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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Education Conference

Yesterdays educational conference provided the CPBS with a host of facts and figures which will certainly impact on its policies in the coming years. There is good news on the inbreeding coefficient in that it hasn't increased in the last ten years and remains at an average of 4.4%. There was very good news on HWSSD in that only 1% of the 230 randomly selected and tested were affected by the disease. The carrier status was more sobering with 19%, being carriers and this will need attention, more details to follow....

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Showjumping Success

  The unqualified success of the show jumping programme at the Creagh Christmas Show begs the question why this did not happen before now. Seventy-five ponies jumped in the four competitions, 80, 90, 1m and 1.10, most of them in two competitions. Despite the torrential rain and flooding, the showjumpers seemed to come out of the woodwork for what was somewhat of a watershed in how we market our pony. There will obviously be a lot more ‘days like this’. Sincerest gratitude to the Carey family of the Creagh Equestrian Centre, Clive...

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New Officers Elected

The new Council of the CPBS held their first meeting last night in Ballinasloe. Tom MacLochlainn remains on as President. Jim Mullaney was re-elected as Vice-President. Philip Morgan was elected as Finance Officer and Jerry Mahon was elected as Human Resources Officer. It was agreed to put four sub committees in place, Breeding and Inspection Committee, Show and Grounds Committee, Marketing and Education Committee, and Performance and International Committee. Each Council member spoke about their vision for the Society and Council members will be elected to sub committees at the...

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Christmas Weekend Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December Christmas Show Saturday 12th starting at 11am @ Creagh Equestrian Centre Connemara Pony Conference @ Haydens Hotel @ 12 noon    ...

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Breyer Connemara Pony Model– BANKS VANILLA

Bank Vanilla Breyer Model! Noel Noonan of Manor Connemara Ponies is thrilled that his renowned mare Banks Vanilla, the Res. Sup. Champion in Clifden, HOYS & Olympia Winner will feature as the new Bryer model which will be released at the Olympia Horse Show later this month( See details below if you want to have your very own Banks Vanilla) .Santa will be busy delivering these on Christmas Eve!!...

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CPBS Christmas Weekend

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society has an exciting weekend planned for Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December. On Saturday the annual Christmas Show will take place in Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Starting at 11am there will be a colt foal class followed by a filly foal class. Each class features a prize fund of €500. The winner will also receive a Galway Crystal Trophy and Perpetual Plaque. Cul Bán Mistress has achieved phenomenal success in showjumping recently and her owner Clive Swindell will be presented with the 2015 Connemara...

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January Inspection

A one day inspection will be held for colts and fillies on Saturday 9th January in Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Application forms can be downloaded below. Application Form Inspection Rules    ...

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Nov 26 2015

2015 Connemara Pony Performance Award

2015 Connemara Pony Performance Award will be awarded to Cul Bán Mistress  at the CPBS Christmas Show on Saturday 12th December at Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Owner Clive Swindell and Cul Bán Mistress will be present to accept the award. Cul Bán Mistress Ginger McCain trainer of the legendary racehorse Red Rum stated that you only needed one good horse to put your name on the map, and Cul Bán Mistress has done that for owner Clive Swindell placing him in the epicenter of competive performance ponies. From Doyle’s Equestrian to...

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Council Meeting Report

The current Council of the CPBS held its final meeting last night having met fourteen times since the AGM last year. Following the AGM the newly elected Council will be in place. It was agreed to hold the stallion parade on Sunday 3rd April in Clifden. The Council acknowledged the huge success achieved by Cúl Bán Mistress in showjumping this year and it was agreed to make a presentation to her owner at the Christmas show. It was agreed that Blue Eyed Cream ponies are now eligible for Class one in the...

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CPBS Council Election

Following the counting of votes from Leinster today in Hayden's Hotel, Ballinasloe the following have been elected to the Council of the CPBS: Mr. Noel Farrell (1st Count) Ms. Denise Norton (3rd Count) Mr. Patrick Geoghegan (4th Count)   The following candidates have been elected in the Connacht region: Mr. Noel Brett (1st Count) Mr. Jim Mullaney (1st Count) Mr. Eamon McDonagh (1st Count) Mr. Jerry Mahon (1st Count) Mr. Frank Quinn (1st Count) Mr. Gearóid Curran (1st Count) Mr. Kevin Bolger (2nd Count) Mr. Séan Carey (9th Count) Mr. Dermot Power (9th Count) Mr. Peter J. O'Malley (9th Count) Mr. Keith Murray (10th Count) Mr. Michael...

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