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News & Updates from Connemara Pony Breeders Society
Feb 07 2014

Sillogue Darkie

Very regrettably, we have some unfortunate news to announce. On early Sunday morning the legendary Sillogue Darkie passed away after taking ill suddenly in his home yard. Nothing in the way of veterinary intervention could be done. Sillogue Darkie was sired by Ard Talisman out of Coilchru Esmerelda by Grange Sand Sparrow. Darkie was foaled with the Briscoe family in Monasterboice, Drogheda, Co. Louth. The Briscoe family are proud to have bred, owned and competed Sillogue Darkie who represented the Connemara breed so successfully for many years. He had many accomplishments...

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Starfinder of the Future Awards

The CPBS is delighted to be associated with this Championship,  and each year sponsor €500 to the  top placed Connemara at the final of Starfinder at which there were 8 pure bred and 1 part bred  Connemara  at the final.  This year the Top Placed Connemara was “Ryans Son”, by Sweetwall Captains Courageous ex Ashbrook Mist by Earl of Castlefrench. This 6yr old Gelding is owned by Robert Fagan of Mullingar Equestrian, and was ridden by Adriano Rolandi, or Nano Healy as he is known to his friends. Ann Reade...

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CPBS Sponsor at the Irish Pony Society Awards 2013

Damien McDonald (CEO of HSI) presenting the awards to the riders of the two highest placed Connemara ponies in the IPS. Winner of the highest placed Connemara in the Open Working Hunter was Cahangh Prince (by: Westside Mirah & ex: Cahanaghs Princess) owned by Des O'Sullivan and ridden by Alan O'Sullivan was awarded a rosette and cheque for €150 sponsored by the CPBS. The top placed ridden Connemara which attained the most points in 2013 was Derrymore Paddy Finn, owned by Philippa Mansergh-Wallace and ridden by Esme Mansergh-Wallace was also...

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When Blood Typing your Foal/Pony in 2014

We won’t feel it until the 2014 foal s will be on the ground.  Please remember that you can blood type your foal from the day it’s born.  The CPBS endeavour to have your passport back to you as quickly as possible, however there are a few areas which the breeder/owner could ensure is completed which would quicken this process.   Apply for your blood kit before the foal is 6 months of age or before it leaves the dams side When filling in your application please ensure all details are filled out. ...

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2014 CPBS Membership

Members please note if you wish to vote at the next CPBS AGM your membership needs to be paid by the 31st January.  Membership can be paid after this date, however you wont have a vote....

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Spring Inspections

Application forms and details of the Spring inspections are now available. The closing date for receipt of applications for colts is Friday 28th February. If large numbers of entries are received an extra centre will be added. The closing date for receipt of applications for fillies is Friday 4th April. Please note fees include VAT at 23%. Studbook Principles application form inspection 2014 Inspection Centres Spring 2014 Inspection Rules Spring 2014 Conditions of CPBS Stallion Inspections Conditions of CPBS Filly Inspections    ...

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CPBS sponsor at the Irish Pony Society Awards 2013

The IPS National awards ceremony will be held tonight, 3rd January at Killashee House Hotel, Naas, where two Connemara ponies will be presented with CPBS sponsored cheques and rosettes. The winner of the Aran Bobby trophy, - which is the highest placed Connemara in the Open Working Hunter, -who will be awarded with a cheque for €150 and rosette from the CPBS is; Cahanagh Prince, by Westside Mirah ex Cahanaghs Princess, owned by Des O’Sullivan from Pallas Green, Co. Limerick, and ridden by Alan O’Sullivan. The top placed Ridden Connemara which...

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Connemara Pony Elite Sale

The Connemara Pony Elite Sales Group (CPESG) are very pleased to announce the latest details for the planned Elite Sale of performance Connemara Ponies in 2014. The sales process will consist of two Selection Days, held in Athlone Equestrian Centre on Sunday 23rd February and Sunday 2nd March 2014. Ponies that qualify for selection may advance to the Exhibition Sale. The three assessors for the selection days are Mr. Ian Fearon, Mr. Tom Slattery, and Mr. Jack Doyle - all top class performance specialists. All ponies must be turned out...

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Dec 18 2013

Christmas Show a great success

Christmas came early to Connemara pony breeders who gathered at Carey’s Equestrian Centre in Creagh , Ballinasloe on Saturday to celebrate the founding of the Society on Dec. 12th 1923. The organisers had said they wanted a feel-good, celebratory atmosphere and they certainly got that with the mulled wine flowing freely from Pauline’s ‘cave’. There was also a pig on a spit, Christmas cake and a massive birthday cake made in The Bread Shed in New Inn. A feast for all to put everyone in a good mood. The serious part...

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