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 16/8/17:

Connacht

Ann Marie Conroy, Ballyconneely, Co Galway

 

Sean Carey, Ballinasloe, Co Galway  If I am elected I will continue to promote the performance Connemara pony

 

Michael Flanagan, Hazelwood, Co Sligo  To all members, breeders, producers and anyone involved with the Connemara. I assure, if elected I will continue to strive to promote all aspects of our National Connemara pony. Finally as the prices are beginning to rise it is now a time to use careful marketing skills to promote past of our National heritage across the globe – Our Connemara Pony

 

John Noel Mullen, Cleggan, Co Galway  “I John Noel Mullen am priviledged and honoured to nominate myself tot he council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society. I promise to work hard to promote the Connemara pony and help the Connemara pony breeder. I offer new knowledge and ideas to the council and guide this only native Connemara breed into the future

 

Jim Mullaney, Clydagh, Moycullen, Co Galway  “My vision is to see the CPBS Council restore the ethos and purpose of the society’s original founders back in 1923. I intend to bring integrity, fairness and openness to a society which would serve the interests of all breeders. I would like the council to place more emphasis on aggressively promoting and marketing our pony at home & abroad. I ask you the members to give me the opportunity to play my part in bringing this about”

Joe Gaughan, Balla, Co Mayo

Michael Naughton, Rosmuc, Co Galway “I am forty years involved with ponies and showing them at shows. Always interested in the Connemara pony society work and if elected I would bring new ideas to the table”

Leinster

Denise Norton, Kilcullen, Co Kildare

Patrick Geoghegan, Rathdrum, Co WicklowWithdrawn 01.09.2017

Munster

Nancy O’Connell, Kanturk, Co Cork “To support the members and breeders of Connemara ponies in the Munster region.  Also to support the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society at council level to the best of my ability”

Andrew O’Donoghue, Kilfenora, Co Clare 

 

Ulster

Philip Morgan, Virginia, Co Cavan “I wish to continue the work that I have started”