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Mar 13 2017

National Pony Stallion Parade to be held in Duffy’s Equestrian Centre Claregalway

The National Pony Stallion Parade - Closing date is Wednesday 5th April.  No late entries. This is the first Pony Stallion Parade of it's kind. It is hoped to include a broad selection of all Pony Stallions, Arab, Connemara, Cob,Thoroughbred, Welsh and Part Bred Stallions. It will be held in Duffy's Equestrian Centre on Sunday 9th April at 3pm.   It will be opened by Alison Corbally Director of Breeding and Programmes at Horse Sport Ireland, giving a presentation on successful pony breeding of the "Irish Pony" for the future in all disciplines. The idea...

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Mar 09 2017

Spring Festival 2017

CPBS Spring Festival Friday 31st March to Sunday 2nd  April   Friday 31st March : Colt Inspections @ 9am. The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway Saturday 1st April: Derby competitions @ 11am in Showgrounds, Clifden. 80cm, 90cm, 1m and 1m.10. Entries taken on the day (Course builder: Charles Hanley) Educational Talks from 5pm-7pm in the Station House Theatre                                                    -Hoof Wall Separation Disease (HWSD) Mrs Kate Murray MVB MRCVS                                                   -Linear Profiling Mr. Philip Scott (CPBS Inspector and HSI Accredited Tutor)                                                  -CPBS Classification System (CPBS Inspection Committee)                                                                                 All welcome                                     CPBS Dinner Dance & Awards @8pm in Station...

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Mar 09 2017

CPBS Council Meeting summary

A council meeting of the CPBS council took place on Monday 27th February in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinalsoe, Co Galway.  A lengthy discussion on the CPBS classification system took place and the meeting agreed to bring the points to the breeders and members at an Educational talk during the Spring Festival.  The meeting congratulated all individuals who completed the Linear Profiling course and a new course would be commencing in March, for four consecutive Sundays.  The CPBS Performance Committee informed the meeting that Connemara pony Carn Verdon Boy owned by Deirdre...

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Feb 22 2017

CPBS affiliates to Horse Sport Ireland

The Connemara Pony Breeders Society are proud to be formally affiliated to Horse Sport Ireland (HSI). The CPBS has had a seat on the Breeding Sub Board of HSI since the establishment of HSI. The CPBS president Mr. Noel Brett represents the society on the HSI sub board.  Pictured at the formal affiliation today in Kildare are Mr Jim Beecher (Interim Chairman HSI), Mr Tom McLoughlin (Former President of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society), Mr Noel Brett (President of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society) & Mr James Kennedy (Acting CEO HSI)   The CPBS looks forward...

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Jan 24 2017

Colt Inspections for Spring

Colt inspections for Spring will take place on Friday 31st March in the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway.  There will only be one centre for colts in the Spring.  Forms, dates and venues for colts and fillies will be available later today. There will be a colt inspection in Mullingar in the Autumn 2017....

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Prefix Form

A Registered Prefix is a unique one-word Prefix or Suffix used in the naming of ponies at birth or registration with the Society by a breeder. A registered prefix can only be used for ponies bred by the registered owner of that Prefix.  A registered prefix may not be used as any part of a name given to ponies bought and named by the owner of that registered prefix or to ponies owned or bred by anyone else. In order to register a prefix a Breeder/Owner must complete the form below and...

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Jan 11 2017

Hoof Wall Separation Disease

Please find an information brochure on Hoof Wall Separation Disease kindly put together by Kate Murray DVM MRCVS in collaboration with the CPBS. Please click on link: Hoof Wall Separation Disease...

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Jan 09 2017

Council Meeting Report 04/01/16

The CPBS Council met on Wednesday (4th January  ) evening for the first council meeting of 2017.  The main topics discussed were, Linear profiling, Inspections and HWSD.  The meeting agreed to hold the final two days training for the linear profiling over January and February.  A group of twenty four participants completed two days training in November.  The Inspection committee addressed the meeting about introducing changes to the format on the inspection process for colts and fillies.  A number of ideas were discussed and all members of council are going to...

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