SWA Welsh Champion of the Year - Sarum Rose Sparkling Wine. 2016 SWA Young Judges Team, Alice Major, Jess Talbot (Overall National Champion) & Emily Chubb

South Western Association of the WPCS

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The aim of our association is to promote Welsh Ponies and Cobs (Sections A, B, C, D and Part-Breds) in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.  For membership application form please CLICK HERE.

Updated  18January 2017


Many congratulations to Cathie Pearse of the Uphill Stud who bred the 2016 M&M Ridden Champion  UPHILL JAMES FOX

2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DUE.  £12.00 for a full member plus £2 for each family member.  Please send subscriptions to Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069  Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY 


February 19 Sunday Forum with CEO WPCS and Council Members, at Kenn Centre, Kennford near Exeter and afterwards we are hoping to arrange a Vet talk and a speaker on feeding horses and ponies.  Cornish Pasty optional extra!!! Details to be confirmed soon.

March 5 Sunday Preseason Practice Show, Kingston Maurward, near Dorchester Dorset.  The schedule is available to download and a hard copy will be sent to all members with the newsletter in the next couple of weeks.

March 12 Sunday, talk on conformation and blemishes etc with hopefully some examples at Hyperion Riding Centre near Exeter.  Details to be confirmed.


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. 

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HOYS 2016 - Many congratulations to Vicky Stevens and Ian Jones whose Annandale Stud have won the Section B Breeders award for the FIFTH year running.  What a record!!


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,  PERFORMANCE & PHOTOGRAPHIC.  The SWA 2016 Young Adult Champion of the Year was Charlie Handley and the Reserve Champion Anna Richards.  Many congratulations to all our winners.

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!!

Sunday 27 November SWA Bronze Medal (for Pure Breds& Part Breds) In Hand & Ridden Show, Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4SR.  Another very successfil show, for the show report, the full results and more photos please CLICK HERE.  the official photographer was ESP-Photographic, photos can be viewed and purchased from info@esp-photographic.co.uk or their website.

Supreme In hand and Reserve - Ringstead Fields of Gold and Wyken Sweet Silhoutte           Ridden Supreme Champion - Bronheulog Sun Shimmer

Sunday 20 November SWA Winter Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Chivenor EC, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 7QN. Please CLICK HERE for results.

Supreme In Hand Welsh Champion Cathie Pearse's homebred Uphill Jorga-an-Fox and Supreme Ridden Champion J Par's Bethal Alfa photos by Lydia Forrester

Saturday 5 November SWA Annual General Meeting & Presentation of Stud Competition Awards. Our guest, Mrs Betty French of the Forlan Stud, President of the WPCS kindly presented the rosettes, cups and trophies for our SWA Stud Competiiton to the winners.  After the AGM Mrs French gave us a very interesting illustrated talk about Welsh Ponies & Cobs and also about her world famous Forlan Stud of Sections As.


Mrs Betty French presenting the Supreme Champion Trophy to Stacey & John Cuddy of the Kaydrith Stud and the Reserve Supreme Championship rosette to Mrs Elizabeth Trenerry of the Tresorya Stud.



Dr Wynne Davies' latest book - From The Horse' Mouth an autobiography

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.

SWA forthcoming events for 2016 arranged so far - Please CLICK HERE to see complete list also see our Facebook page.


SPONSORSHIP:  2016 SWA Sponsorship Form and detail please CLICK HERE   Please sponsor our shows. 

LIST of 2016 Sponsors CLICK HERE                          

SWA NEWSLETTER  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 janhardy.briarth@btinternet.com


          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.    PLEASE CONTACT  Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069  Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY  Email suehardy.briarth@btinternet.com

ADVERTISEMENTS: If 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 links.

For a complete list of contact details for Officers, Committee members, Show Secretaries etc please CLICK HERE

  The association holds shows, events including "teach ins", meetings, talks and stud visits,

SEVEN shows 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

Contact - Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy
South Western Association of the WPCS
Briar Thicket, Ryme Road, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6JY

Tel: (+44) 01935 872069

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