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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Christmas Weekend Report

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society hosted a Christmas weekend in Ballinasloe last weekend. On Saturday a colt foal and a filly foal class took place in Creagh Equestrian Centre. The colt foal class was won by Woodford Diamond (by Kilmore Diamond) owned by Gayle Farrell and the filly foal class was won by Brian Mullen’s Gurteen Maeve (by I Love You Melody). Seventy five ponies competed in four showjumping classes with a total prize fund of €1800. Five ponies jumped clear in the 70 -80cms class. The 90cms class was won...

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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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