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Autumn 2023 Schedule of Inspections & Applications

Colt/Stallion Inspection for Classification into the CPBS Studbook 2023  Monday, 25th September 2023 Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe, Co Galway Closing date for online entry 5th September 2023 Please click here for: Online Entry Form & Rules  For Downloadable Entry Form please click: 2023 Autumn Colt Inspection Application Closing date for postal/hand delivered entries is 5.00pm Friday, 1st September 2023     Filly/Mare Inspection for Classification into the CPBS Studbook 2023 Closing date for online applications is midnight, Tuesday 5th September 2023   Please click on your chosen Venue to enter your online application: Date The Showgrounds Clifden Co. Galway Wednesday 20th September 2023 The Parks,...

CPBS Ridden Judges Course

CPBS Ridden Judges Course/Assessment 2023 The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society will be running a course and assessment for prospective ridden judges. The course will be run on the 14th of October in Co. Galway, Venue to be confirmed. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Applicants must be members of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society on the date of the assessment. Applicants must have attained their 24th birthday on 1st of January 2023. Applicants must have a vast knowledge of the Connemara pony and relevant riding experience. Applications can made by submitting a CV outlining equestrian, ridden...

Council Nominations 2023

The following candidates have put their names forward for election in the upcoming CPBS Council Elections 2023 ;   ULSTER (1 SEAT OPEN)   Joanne M Flynn Hunter ****************************************************************   LEINSTER (1 SEAT OPEN)   Michael Igoe Patrick Geoghegan ****************************************************************   MUNSTER (1 SEAT OPEN)   Cáit Hennessy Padraig Kennedy   ****************************************************************   CONNAUGHT (4 SEATS OPEN)   Noel Brett Noel Mahon Martin Coyne Ray Halpin Gearoid Curran Henry O’Toole   **************************************************************** All nomination forms received were deemed valid.  Elections will be held in Connaught, Leinster and Munster (No election will be held in Ulster as there is one candidate to fill one seat)....

SHOW WEEK OPENING HOURS

The 98th Annual Connemara Pony Show will be taking place at the Showgrounds, Clifden from the 15th to the 18th of August 2023.  In order for the Staff to facilitate the administration and smooth running of the Show and peripheral events during Show Week, the office and phone lines of the CPBS will be closed for regular office administration.  The office phone lines will close from 1pm on Monday 14th of August and reopen at 10am on Monday the 22nd of August. Please do not leave a voicemail message as...

Nominations Open for CPBS Council Elections 2023

Nomination forms are now available from the office or downloadable via the link below. Completed forms must be sent by Registered Post and addressed to the Company Secretary, CPBS, The Showgrounds, Clifden, Co. Galway.   Deadline for return of completed nomination forms by COB 21st August 2023.   AGM will be Sunday 22nd October starting at 1pm in the Community Centre in Oughterard.   Nomination Form: CPBS Council Nomination Form 2023-2024   Council Seat structure is available to download here: CPBS Council Seat Structure   Available Seats in 2023/2024 Ulster - U1 - 2 Year Term Munster - M2- 3 Year Term Leinster -...

We Are Hiring!

CUMANN LUCHT CAPAILLÍNÍ CHONAMARA     CONNEMARA PONY BREEDERS' SOCIETY We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Administrative Assistant to be based in our office in Clifden.     ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT   Administrative Duties include (but not limited to): Perform receptionist duties, such as answering phone calls, emails and dealing with the public. Dealing with incoming & outgoing post. Handling cash and buying services on clients accounts. Competently file and update records. Assist in maintenance of the Connemara pony in accordance with EU & DAFM Legislation.   Interpersonal Skills Needed: Confident and professional telephone manner essential. Must have a positive...

Spring Filly/Mare Inspections 2023

Filly/Mare Inspections applications are now available by submitting an online or paper application to the CPBS Paper - please download paper application via the following link : Filly Mare Procedures and Conditions 2023 Online - please enter via the following link: https://www.itsplainsailing.com/org/cpbs#events *************************************************************************************** Closing date for paper/hand delievered applications is Monday 3rd April Closing date for online applications is Monday 17th April ...