Connemara Driving Ponies

Connemara Driving Ponies

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Dissension and chaos still reign?

See news item on Galway Bay FM as included as an update to previous post on the same subject.  See the ongoing story by clicking HERE

Surely it is time for the membership to do something radical about the Council.


Edit of 7th February    RESPONSE BY MOSS JOYCE


Here i am pasting a response by council member, Moss Joyce, to clarify the situation and its unfortunate aftermath. [from facebook pages]

Pasting excellent response by Moss Joyce to the latest public airing of Council difficulties.

''THIS IS AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF A MEETING IN THE WESTWOOD HOTEL LAST MONDAY NIGHT ...WE MET WITH ONE ITEM ON THE AGENDA ..CLIFDEN JUDGES ....IT WAS A VERY PASSIONATE CONSTRUCTIVE AND SOMETIMES HEATED MEETING ..OPEN FOR DISCUSSION WAS THE FORMAT ON HOW BEST TO PICK CLIFDEN AND OVERSEAS JUDGES ..THERE WERE MANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW THIS SHOULD BE DONE ...ONE BEING TO PUT ALL NAMES IN A HAT AND PULL OUR JUDGES IN THIS WAY ...I ALONG WITH THE MAJORITY OF ATTENDING COUNCIL DISAGREED WITH THIS ..AND AS A RESULT SIX COUNCIL MEMBERS WALKED OUT ...THE MEETING CONTINUED FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR SO ..WITH THE END RESULT AND GENERAL CONSENSUS BEING THAT ALL COUNCIL MEMBERS BE ALLOWED TO BALLOT ON THIS ..EACH COUNCIL MEMBER WILL RECEIVE THEIR BALLOT PAPER BY POST ..TO BE FILLED AND RETURNED TO CPBS OFFICE FOR COUNTING ..WE ARE ALSO ASKING EACH OF OUR DAUGHTER SOCIETY'S TO NOMINATE A JUDGE .....THE FOALS 13 2 s AND GELDINGS TO BE DONE BY TWO JUDGES OFF THE IRISH LIST ..YOUNG STOCK BY ONE IRISH AND ONE OVERSEAS JUDGE ...SENIOR STOCK ALSO BY ONE IRISH AND ONE OVERSEAS JUDGE ...THE DECISION TO USE THIS FORMAT WAS UNANIMOUS ...NOW THE AFTERMATH ..THE FOLLOWING MORNING SOME OF THE GROUP WHO WALKED OUT CONTACTED LOCAL RADIO STATIONS IN WHAT I BELIEVE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THOSE OF US WHO REMAINED BEHIND AND SHINE A BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT ON THEMSELVES AS BEING THE TRUE REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR BREEDERS ...I DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS ..AS OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN MANY REPORTS AND SCANDALOUS ACCUSATIONS ON BOTH SITTING COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE CPBS ...IT IS PAST TIME FOR THIS TO STOP ..AS I SEE ANY ATTACK ON THE CPBS AS A DIRECT THREAT TO BOTH THE CPBS AND OUR DAUGHTER SOCIETY'S WORLD WIDE ..I PERSONALLY AM VERY PROUD OF THE MASSIVE WORLD WIDE EXPOSURE OUR CONNEMARA PONY HAS AS INDEED ARE THOUSANDS OF YOU AS WELL ..THEY HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO US AS WE WILL ENTRUST THEM TO OUR CHILDREN AND THEY TO THEIRS ...WHILE MANY OF US WOULD LIKE TO SEE ONE CHANGE OR ANOTHER ..MOST WILL AGREE THAT THE WELFARE OF OUR ICONIC CONNEMARA PONY IS PARAMOUNT ...THOUSANDS OF US GIVE MUCH OF OUR LIVES TO THE PRESERVATION AND BETTERMENT OF THE CONNEMARA PONY ..AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO ...THIS IS WHY NO INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO UPSET SO MANY AROUND THE WORLD ...WE ARE A DEMOCRACY AND AS SUCH MAJORITY RULES ALWAYS ....AS A CPBS COUNCIL MEMBER ..A CPBS JUDGE ..A BREEDER OF CONNEMARA PONIES AND SOMETIMES EXHIBITOR ..I WOULD NOT STAND FOR ANY WRONG DOING ON OUR COUNCIL ..I AM VERY PROUD TO SIT AROUND THE TABLE WITH MOST OF OUR COUNCIL ..AS THE ONE GREAT THINK THAT DRIVES US IS THE PONY ..NOW I WILL SAY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MORE TRANSPARENT COUNCIL .MORE INFORMATION BEING POSTED ...AND BOTH OUR IRISH MEMBERSHIP AND OVERSEAS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS BEING UP TO DATE ON WHAT IS GOING ON ..THIS WILL BE WORKED ON AND IN PLACE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I AM SURE ..THREE THINGS I ASK OF YOU AS A FRIEND ....DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO UNFOUNDED RUMOR OR FALSE ACCUSATIONS ..AS A BITTER PILL WILL ALWAYS LEAVE A SOUR TASTE ..THE SECOND IS THIS ..THERE HAVE BEEN MANY ATTEMPTS TO SINK THIS GREAT OLD SHIP OF OURS BY TO SAY THE LEAST MISGUIDED UNINFORMED INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS ..THE CPBS AND OUR DAUGHTER SOCIETY'S ARE HERE TO STAY ..ITS UP TO ALL OF US TO ENSURE WE GET BIGGER ANS STRONGER .....NUMBER THREE ..PLEASE GIVE THIS A LIKE AS A SHOW OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT TO ALL COMMITTED PONY BREEDERS AND LOVERS AROUND THE WORLD .THIS CAN BE HELPED BY PASSING THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS WORLD WIDE ...LOOKING FORWARD TO CLIFDEN SHOW THIS YR AND MEETING ALL OUR FRIENDS ..GOD BLESS MOSSIE JOYCE.''

1 comment:

  1. Comment by Mossie Joyce from facebook, pasted in, as a response to the situation, by the editor

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