SWA Welsh Champion of the Year 2017 - Sarum Pinot Grigio         2017 SWA Young Judges Team, Isabel Glazebrook, Brandon Joyner & Shannon King

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 19 February 2018

2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE ON 1 JANUARY.  AT the 2017 AGM a resolution was passed to increase the subscriptions to £15.00 for a full member plus £3 for each family member.  Remember that to take advantage of reduced rates for SWA show entry fees you must be a fully paid up member before you enter the show and renewed your membership before 31 March or if a new member have paid your subscription before entering.  DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AT THE SHOW.    If you pay by Bankers Order PLEASE REMEMBER TO AMEND YOUR BANKERS ORDER. For Bankers order form please CLICK HERE. For a membership form please CLICK HERE, if you are paying direct into the SWA bank account please make sure you email the Secretary with details of the members names, email & postal address and telephone numbers.,
Please send subscriptions to Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069  Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY 

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In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young Adult In Hand Points Competition.  The In hand Competition forms for  2017/18 are available to download from the Show schedule page. Please note change in organisers for 2017/18 - In Hand Points Competition - Sue Hardy and Performance Points Competition - Sara Glazebrook .  Please CLICK HERE for the 2016/17 In Hand Competition results and CLICK HERE for The 2016/17 Performance Points Competition results.

Sunday 4 March 2018 Pre Season Practise Show, Kingston Maurward College, Nr Dorchester, Dorset.  The schedule is now available to download from the Show Dates/Schedule page.

Sunday15 April 2018 Open Spring Show, Chard Equestrian  Showground, Somerset. the schedule is now available to download from the Show Dates/Schedule page.  Please note that the correct timetable is available to download from the Show Dates and Schedule page. 

Please note that the timetable printed in the hard copy is incorrect because the new classes 38 & 39 has been missed out and as a result the class numbers following are incorrect.  Also the WHP classes should be Novice (classes 53 to 56, Intermediate 57 to 60 and Open (NPS/Topspec) 61 to 64.   Also the Entry fees on the schedule's front cover of the hard copy are incorrect. please add £2 to each fee.  The Entry form is correct.


We are very pleased to announce the results of the YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR 2017.  Many congratulations to Charley Handley the Champion, ANNA RICHARDS the Reserve Champion and Claire Dunn second reserve.  Many apologises for the results not being available at the Christmas Lunch.

Sunday10 December 2017 CHRISTMAS LUNCH and AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR PERFORMANCE COMPETITION, IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION AND YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR.  Gipsy Hill Hotel, Monkerton, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RN.  The In Hand Awards were presented to the recipients by Jess Talbot  and the Performance Points Scheme by the organiser Anna Richards with the help of George Whisker.  Many thanks to Nicki McGuire for organising the presentation of the In hand rosettes as Roberta Jones is away in South Africa..  We are very grateful to Anna for runnning the Performance competetion over the last few years, not an easy task.  As Anna is now very busy with showing ponies, taking a University course and painting course amongst many other things she has handed the organisation over to Sara Glazebrook from 2017/18.  The pipe cleaner competition was very popular and was judged by Sylvia and Christine from the Gypsy Hill Hotel.  They had quite a job, the artistic talent of our members and family are amazing.  The winner of the Younger Section was Annanbel Rodd with a reinderr and carrot and the older Section by Claire Rafferty with a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer..  The Christmas Lunch was one of the best we have ever had.  Happy Christmas everyone!!!

Some of the prizewinners                                                                                                      The winning pipe cleaner models

Sunday 12 November 2017 SWA Winter Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Chivenor Equestrian Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Nr Truro,Cornwall TR4 7QN. The  Winter Show was held again this year at the Chivenor Equestrian Centre and was enjoyed by all who attended.  Many thanks to the Show Secretary, Lydia Forrester and the judges Miss Vicky Stephens and Mr A Belcher and to the stewards. For the full results please CLICK HERE.  This show is especial aimed at our Cornish members who asked for a Show in their area and we would have liked to have seen more of them supporting the show however is was greatly appreciated by those who attended. 

Supreme Welsh In Hand Champion - Gornoeth Honfleur               Ring 2 Champion - Puzzletree Kiss for Keeps   Photos by Maxine Ingham

Sunday 19 November 2017 SWA WPCS Bronze Medal & Ridden Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Stretcholt, nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4SR. This show was a GREAT success with exhibitors coming from far and wide!  For the Secretary's show report and full results please CLICK HERE. More photos will be posted on our Facebook page.

Supreme of Show In Hand Champion - Ormond Rose Gold                                 Supreme Ridden Champion - Muthwaite Rifleman Photos by Judy Pring

SUNDAY 5 November 2017 AGM & Presentation of Stud Competition Awards was held at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Monkerton, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RN. Our guest Speaker was  Mr IFOR LLOYD FRAgS of the Derwen Stud, President of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society, who gave us a very interesting talk about his life and the history of the world famous Derwen Stud.  He also kindly presented the awards to the winners of our Stud Competition.


Ifor & Myfanwy Lloyd with some of the members present at the AGM          The winners of the Stud Competition Supreme Championship John & Stacey Cuddy of the Kaydrith Stud being presented with their Trophy by Ifor Lloyd

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

This book was launched at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday 21 July 2016.  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.


SPONSORSHIP:  2017 SWA Sponsorship Form and detail please CLICK HERE   Please sponsor our shows. 

LIST of 2017 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 bi-annual 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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