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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Issue of Duplicate Documents

Please read the following before completing the application. ALL DUPLICATE PASSPORT APPLICATIONS MUST BE VERIFIED BY DNA, MICROCHIP AND MARKING CHART. THIS WILL EXTEND THE TIME LINE OF APPLICATION TO 4 WEEKS. A Fee of €200 (CPBS Members €185.00) must be returned with this form to the CPBS prior to the CPBS undertaking to issue the pony with a Duplicate Document of identification. A DNA sampling kit and CPBS marking chart will then be issued to the owner. If you are not the registered owner of the pony you will need to...

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Gelding Registration/Classification

Upon submission of the following items the CPBS will classify the gelding in the appropriate class. Registration fee. Veterinary Certificate stating the following: Height Certificate of castration Colour New Markings Verification of microchip If the pony has not been micro chipped, microchips must be bought from the CPBS. Fee €15. Lifetime Document/Temporary Foal Cert. (Three choices of names for the pony must be submitted with a Temporary Foal cert.) Completed transfer of ownership form and fee where required. Gelding Classification Application CPBS Marking Chart ...

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Jun 02 2016

In Hand Judges Training Course

The CPBS are organising a Judges training course for those interested in being considered for the in-hand judges list. Applicants must be a member of the CPBS, must be aged over 25 and must be resident in Ireland. Closing date for receipt of applications is 29/6/16. Application forms can be downloaded below. Judges Application Form...

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Jun 02 2016

Council Meeting Report

The CPBS Council met in Ballinasloe yesterday for its June meeting. A working group led by Denise Norton which was formed to discuss Dr. Jack Murphy’s discussion document recommended that colt owners be given the opportunity to bring their colts for a private linear profiling session in the Autumn before they are presented for inspection to offer advice and education to colt owners. It was agreed to offer this service at a fee of €20 per colt. Once the show is over a complete review of the inspection system will be...

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Jun 02 2016

Equine Premises numbers

Please note that if you have not applied for your Equine premises number with the Department of Agriculture please ensure to do so as soon as possible. A person may not have an equine in his/her possession or under his/her control unless the details of his/her premises is registered. The CPBS will request equine premises number for all transactions with the society. Forms is available from the downloads section and must be returned to your local regional office of the department. No fee required....

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Results from 2 day Connemara Pony Sale

The annual 2 day Connemara pony sales were held in Clifden last weekend with a catalogue of 434 entries over the 2 days. This figure was up over 100 lots on the same sale last year. Buyers from UK, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Sweden were in attendance along with a high number of Irish and northern buyers. Trade was swift from the start and an air of positivity had emerged around the sales yard from early in the sale on saturday. The highest price paid on Saturday was €5,000,...

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Showjumping Competition

A showjumping competition for registered Connemara ponies will be held on Saturday 4th June at the Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Galway commencing at 11am. The competition will feature a 70 – 80cms class sponsored by Westside B&B, a 90cms class sponsored by Diamond’s Equine Centre, a 1m class and a 1.10m class. Entries will be taken on the day. There will be a total prize fund of €1400 on the day. The competition is open to all registered Connemara ponies aged four and over ridden by a rider any age. For...

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Clifden High Performance 2016

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 Rules Clifden High Performance Class 2016 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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