The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society in 2019 in accordance with Articles 15 of the CPBS constitution

Ulster – 1 seat available – (no candidate)

Munster – 1 seat available (1 candidate)

1.Ulla Dorothea Connolly, Co Clare

Leinster – 1 seat available (1 candidate)

1.Clare Oakes, Co Meath

Connaught – 5 seats available ( 11 candidates)

1. Kevin Bolger, Co Galway

2. Martin Coyne, Co Galway ” I would endeavor to work on behalf of the breeders to promote and preserve a true to type Connemara pony that will excel in the performance arena. I will always be willing to listen and express an honest voice”

3. Ciaran Curran, Co Galway

4. Priscilla Diamond, Co Galway “Coming from a Connemara pony family, I would hope that with my experience and knowledge as a rider/trainer/coach/breeder and pony sales and business background that I could be an asset going forward to the society and its members”

5. Patrick Flanagan, Co Galway ” I am seeking election to the council of the Connmeara Pony Breeders’ Society as over the past twenty years I have watched my son develop as a jockey riding Connemara ponies and achieving success at the highest level. I would like to see the following (1) The selection of Class 3 stallions ceased (2) 3 year old fillies loose jumped at Inspections

6. Malachy Gorham, Co Galway

7. Padraic Heanue, Co Galway (withdrawn)

8. Gerard McCormack, Co Galway

9. John Noel Mullen, Co Galway

10. Lorna Murphy, Co Galway

11. Daragh Kevin Ó Tuairisg, Contae na Gaillimhe ” As a small Connemara pony breeder I look forward to the opportunity to represent and work for fellow Connemara pony breeders representing their interests. Thank you for your support”

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