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2021 CPBS Council Elections

The allocation of council seats for the Connacht region took place on Wednesday (6th October) at 8pm in the Salthill Hotel, Galway.  Mr. Tom Burke (Peace Commissioner) carried out the draw.  Candidates along with one observer were invited to attend. The following is the result of the draw in order   Seat C1 – Mr. Johnny Brady (3 year term) Seat C2- Mrs. Fiona Grimes (3 year term) Seat C3 – Mr. Peter J O’Malley (3 year term) Seat C4 – Mr. Ciaran Curran (3 year term) Seat C7 – Mr. Ray Halpin (2 year term) Seat C11...

FREE HWSD TESTING – CLOSED

We are no longer accepting applications for the FREE HWSD TESTING as we have reached capacity. Thank you to everyone who submitted applications.   FREE HWSD TESTING- LIMITED OFFER  Registered Connemara Mares and Stallions Only  Participants must complete & return by 1st October 2021   The eradication of HWSD has been a focal point within the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society (CPBS) since its verification and confirmation by Weatherbys in 2015. Since then, the CPBS have taken steps to aid breeders eradicate the disease for future generations. It is vital to the future of the Connemara pony that...

CPBS Council Election 2021

Thirteen nomination papers were returned by 1 September for the forthcoming elections to Council. Of these, five were found not to be compliant with the conditions required for submission as agreed by Council 2021. Non-adherence to the conditions included the following: membership numbers not matching proposer, incorrect membership numbers, non-member proposer, failure to fill out the form as requested, proposer incorrect number, non-compliance of returning the full application, non-compliance with method of returning nomination papers by registered post. The non-compliant candidates have been duly informed of their non-adherence....

Statement from Weatherbys Scientific re DNA delays

The CPBS are currently experiencing delays in DNA results due to technical and supply chain issues in Weatherbys Scientific.  Please find statement from Weatherbys Scientific on the issue. Weatherbys Scientific_CPBS DNA Delay Statement_15092021 We appreciate your patience in this matter....

Hoof Wall Separation Disease Record since 2015 to present

2015  Weatherbys Scientific  (Ireland) confirm HWSD test relevant to Connemara ponies   2016  Testing of all pure bred foals via Weatherbys prior to registration. Result stamped on passport 2016  Tribute to Jocelyn Davies and Penny Huggons, who pioneered the study of HWSD, in An            Capaillin 2016 2016  Veterinarian Kate Murray MRCVS  commissioned to prepare explanatory leaflet A4 4pp illus. colour for Society. Posted on website late 2016, available to download and distributed to all members of CPBS   2017  Press release to Irish Field, national weekly equine specialist newspaper, and veterinary press. Article in Field on two occasions, advertisements...

CPBS Council Nominations

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ society in accordance with Article 15 of the CPBS Constitution by the closing date of 01/09/2021   Connacht John F Brady (Co Mayo)  "I am a member of CPBS for 15 years and involved with Connemara’s for over 20 years breeding, breaking and producing.  I feel there is a need for equality in performance and showing within the CPBS. This is why I am seeking election" Vincent Costello ( Co Galway) "I have always had an...

Performance Indicator Assessments Results

At the recent Performance Indicator Assessments of the CPBS, open to Class 1 fillies and mares of three and four years of age, there were 21 entries, with one withdrawal. Of the 20 participating ponies 16 achieved a score of 75 or over, out of 100,  receiving a 'bronze' award and 50 merits. The remaining four scored below the 75 mark and each was awarded 30 merits. All participating owners will receive a video of their pony and an official photograph. The full results and breeding are attached. Results: PIA Results...

Council Nominations and 2021 AGM

AGM 2021 The 2021 Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Annual General meeting will take place on Sunday 7th November 2021.  The meeting will be held virtually and all members are invited to attend.  Time to be confirmed. Council Nominations are now been accepted, please click here to download: CPBS Council Nomination Form 2021 Any person elected to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society undertakes and accepts to uphold and abide by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Society and its Rules, Regulations and Bye Laws.  He or she will...

Spring 2022 Inspections

Colts/Stallion Spring Inspections 2022 For online entries please select your chosen venue: Spring 2022 Colt Inspections Creagh Equestrian Centre – Thursday, 24th March 2022 https://itsplainsailing.com/org/cpbs#event-25482 Spring 2022 Colt Inspections Creagh Equestrian Centre – Friday, 25th March 2022 https://itsplainsailing.com/org/cpbs#event-25493 Spring 2022 Colt Inspections Clifden Showgrounds - Saturday 26th March 2022 https://itsplainsailing.com/org/cpbs#event-25494 For downloadable Application & Rules & Procedures please select 2022 Spring Colt Inspection Application & Rules...