and precautions in place given the pandemic. The Council regrets it is not in a position to make any firm decision regarding dates and venues at present....

COVID-19 Update – CPBS

Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society COVID-19 update 15.4.2020   The CPBS continues to monitor all developments in relation to COVID-19.  The Society is observing Irish Government advice in relation to necessary precautions which as of now will be reviewed by Government on May 5th. As the situation changes the Society will be in a better position to update members and the public in relation to inspections, qualifiers and the Annual Connemara Show in Clifden.   We recognise fully our responsibility for the health and safety of members and the wider public. Our staff valiantly work, with...

Spring Festival Postponed

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and the advice of the HSE . The link to the HSE website for the most up to date information and advice can be found HERE The CPBS has taken the decision to postpone the Spring Festival events which includes Launch of An Capaillin Table Quiz Bartley O’Sullivan lecture International discussion group Stallion parade A decision will be made in the coming days regarding the colt inspections We apologise for any inconvenience cause, however the decision is taken in the best interests of our breeders, members, council...

Spring Colt Inspections

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Dates & Venues: Friday 27th March 2020, Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinalsoe, Co Galway Saturday 28th March 2020, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE PLEASE NOTE: Following the restrictions being put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19  virus and in compliance with recommendations from the government, the CPBS have decided to postpone the colt inspections/classifications due to take place 26th, 27th & 28th March 2020. The situation will be reviewed on the 28th March 2020 and an update given then....

Spring Festival 2020: POSTPONED

POSTPONED 27th, 28th, 29th March. [download id="21561"] C.P.B.S. Spring Festival 2020 - Details: Schedule of Events: Date: Friday, March 27th Event: Colt Inspections 2020 Time: 10am Venue: Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe Event: Table Quiz in Aid of Connemara Therapeutic Riding Time: 9pm Venue: Station House Hotel, Clifden   Date: Saturday, March 28th Event: International Committee Meeting Time: 10am Venue: CPBS Office, Clifden Event: Colt Inspections 2020 Time: 12pm Venue: CPBS Showgrounds, Clifden Event: Launch of “An Capaillín” 2020 Time: 7pm Followed by: The Bartley O’Sullivan Lecture on “The Lives & Times of Jack and Bobby Bolger and William Roe” by Mr. Kevin Bolger Venue: Station House Hotel Theatre, Clifden   Date:...

Press Release from AGM – 2019

The Annual General Meeting of the Connemara Pony Breeder’s Society took place on Saturday, 7th December, 2020 in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. A quorum was reached and the meeting commenced at 1pm. Company secretary Ann Marie Conroy presided as chairman. At the meeting the results of the 2019 election were announced as follows:   Connacht:  Kevin Bolger - 3 year term Martin Coyne - 1 year casual vacancy Priscilla Diamond - 3 year term Patrick Flanagan - 3 year term Daragh Kevin O Tuairisg - 3 year term   Leinster: Claire Oakes - 3...

CPBS Council Election

The CPBS Council Election count that took place this morning at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway has now been concluded. The following five candidates have been elected for Connacht Mr. Kevin Bolger - Seat C9 - 3 year term Mr. Daragh Kevin Ó Tuairisg - Seat C10 - 3 year term Ms. Priscilla Diamond - Seat C11 - 3 year term Mr. Patrick Flanagan - Seat C12 - 3 year term Mr. Martin Coyne - Seat C5 - 1 year term (casual vacancy)   The following candidate's have also been elected Mrs. Ulla Dorothy Connolly (Munster - Seat...