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  27 February 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 to Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069  Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY 

EVENTS COMING UP

March 5 Sunday Pre-Season Open Practice Show, Kingston Maurward, near Dorchester Dorset.  The schedule is available to download and a hard copy has been posted to all members with the newsletter.

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.  DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AT THE SHOW.  

March 12 Sunday, Training day for everyone at Hyperion Equestrian Centre and Stud near Exeter.  Talk on conformation and blemishes etc with hopefully some examples followed by a demonstration on showing in hand. 

April 23 Sunday Open Spring Outdoor Show, with NPS Qualifiers, Chard Equestrian Showground, Chard, Somerset TA18 8QY.  the schedule is now available to down load from the Show schedule page.  ENTRIES TO THIS SHOW CAN BE MADE ONLINE THROUGH EQUO EVENTS.   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 number when you enter our shows on line.

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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RECENT EVENTS

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 CLICK HERE

  Photo of the Trustees and some of the members - sorry I could not get you all in!

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!!

 

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 2017 arranged so far - Please CLICK HERE to see complete list also see our Facebook page.

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SPONSORSHIP:  2017 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

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.    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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