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Jul 28 2022

CPBS Autumn Schedule of Inspections 2022

Schedule of Autumn 2022 Colt/Stallion Inspection & Classification Now Open! Venues & Dates: Creagh Equestrian Centre, Thursday, 22nd September 2022 & Friday, 23rd September 2022 Closing date for ONLINE APPLICATIONS is 5pm FRIDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2022 Online applications are available by selecting your date of choice from below: Colt/Stallion Inspections – Creagh Equestrian Centre – Thursday, 22nd September-2022 Colt/Stallion Inspections – Creagh Equestrian Centre – Friday, 23rd September-2022 or download Application form at 2022 Autumn Colt Inspections Application & Rules Closing date for receipt of completed POSTAL/IN-HAND APPLICATIONS is 5pm MONDAY 15th of AUGUST 2022 Schedule of Autumn 2022...

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Jul 13 2022

Connemara Mare and Foal take Centre Stage at the Irish National Stud

A new partnership has been formed between Kylemore Abbey and the Irish National Stud. As two of Ireland’s leading visitor attractions, both with an equine interest, this partnership will see the west and east coast of the country come together to offer visitors to the National Stud an opportunity to see a beautiful Connemara mare and her colt foal alongside world famous thoroughbred sires and  racehorse legends such as “Beef or Salmon” and “Hurricane Fly”.   “The Irish National Stud and Gardens are delighted to welcome the beautiful Gray Lass and her...

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Jul 07 2022

Free HWSD Testing 2022 – Limited Offer

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society are offering our breeders' the oppportunity to avail of free HWSD sampling for their ponies which are not tested for Hoof Wall Seperation Disease.  This project is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the CPBS. Applications for the Free HWSD Testing will open online via the CPBS website www.cpbs.ie on Tuesday 12th July at 9am.  Owners/breeders are only permitted to apply for a maximum of two free tests. Applications are limited. Please read the below information before applying and ensure the pony...

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Jul 07 2022

2022 Nomination for Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Council

Nominations are now being accepted for election to the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society from eligible members. Nomination forms are available by clicking here : CPBS Council Nomination Form 2022 or contact the CPBS office. Completed nomination forms must be returned by registered post only, addressed to the Company Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway, H71 YA09, no later than Wednesday 17th August 2022. Seats available for election in 2022 in each Province are as follows Province Seat Current Seat Cycle Ulster U1 1 year Ulster U2 2 year Munster M1 2 year Munster M3 3 year Leinster L1 2 year Leinster L3 3 year Connacht C9 3 year Connacht C10 3 year Connacht C11 3 year Connacht C12 3 year end...

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Jun 28 2022

All Ireland Connemara Pony Loose Jumping Championships

Prize fund of €3,250 kindly sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland for both classes All Ireland Connemara Pony Three-Year Old Loose Jumping Championships & All Ireland Connemara Pony Mare Four -Year Old Loose Jumping Championships   Entries close at midnight on the 1st July Entry form: https://itsplainsailing.com/org/cpbs#event-29211  ...

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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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