Updated 19 August 2016
EVENTS COMING UP
2, 3 & 4 September STUD COMPETITION. The judge this year will
be Miss Rosie Russell-Allen of the Aston Stud. A replyslip
was enclosed with the Spring Newsletter. Closing date for entries 21 August
2016. Please conact the organiser Jenny
Chesher tel: 01276 671775 for quieries or futher details.
Sunday 28 August LATE SUMMER SHOW WPCS BRONZE MEDAL SHOW. Royal
Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall TR8 5NT. In Hand and Ridden
classes for registered Welsh Ponies and Cobs and thier Part Breds also an
Unaffiliated ring with similar classes to those held at the Annual Medal
Show. The schedules are available to download on the Show schedule
page. PRE SHOW ENTRIES CLOSED ON 18 AUGUST.
Sunday 11 September SWA Welsh Champion of the
Year and Young Handler of the Year . **** New venue *** Wellbeck
Equestrian Centre, Farringdon, Exeter, 3 miles from M5 just below
Exeter Airport, past Westpoint and Crealy.Please
CLICK HERE to see if
you have qualified. You have to be a current SWA member to qualify.
The schedule is available to download on the Show schedule page. PRE
SHOW ENTRIES CLOSE ON 3 SEPTEMBER.
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Saturday 6 August 2016
The WPCS Young Judges Competition, Three Counties Showground, Malvern,
Worcs. Many congratulations to Jess Talbot who not only won her
Section (19 to 21 years) old but out of 37 competitors forward on the
day was the Overall Champion, winner of the Llanarth Trophy and a
lovely show cane made & given by Mr Mike Daley. (One of Mike's cane
had been given to the Queen the previous week). Our SWA team was Alice
Major, Emily Chibb & Jess Talbot. Many thanks to them all for represnting
the SWA, they were a great credit to the Association. Unfortunately
Maddie & Jasmine Wills were unable to compete due to transport difficulties.
Alice Major, Jess Talbot & Emily Chubb
Sunday 31 July
CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF THE SARUM STUD OF WELSH SECTION As.
By kind invitation from Anne & Stewart Franklin. Spectators came from
far & wide to see the ponies from this very successful Stud with winners in
the show ring in hand and under saddle. We saw a lovely display of
ponies in the outdoor arena - Broodmares, foals, stallions and youngstock
with a break for lunch - a hog roast and delicious desserts. We then
returned to the arena where presentions weres made to Annie & Stewart.
We then saw some more ponies followed by a tour of the fields.
So many Royal Welsh winners, Supreme Champions and Champions.
Thank you so much Annie & Stewart for showing us your lovely ponies and to
all your hard working helpers!!
There are more photos on the
SWA Facebook page.
Annie & Stewart with Katy
Sarum Rose Sparkling Wine photos by Janet Hardy
ROYAL WELSH 2016
Many congratulations to Brandon Joyner who won the Junior
Young Handler class at the Royal Welsh. the photo shows Brandon
receiving his rosettes from the sponsors Brian & Janice Foster.
Brandon was also Reserve Champion Young Handler, the Champion being the
winner of the Senior class.
Well done to all our SWA members who did well at the Royal
Welsh Show. Details and some photos have been posted onto our Facebook
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Alice Major, Louise Cowling and Lexi Opperman Photo
by Lindsay Opperman
The Seavington Pony Club
Dressage team were 3rd at the Pony Club Area 15 Dressage Competition and
included our members Alice Major on Linksbury Zigmeister and Lexi
Opperman on Peasedown Apollo with non member Louise Cowling on In The Know.
Lexi was 4th in the individual placings. Well done!
Sunday 12 June 41ST ANNUAL BRONZE MEDAL SHOW Powderham
Castle, Kenton Exeter Devon. Another very successful show held at
Powderham Castle. We were blessed with good weather and the ground the
going good. Many thanks to the judges, Mrs J D Roach. Mrs J E
Etheridge, Mr D J Dykes, Mrs M Turner, Miss G Paxford, Miss E Y Dean and Mrs
A G Williams and also to all our stewards, Mr J Brice (PA announcer), Mr T
McGuire (judges lunches), Mrs N McGuire Show Director and Mrs R J
Jones Show Secretary. Please
CLICK HERE for the results, the Unaffliated
Ring results will be posted here soon. The following photos are
the copywrght of Elswood Equine Photography and must not be copied without
their permission. All the photgraphs that they took at the Show can be
viewed/purchased from their website or Facebook page. page.
Supreme In Hand Champion -
Supreme Ridden Champion - Sarum Japhet
WHP Champion - Annandale
Winner Class 51 Young handlers 12 to 16 Years - Brandon Joyner
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Dr Wynne Davies' latest book - From The Horse' Mouth an
This book was launched at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday 21 July. RRP
£12.99 The SWA will have copies of the book on sale at £11.50, a lower
price than the RRP in their shop. If requested we can arrange for the
book to be signed by Dr Wynne for you. PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK THROUGH
THE SWA as we will receive a small discount.
SWA's own goods
There are still are few SWA 2016 Calendars for sale at £4.75
(plus £1.50 P&P) now reduced to £1.00
plus P&P. The calendars have photos of SWA Members Welsh
Ponies, Cobs and Part Breds. Available from Sue Hardy.
Mugs £3.00 each - choice of white, purple, green or blue. All
with the same drawings, one each side of mug. Our own calendars with
photos/paintings of SWA ponies, cobs and part breds £4.75, please
CLICK HERE for preview.
Also T Shirts, Polo Shirts and Sweat Shirts various colours and sizes can be
posted at extra cost for P&P. Contact Sue Hardy.
forthcoming events for 2016 arranged so far - Please
to see complete list also see our
SPONSORSHIP: 2016 SWA
Sponsorship Form and detail please
Please sponsor our shows.
LIST of 2016 Sponsors CLICK HERE
The South West Association of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society is looking for
interesting stories, news, photos (own copyright ) etc for there
newsletters. Will members wishing to contribute please send items of interest to
SHOW CUPS AND TROPHIES
This is an appeal
for anyone who has ever won a SWA cup or trophy to look and see if they have
still got it, we are missing a few cups and in spite of the signed receipts
accepting full responsibility whilst in their care, people deny still
having them. Before going to the expense of replacing these
missing cups, we would ask everyone to check extra carefully. If
you find you do have one of the SWA’s cups please
return it to a committee member or the relevant show secretary.
We intend to start a list of people who
have not returned cups and they will not be allowed to take any in the future
and we may publish in the Spring Newsletter a list of those cups for which we
have receipts but which the people who signed for them deny having.
Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069
Briar Thicket, Ryme
Road ,Yetminster, SherborneDorset DT9 6JY
you would like to advertise on here (members only) or add anything useful
and informative please contact Janet Hardy at the address below. To have
your own website and address advertised on this site please send us your web
For a complete list
of contact details for Officers, Committee members, Show Secretaries etc
please CLICK HERE
association holds shows, events including "teach ins", meetings, talks
and stud visits,
each year culminating in the
South West Welsh Champion of the Year
also a young judges competition,
young handler and young adult handler competitions
and a stud competition
and an annual Christmas dinner
including performance & in-hand points awards schemes.
Please sign the guestbook on your way out