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May 19 2022

Connemara Pony Educational Seminar at Kylemore Abbey

A group of USA students from the Animal Science Faculty at Michigan State University (MSU) visited Kylemore Abbey on Tuesday 18th May. The group of eighteen students and two lecturers were travelling around Ireland in the quest to learn more about the Irish Horse Industry. Visiting the 1,000-acre Kylemore Estate provided them with the opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s native pony, the Connemara pony, in its natural surroundings. Conor Coyne, CEO of Kylemore Abbey, welcomed the group and introduced himself and colleagues John Nee and Niamh Philbin to the students....

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May 12 2022

97th Annual Connemara Pony Show

97TH ANNUAL CONNEMARA PONY SHOW Clifden, Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th August, 2022   For reasons explained last October, this year’s show is being held in the second week of August, and will be a four day show.  The dates will revert to the third week in 2023. As with all events, the ground staff, stewards, show committee and sponsors are the backbone and mainstay, and amongst these particularly the many who volunteer. The CPBS is extremely appreciative of the efforts exerted by all those who work and contribute on their behalf to achieve...

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May 06 2022

Connemara Pony 3, 4 & 5 year-old Colt/Stallion Performance Indicator Assessments – 29th May 2022

Colt & Stallion Performance Indicator Assessments Open to Class 1 Registered Connemara Ponies 3, 4 & 5 year old Colts & Stallions at  Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe on Sunday, 29th May 2022   Closing Date for Entries - 24th MAY 2022   Please click to follow link to: Application for Colt & Stallion Performance Indicator Assessments Open to Class 1, three, four & five-year-old HWSD free Connemara colts and stallions (ie.N/N and N/HWSD only). Passports will be inspected on assessment day. Objectives are to enhance breeding standards, identify sports performance potential, to aid breeders and promote marketing. Evaluation will be...

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Apr 20 2022

IRISH GREEN HUNTER QUALIFIERS and FINAL 2022

IRISH GREEN HUNTER QUALIFIERS and FINAL for registered Connemara ponies aged four years   QUALIFIERS Ballinalee Show, Co. Longford – Sunday 12th June Secretary: Caroline Mee 0864088208 Email:  [email protected]   Midlands Show, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath – Sunday 24th July Secretary: Irene O’Sullivan 0863043039 Email: [email protected]   Northeast Breeders’ Show, Slane, Co. Meath – Saturday 2nd July Secretary: Ciara McMenamon 0876413390 Email; [email protected]   Athlone Agriculture Show, Garnafailagh, Athlone, N37V252 - Sunday 19th June Secretary: Sinead Fenton 0866623185 Email: [email protected]       IRISH GREEN HUNTER FINAL Annual Connemara Pony Show - Thursday 11th August  The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Galway   Rules and Conditions: Open to 4yr old Registered Connemaras. Riders over...

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Mar 31 2022

CPBS Spring Weekend 2022

Clifden woke to a stunningly beautiful cloudless azure blue sky and blazing sunshine last Saturday for the final day of three devoted to the spring colt inspections and the beginning of the Annual Spring Weekend. The colt inspections, moving from Creagh (Thursday and Friday) on to Clifden, overall attracted 45 entries with 20 achieving Class 1, and 9 placed in Class 2. The final seven that morning, were put through their paces by the inspectors ably assisted by the new recently trained arena party in the now extended and fenced...

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Mar 26 2022

The 2022 Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Stallion Parade Catalogue.

The 2022 Connemara Pony Breeders' Society Stallion Parade will take place on Sunday the 27th of March at 1pm from The Showgrounds Clifden. Please follow the link below to download a copy of our catalogue. This catalogue is complied of Stallions entered via application which closed on Monday the 21st of March 2022. Colts who achieved a Class 1 or 2 at our most recent spring 2022 inspection phase are offered a place in the parade, these will not be included in the catalogue. 2022 Stallion Parade Catalogue   ...

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