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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

All Foals to be Tested for HWSD

The CPBS is delighted to announce that we have successfully secured funding from the Department of Agriculture to fund 50% of the cost of HWSD testing for Connemara breeders. Following our recent Council meeting all ponies registered this year will be tested for HWSD when being parentage tested. Foal registration kits for members will now cost €75 (including VAT) and foal registration kits for non-members will cost €130 (including VAT). Testing will commence immediately.  ...

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Connemara’s well represented at Fontainebleau 2016

Two Connemara ponies will be representing Ireland in the CSIP YP in Fontainebleau this week. Kilroosky Boy 6 year old stallion  by Killaloe Buachaill Mór, ex Errislannan Samozel (Loobeen Larry). Owned by Keith Murray from Roscommon and ridden by Sean Monaghan Foyleview Jasmin 6 year old mare , by Carnabay Mirah, ex Dancing Nellie (Gentle Dancer). Owned by Bernard Conlon from Fermanagh and ridden by Katie Conlon. Representing France Hazelrock Fizz (by Smokey Idea, ex: Hazelrock Rua) 8 year old mare bred by Kieran McGrath from Galway. Representing Denmark Dunlewey Roller (by Ashfield Plover, exL Dunlewey Rafaella) 13...

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Connemara’s shine bright at Dressage Ireland Winter Final Championships

Carn Verdon Boy (by: Ferdia & ex: Carn Lady Ash) had a super weekend competing at the DI Winter Final Championships, where he won the Novice catergory 2 Championship and was Reserve Champion in the Elementory and to top it all off he was the highest placed Connemara pony at the show. Some achievement for this 8 year old gelding who only started his dressage career four months ago...

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Council Meeting Report

The council of the CPBS met on Wednesday evening for their fourth meeting of the year; it was a lengthy meeting with a mammoth agenda to get through. As promised at February’s meeting, a continuation of Jack Murphy’s report was discussed. A large range of topics were examined from breed standards & over height ponies to whether or not to continue with classification? An email address is being set up for breeders, owners and members to give their thoughts on such subjects. Praise was given to the successful spring festival last weekend...

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New Format to Passports

The Connemara Pony Breeders Society would like to apologize for the delay in issuing passports.  Passports are now being issued in the new format.  Please find information attached on the changes to passports. Passport changes...

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2016 Spring Filly Inspection Dates & Venues

Please find application form, centres and rules for the upcoming 2016 Filly inspections. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 26th April Application Form fillies 2016 Centres_Spring_2016 Fillies Inspection Rules Fillies 2016 Date Venue 3rd May Mullingar Equestrian Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath (am) Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway (pm) 4th May Ecclesville E.C, Fintona, Co. Tyrone (am) Keirns E.C, Tubberbride, Collooney, Co. Sligo (pm) 6th May Hanleys Equestrian Centre, Claremorris, Co. Mayo 9th May   Glenaire E.C, Mallow, Co. Cork (am) The Showgrounds, Ennis, Co. Clare (pm) 10th May Carrigbeg E.C, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow 11th May Connemara Day 1 (Carraroe, Carna, Roundstone, Ballyconneely, Clifden) 12th May Connemara Day 2 (Maam Cross, Moycullen) ...

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CHANGES TO HIGH PERFORMANCE QUALIFIERS

Unfortunately there will NOT be a High Performance qualifier at the Galway County Show this year, however  there will be a qualifier at the Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show in Mullingar on Sunday 31st July. High Performance Qualifiers 6th June-St. Lukes, Kilronan, Co. Dublin 18th June- Cork County Show 25th June- Charleville Agri.Show, Co. Cork 28th June- Tattersalls, Co. Meath 2nd July- North East Connemaras, Slane, Co. Meath 10th July- Bridgetown, Co. Clare 17th July- Rathbawn, Co. Kildare 31st July- Midlands Connemara Pony Breeders Show 14th August- Moycullen, Co. Galway ...

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Some photography’s from the Spring weekend 2016

[caption id="attachment_12619" align="alignleft" width="200"] Erne Valley Sucellos & Jack McKeown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12643" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tiernaskea Graffa Master & Maeve Mealiff[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12644" align="alignleft" width="200"] Allens Park Prince & Gavin Griffin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12645" align="alignleft" width="200"] Westward Sunshine & Cathal Duffy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12646" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ardara Lady & Jack McKeown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12647" align="alignleft" width="300"] Barana Dexter Boy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12648" align="alignleft" width="300"] Glencarrig Sparrow[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12649" align="alignleft" width="300"] All Smoke[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12650" align="alignleft" width="300"] Teach Mor Warrior[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12651" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lakeside Tim[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12652" align="alignleft" width="300"] Inis Sle Quaresma[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12653" align="alignleft" width="300"] Melody's Boy[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12654" align="alignleft" width="300"] Aniar Cashel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12633" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

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