Updated 12 December 2018
2019 SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE ON 1 JANUARY. The subscriptions
rates are £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
paid up member before you enter the show and renew your membership before
31 March or if you are new member have paid your subscription before entering. DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PAY YOUR
SUBSCRIPTION AT THE SHOW. For a 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
Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069
Briar Thicket, Ryme
Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY
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WPCS AGM 2019: Please note
that the AGM next year will be held a week earlier that in previous years on
30 March 2019 at the Crowne Plaze Hotel, Glasgow.
WPCS 2018 REGISTRATIONS
- The Society has just announced that under new DEFRA regulations all
registration forms must be received by the Society by
30 November 2018.
Congratulations to all those members who competed in the WPCS
Performance Awards . The awards were presented on 2 December
at Jury Hotel, Cheltenham.
Please CLICK HERE here for the list of successful members.
Foe more photos see our FaceBook Page.
SWA Red Team - Caitlin Clancy & Jess Talbot
SWA Green Team - Jess Talbot & Olivia Banwell Photos by
Unfortunately not all our members could attend the presentations so the
above members of our teamswho were present collected the team rosettes on
their behalf. Well done everyone.
EVENTS COMING UP
Sunday 10 March 2019, SWA Pre Season Practice Show, The
World Horse Welfare, Glenda Spooner Farm, Brincil Hill, Kingsdon,
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA
April date to be confirmed- Young Judges
Training & Assessment. This year the ponies that will be used
for the assesment and our training will be Section Cs. Three
representatives will be selected to represent the SWA in the National Finals
at Three Counties Showground, Malvern In August. Any young people who
would like to take part but do not want to be considered for the final will
be very welcome and whilst it is aimed at those aged between 10 and 21
years, anyone younger is also welcome to come along and take part.
Sunday 14 April 2019, SWA Open Spring Show
with WPCS Bronze Medals, NPS Ridden & WHP qualifiers & CHAPS qualifiers.
Chard Equestrian Showground, Higher Purtington, Chard Somerset.
Sunday 23 June 2019, SWA Annual Bronze Medal
Show, Waterside Field, Powderham Castle, Nr Exeter, Devon.
Please note we have applied for Silver Medals as 2019 is the the
Association's 50th Anniversary.
June or July date to be decided
celebration of the Associations 50th Anniversary - moght be a hog roast or
similar and maybe a gymkhana but with a difference no equines just humans!!!
Sunday 18 August 2019, SWA Kernow Bronze Medal
Show, Chiverton Riding Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro,
Cornwall TR4 8JQ
September 2019 dates to be confirmed.
Visit to studs in Wales over 4 days.
Saturday 9th November 2019, SWA AGM.
Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Monkerton Exeter EX1 3RN .
Sunday 17 November 2019, SWA Winter Show,
Chiverton Riding Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8JQ
Sunday 17 November 2019, Swa
WPCS Bronze Medal & Ridden Show for Welsh & Non Welsh. Venue in
Somerset to be confirmed.
Sunday 8th December 2019, Christmas
Lunch and Awards for Performance Competition, In Hand Competition and Young
Adult Handler of the Year.
- 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019
In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young
Adult In Hand Points Competition 2018/19. The In hand Competition forms for 2018/19 will be available to
download from the Show schedule page soon. Please note change in organisers
for 2018/19 - In Hand Points Competition - Sue Hardy and Performance Points
Competition - . Please
CLICK HERE for the
2017/18 In Hand Competition results and
CLICK HERE for The
2016/17 Performance Points Competition results.
The Young Adult In Hand Points Competition
2018/19 A points competition for members aged between 16 and 25
years of age which is based on a points scheme similar to the In Hand
Competition. There was an entry
form enclosed with the SWA Newsletter.
No entry fee. For more
details or an entry form please contact the Organiser
Sunday 9 December - Christmas Lunch and Awards
for Performance Competition, In Hand Competition and Young Adult Handler of
the Year. Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Monkerton
Exeter EX1 3RN . Members and their families gathered
at the Gypsy Hill Hotel for the awards presentation before the
Christmas Lunch. The In Hand Competition Supreme Champion was the Welsh Part
Bred BROOKVALE PRINCE GEORGE and Reserve Supreme and
Champion Owner Bred another Welsh Part Bred TRENLEYGROVE RUBY
TUESDAY. For the full results please
CLICK HERE. The
Performance Competition Supreme Champion was The Section A
EARLSMEADOW KARA'S ADAM and the Reserve Supreme Champion the
Section B STRAWBERRYFIELDS PRIME SPIRIT for the full
CLICK HERE. The 2017/18 SWA Young Adult In Hand Competition
Champion was SAMANTHA MACKAILL who unfortunately was unable
to attend the presententaion.
Samantha MacKaill showing Moulaccas Vanilla's Dream at the 2018 SWA Spring
Show - This is the only photo I can find of Samantha at the moment, I hope
to have a better one of Samatha soon! Photo by Rob Bayes Photgraphy
The presentations were followed by Christmas lunch.
The 'Guess the number of horsey treats in the Tub' competition was won by
Cariline Wilkins (senior) and Sklya Clements (junior). The very popular
pipe cleaner competition was judged by Lydia Forrester and what a difficult
job she had. They were amazing, we have so many talented members!!
the winners were Claire Rafferty (senior) and Molly Strange (junior).
Many thanks to Top Spec for giving us a the feed voucher for the raffle.
The Award winners. The Claire Rafferty's winning pipe
cleaner was the Christmas tree and the Log fire with some of the other
creations. Molly Strange with her her winning pipe cleaner creation.
SATURDAY 24 November - Grand Auction in Aid of SWA, Cedar Suite,
Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Monkerton, Exeter EX1 3RN
We had a lovely social evening which everyone enjoyed whilst raising money
for the Association. We sold all the lots except for one and another
one that did not reach the reserve. We are sharing the proceeds from
two of the lots with the Charity SEND A COW.
Many thanks to all those that attended and to everyone that generously
Some of the auction lots
The auction in progress
Sunday 18 November - SWA WPCS Bronze Medal & Ridden Show for Welsh &
Non Welsh. Also the final will be held for the SWA Young Handler of
the Year 2018. Secretary: Mrs Judy Pring, Lane End Cottage,
North Lane, Sampford Arundel, Wellington, Somerset TA 9QZ. A very,
very successful Show and judging by the Facebook comments very popular and
enjoyed by all!! Please
HERE here for the full results.
Welsh Supreme In Hand Champion - Llanan Glyndwr Non Medal
Classes In Hand Champion - Fairley Elouise Ridden Champion -
Sunday 18 November - SWA Young Handler of the Year Champion 2018. A large class of young handlers in the morning was judged Mr John Ford.
the final was judges by Mrs Annie Edwards who found her Champion Amelia
the 12 - 16 year old class and the Reserve was Lillie Windsor-Horne
winner of the 7 to 11 year old class.
Morning qualifying class
Saturday 10 November - SWA Winter Show for Welsh & Non Welsh,
Chiverton Riding School, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8JQ
Secretary: Mrs Lydia Forrester, Truthwall Barn, St Just, Penzance,
Cornwall TR19 7QN. For the full results please
Supreme Champion & Youngstock Champiom Cwmhir the Dodger and Reserve Supreme
Trewithian Tiddle Mouse & Adult Champion. Foal Champion Lynard
Hendrix. Photos by Maxine Ingham
Saturday 3 November - Annual General Meeting, 2pm Garden Room, Gipsy
Hill Hotel, Gopsy Hill Lane, Monkerton, Exeter EX1 3RN Guest Speaker: Mrs Elizabeth
Russell, Gartconnel Stud, President of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society.
After the AGM meeting our current WPCS President gave a very interesting
talk and powerpoint presentation not only about the main society but also
about the history of Elizabeth's and her late husband's Section A Stud - The
Gartconnel Stud. Elizabeth finished her talk by telling us about her
experiences judging at the first Show of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society
of Africa held in South Africa.
Gartconnel ponies and a Team of 8 in South Africa with two drivers and
another in charge of the whip!!!
13 - 16 September Annual Stud Visit - North Wales. We havd a
very enjoyable few days visiting Welsh Pony & Cob Studs in North Wales.
We saw some lovely ponies at every stud - Danash, Newgap, Islyn, Arad,
Eyarth, Hilin Degla and Ryhd-y-Felin. A full report will be included
in the Autumn Newsletter. Some photos will be posted onto our Facebook
page later. Very many thanks to all the studowners not only for
showing us some wonderful ponies but also providing us with delicious
sanwiches, cakes etc and refreshments!
Sunday 19 August 2018 Kernow Bronze Medal Show,
Chiverton Equestrian Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Nr Truro TR4
7QN. Another successful Show. Many thanks to Maxine Ingham
for organising this show and to the judges, stewards and helpers. There are
lots of posts on Facebook from competitors commenting on what a lovely show
it was. Please CLICK
HERE for results.
Ridden Champion & Supreme In Show - Birkinbrook Stylish Lad, In Hand
Welsh Champion Buckswood Ace, Reserve In hand Champion Uphill Pippi
Longstockings. Photos courtesy of MAMB Photography
Dr Wynne Davies' book - From The Horse' Mouth an
This book was launched at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday 21 July 2016. RRP
£12.99 The SWA have
signed copies of the book on sale at £11.50, a lower
price than the RRP in their shop. 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.
Also T Shirts, Polo Shirts and Sweat Shirts various colours and sizes can be
posted at extra cost for P&P. Contact Sue Hardy.
SPONSORSHIP: 2018 SWA
Sponsorship Form and detail please
Please sponsor our shows.
LIST of 2017 Sponsors CLICK HERE
LIST of Sponsorship promised and received for 2018 please
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 bi-annual stud competition
and an annual Christmas dinner
including performance & in-hand points awards schemes.
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