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Nov 11 2019

Connemara Pony Sales

Three Day Connemara pony sales held in Clifden on the 25th, 26th and 27th October . 840 ponies catalogued over the three days and  726 passed through the ring, 591 sold. Highest price paid was €6,000 for lot 14 sold by Martin Curran from Waterford and bought by Uk buyer also lot 72 sold by John Casey from Co Clare and bought by regular German buyer Hannah Neupartl made €6,000. Lot 14 [caption id="attachment_16447" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 14, Ballyard Echo ( Ballyard Prince x Sliabh Lass)[/caption] Lot 72 [caption id="attachment_16448" align="alignnone" width="150"] Lot 72, Coolagoree Tina (Derrymore Duncan...

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Nov 05 2019

An Capaillin Advertisements for 2019/2020

Do you have a stud or service you would like to advertise in the next edition of An Capaillin? The last date for receiving adverts is 08/12/2019. Please ensure photos included in adverts are high resolution. Email adverts to [email protected] Please contact Carol in the office regarding payment 095 21863. Full page €100 and half page is €60    ...

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Nov 01 2019

Council Elections 2019

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society in 2019 in accordance with Articles 15 of the CPBS constitution Ulster - 1 seat available - (no candidate) Munster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Ulla Dorothea Connolly, Co Clare Leinster - 1 seat available (1 candidate) 1.Clare Oakes, Co Meath Connaught - 5 seats available ( 8 candidates) Kevin Bolger, Co Galway Martin Coyne, Co Galway " I would endeavor to work on behalf of the breeders to promote and preserve a true to...

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Nov 01 2019

Announcements

2019 Election The review of the electoral roll has been satisfactorily concluded and the ballot for the 2019 election has been reactivated. There are eight candidates for five seats in the Connacht region. Votes should be cast to reach the Returning Officer by 20 November 2019 at the latest.  The count will take place on 22 November in the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.  The Annual General Meeting  is scheduled for Saturday 7th  December in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. 01.11.2019 President's resignation The Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society wishes to inform...

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Nov 01 2019

CPBS Merit Scheme 2019

Please find below the points awarded under the Merit Scheme 2019. They will remain in this format on the website until 31 December 2019. If any competitor has any query please put it in writing and email to Phyllis Jones c/o [email protected] Queries will not be taken by phone. Queries will only be taken from competitors and owners Due to unforeseen circumstances it has not yet been possible to include the ridden and working hunter classes from Moycullen Show. These will be included at the first available opportunity. Thank you...

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Oct 25 2019

CPBS Christmas Show

Save the date: Sunday 15th December The annual CPBS Christmas show will take place at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinalsoe, Co Galway on Sunday 15th December Schedule and entry forms will be available from next week Classes on the day will include Showjumping (70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1 metre speed) In Hand classes (colt foal & filly foal class,  4 Year old mare) Santa is booked to drop in and said he wouldn't miss it and loves meeting all the children on the day  ...

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Oct 21 2019

Peter Molloy

The CPBS are saddened to learn that the death has taken place of Peter Molloy, Cushatrough, Claddaghduff, Connemara. Peter was a well known breeder and showing enthusiast, His legacy lives on through his world renowned Dooneen Ponies. May he rest in peace! Funeral arrangements as per link below. https://rip.ie/death-notice/peter-molloy-claddaghduff-galway/401747...

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Oct 03 2019

2019 Council Election

Due to anomalies discovered in the 2019 electorate roll, the Council has deemed it necessary to review the current election process in the interest of continued proper governance. This review is taking place at present. The Council regrets the delay caused to the 2019 elections and particularly apologises to the candidates involved in the current election. A further update will be available when the review has been completed....

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Aug 20 2019

Ireland crowned U 16 European Show Jumping Champions

Two Connemara ponies featured on the winning Irish Team who beat off  Great Britain in the jump off to secure the gold medal position on the podium in Strzegom, Poland. Cul Ban Mistress and Ardfry Skye were flyng the flag for the Connemara Pony. Ardfry Skye was ridden by Niamh McEvoy from Omagh, Co Tyrone finished in 9th position in the individual showjumping. Ardfry Skye is owned and bred by Claire Crawford , Co Galway and is the 2007 ex: Ross Castle Ardfry Fushcia (Abbeyleix Owen) and by: Cashelbay Prince (I Love You Melody). Cul...

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