Updated 6 November 2017
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
Please send subscriptions
Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069
Briar Thicket, Ryme
Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY
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EVENTS COMING UP
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 12 November 2017 SWA Winter Show for
Welsh & Non Welsh, Chivenor Equestrian Centre, Silverwell,
Blackwater, Nr Truro,Cornwall TR4 7QN. A schedule will be sent out to
members with the Autumn Newsletter. The schedule is now available to
download from the Show Dates & Schedule Page a hard copy will be posted to
all members in the next couple of weeks.
Sunday 19 November 2017 SWA WPCS Bronze Medal &
Ridden Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Stretcholt Equestrian Centre,
Stretcholt, nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4SR. The schedule is now
available to download from the Show Dates & Schedule Page . A schedule
will be sent out to members with the Autumn Newsletter.
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
13 to 16 September 2017. Our SWA Annual Autumn visit to studs, this
year in West Wales. Many thanks to Anne & Stewart Franklin for
organising another succesful trip to studs. This year we went back to
Wales meeting at the Nantfforchog Stud of Section As, then travelling a few
miles to the Tireve Stud of Section Ds. Staying near Aberaeron the
following day we visited the Ormond Stud of Section Cs and and then the Parc
Stud of Cs & Ds. On our way to the Ilar Stud of Section Cs & Ds we
visited the WPCS offices and their museum which was very interesting.
The next day, Friday we visited the Derwen Stud SectionDs, Corscaron Stud
SEction C & Ds, Fronarth Stud Cs & Ds and then in the eving visited the
Ceredigion Foal Show. On our last day we visited the Section B Stud
Bryngwennol who had some lovely ponies and was a real treat to finish our
trip there. THis area has such a wealth of Welsh studs, mainly Cs & Ds
that it is difficult to choose whoch ones to visit!! The trip ended
all to soon!
The SWA group at Fronarth photo by Sulwen Richards More photos posted
on our Facebook page
3rd to 5th September 2017, Judge Mrs Tanya Baldwin of the Janton
Stud. For full results please
CLICK HERE. Jenny
Chesher and the Tanya Balwin spent a few hectic days travelling arounf the
South West. The weather was not kind and so at some studs the
ponies had to be judged in the rain! Congratulations to the Supreme
Championship group from the Kaydrith Stud, Stacy & John Cuddy and the
Reserve the Polmesk Stud, Karen & Rob Curtis.
The Supreme Champion Kaydrith Group - photos by Jenny Chesher -
Kaydence Viper, Lilibet & Custard
The Reserve Supreme Polmesk Group - photos by Jenny Chesher - Polmesk Charm,
Dhanak Ceridwen and Bodwenarth Hannah Lightfoot
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 Supreme Champion In Hand and Ridden received one of the SWA own special medals which are much sought after
plus cash prizes and more!!!.
Please CLICK HERE
for the results. Please support the official Photographer Steve
Elswood Photography. He will be uploading the photos on Wednesday (13
Supreme Ridden Champion and Reserve - Mynyddtarren the Marksman &
Llanfyllin Apollo. Supreme Champion of the Year - Sarum Pinot Grigio &
Reserev Hammonds Half Time
SWA Young Handler of the Year - Minnie Conibear and Reserve Champion
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. The Show was a great success. Full results
and photos. We received lots of thanks for holding such a good show
with a good atsmosphere and they enjoyed the day. For the full
results please CLICK HERE.will be posted here as soon as they are available.
Supreme Show Champion Sarum Rembrandt and Reserve Wyedean Cameo with judges
Tracy Hook and Suzanne Alexander-Ford Photo by Rachel
Saturday 5th August 2017 WPCS Young Judges Final. Many
congratulations to our SWA team who took part in the WPCS Young Judges
Competition Final. 33 young people had entered the Final.
Once again the standard was very high and our team kept the SWA
flag flying. The team Issy Glazebrook, Brandon Joyner and Shannon King were a great credit to the Association and we hope
that they will put themselves forward to comptete in next years competition.
Isabel Glazebrook was second in the 10 to 13 age group and only one point
behind the winner who went onto be the Overall Champion. Well done
Issy Galzebrook, Brandon Joyner & Shannon Snow
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. A report and photos of this event will be
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;
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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!
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
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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Dr Wynne Davies' latest book - From The Horse' Mouth an
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.
forthcoming events for 2017 arranged so far - Please
to see complete list also see our
SPONSORSHIP: 2017 SWA
Sponsorship Form and detail please
Please sponsor our shows.
LIST of 2016 Sponsors CLICK HERE
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 stud competition
and an annual Christmas dinner
including performance & in-hand points awards schemes.
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