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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Mar 08 2021

97th ANNUAL CONNEMARA PONY SHOW Clifden 2021

The CPBS is actively working towards the Annual Show to be held in Clifden this year. The dates August 11 to 13 have been provisionally selected, however due to the recently reimposed Covid Level 5 restrictions a definitive date cannot be confirmed just yet, and we await eagerly the revised ‘Living with Covid’ plan due to be issued by the Government shortly. The Irish Shows Association has not given any advice to cancel shows for 2021 and the CPBS has their full support. Ultimately it will be up to the CPBS...

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Feb 24 2021

Colt and Stallion Inspections 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring CPBS Colt/Stallion Inspections taking place at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway 26th-28th March. To download an application form click here: Colt Inspection Application 2021 Please note deadline for submitting paper applications is Monday 8th March.  Paper applications will not accepted after this date, online applications are accepted until Monday 15th March. To submit your application online click here://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/cpbs#event-15726 Online applications will be accepted until Monday 15th March Please note the online application will update with the 23% vat rate from March 1st. Procedures:  Procedures and Conditions -...

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Feb 23 2021

Pat Lyne Remembered

The Connemara pony and its kinsfolk have lost a true friend with the sad news that Pat Lyne has passed away, aged 91 years. Although living in the United Kingdom, Pat had a very close association with the people of Connemara and their ponies for over forty years, and her immeasurable amount of knowledge gleaned was demonstrated in the many books she wrote rolling back the mists of time and place, taking readers down many a boreen to meet famous ponies and breeders, discuss diverse pedigree lines and share recollections...

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Feb 23 2021

2021 CPBS Membership renewal

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PLEASE RENEW YOUR CPBS MEMBERSHIP online Press on the link below and make payment before midnight 28 February, 2021 https://www.itsplainsailing.com/club/CPBS/ Due to the volume of phone calls combined with current government restrictions on staff, the office is unable to deal with all the requests to renew membership by phone at the moment. Likely, you will find it more satisfactory to go online and pay by credit/debit card. The ‘special passcode number’ sent on your renewal reminder notice and your membership number will also be needed to complete payment online.   Or you may...

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Jan 19 2021

International Travel for Equines

The procedures for International Travel for Equines changed on 1 January 2021 when the United Kingdom left the European Union. The United Kingdom may be used as a landbridge for access to the continent. The procedures for this differ to direct import/export with the United Kingdom. All paperwork must be completed online at least 24 hours prior to departure. It is imperative that all information provided to the authorities is accurate and corresponds correctly with the animal in question. The correct passport must accompany all animals travelling. Full information and...

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Dec 21 2020

CPBS Council 2020/2021

Following the AGM December 13, the CPBS are delighted to welcome incoming council members,  Eimear Coleman (Munster),  Gearoid Curran (Connacht),  Joanne Hunter (Ulster) and  Henry O'Toole (Connacht) for 2021. The full council is as follows Ann Marie Conroy (President) Dave Sheedy ( Vice- President) Priscilla Diamond (Finance Officer) Ray Halpin (Human Resource Officer) Pat Geoghegan (Company Secretary) Kevin Bolger, Séan Carey, Eimear Coleman, Ulla Dorothea Connolly, Martin Coyne, Ciaran Curran, Gearoid Curran,  Patrick Flanagan, Fiona Grimes,  Barbara Hoffman, Joanne Hunter, Phyllis Jones, Clare Oakes, Henry O’ Toole, Daragh Kevin Ó’Tuairisg.  ...

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Nov 20 2020

Kylemore Abbey to place Connemara mare and foal in Áras Paddocks

Kylemore Abbey is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between Áras an Uachtaráin and the Abbey whereby each year a Connemara mare and foal from the Kylemore Herd will take up residence with the President of Ireland and graze the Áras paddocks from May to September. The partnership was formed following discussions implementing biodiversity grazing strategies in both the Áras and Kylemore Abbey and a subsequent visit to Kylemore by President Higgins and his wife Sabina. Conor Coyne, Executive Director of Kylemore Abbey explained, “It will provide an opportunity to...

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Nov 09 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions with regard to the number of people permitted to attend an organized indoor gathering, it is not possible to hold the AGM in person before year end. However due to recent Covid 19 legislation it is now possible to proceed with a virtual AGM. The CPBS will hold a virtual AGM of the Society on Sunday 13th December, 2020 @  2pm To register to attend the AGM (CPBS members only) please click on the link https://cpbs.ie/agm2020/ Minutes from the 2019 AGM - Minutes - AGM 2019 CPBS Accounts year ended...

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Oct 31 2020

CPBS Council Election

The CPBS council election has commenced at the Claregalway Community Centre, Claregalway, Co Galway. The following candidates have been deemed elected Munster Ms. Eimear Coleman (Seat M2) Ulster Ms. Joanne Hunter (Seat U2) Leinster Mr. Pat Geoghegan (Seat L2) Connacht Mr. Martin Coyne (Seat C5) Mr.Gearoid Curran (Seat C6) Mr. Sean Carey (Seat C7) Mr. Henry O'Toole (Seat C8) Congratulations to all candidates  ...

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