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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Showjumping Competition

As part of our Spring festival a showjumping competition will take place in Clifden on Saturday 2nd April for registered Connemara ponies. There will be a mini, midi, maxi and 1.10m competition. More details to follow....

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Council Meeting Report

Please note in the Council meeting report of 31st January 2016 and in the recent edition of the Farmers Journal the suggestions put forward in relation to inspections were proposals and decisions on inspections will be made at the CPBS Council meeting on the 29th February....

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**Membership for 2016**

The 2016 membership renewal is due by March 1st. Please note that the membership renewal date was extended in the current version of the Memorandum and Articles from the 31st January to the 1st of March. Membership "shall be payable before the 1st March in each year; a person whose membership is not received in the Society's office before the 1st March shall cease to be a member of the Society and in order to become a member of the society again he/she shall apply in accordance with Article 7...

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Our Mission Statement

“The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society is committed to support its members to establish the Connemara Pony as the world’s premier pony for sport and recreation through the provision of services of the highest standards of excellence, and to act in the best interests of its members and its affiliated Societies throughout the world.”...

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Stallion Parade 2016

The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society Stallion Parade will take place on Sunday 3rd of April in the Showgrounds, Clifden at 12 noon. Please find entry form below Stallion Parade Entry form - 2016    ...

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Death of Tomás Ó’Máille

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society is sorry to hear of the recent passing of Tomás O’Máille from Derrartha Beg, Ceathr Rua. Tomás and his brother Bartley bred Connemara ponies under the prefix “Derrartha”.  The brothers stood many stallions including Abbeyleix Owen, Maam Hill, Loobeen Larry, Fort Dara, Seafield Silver Rogue, Cong Admiral and Robe Blue Thunder.  Tomás served as a CPBS Council member from 1998 to 1999. Tomás will be sadly missed by his many friends at the Connemara Pony shows. The society wishes to offer its condolences to the Ó’Máille...

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Equine Premises Number

Please note any foal registration forms received without an Equine Premises Number will be returned. To apply for an Equine Premises Number from the Department of Agriculture please visit https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalwelfare/registrationofpremisesanimals/registrationofhorsepremises/ ....

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CPBS Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met yesterday for their second meeting of 2016. The meeting was tinged with sadness as Council member Eamon McDonagh passed away since the last meeting. Eamon’s work with the Memorandum and Articles committee was acknowledged as was his commitment to the Society and the Connemara pony. Following a request from the Southern Connemara Pony Group it was agreed to give a High Performance Qualifier to the Cork Summer Show taking place in June. The main part of the meeting was taken up with the sub committees and...

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