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Dec 19 2019

CPBS Christmas Show 2019

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society held its Sixth Annual Christmas Show at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe on Sunday 15th December. A 9am start had been planned but with freezing temperatures and icy roads jumping didn’t get underway until 10am with the 70cm class. There were five double clears out of a total of twelve entries with Jack O’Shaughnessy (Ballinamore Sweetwall Lady), Lara Field (Creganna Kerfuffle), Vivienne Naughton (Cloonross), Michaela McCarroll (Corbo Bobby) and Emma Kella (Fortruane Bramble Earl) shared the prize fund of 150 euros. This class was sponsored by...

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Dec 09 2019

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...

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Nov 22 2019

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...

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Nov 19 2019

HWSD and purchasing a pony

HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease), a genetically inherited disorder of the hoof wall which has been diagnosed in a very small percentage of Connemara ponies* is of concern to purchasers and breeders alike, as it affects the welfare of any pony that inherits two copies of this mutated gene and is thereby affected (HWSD/HWSD). By inference if that pony remains in the herd it also affects the overall quality of the herd. When purchasing a Connemara pony always check the Lifetime Document/Passport to make sure you know the HWSD status of...

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Nov 15 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Connemara Pony Breeders Society AGM will take place on Saturday 7th December at 12 noon in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Registration desk will open at 10.30am and members are asked to bring their letter of notice with them on the day of the AGM and present to staff at the desk when checking in. Only paid up members of the CPBS will be admitted to the AGM Copy of the end of year accounts and 2018 AGM minutes can be downloaded below Accounts:  CPBS Accounts 31st December 2018 AGM Minutes 2018:...

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Nov 11 2019

CPBS Christmas Show

The annual CPBS Christmas show takes place on Sunday 15th December in Creagh Equestrian centre with showjumping and In-Hand classes on the day.  Showjumping entries are accepted on the day and In-Hand entries must be received in the CPBS by Friday 6th December. NO LATE In-Hand entries accepted.   Please find a copy of the schedule and entry form.  Entries are also accepted online via www.itsplainsailing.com/club/cpbs Schedule: Christmas Show Schedule - 2019 Entry form: Entry Form Rules: Christmas Show Rules 2019 Closing date for In-Hand entries is Friday 6th December...

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