Updated 26 April 2017
2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DUE. £12.00 for a full
member plus £2 for each family member. Remember that to take
advantage of reduced rates for SWA show entry fees you must be a paid up
member of the Association for 2017 when entering. Also to qualify for the SWA
Welsh Champion of the Year and Young Handler of the Year you must have
paid your 2017 subscription and produce your membership badge in the
ring. DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR
SUBSCRIPTION AT THE SHOW.
IMPORTANT: Please keep your receipt for your 2017
subscription as you might need to quote the receipt number when you enter our
shows on line.
Please send subscriptions
Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069
Briar Thicket, Ryme
Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY
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Keith Poulter. It was
with great sadness that we heard the news that Keith Poulter died on 21
April. He will be greatly missed, he always had a smile on his
face despite his disability in the past couple of years, a real
EVENTS COMING UP
Sunday 30 April 2017, YOUNG JUDGES TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT, Forces
Farm, Butterleigh, near Cullopmpton, Devon EX15 8QY. Calling all our
Young SWA members, come and join in our training and young judges assessment
day. To compete you should be between the ages of 10 and 21, but if
you are not within this age bracket you are welcome to come and join in.
This will be a very interesting day and any knowledge that you gain will be
an asset to you now and in the future in any sphere of the horse world
that you are interested in.
For details of the day's programme and a
HERE. If you are interested in attending please complete the
replyslip as we need to know how many people are coming for catering
Sunday 18 June 2017, ANNUAL MEDAL SHOW, Powderham Castle,
Kenton, near Exeter, Devon. Including an unaffiliated ring open to all.
Entries can be made by post , online via Equo Events or on the day
(cash only). The schedules are now available to download from the Show
Dates/Schedule page. Hard copies will be posted to members shortly.
Sunday 13 August Kernow Bronze Medal Show, Pendarves Equestrian
Centre, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0RT. Qualifiers for the
SWA WPCS Welsh Champion & Young Handler of the Year 2017, The National Welsh
Championship Show 2018 and NPAC Grand Prix Arenas Champion of Champion
Series 2017. Entries can be made by post , online via Equo Events or on the day
(cash only). The schedule is now available to download from
the Show Dates/Schedule page. Hard copies will be posted to members shortly.
Sunday 10 September South West Welsh Champion of the Year Final and
Young Handler of the Year Final, Hyperion EquestrIan Centre and Stud
Farm, Clapham, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7YQ. Open to SWA members
ONLY. The classes held in
the morning will be your last chance to qualifier for the Finals.
Please remember to qualify you must be a member of the SWA and have your
2017 membership card with you. The Supreme Champion In Hand and Ridden
will receive one of the SWA own special medals whish are much sought after.
There will also be prizes (in kind not cash!). Have you qualified yet?
Please CLICK HERE
for the list of those who have already qualified.
In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young
Adult In Hand Points Competition. The In hand Competition forms for 2016/17 are now available to
download from the Show schedule page.
Sunday 23 April 2017 OPEN SPRING SHOW , Chard Equestrian, Higher
Purtington Showfield, Chard, Somerset. We held a very
successful show with Qualifiers for NPS, CHAPS.
In hand, Ridden & WHP classes. Welsh, M&Ms, Coloureds and Senior Plus
classes, We were able to use the supberb 60m x 95m outdoor arena
for Rings 1, 2 & 3. the WHP classes were held on a grass ring the new
building which houses the Clubhouse/Secretarwithout whom we could not hold
the show, alosy's office/Cafe and toilets was not yet open but will be by
next year. Many, many thanks to the hard working judges - Mrs S
Seward, Mrs A Nicholls, Mrs L Ahmet, Mrs J Upton and stewards. Also to
Roberta Jones and Nicki McGuire who helped man the 'office' and of course
Sue Hardy, the Show Secretary. The official photographers were
look at their website, there are plenty of photographs on there of our show.
For the full results please CLICK HERE
Supreme In Hand Champion - Sarum Rembrandt Photo by Nicki
McGuire Supreme Ridden Champion Yersten of
Alltnacailleach Photo by Mudsports Event Photography
March 12 Sunday, A Training day for everyone at Hyperion
Equestrian Centre and Stud near Exeter. We had a super talk
by Tony Higgs on conformation, common faults and blemishes etc. With
conformation explained using some of the ponies kindly loaned by the
Equestrian Centre. After a break for lunch at the lovely cafe - see
the phots on our Facebook page there then followed an amusing demonstration
on showing in hand. with Ralph Russell and Stewart Franklin showing us what
not to do, turnout and behaviour with Jess Talbot showing the opposite - how
to behave, show your pony and turnout judged by Sue Hardy. There then
followed a very popular showing in hand class with Jess not only instructing
the handlers but also the young judges and judging the class with Sue Hardy
with a very able steward, Nicki McGuire. The class was split in two as
there were so many. It was a very enjoyable day and very instructive!
Many thanks to Anne Tideswell and the staff and students at Hyperion.
More photos are published on our Facebook page.
Tony Higgs giving his fascinating talk on conformation
particpants at the end of the day - young judges, In Hand showing and judges
March 5 Sunday Pre-Season Open Practice Show,
Kingston Maurward, near
Dorchester, Dorset. We held a very successful show at Kingston
Maurward with a good and happy atmosphere. We are very grateful to our
judges, Mrs Kitty Bodily - Glebedale Stud and Mr Paul Willis - Boniface Stud
who had some lovely animals come in front of them. Many thanks to the
competitors who supported the show, the stewards Leanne Lowe, Judy Pring and Annie Edwards and to the hard working Show Secretary Jo
Rodd, this was the first Show that Jo has been Secretary. The Show run
very smoothly! Well done Jo. Thanks to Eve Holt for doing a
good job on the PA. We are very grateful to our sponsors who included
Ward Goodman (Accountancy, Financial and Business Services), Paddock Pantry
(Saddlers and Feed Store),Peter Sclater Ltd (Equine Veterinary Surgeons) and
Mr & Mrs A Parker. More Photos are posted on our Facebook page.
CLICK HERE for the full results.
Welsh In Hand and Supreme In hand Champion Bodynys Kaino and Reserve
Sotherton Jasper, Reserve Welsh In hand Champion Lacy Jazz. Reserve
Supreme In Hand Sotherton Jasper
Champion Langfield Bel Air and Reserve Bronheulog Sun Shimmer
February 19 Sunday 5 pm Forum at Kenn Centre, Kennford near
Exeter. Thank you to everyone who came along to our WPCS Forum and Social
Evening. John Kirk, Chair of Council, Ed Gummery (in charge of Welfare
and a trustee) and Elgan Evans, Chair of Judging and Showing fielded our
questions and concerns with tremendous honesty and good humour. Some
interesting topics were covered including the allocation of silver medals,
DNA testing, judges assessment and the updating of the WPCS website.
Questions came thick and fast from a small but keen group of members.
Afterwards we had lovely pasties made by Sharon Gay, with cake and drinks.
The raffle had some really good prizes thanks to everyone who donated them.
We then only had time for a very difficult equine themed quiz which was won
by Sue Hardy and the runner up was Jenny Westlake. The pig racing and bingo
will have to wait until another social evening! See you all soon
Nicki McGuire (Chairman)
For notes on the Forum please
Photo of the Trustees and some of the members - sorry I could not get you
Sunday 11 December
Christmas Lunch and awards for the Perfomance Competition, In Hand Points
Competition, Photographic Competition and young Adult Handler of the Year.
The Cat & Fiddle Inn, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DP. We were made very
welcome at the Cat & Fiddle Inn for our Christmas Lunch and Awards
Presentation. We were entertained by Vinamo the Magician and also had
a colouring competition which kept everyone entertained during the lunch!
More photos are posted on our SWA Facebook page. Please click here for
the compeition results
- IN HAND,
The SWA 2016 Young Adult Champion of the Year was Charlie Handley and the
Reserve Champion Anna Richards. Many congratulations to all our
Some of the winners of our In Handm Performance, Young
Adult Handler and Photo Competitions
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December
Westcountry Christmas Equine Fair, Westpoint, Exeter Devon. Our
display of Welsh Ponies and Cobs and Welsh Part Breds on the Saturday was a
great success and a fantastic promotion for our ponies and cobs. Many
thanks to the owners, handlers, drivers and riders and all their helpers,
Also to the Judy Pring for organising the display and Sara Glazebrook for
the music. A fuller report has been posted on Facebook.
The ridden display team -
Earlsmeadow Kara's Adam owned by Sarah Glazebrook, Lead by Nasha
Windsor-Horne and ridden by her daughter Lille, Bronheulog Sun Shimmer owned
by Sara Glazebrook and ridden by her daughter Isobel, Elwell Master
Craftsman owned by Stephanie Clancy and ridden by her daihjter Caitlin,
Peasedown Scarlet owned and bred by Caroline Sutton and ridden by Jess
Talbot, Erwwastad Shane owned and driven by Helen Jeans.
May apologises for not having a photo of the In Hand team, they were
Victoria Cordery's Section A stallion Uphill Artic Fox shown by Jess Talbot,
Paul and Mandy Savage's Section B stallion Hilin Sandpiper shown by Paul,
Helen Brock's Section C stallion Menai Velocity shown by Helen,
Anthony Hall with his Section D stallion Llanarth Ellis and Steve Everett's
Welsh Part Bred Brookvale Prince George. What an amazing show
they all gave, a great credit to the WPCS and SWA!!
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
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 2017 arranged so far - Please
to see complete list also see our
SPONSORSHIP: 2017 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, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY
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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