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Showjumping Success

  The unqualified success of the show jumping programme at the Creagh Christmas Show begs the question why this did not happen before now. Seventy-five ponies jumped in the four competitions, 80, 90, 1m and 1.10, most of them in two competitions. Despite the torrential rain and flooding, the showjumpers seemed to come out of the woodwork for what was somewhat of a watershed in how we market our pony. There will obviously be a lot more ‘days like this’. Sincerest gratitude to the Carey family of the Creagh Equestrian Centre, Clive...

Breyer Connemara Pony Model– BANKS VANILLA

Bank Vanilla Breyer Model! Noel Noonan of Manor Connemara Ponies is thrilled that his renowned mare Banks Vanilla, the Res. Sup. Champion in Clifden, HOYS & Olympia Winner will feature as the new Bryer model which will be released at the Olympia Horse Show later this month( See details below if you want to have your very own Banks Vanilla) .Santa will be busy delivering these on Christmas Eve!!...

Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council convened last night in the Westwood Hotel for its October meeting. Dr. Jack Murphy's eagerly awaited discussion document was circulated. A copy of the report can be downloaded below. Dr. Murphy hopes members and breeders will read and discuss it and provide feedback on it. The Council discussed it at length last night. Overheight ponies and their place in the studbook was discussed. Following discussion it was agreed that Blue Eyed Creams should be on the next agenda and a decision made on whether or not they should be eligible for...

CPBS Council Elections

CPBS Council Elections In relation to the election to Council, members are reminded that 11 seats are available in Connacht, 2 in Ulster, 3 in Leinster and 3 in Munster. Ballot papers will be issued to voting members in late October and subsequently members will be kept informed re. further procedures and dates. The newly elected Council should be in place by the end of November. In downloading the nomination form it will be clear that it is simple and stright forward not a lengthy questionaire as some may have suggested. Hopefully there...

Change to Wednesday’s Schedule

Please note there is a slight change to Wednesday's schedule. The four year old Performance Mare Final will now commence at 11am. The Green Hunter final will start at 12.30pm and the three year old loose jumping final will start at 2.30pm. Emma Massingale will give an illustrated talk in the Station House Theatre at 4.30pm....

Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS held their first Council meeting after the AGM on Thursday 20/11/14. Tom MacLochlainn from New Inn, Ballinasloe was elected President. Jim Mullaney and John Varley were elected as Vice-Presidents. Padraic Heanue was elected Treasurer and John Riordan was elected Honorary Secretary. A committee was formed consisting of Jerry Mahon, Noel Brett and Andy O'Donoghue, to review the Memorandum and Articles and plan for an EGM in early 2015. The committee plan to consult with all stakeholders. Hoof Wall Separation Disease was discussed and will be...