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Sep 03 2020

CPBS Council Nominations

The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders' society in accordance with Article 15 of the CPBS Constitution by the closing date of 01/09/2020 Connacht Sean Carey, Newtown, Creagh, Co Galway Pat Collins, Flaggylane Stables, Knockbrack, Athenry, Co Galway  "I Pat Collins will be seeking election in up coming CPBS elections. I'm involved in ponies over 20 years between jumping, hunting and breeding. Hopefully getting elected I'll bring fresh ideas to the table and represent you the breeder. I would appreciate your vote...

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Jul 30 2020

CPBS Autumn Inspections 2020

Colt and Filly Inspections 2020 Inspections will be run in accordance with Government and HSE guidelines   Download List of Inspection Events & Dates Here >>   DOWNLOAD FORMS Download Filly Inspection Application Form >> Download Colt Inspection Application Form >>   DOWNLOAD RULES Procedures and Conditions_Colts > Procedures and Conditions_Fillies >     COLT INSPECTIONS Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Thursday 10th September Friday 11th September Saturday 12th September Sunday 13th September   FILLY INSPECTIONS Creagh Equestrian Centre, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Tuesday 15th September   Uppermace Equestrian Centre, Barnacarroll, Knock, Co Mayo Wednesday 16th September Thursday 17th September   Kells Equestrian Centre, Normanstown, Carlanstown, Kells, Co Meath Monday 21st September   Thurles Equestrian Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary Tuesday 22nd...

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Jul 30 2020

Annual General Meeting of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society and Council nominations

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society Annual General Meeting is deemed to take place on Sunday 8th November 2020.  Venue and time to be confirmed and all activity concerning these arrangements will be in line with Government and HSE guidelines.     Nominations are now being accepted for election to the CPBS Council. Please download the form at the link below and return to The Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co Galway, H71 YA09 before 4pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020   Please download the nomination form here >> CPBS Council Nomination Form - 2020   Council seats seeking...

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Jul 30 2020

Webinar – Let’s Talk Equine – Teagasc webinar with CPBS

Let’s Talk Equine - Teagasc webinar in conjunction with the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society   Please click on link to watch the recent Let’s Talk Equine webinar where Wendy Conlon (Teagasc) chats to Denise Norton (Edenmist Stud) and Grace Maxwell Murphy (Gleann Rua Stud) on Breeding and Producing Connemara ponies for today’s market.   ...

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May 25 2020

Inspections/Covid-19

Concerning the ongoing implications and gradual lifting of restrictions with regard to the coronavirus pandemic, the viability of holding inspections will continue to be monitored. The Council is hopeful that inspections will be held in the Autumn, subject to restrictions being further eased and that it is possible to put suitable procedures and precautions in place given the pandemic. The Council regrets it is not in a position to make any firm decision regarding dates and venues at present....

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CPBS cancellation of the 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show 2020

Following recommendations from the Irish Shows’ Association and due to ongoing concerns regarding the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society announced with great regret earlier in May the cancellation of the planned 97th Annual Connemara Pony Show due to have been held at the Showgrounds in Clifden from August 19th to 22nd. This is the first time in the history of the Society that the Annual Show has been cancelled since the foundation of the Society in 1923, the first show being held at Roundstone in 1924....

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Mar 25 2020

Equine Premises Number

Equine Premises Numbers As of 7th of February 2020 all Passport Issuing Organisations (PIO’s) can not proceed with type 1 (foal and pony registrations) and type 3 (pony importation) applications if they are not accompanied with a valid equine premises number. A list of all RVO can be found on the Departments website https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/contact/regionalveterinaryoffices/   Please ensure when submitting a DNA application or pony importation applications that they are accompanied with a valid equine premises number.  We cannot proceed with your application where there is an invalid equine premises number   Anyone who keeps or allows an...

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Mar 13 2020

CPBS Office Closed to the Public – 29 March to 5 May 2020

Office Closed To The Public. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and following guidelines from our government the office will be closed to public from the 29 March to 5th May 2020 If you need to submit applications to the office then please use the post box. Phone lines will remain open; 10am-1pm and 2pm-3pm All our services are available online on our website www.cpbs.ie   We apologise for any inconvenience caused....

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Mar 12 2020

Spring Festival Postponed

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society are closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and the advice of the HSE . The link to the HSE website for the most up to date information and advice can be found HERE The CPBS has taken the decision to postpone the Spring Festival events which includes Launch of An Capaillin Table Quiz Bartley O’Sullivan lecture International discussion group Stallion parade A decision will be made in the coming days regarding the colt inspections We apologise for any inconvenience cause, however the decision is taken in the best interests of our breeders, members, council...

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