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May 2019

High Performance Qualifiers – Balmoral Results

The first of the High Performance qualifiers took place at Balmoral Show on Thursday 16th May.  Please find list of ponies and riders qualified below for the final to be held on Friday 16th August at the Connemara Pony Show. 1st         Pony: Grey Smoke                 Owner: Michael & Theresa Clarke                 Rider: Alicia Devlin Byrne 2nd          Pony: Agharanny Minstrel                 Owner: Noreen O’Connor                 Rider: Edwina O’Connor 3rd           Pony: Longwood Dawn                 Owner: Alison Mc Clenaghan                 Rider: Holly Mc Clenaghan 4th           Pony:  Clonmoylan Red Hugh                 Owner: Marjorie Hardiman                 Rider: Jane Field  ...

HWSD Results

All new  Connemara pony registrations since 2016 are tested for HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease) and will have the result stamped on the inside of the back cover of their CPBS passport. Any Connemara pony  tested for HWSD and where the  result is reported to the CPBS will also have their passport stamped. Please ensure to check or ask when purchasing a Connemara Pony or bringing your mare to stud. We would encourage all breeders to have their mares tested. Download the application form to have your mare/pony tested here:

CPBS Merit Scheme 2019

Connemara Merit Scheme takes off the ground Last year, the Connemara Pony Breeders Society introduced a merit award scheme for Connemara ridden and performance ponies registered with the Society and generally not competing in mainstream competitions. It is hoped that this scheme will develop and improve in the coming years and encourage higher entries at shows throughout the country. For the moment a limited number of shows and classes as detailed below are part of the pilot scheme, and the first four places in the Connemara Ridden and Connemara Working Hunter...

Sports Pony Challenge

Sports Pony Challenge. Qualifier. Saturday 11th May 2019 at Galway Equestrian Centre.   6 Classes: - 133 cm ponies. - 143 cm ponies. - 153 cm ponies. - 158 cm ponies. - U16 Connemaras. - O16 Connemaras.   It is a three phase competition: - Dressage. - Performance Working Hunter (Derby style track). - Show jumping.   This competition is a fantastic way to practice for the Performance Connemara classes at the RDS and Clifden.   For further information, please contact Libby Wentges (087 1335380) or Dorothy Guilford (087 2486959). You can also visit the Sports Pony Challenge section on the Irish Pony Society website (   The finals of the Sports Pony...