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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

**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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Certificate in Equine Transport

Diamonds Equestrian Centre are hoping to hold a training evening for the Certificate in Equine Transport. The course will consist of a 2 hour theory on a Wednesday evening 7pm-9pm in Renvyle, Co Galway. Once numbers are confirmed the date will be confirmed but it is hoped to be held in early February. The course costs €150. Please contact our office on 095 21863 if you would like to avail of this opportunity. Details of course below; Certificate in Equine Transport It's the Law From 3rd January 2008 any person who drives...

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Golden Jubilee in Region One

Having marked the Golden Jubilees of the Danish and Swedish Societies recently we now have news of another remarkable Golden Jubilee. For logistical reasons the United States is divided into ten regions and Region One includes the north eastern states of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode island, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Next July Region One will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its show. This is a truly inspiring achievement and we congratulate the Region One breeders and owners on a wonderful milestone in the story of the Connemara pony in America. Well done to...

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