SOUTH WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF THE WPCS formed 1969

 SWA 2018 - Young Handler of the Year - Amelia O'Connor, In Hand Competition Supreme Champion Brookvale Prince George (Photo Rob Bayes Photography), Performance Points Award Supreme Champion Earlsmeadow Kara's Adam (Photo Julia Banwell), Young Adult Handler Champion Sam MacKaill (Photo by Ross MacKaill)

SOUTH WESTERN ASSOCIATION of the WPCS

Welcome to our website

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 17 April 2019

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

Please note that you can now enter online through Showing Scene for some of our shows.  A list of of the SWA fully paid up 2019 members have been loaded onto our section of the site which is not in the public domain.  The list only contains the members name and email address so that they will be able to claim the reduced entry fees.  An email has been sent out by Showing Scene to all those 2019 members where we have their email addresses to confirm that you will be able to enter the relevant SWA shows at the reduced rates.

 
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LATEST NEWS

WPCS 2019 JOURNAL  The WPCS 2019 Journal has be sent out to all members.  Unfortunately you will notice that the SWA report is not included although a hard copy and email was sent to the office on 20 October 2018.  The WPCS confirm that they did receive the report but it had been misfiled. They offer their profuse apologies and will post the report on their website.

WPCS Stud books for sale - see For Sale page.

 

EVENTS COMING UP

Sunday 2 June 2019 -  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.  Please CLICK HERE for invitation to attend.

Sunday 23 June 2019, SWA Annual Silver 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.

Sunday 14 July celebration of the Associations 50th Anniversary - a hog roast and a gymkhana but with a difference no equines just humans!!!  Please note the date which is on a Sunday not as published in the Winter newsletter.

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 10 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 & Other Breeds and types.  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.

COMPETITIONS - 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019

In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young Adult In Hand Points Competition 2018/19. The organisers for 2018/19 are - In Hand Points Competition - Sue Hardy and Performance Points Competition - Sara Glazebrook.  The entry forms and rules can now be downloaded from the Competition and Show schedule page. 

Please CLICK HERE for the 2017/18 In Hand Competition results and CLICK HERE for The 2017/18. 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 and an entry form please contact the organiser Sue Hardy or download the entry form and rules from the Competition and Show schedule page.  

RECENT EVENTS

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.  What a very succesful Show!  Please CLICK HERE for the Show Secretary's report. 

Please CLICK HERE for the results.  More Photos will be posted here soon!

Supreme In hand Champion - Popsters Rheingold                      Reserve Supreme In hand Champion - Carrwood Snow Bunting          Ridden Supreme Champion - Coral Malachy                                 Reserve Supreme Ridden Champion - Song of the Stars

Photos by Rob Bayes Photography - Copy write protected

WHP Champion Cilsane Dymuniad Helen photo by Rob Bayes Photography

Sunday 10 March 2019, SWA Pre Season Practice Show, The World Horse Welfare,  Glenda Spooner Farm, Brincil Hill, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA.  Although due to other shows being held that weekend, the weather forecast for the day and the Flu Vaccination requirements the competitors that attended enjoyed their day.  The facilities at the World Horse Welfare were fantastic with a lovely large, light and good surface the indoor school was marvellous and bistro is throughly recommended.  the staff were all very helpful too.  Please CLICK HERE for a report and the results.

In Hand Supreme & Welsh Champion - Kenilwood Wishing Wind & Reserve Henfynyw Gold -Top  Young Handlers - Skyla Clements & Charley White

Ridden Champion - Janton A Touch Of Gold      Reserve Champion - Drakelands Porche       Section C - Blaidd Dafydd                                  Lead Rein - Doolittle Tittums

 

Sunday 10 February South West Clinic at Duchy College, Cornwall.  Unfortunately due to lack of support this event had to be cancelled. As the event was going to be hosted jointly by the five pony societies/associations that cover the Cornish area - Cornwall BSPS Area 13a, NPA, NPS, SWA WPCS and Cornish Welsh,  is was a great shame that it was not supported.

 

 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.

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SPONSORSHIP:  2019 SWA Sponsorship Form and details please CLICK HERE.  Forms were enclosed with the last newsletter.    Please sponsor our shows. 

LIST of 2018 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 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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