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Connemara Pony Festival Schedule – August 2018

Connemara Pony Show Festival Dates 2018   The 2018 Connemara Pony Festival will run from Wednesday, 15th August to Friday, 17th August, 2018.   The full schedule for all three days will be announced at the International Meeting, 8pm on Friday evening, 23rd March 2018 at the Spring Weekend in the Station House Hotel, Clifden. In the meantime please find below the classes for Rings One and Two on Thursday, 16th August.   Ring One                                                                                             In Hand Class 1  Yearling Colt Class 2  Yearling Filly Class 3   Two Year Old Colt Class 4   Two Year Old Mare Class 5   Three...

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Clifden Show Judges Thursday 16th August

CLIFDEN SHOW JUDGES Thursday 16th August, 2018 Ring One : In Hand Class Judges: Ms Catherine Angel Ms Susan Byrne Ms Claire Oakes All judges will comply with the three year rule and not have judged at Clifden in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. In Ring Two, Classes 18 and 19 will be judged by the Ridden Judges officiating in that ring.  Ring two judges to be announced soon....

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2019 CPBS Fee’s

CPBS Registration Fee’s 2019   Service   CPBS Members CPBS Non Members Initial Registration of foals up to 31st December (includes HWSD test)   €75 €130 Initial Registration of foal up to 31st December (excluding HWSD, where parents are already tested N/N through CPBS) €65 €115 Initial Registration of yearlings (including HWSD) (effective from the 1st April 2018) €125 €175 Initial Registration of Yearlings (excluding HWSD, where parents are already tested N/N through CPBS) (effective from the 1st April 2018) €100 €150 Initial Registration of animals 2 years and over (including HWSD) (effective from the 1st April 2018) €155 €195 Initial Registration of animals 2 years and over (excluding HWSD, where parents are already tested N/N through...

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Dec 18 2017

Christmas Show Report 2017

The CPBS Christmas Show took place at Creagh Ballinalsoe, Co Galway on Saturday 9th December. Please find report and photos from the days classes. Photographer : Evelyn Donnellan Report click here to download: CPBS Christmas Show Report 2017 Show Jumping Winners 80cm Class - Michael Harty, Cillian Curran, Laura Field, Rachel O'Connor, Keelan Smyth, missing from photo Ben Crawford, in foreground Michael Burke, sponsor and Sean Carey, Creagh Equestrian Centre. 90cm Class - clear rounds from :Oisin Dillon, Danielle Mullin, Niall Horan, Cillian Curran, Donna Murray, Yasmin Robinson, Jane Field, Lara Field. 1 m Class -...

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Dec 12 2017

GREAT TIMES AND GREAT PEOPLE

The years have passed and there is now a generation or two of pony breeders who never saw the stallion keepers of yesteryear pedalling the roads of Connemara with a Society stallion alongside. The first Council of the early twenties may have taken the decisions to buy the best available stallions and to place them throughout the pony breeding district in order to improve the stock but it fell to the stallion men to put this strategy into action. In almost a hundred years of breeding it was, arguably, the stallion...

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Nov 22 2017

CPBS Christmas Show 2017

The CPBS Christmas Show will take place on Saturday 9th December in Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. The show will commence at 10am with the Showjumping competitions 10am - 80cm 11am - 90cm 12 noon - 1m 1pm - 1.10m 2.30pm - Inter provincial Team competition (Teams will be picked from best placed ponies/riders from each province, that jump in the above classes) It will be a different course of fences for the team competition. Entries taken on the day 4pm - Santa comes to town !!! Ho Ho Ho 4.30pm - Colt Foal Class 5.30pm - Filly Foal...

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