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  19 July 2017


Sunday 30 July 40th Anniversary of the Millcross Stud, Milverton, Somerset.  A small stud of Section Bs and one Section A!  By kind invitation of of Mrs Anne Brice to join her for a celebratory tea and cakes with the ponies.  If you would like attend the celebration please complete the reply slip that was sent out woth the Spring Newsletter so that Anne knows how many people are coming to ensure there are enough tea & cakes!

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  or on the day (cash only). The schedule is available to download from the Show Dates/Schedule page. Hard copies were posted to members with their Spring newsletter.  Pre Show entries close on 31 July.

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 18 June 2017, ANNUAL SILVER MEDAL SHOW, Powderham Castle, Kenton, near Exeter, Devon. Including an unaffiliated ring open to all. What a lovely day with super friends and competitors.  Many, many thanks to all our judges, stewards, helpers, runners and secretarial officers.  For the full results please CLICK HERE.  This is the first draft and we have some results missing, please email Janet Hardy;  janhardy.briarth@btinternet.comi please let me email me if you know who was second in the NPS First Ridden. If you spot any mistakes or ommissions please let me know.  Thank you.

The official photographer was Elswood Equine Photography,  please see his Facebookor page or website  to view all the photos that he took.

The Supreme in Hand Champion - RSC The Ogopgo                The Supreme Ridden Champion - Cascob Locomotion      The Unaffliated Ring Champion - Vintage Rose

8 April 2017 NPS SUPREME DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Addington Manor, Bucks.  Many congratulations to Caitlin Clancy and Jess Talbot on their successes at the NPS Dressage Championships and for representing the SWA.  For the full results please CLICK HERE.  I have just quickly scrolled through the NPS results on their Facebook page so if I have missed anyone or any results please let me know.  Also if anyone has any photos taken at the Championships I would be grateful if you could email them to me!  Many thanks Janet Hardy

Sunday 30 April 2017, YOUNG JUDGES TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT, Forces Farm, Butterleigh, near Cullopmpton, Devon EX15 8QY.  Young Judges Team Selection 2017. Well done to our finalists, Brandon Joyner, Issy Glazebrook and Shannon King.  Many thanks to our judges/assessors Vanessa Mardon and Sharon Weightman who were absolutely amazing and enlightening with their insights.  Thanks also to Roberta Jones for organising the day and to Annie Franklin who provided a scrumptious lunch.  Thank you also to Sarah Finch for bringing ponies for our judges to evaluate.  It was a lovely day despite the weather not playing ball!      Nicki McGuire

The candidates with the judges, Sharon Weightman and Vanessa Mardon.  Photos by Nicki McGuire

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. Mr C Seward 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 www.mudsports.co.uk  please 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

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2017 SUBSCRIPTIONS WERE DUE ON 1 JANUARY.  £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 
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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 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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