Council Meeting Report
The Council of the CPBS met last night in the Galway Bay Hotel. A minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Lady Hemphill who passed away since the last meeting. In recent years the ridden and working hunter classes have seen a huge surge in entries and it was agreed to look at the schedule and classes after this year’s show. A slight change in the in-hand judges will see Madeleine Beckmann judge the foal classes in addition to the afternoon classes in Ring One and John Harte will judge the Young Handler, 13.2hh mares and the gelding class.
Anyone visiting the CPBS website after the show will be asked to complete a quick questionnaire on their experience while visiting the show to provide valuable feedback to allow for improvements to be made. The Connemara Pony Festival features in the Cara magazine on board all Aer Lingus flights this month.
The Council was fulsome in its praise for the RDS in promoting the Connemara pony in the Connemara Performance Hunter Classes and the Connemara Nations Cup.
A new nomination form for election to Council was adopted as proposed by the Memorandum and Articles sub-committee. The new nomination form will be available to download on the CPBS website from Monday 24th August. A new bye law dealing with the fiduciary duties of Council members was adopted with immediate effect. The detail of the bye law will accompany the new nomination form.
Before closing the meeting the President asked Council members to contact him if they are available to help during the show.