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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Oct 07 2016

CPBS Christmas Show 2016

I know we have to get Halloween over us yet but just a note for the diary.  The annual CPBS Christmas Show will be held on Saturday 10th December at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Schedule for the day to be confirmed....

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Oct 06 2016

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will take place this Sunday 9th October at 3pm in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 29/11/2015 and Auditors Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2015 can be downloaded below. Please phone office between 3.30pm and 5pm if you would like a copy posted. Alternatively you can drop us an email. agm-minutes-2015 accounts-year-ended-31-12-2015...

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Oct 03 2016

National Ploughing Championships

Thank you to all who helped and manned the CPBS stand at the National Ploughing Championship.  The CPBS were proud to have their own personalised marquee at the Ploughing and reported great interest in the stand over the few days.  We now need to restock the new CPBS beanie hats which were a great seller at the Ploughing! Hope everyone who visited enjoyed the stand....

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Sep 26 2016

Results of Council Election count

The CPBS Council election has commenced at Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  The following candidates have been declared elected Munster: Mr. Andrew O'Donoghue (Seat M3) Ulster: Mr. Joseph Ramsay (Seat U2) Leinster: Ms Phyllis Jones (Seat L3) Connacht Mr.Damien Gill (Seat C9) Mr. Peter J O'Malley (Seat C10) Mr. Keith Murray (Seat C11) Mr. Dermot Power (Seat C12) The casual vacancies in Connacht were filled by the following candidates Mr. Michael Laffey (Seat C3) Mr. Martin Golding (Seat C5) Mr. Michael Flanagan (Seat C6) Congratulations to all candidates...

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Sep 20 2016

Council Meeting Report

The Council met on Friday evening last for the final Council meeting before the AGM on Sunday 9th October. The executive committee proposed that a third tutor would be sourced to allow all candidates on the Linear Profiling course the opportunity for further training. The breeding and inspection committee selected the inspectors for the upcoming inspections. The committee agreed that all colts which are vetted will be tested for HWSD (Hoof Wall Separation Disease) on the day.  The fee of €30 will be payable on the day.  The result of the HWSD...

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Sep 15 2016

AGM Minutes and Accounts (2015)

The AGM of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society will be held on Sunday 9th October in Hayden’s Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at 3pm. All members are invited in attend. The 2015 AGM Minutes and the Auditors Report and Financial Statements for year ended 31/12/15 can be downloaded below Please contact the CPBS office if you would like a printed version posted. accounts-year-ended-31-12-2015 agm-minutes-2015  ...

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Sep 09 2016

Council Election Count

Votes will be counted by Mr. Dermot Buckley,  B.L. Returning Officer for elections on Monday 26th September in Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway at 11am. Each candidate is invited to attend the count along with one observer of his / her choice....

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Sep 05 2016

Change to Office opening hours

The CPBS office will close its doors to the public Mondays to Thursdays.  The office will be open every Friday from 9am-4pm.  The phone lines will be answered from 3.30pm-5pm daily. This closure is to facilitate the processing of foal passports.  The CPBS apologies for this inconvenience and ask if your query is urgent to email [email protected] .  The staff are conscious of the importance of returning passports to our breeders as quickly as possible. These new hours are effective Wednesday 7th September and these hours will remain until further notice Thank you  ...

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Sep 01 2016

Connemara Pony Festival Report 2016

As the dust settles on another festival the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society offers its thanks to all who took part in the 93rd show.  Luckily the weather held for most of the showing period and this allowed exhibitors and spectators to enjoy the occasion.  We had worthy champions in the likes of Lackragh Beauty crowned the Supreme Champion, owned by Fiona & Tomas Grimes, Bob Marley at eighteen years young taking home the title of Clifden High Performance Champion, Pataire Crawford at 15 years of age cleared the wall at 1.47 riding...

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