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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society

Council Meeting Report

The Council of the CPBS met last night at Dartfield Horse Museum in Loughrea for its fourth meeting of 2015. We were honoured to have Minister Michael Ring and Professor Pat Wall, Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland address the meeting. The specification for the new database is almost completed and will go for tender in the coming days. Dr Jack Murphy who is compiling a review of the CPBS Classification system chaired a lively discussion about classification and inspections. Topics discussed included overheight ponies, selection of inspectors, inspector training, linear scoring,...

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Connemara Pony Performance Mare Championship

The CPBS is delighted to announce it has received funding from Horse Sport Ireland of €5000 towards running a Performance Mare Championship. It is being introduced as an incentive to mare owners to produce their mares for a performance competition with an attractive prize fund and encourage the promotion of them as performance animals. The competition aims to promote and provide an outlet for four year old mares likely to make high class show jumpers or eventers and to identify performance mares at a young age that may be suitable...

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Spring Festival 2015

The Spring Festival kicked off on Friday with the Colt inspections in Mullingar Equestrian Centre, with six colts attaining class one status.  The second day of colt inspections took place in the Showgrounds, Clifden the next morning with another five colts attaining class one status.  On Saturday afternoon Kate Murray MRCVS and Sheila Ramsay gave a presentation on Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome (HWSD), its implications, how to test for it and how to prevent it. On Saturday afternoon, visitors and locals gathered in the Station House Theatre for the launch of...

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