Update 21st August 2018:  Under the CPBS Memorandum & Articles, as there are less or equal candidates to vacant electoral seats in each province, there will not be a postal ballot performed in 2018. The allocation of council seats to candidates will be decided by a draw which will be carried out by two independent people at an independent venue.

Mr Sean Heanue and Mr Jerry Mahon will perform the draw on Thursday 6th September – Candidates or their appointed representative are welcome to watch the draw take place if they wish and have been advised by post of the details.

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The following nominations have been received from candidates seeking election to the Council of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society in 2018 in accordance with Article 15 of the CPBS Constitution:

Munster:  (2 seats vacant)

Dave Sheedy, Co Clare.  “If elected I will endeavor to work effectively and cohesively for the benefit of the Connemara Pony Breeders Society”.

Michael Houlihan, Co Clare.

 

Ulster: (2 seats vacant)

Philip Morgan, Co Cavan

 

Leinster:  (3 seats vacant)

Noel Farrell, Co Meath.

Patrick Geoghegan, Co Wicklow.  “I am the owner of Connemara Ponies for over 20 years now.  I served as a CPBS board member from 2015 to 2016.  My family and I are involved in breeding, showing and the production of competition ponies.  I would be very pleased to have the chance again to serve the CPBS again and work to promote the Connemara pony”. 

Phyllis Jones, Co Kildare.

 

Connaught:  (7 seats vacant)

Joe Gaughan, Co Mayo.  “I am seeking to become a member of the CPBS council as I feel I have a lot to offer, and I am an honest upstanding member and will do my best for the members and the pony”. 

Ann Marie Conroy, Co Galway.

Fiona Grimes, Co Mayo.  “If elected, I will work to make the council more open, transparent and fair organization for all CPBS members.  I will work diligently to promote the pony amongst its existing following and to market the Connemara pony at a higher level and to a wider audience”. 

Ray Halpin, Co Galway.

Barbara Hoffman, Co Galway.