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Filly & Mare Performance Indicator Assessments – Open to Class 1 Registered Connemara Ponies – 3,4 & 5 year old Fillies & Mares

Jun 17 2022

Filly & Mare Performance Indicator Assessments – Open to Class 1 Registered Connemara Ponies – 3,4 & 5 year old Fillies & Mares

Filly & Mare Performance Indicator Assessments

Open to Class 1 Registered Connemara Ponies

3, 4 & 5 year old Fillies & Mares

at  Creagh Equestrian Centre, Ballinasloe

on Sunday, 10th July 2022

 Closing Date for Entries – 01st July 2022

Please click to follow link to:

Application for Filly & Mare Performance Indicator Assessments

 

The Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society are developing a programme to identify performance Fillies/Mares at a young age and to award and record merits as their performance life develops in whichever discipline, they compete in.  This project is known as the CPBS Performance Indicator Assessments.  It will be open to Class 1 three-, four- and five-year-old Connemara Fillies / Mares.  Mares with foal at foot will not be eligible to compete.  Passports will be inspected on the day of the assessments. Object of Project (1) To enhance the breeding status of our Fillies/Mares. (2) To help identify ponies with Performance Potential. (3) To promote the sale of the Connemara pony throughout the world. (4) To identify performance within the Connemara pony stud book. (5) To encourage breeders to produce ponies of the highest standard possible. (6) To identify to the sport pony producers that the Connemara pony is the leading true breed sports pony in the world. Entries • Pony owners wishing to partake in this programme, completed entry forms must be submitted to the CPBS office prior to closing date on 1stJuly 2022. Entries can be made on line or downloaded and submitted by post/hand.

• The entry fee for the assessments is €25, which must accompany the entry form to the CPBS office.

• These assessments will take place at Creagh Equestrian Centre Ballinasloe on 10th July 2022.

• Judging of these performance assessments will be carried out by a high-profile equitation performance judge with experience in identifying performance qualities in equines at a young age.

• Ponies which score over 75* in their assessment will receive a Bronze Merit which will be stamped on their passport.

• This award and will be recorded on the CPBS database. • Each entry will be professionally photographed and video recorded at the assessments and copies of photographs and recordings will be made available to the owner/producer of the pony for enhancement of advertisement in the sale of the pony at a fixed price.

• The video or photograph can be used by the owner in sales rings and social media to demonstrate the performance ability of the pony. Presentation

• All Fillies/Mares are expected to be presented at show standard and must be sufficiently trained and fit to take part in all aspects of the assessment.

• The Fillies/Mares should be in good condition, be well groomed and have well maintained hooves. Each Filly/Mare must be presented in a correctly fitting bridle.

• A trained arena party will be on hand to direct the pony through its performance assessment. Free Athleticism Assessment in jumping pen

• The jumping lane consists of three fences which will be jumped five times. The first attempt will be a practice round.

• For three-year-olds the fences will commence at 70cm with the final round not exceeding a height and width of 90cm.

• For four-year-olds the fences will commence at 80cm with the final round not exceeding a height and width of 1.00m.

• For five-year-olds the fences will commence at 90cm with the final round not exceeding a height and width of 1.10m.

• If in the opinion of the assessment judge a horse is jumping in an unnatural manner or failing to make any attempt to jump the assessment judge reserves the right to award zero points for the assessment.

• Ponies are permitted to wear front tendon boots only.

• Following the assessment, the handler will be requested to catch his pony and leave the arena.

Scoring – Total 100 Points The ponies will be scored as follows:

• 30 points Functional ability
• 10 points Technique
• 10 points Attitudes
• 50 points Jumping Talent/Potential.

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