SWA Open Spring Show 2019 - Carrwood Snow Bunting Section B Champion, Welsh Youngstock Champion, Overall Welsh Champion & & Reserve Supreme In Hand Champion (Phot by Gemma Wyman)  Ridgehill Lord Luther Section D Champion (Photo by Steve Patch) and Song of the Stars Reserve Ridden Supreme Champion Photo by Rob Bayes,   Young Handler Champion - Imogen Davis Photo by James Gray


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 Please keep sending in photographs of ponies and cobs which have either done well and are owned by a member or ones that have been bred in the area. They must be good clear photographs of the ANIMAL. Also any interesting stories about ponies or cobs which would not necessarily do well in the show ring but do so much in advertising the attributes of the Welsh – the show ring is not the be all and end all of everything!!   . 



Thought you might like the above photo for the SWWPCA website. It was taken at the 2012 BRC National Championships last month and is of my daughter Connie Isaac riding our homebred welsh D Rackenford Cruiser. They were competing in the junior intermediate showjumping final and finished 7th out of 77 competitors.
Your Sincerely,
Jane Phillips (Rackenford) photo by Action Replay photography Ltd.


Swawpcs Late Medal Show  2012


pics compliments of Janet hardy. Full results to follow soon.

Overall Supreme Champion Marina Costigan with her lovely Part Bred Beehop Delux and Overall Reserve Supreme Ella Furniss and Polmesk Super Sonic

Below WPCS Bronze Medal Winners

Section A champion                                                                                      Section B Champion

Gladsdale Rhianne owner Steve Hooper Gladsdale Stud.                              Hilin Telstar owner Gemma Trevenna Colby Stud

Section C Champion                                                                       Section D Champion

Dhanak R-S  owner Mr and Mrs Curtis Polmesk Stud                       Kaydence What's your poison owner Chris Newman Kaydence Stud


Progeny Winners Edwina Turner and Emily Kenyon                Part Bred winner Marina Costigan with Beehop Delux

Piran Oh So Joyful  and Piran Diamond Rose                                                     


Polmesk Stud open Day   Saturday August 25th

Thank you to everyone who came down and braved the rain!! We had nearly 30 enthusiasts attend and we viewed 6 fields of ponies!! 130 ponies in all. After an hour walking round the Section C  2 and 3 year old Colts and Geldings we dried out over lunch and then with a respite from the rain we spent the afternoon viewing the rest of the Section C youngstock /Broodmares and then the  Section A's. Finally with the help of our three riders we were treated with a great ridden display ;Jess Hicks on Bodwenarth Candyman ,Carly Mather on our 5 year old Gelding Tirienion Playboy, and after a break of four years Jenna Payne reunited with Maenan Ronan Keating who she rode to 9th place at Hoys in 2008! It was a real treat to see Jenna ride him so well! Thank you  girls for a great show! We will put some photos on here when Janet ( if her camera didnt get a soaking!) sends them down. RC.



National Welsh and Part Bred show Young Judges Competition.2012

Here are a few photos taken by Janet Hardy  of the Young Judges at Malvern this year. Well done especially to Harriet Mann who gained 2nd place in her age group. Sue Hardy Briarth Stud from our Assn was one of the Judges along with Jill Williams from Glebedale Stud. Sue remarked how it was a very intense competition for the youngsters with four  Cobs  forward that were very difficult to assess.






Crealy Great Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter.

For full results please click HERE   !!!!    Pics are the property of Total Leigh photography.

 For purchasing these and others at the show please go to




Early Summer Show  IN HAND May 13th 2012

For FULL results Please Click Here!!

More pics  to follow asap.


Early Spring Show Yeovil results now on Show Results and News page and more pics compliments of Jayphotos.

Adult Welsh Champion Tyreos Sundowner


Northern Swawpcs area Young Judges Competition

 (Northern group) - 11th April 2012 (Wednesday half term) at Browbank Stud

More pics under "Show Results and News"



For Jenny Westlake's report on the horse agility clinic please click here

Please see "Show Results and News" for the rest of the pictures.

Pics supplied by Sarah Thompson and Nicki McGuire


Swawpcs Spring Show Aldon Yeovil 2012

Brynarth Lady Capulet Welsh Youngstock Champion and Reserve Supreme in hand.


SWAWPCS Practice show  2012



Swawpcs Dinner and points awards 2011

A lovely day was enjoyed by all at the Lord Haldon Hotel  Ide Exeter on Sunday 11th December.

We were delighted to have Kathleen James present the points awards for us and gave us an excellent

insight into some of the activities and her experiences as WPCS President for this year.

 Here are some pics of the days awards .

pics compliments of Karen Curtis


Swawpcs Equine Fair Exeter last w/e 3rd & 4th Dec '11

South West Area Association WPCS 'very cold' breed stand Sunday morning at the South West Equine Fair, WestPoint, Devon Pics compliments of Jan Mann

Jenny Westlake's Section D gelding 'Bow' who patiently wore his Father Christmas hat all day long and licked anyone who came near enough for his tongue to reach, he was a total star !


Cornwall foal show and Veterans Tall Trees 

Tall Trees arena here in Cornwall, hosted a busy event at the end of October ;it turned out to be a triple whammy! Welsh and Part Bred Foals then the Veterans who were here after the September Veteran Show was rescheduled; finally followed by Dressage!

Full results and report from Roberta the secretary will follow soon.

Pics below only ones currently available. If anyone has any others will they please send them via email to

Many thanks for photos from


Swawpcs Foal and Youngstock Show Stretcholt 19th Nov 2011

A fantastic day had by all – Lovely Competitors – Lots of Spectators and an abundance of overworked helpers !!!!! Expectations were closely guarded as we had the extra pressure of Hartpury College hosting the NPS 2 day Judges Assessment and also Blaenavon’s change of show date for their medal show on  the same day.  Worry we needed not !!! A splendid turnout of lovely produced welsh youngstock and adults to keep Judge Jonathan Batt from the Abergavenny Stud busy . The same went for the non welsh ring which had lovely ponies forward and again made good spectating and judging for  Robert Pink and Debbie Miller.  Ridden numbers were down on last year but the ponies forward were of definite quality and Mark Northam had his work cut out in the Championship. The Society would like to thank all the judges for giving their time and also to the Stewards who all did a grand job.  The pony that went through the card from beginning to finish was the upstanding Section D Colt Foal PENNAL MAIL MODEL, by Pennal Brynmor out of Pennal New Model and was the unanimous decision of all judges to take the Supreme In Hand of Show, having already won the Section D Championship, Best Pure Bred Welsh Foal Championship, Best Overall Foal Championship and then ultimately the Supreme In Hand.  The owner Janet Woodbury had only purchased this foal off the hills a few weeks prior to the show !  The Ridden Champion was a beautiful example of a Welsh Section C – Thistledown Sabrina was the choice of Mark Northam with another lovely Welsh C in Reserve D’abernon Omen   – both owned by Frank Johnson. Secretary J.P.

For full results please Click Here

pics accredited to


Llanidan Prince,  SJ winner SWWPCA performance competition 2010/11, ridden by my daughter Megan Isaac (14). photo by Jay Photos.

 Rackenford Cruiser, winner of the Hunter Trials SWWPCA performance and also owner bred and hunting specials,

ridden by my other daughter Connie Isaac (15). HT photo by jay photos, hunting photo my own (Jane Philips).





Swawpcs Champion of the Year Show

A massively  successful show thanks to the huge efforts of Nicki McGuire and Jenny Westlake who gave out over £500 of sponsored prizes throughout the day!! Over 75 champs and qualifier entries made this the most competitive Championship show to date.

In hand Supreme went to George Coopers Popsters Euro Star section C 3 year old colt. Overall and ridden Supreme went to Gemma Tooze and her lovely ridden cob Chilcombe Red Reuben with Helen Woolly from Cherrytop Stud taking reserve Supreme of Show with her lead rein . A big thank you to Ann Bigley from Llanarth for judging the championships and to MRS Lisa M KINGETT-RIQUIER  from Fletchwood stud for judging the pre qualifiers. RC.

Full results CLICK HERE!    All pics below property of Janet Hardy and Cherrytop stud.


HOYS 2011

News just in!!!!

 Tracy Parker from North Devon, one of our SWAWPCS longstanding members, has just rung to say a pony she bred and sold last year at the Fayre Oaks Sale has just taken SUPREME PONY of the SHOW at HOYS!!!   Crystal Vision a 10 year old Section B Mare , bred by Tracy before her current prefix; has gone Supreme of Show tonight 9th October 2011. Obviously Tracy is super thrilled and over the moon for her new owners!!

Supreme Pony of the Year 2011 Crystal Vision ridden by Harriet Dennison.
Photograph by The Event Photographer via the WPCS website.

A message from Vicki Stevens has given us extra "South Westers" news!! Vicki's section B stallion Soudley Taliesin had 5 there and 4 in the top 10 in there classes!! And then supreme, so in detail a 1st ,and in the same class Annandale Darcy was 3rd. Annandale Motivator 10th in 13hh and Annandale Phoenix was 7th in the lead rein SHP!!! RC 

In the 122cm Show Hunter Pony of the Year class SWA bred ponies were to the fore. Tracy Parker bred Crystal Vision who was by Soudley Taliesen and out of Millcroft Cascade, now owned by Shirley Dennision won the class with Daukester Warleigh of Simon bred by Keith Poulter second and Annandale Darcy third bred by Vicky Stephens. Another connection to the SWA was in sixth place Gigman All That Jazz who used to be owned by Jackie Wilson. Jacky showed Jazz very successfully in youngstock classes. Crystal Vision was not content to winning the class but went on to be Show Hunter of the Year and that to crown her success was HOYS Supreme Pony of the Year. What an achievement! Another pony bred by a SWA member was Cherrytop Imperial Starlight bred by Helen and Julie Woolley, who was third in the Lead Rein Pony of the Year class. J H.


Many congratulations to John & Maggie Carter whose homebred Section B stallion, Millcroft Iska Roc was second at HOYS, beating his sire Millcroft Ghost. Ridden by Sam Roberts Iska Roc was also 9th at HOYS in the WHP.

SWAWPCS Late Medal Show  4th Sep 2011

A great day was had by all the competitors at our Late Medal Show held down at the Royal Cornwall Showground. Strong classes were represented in the In hand Section A's and B's with lighter entries in the C's and D's. Nevertheless competitors entered into the spirit of the show and pulled out all the stops to win the prestigious WPCS bronze medals on offer for each section. We are very grateful to Kathy and Jo Shiels from the Dukeshill Stud at Builth in Wales who had a long and exhausting day judging our quality ponies from the South West. Also Jessica Sayers who judged our Veterans, Young Handlers Fun and BSPS Bright Stars classes; not forgetting Mr MA Sheen who came all the way over from the Isle of Wight to Judge our  NPS ridden qualifier classes. We must not forget Alison Fry the secretary and all the organisers and helpers on the day who have spent many many hours  doing all that is necessary to bring you all a great show.

Supreme Champion of the Show was Rob and Karen Curtis's Bodwenarth Candyman ridden by his highly successful young rider Lilian Skyrme from Penryn. Reserve Supreme was Kate and Paul Lutey's beautiful yearling cob filly, Kensa Desert Rose.

 Full results now on Show results and News page.

Some pics of the day. If you have any pics of your ponies please email a jpg copy to me.

Below Bodwenarth Candyman                                                   Kensa Desert Rose.pic compliments Celia Roberts

Polmesk Super Sonic reserve champion ridden

Cascob Dai Jones Section A champion pic compliments Celia Roberts                                

Trekerwys Credit Crunch Section C Champion pic compliments Celia Roberts

Millcroft Wild Fire section B Champion pic compliments Celia Roberts

Kensa Desert Rose Section D champion pic compliments Celia Roberts

Cowance Morning Sundew Welsh Part Bred Champion pic compliments Celia Roberts



pic compliments Celia Roberts Sidehalls Single Malt   


The National Welsh and Part Bred Show 14th August 2011

Another very well supported show from the WPCS with champions from all over the UK converging on the Three Counties Showground at Malvern this w/e. It appears that since its popular move to the Malvern's, the show has gained considerable support with the rings full of competitors. The section A Brynsineon Championship in hand class was one of the biggest and best quality classes ever, according to many watching around the ringside. Full results will be available soon.

Chris Cobley with his beautiful broodmare champion Section A.

Sarah Thompson with OAKLYVAILE GENTLEMAN IN SUEDE                                    Bodwenarth Candyman in the HOYS ridden class.


Young Judges

A contingent of three Swawpcs Young Judges travelled  up to Malvern to compete in the WPCS Young Judges Competition which was held as always the day before the main National Welsh show in the afternoon. Four ponies were presented to them and shown as a class. The Young Judges were then asked to judge the class and meet the two wpcs judges afterwards to be questioned on there decisions. Later at an award ceremony the age group winners were presented with a bronze medal each. We were delighted to see Georgia Wildgoose from Mylor in Cornwall win her group and receive a bronze medal!! Well done also to Jenna Chamberlain from Falmouth and Zoe Skyrme from Penryn  for competing too. The competition was intense with the senior group taking the top awards. The Young judges overall winner was Ben Orchard from the Southern Counties, the winner of the 19 - 21 year old section. Catrin Reed who won the 13 - 18 year old section and Ceredigion won the Association prize with Lowri Reed, Richard & Tomos Jones (Menai).We notice that this year they had accepted competitors other than those nominated by Associations that had been nominated by a stud.


The International Welsh Pony and Cob Society Show Royal Welsh Showground Builth

On behalf of the Swawpcs I would like to congratulate many of our South Western members who helped make this fabulous show such a great success!!

Many of our local members help Judge,steward and supported the stewards; acted as messengers and Catalogue sellers, they ran between the rings with results and paperwork, checked the Lorries for any ponies in distress and involved themselves with numerous other jobs. Well done!!! Thank you also for all the stalwart work put in over the last two years by everyone else involved in the show.

Spot the SW members below!

As many of you already know the event was a tremendous success with over 40 international entries and over 1000 entries in total. When you consider the current financial squeeze the entries were amazing. The show was a two day event with the ridden’s taking up the first day and the in hands the second. An international judge was paired with a UK one in each class. Watching interviews on S4C it was apparent that many of the judges were in agreement with there choice of winners from the start. The way of judging varied from the norm in that the ridden ponies were watched perform by both judges ,at the same time ,both in the show and then conformation . Observing initially we thought it would take a lot longer but it wasn’t so bad. Also in the championships all the judges were asked to show there points in a card system! Thought we were watching come dancing for a minute!! But it went OK and the champs were pulled forward. A great show and well worth competing in, but the cost of going abroad to do so in the next one would make one think twice! So well done the international competitors that made it all the way to Builth.  Rob Curtis

Full results can be found on this link

Several swa members had successes; here are a few of them. Please send me your results if I have missed you out.



5TH  R Curtis BODWENARTH CANDYMAN 62873 dob 7-5-03 Bay Bred   by P J English Sire Bodwenarth Calvi 53707 Dam 108538 BodwenarthBrenhines Y Gogledd Rider L Skyrme


6TH Ms C M Pearse CRUMPWELL FOX WILD 63295 dob 14-6-2003  Chestnut Bred by EJ Evans Sire Tafarnaubach Sion 33301 Dam 112299  Crumpwell Ffion Rider Sarah Rainnie



1ST  Mrs S Thompson OAKLYVAILE GENTLEMAN IN SUEDE 5559G  dob 4-5-97 Chestnut Sire Arturo Dam 102364 Bondleigh Lady In Silk Rider S  Thompson


3RD  Ms C M Pearse CRUMPWELL FOX WILD 63795 dob 14-6-2003 Chestnut Bred by E J Evans Sire Tafarnaubach Sion 33301 Dam 117299     Crumpwell Ffion Rider Sarah Rannie

In hand section A’s


3RD  Ms C M Pearse UPHILL JAMES FOX 81087 Grey Bred by    Exhibitor Sire Crumpwell Fox Wild 63795 Dam 118152 Trefaes Silver Saphire


2ND  Miss J Goodhead SARUM CAMELIA 152767 dob May 08 Grey Bred by S Franklin Sire Springbourne Envoy 60615 Dam 127204 Sarum    Colombine

Filly foals

4TH  S Hooper GLADSDALE ROXANNE 162583 dob 21-2-11 Grey Bred   by Exhibitor Sire Crumpwell Fox Wild 63795 Dam 104926 Lacy Petite

Section B’s


1ST  J & V Stephens ANNANDALE HALLMARK 80927 5-5-08 GreyBred by J Stephens Sire Soudley Taliesin 47529 Dam 122817 Stockham     Honey FOR SALE

Section C’s


2ND  Mrs C Willis-Burton PENTREFELIN GLADIATOR 79250 dob 200   Bred by Exhibitor Sire Gwyrfach Gideon 66405 Dam 105437 Synod    Glanwenna FOR SALE


1ST  Mr & Mrs R Curtis DHANAK RS 54158 24-5-99 Liver Ch Bred by  A D Fletcher Sire Rhosymeirch Surprise Dam Telynau Rosina

3RD  Mr and Mrs  R Curtis BODWENARTH CANDYMAN 62873 7-5-03 Bay Bred   by P J English Sire Bodwenarth Calvi Dam Boadwenarth Brenhines Y Gogledd

Section D's  3 yr and under gelding

2ND 940 Mrs D K Reynolds RHYDYPANDY WYNFORD JONES 85128 2-5-09 Bay Bred by D Evans Sire Pennal Brynmor Dam Rhydypandy

Working Hunter Ponies

Section A   3RD 134 Elizabeth J Launder GORFELYN GO LIGHTLY 138593 dob 29-4-05 Roan Bred by Mrs S Johnson Sire Gorfelyn Beacon Dam  Crossbrook      Guynor Rider Johanna Miller

2ND 157 Mrs E J Launder MORLYN RIVER KING G64159 dob 2003 Liver  Ch Bred by Mrs M A C Barribal Sire Morlyn King O The Castle Dam Morlyn Cygnet  Rider E Launder

Part breds


2ND  Mrs S Thompson OAKLYVALE GENTLEMAN IN SUEDE 5559G 4-  5-97 Chestnut Bred by Mrs K Rendle Sire Arturo Dam Bondleigh Lady in Silk

Traditional "Way of going" Class     Section A and B

3RD  Ms C M Pearse CRUMPWELL FOX WILD 63795 dob 14-6-2003 Chestnut Bred by E J Evans Sire Tafarnaubach Sion 33301 Dam 117299     Crumpwell Ffion Rider Sarah Rannie




Cornwall Young Judges break a record!! Today (May 2011) 13 Cornish young judges attended our competition at Polmesk Stud .Three winners were chosen after nearly five hours of training ,Judging and interviews with our judge Mrs Jo Lutey. Overall winner was Jenna Chamberlain from Falmouth and Georgia Wildgoose and Becca Sampson as their age group winners. What a fantastic evening we all had and a huge thank you to Jo Lutey from Trevarth stud and for all the helpers and parents and young judges that attended.




Pasadena Stud Visit.

The Swawpcs would like to sincerely thank Yvonne and Tom Small for a highly successful visit to there Pasadena stud yesterday(10th July) , with 40+ attending! It was an excellent social occasion as well as seeing some good ponies. The  weather was kind too, cloudy but dry which was a bonus. Hopefully some pictures to post soon. S.H.

It was a lovely relaxing day seeing the ponies then having a lovely lunch and a good gossip and catching up on news.
Yvonne has quite a few OAPs that have won a lot for her in the past or bred some prize winners Lochar Virginia, Littlepark Rising Star, Vaynor Amos, Friars Crystal Beam, Fronbach Lethal Weapon and Bengad Alpen Rose (32 yo). Which shows how much she cares for her ponies. All the foals are for sale and Carless Neopolitan a licensed Section C 4 yo stallion. The C foals are by Cream Boy Comet. Neopolitan had got out the night before and had had a night out on the tiles with a field of Welsh Cob mares so he had lost a lot of weight and was not looking his best. He has a wonderful temperament but as Yvonne is cutting down on her ponies and breeding she has no use for him. J.H.

 Pasadena Cresta                                           Lochar Virginia 27 yr old               Pasadena  Elegance

Friars Crystal Beam                                     Henlan Heidi                                     Pasadena Topaz

Erwwastad Catrin and Sunfire                                                     Carless Neopolitan 4yr old

Tom and Yvonne with Carless Neopolitan          Fronbach Lethal Weapon




HOYS 2010 !!!!!                                    HOYS 2010 !!!!!

 Massive well done to John Carter and the Millcroft team at Millcroft stud for winning the M & M Section B's at HOYS with Sam Roberts and Millcroft Isca Roc!!!  "ISCA ROCS"!!!!

A HUGE WELL DONE to 12 year old ZOE SKYRME from Penryn, Cornwall, winning "Showing World's" Handler of the YEAR!!! at HOYS 2010

SWAWPCS 2010 Performance Awards winners




2010  WPCS Awards 

some pics compliments of Janet Hardy.

Young Judges at the Welsh Nationals 2010



SWAWPCS (Northern area) Foal &Ridden Show Stretcholt Arena Saturday 20th November 2010

For report and FULL RESULTS Please CLICK HERE

All pics below compliments of Jayphotos copies of them can be purchased from there website.





1970 – 2010


What a fabulous day was had by us all!! A big crowd of cob enthusiasts arrived from near and far in glorious weather !!

We were taken around by Jo, Tony, Kate and Paul and what seemed like many other helping family members! The cob stallions and mares were fabulous and in there super summer condition. Likewise the section A's and they were all in show condition!!

Pasties and tea abounded and then it was off to see a selection of lovely ridden and in hand cobs in the show field including the highly successful Trevarth Galahad, property of Jean McNaughton and John Cooper;to be followed up by the cream of the Cornish BDS driving ponies who had had there Cornish show in an adjoining field previously. This was then capped with a fascinating and entertaining display by the Rexon show team from Devon featuring the well known stallion Trevarth Black Lad.  The day was a great example to everyone of the versatility of the Welsh cob and a great tribute to the 40 years of Welsh pony breeding from Jo and Tony Lutey and family. The Trevarth ponies and cobs have been exported to many parts of the world. Thank you for letting us share your day with you. RC

More pics to follow.

Seiont Venture section D                         Gemstone High Flyer (Sec A)                 Twyford Cola section C

Trevarth Black Lad


2009 Swawpcs CHAMPIONS

SWAWPCS Champion of the Year '09

 Maenan Ronan Keating  owned by Rob and Karen Curtis ,Polmesk Stud , and ridden by Holly Noott




Swawpcs Stud Competition

Trevarth Stud

 with there section D's

 Supreme and reserve champions in the Stud competition!





Swawpcs Late Summer Show

Overall Champion in hand and Supreme of Show 2 year old Sarum Japhet owned by Nicky Mcguire


Swawpcs Annual Medal show Bicton

Millcroft Geisha in hand and supreme of show and Millcroft Ghost Supreme Ridden Champion

Millcroft Geisha was Section B Champion, Broodmare Champion, owner Bred Champion and Supreme Champion plus NPS Silver Medal winner!!

Millcroft Ghost was Ridden Open Champion, Gelding Champion, Supreme Ridden Champion and NPS Silver Rosette winner.


Sarum Rembrandt Reserve Supreme of show

Rembrandt was Section A Champion, Youngstock Champion and Reserve Supreme.



 13 December 2009


Lord Haldon Hotel, Dunchideock, Nr Exeter, Devon

          Nearly 80 members their friends and family gathered at The Lord Haldon Hotel for the presentation of the In Hand and Performance Competition 2009 Awards.  We welcomed the WPCS President Will Lloyd and his wife Wendy of the famous Geler Stud of Welsh Cobs.  Will presented the rosettes and trophies to all the winners.

               The Christmas lunch was an extra special occasion this year as the Association was celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary.  Then Stewart and Annie Franklin of the Sarum Stud very kindly sponsored a pre meal drink from the bar and Jo Rodd’s mother had baked a special anniversary cake for us . Everyone enjoyed the meal which was the usual high standard from the Lord Haldon.  After the lunch an auction was held for a ‘Millcroft’ turkey kindly donated by John & Maggie Carter, the successful bidder was Stewart Franklin. The second item to be auctioned was a hamper of Christmas Fayre which was bought by Wendy Lloyd. The special anniversary cake was then cut jointly by Will, Wendy and Hazel Lucas.  Hazel was one of the original founding members and was on the committee for many years running several events and was also Show Secretary.

The cake was delicious, not a heavy fruit cake but a nice light chocolate cake with I am told had yoghurt in it.  We then drew the raffle with the top prize being another Christmas hamper.  Many thanks to all the members who donated a prize.  Everyone enjoyed the day and the children certainly did as they were having a great game amongst themselves playing with the anniversary balloons.  It was a lovely and relaxing day to meet and chat with other members. 

Our thanks go to all those who helped to make the day extra special.   J.H.


SWA Of WPCS In-Hand Points Competition 2009   CLICK HERE         




The Winners!


Brandon and Tanya Joyner


         Llanidan Prince

                                   Sarum Japhet reserve champion

Cornwall in hand points champion Fofway Louise & Lillian Skyrme


South West Christmas Equine Fair  Westpoint, Exeter

Despite our misgivings about the weather forecast and being outside it
worked out quite well and we had a lot of visitors to the stand and lots
of admirers for Jacky Wilson's 3 year old gelding Section B Gigman All
that Jazz.  Once again Jacky provided a great ambassador for the Welsh
breeds, Albie having such a good temperament and loving all the
attention.  He did get bored once or twice when it was quiet and so got
hold of one of the Welsh flags and pulled them for entertainment.
Unfortunately the Section B stallion was unable to come on the Sunday
but we still had Section A and C stallion's in the stallion parade.
Many thanks go to Jacky Wilson for bringing Albie for both days;and to
Sarah Thompson for bringing

section C Stallion Tyncwm Commander and to Stewart Franklin for bringing Heniarth Quinnell.

                                                                                               report by Janet Hardy



Swawpcs FOAL SHOW Conquest centre Taunton Nov 1st 


The foal show yesterday was a great success. Despite the awful start to the day with the wind and rain exhibitors still came from Herefordshire, Worcestershire and East Dorset!  The In Hand Champion was Carole Morbey’s Section C yearling colt Ridgehill Rhys, bred by Kevin Howdle and Steve Patch.  Reserve was the Section A colt Dargale Henri, shown by Adam Fletcher and owned and bred by Mr & Mrs Jeffries.  Henri was sent to Hay on Wye sale but there was not even a bid for him so he came home and the owners decided to send him to Adam to be shown. This was his first show! 

 The Ridden Champion was the lead rein winner Anne Brown's Browan Prelude with reserve the Connemara Kirtle Noble Fir owned by Miss W Heller and Ridden by Robert Pink.

 We are very grateful to our judges, Colin Davies who had a very long morning judging the Welsh in Hand classes,  Emma Kelly who judged the M&M and other classes in Ring 2 and Jinx Bryer who judged the ridden classes in the afternoon. Also the ring stewards Kirsty and Jenny and Brendan who helped with the late entries.

Many apologies to Joshua Warren who I missed out of the thank you’s for the 2009 Foal Show held at the Conquest Centre.  Joshua very kindly dealt with late entries, queries etc whilst Jenny and the other helpers were stewarding etc.  Janet


Janet Hardy




WELL DONE  Stuart and Anne FRANKLIN of the South West's SARUM Stud !!!

Royal Welsh Showground
25th October 2009

The 22nd Welsh National Foal Show organised by the Brecon and Borders Welsh Pony and Cob Association, the largest number of entries in one class being the 58 section A filly foals.

Reserve supreme, after winning her class of 58 entries of which 34 were present, was Stewart and Ann Franklin’s grey section A filly foal Sarum Romance produced by Adam Fletcher. Romance is sired by the Dutch-bred Vechtzicts Hywel who was male champion at the 2005 Royal Welsh Show and Romance is his first foal in this country. This was Romance’s third championship in three weeks which is not surprising since she is a real little “show-off”. Her dam Cledwyn Red Rose has produced a string of champions for the Sarum Stud.

 Write up and photograph compliments of Dr Wynne Davies


SWAWPCS Champion of the Year '09

       Maenan Ronan Keating  owned by Rob and Karen Curtis and ridden by Holly Noott


Many thanks to the show organiser Ollie Mockridge from Wales (formerly from the S W) with his magnificent       efforts our Championship show had the most entries forward since the competition began! Held at Bicton Arena,  42 champion ponies arrived from all over the South West to compete for the prestigious South West Welsh Champion of the year. Held in parallel with the veteran of the year show full results are available on "Show results and News".


Maenan Ronan Keating owned by Rob and Karen Curtis and ridden by Holly Noott , gained overall ridden champion and then went on to take the title South West Welsh Champion of the Year!!



Kaydence Adonis in hand overall champion

A Champion and reserve supreme in-hand was Cathy Pearse's Uphill James Fox.

B Champion was John and Maggie Carters brood mare.


broodmare  Steve Patch's Ridgehill Rebecca.

in hand section C champion      

D Champion and Supreme in-hand was Nick Cowie's Kaydence Adonis.



South West Welsh Pony and Cob Society stud visit to Ceredigion Wales sep '09

Quick report from Janet Hardy just back from Wales!!

We had a great visit to Wales and everyone enjoyed themselves.  The Royal Feather at Aberaeron was a lovely hotel and the staff were very friendly etc. Visits also included visit to Talgrwn Stud Services, Gwnan and Richard Thomas who specialise in AI or all types of horses and gave a tour of their facilities and a talk on AI, the Ceredigion Foal Show and the Coscaron Stud display of cobs in association for Ceredigion Assoc Evening – Fund raising for the Royal Welsh as it is Ceredigion Year.


 The group in Aberaeron  by the Cob statue.

Trefiw Stud – Moellgarnedd Calypso with this years rosettes!

Tyngwndwn Stud


Fronarth Robin at the Fronarth Stud

Sarnau Stud – Sarnau Seremn                                 Nantgwina Stud 0 Pendam Sally 1986

 Trefaes Stud – youngsters                                                      Corscaron Stud




Swawpcs Stud competition 10th /11th & 12th sep '09 

                                                                                                  Results now on "Show Results"

Edwin Prosser from the Mintfield Stud has set himself a three day task judging the swawpcs stud competition here in the south west . Here are a few pics to let you see what has been happening; the results of course wont be known till the AGM later this autumn!!

2009 Swawpcs STUD COMPETITION RESULTS now online

                                     CLICK HERE!  or look on "Show Results & News"


Congratulations to the Trevarth Stud for winning both Supreme and reserve in the Stud competition!

Trevarth Stud


Polmesk Stud




 Tresorya stud


Millcroft stud



South Western Association of Wpcs Late Summer show (Cornish show)  There are lots more pics on Celia's site here!!

Full results now under "Show results and News"!!

Congratulations to all the winners and all who entered and hopefully enjoyed themselves! A big thank you to Tony and Jo Lutey who provided the field venue FOC! and to the judges who have to come down from such a long way to be at our shows here in Cornwall. Also a huge thank you on behalf of the South West Welsh committee to Fred and Debbie Kellow from Chywoon stud here in Cornwall ; for all there effort and hard work and who have successfully run this show for lots of years but due to time commitments are retiring this year.

Overall Champion in hand and Supreme of Show 2 year old Sarum Japhet owned by Nicky Mcguire



Emily Kenyon's lead rein with her nephew winning reserve overall of show

Lenny the lead rein, with Josh and Auntie Em leading ,took ridden champion and reserve Supreme, one very happy 6year old!!


Gemma Trevenna's beautiful Part Bred 3 year old filly Colby Vanity Fayre  1st and champion and Reserve Supreme in hand.


Shaun Bowman Parc Farm Stud ;with reserve champion section A Sarum Posy,went on to win the Section A bronze medal

as Sarum Japhet had already medalled this season.



Cream gelding Eyarth Osprey won his class and then went on to win the B championship and a medal.  This was the last show with him as he will now be sold


Bodwenarth Candyman 6 year old C stallion by Bodwenarth Calvi and out of Bodwenarth Brenhines Y Gogledd

owned by Rob and Karen Curtis Champion in hand section C and wpcs bronze medal winner.


Jonathon Payne at Trekerwys stud with Blaengwyn Lampard cob champion; winning the section D cob medal .

The Paynes brood mare (on lease from Mr & Mrs Hall),

Rebeca Eithin, was 2nd in her class and our foal, Trekerwys Top Spot overall foal champion,


Sue Smith's Gellihaf Romeo  1st and Reserve Section C Champion

Chris Greens Glynwyn Tirion 1st section C 2/3 yr olds

Paul Parker Trevarth stud "cornering fast!            Polmesk Chardonnay & her filly foal Polmesk Cupid 1st section A broodmare and foal.

Wyedean Merrinn,2nd in the section C foal class,from Polmesk Stud.

pic compliments of Yvonne!

Yvonne Small Pasadena stud won the section A stallion class with Fronbach lethal weapon and she also won the barren mare section C class with Erwwastad catrin


Most of the following pics credited to Sarah and Steve Thompson


Zoe Skyrme won the Young Handlers (Alison Fry's pic)       Polmesk Mighty Murray in the young handlers

Trekerwys stud's section C stallion Arthen Hedd 3rd in the C stallions.

Polmesk Mighty Murray section A stallion.


Heather @ Roseview stud

won the Welsh B barren mare and gelding class with Thistledown  Pretty Posh                                      



Willoway Golden Jubilee 1st Ridden sec C & res Champion ridden owned and ridden by Emma James


Swawpcs Visit to International Show in Holland

Well done to George & Jacky Cooper who are SWA members and own Poster’s Movie Star; Winner of the yearling C filly class.

Quick report from Janet Hardy just back from Holland!

We have had a super time in Holland.  Missed the performance classes at the International Show because they were on the Friday and the opening ceremony on Sat which everyone said was amazing and emotional!!!. We did see the driving display. The A classes were so big they overran and the B classes were also big. George & Jacky Cooper are SWA members and own Poster’s Movie Star. Winner yearling C filly class. Don’t’ know who the Section B is winning the class. (see pics) The group photo is at Hoekhorst Stud where we were joined by Steve Williams (Rhesfair stud) and friends. Harold Zoet took us to  a lovely restaurant near his stud in the old fishing village of Elburg – no longer on the sea. We visited about 10 studs so will have lots more photos to sort out. 

Llanarth Seldom Seen                            Nebo Rachel                                      Thistledown Secret Agent

Supreme Champion Holland 2009      Reserve Champion  in hand                                Young Stock Champion

Popsters Movie Star Holland 2009


Visit to Tresorya Stud

Pics compliments of Janet Hardy



A few pictures of our visit on sunday to Elizabeth's stud down here in Cornwall! It was a soggy old day but what a lunch spread!!! Us "hardy"(just a joke Sue and Janet!!) souls turned out and thoroughly enjoyed our visit!! Thank you to Elizabeth and her husband and family and helpers for a very pleasurable visit. Elizabeth would like to invite all those that couldn't get to her open day, for one reason or another, (probably the weather!!) to call her and arrange a return visit; you are always welcome.01872 277977. Mobile:07775611123

Tresorya Llyw Sulien July 2009

Tresorya Cymro Wyn 2009








What a day for Millcroft  Stud!!! success at Swawpcs Annual Medal show Bicton

Pics compliments of Janet Hardy

Millcroft Geisha in hand and supreme of show and Millcroft Ghost Supreme Ridden Champion

Millcroft Geisha was Section B Champion, Broodmare Champion, owner Bred Champion and Supreme Champion plus NPS Silver Medal winner!!

Millcroft Ghost was Ridden Open Champion, Gelding Champion, Supreme Ridden Champion and NPS Silver Rosette winner.


Sarum Rembrandt Reserve Supreme of show

Rembrandt was Section A Champion, Youngstock Champion and Reserve Supreme.


Parc Farm Keepsake was the Foal Champion.

Chironvalley Reflection 3 Leigh


Ridgehill Rhys Bicton 2009 Leigh


Riddens at Bicton '09



Millcroft Ghost Supreme open ridden


Maenan Ronan Keating ridden overall Reserve supreme Champion



Stevas Nazinda Veteran CHAMP Bicton 2009 leigh


THANK YOU    from the Chairman Ann Brown South West Assn Wpcs Committee

 Our Annual Medal show was held at Bicton arena on a humid but thankfully dry day last Sunday and very grateful thanks are due to many people, especially:  Lorna Knowles and her team in the secretaries office, Belinda and Chris Watson for setting up/ taking down on Saturday and Sunday, PA System and announcements, Jenny Westlake for also setting up and checking site/stables, Rob Curtis for controlling stables and Tim Brown for an excellent job looking after all our judges on the day( and litter picking!!!)Thanks go as well to all the honourable  judges who carried out their task with thought and a smile. Also to all our generous sponsors, especially in this difficult financial time, many thanks.Last but certainly not least, as without the generous giving of time and effort we would not be able to run this show, our VERY grateful thanks go to all the stewards and helpers.Many thanks to you all and we hope you enjoyed your day,


Early summer show 2006

In Hand Champion Ms C Pearce's Crumpwell Foxwild





Early summer show 2009

Supreme In Hand Champion Tardebigge Elegant Lady



Ridden Champion Early summer show '09

Full results to follow


Goresmead & Bradmore visit on Sunday 31st May Some pics

report to follow

Ainsty Musical Dream                                         Bradmore Tango


South Western Assn ROYAL WELSH WINNERS 2009

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 After a sunny day on Monday the heavens opened and turned the main ring into a ploughed field by the end of Wednesday but the wind, mud and rain did not deter our members. Cathy Pearse must be over the moon at winning the Section A yearling colt class with her homebred UPHILL JAMES.  What an achievement to be chosen from 70 entries (about 40 -50 forward) against the best in the country.   In the two year old colt class Nicky Mcguire was 4th with SARUM JAPHET

beating Stewart Franklin’s homebred SARUM REMBRANDT into 6th place.  Anne Brown realised her ambition of showing in the Royal Welsh main ring with her homebred brood mare BROWAN PRELUDE.  Anne stayed in the ring after half the class was dismissed but was not in the first 10.  Prelude’s foal led by Jamie Frost was 8th in the colt foal class.

 Many Congratulations to young Calvin Higgs who was pulled in first in the initial line up of the Section B yearling colt class with


MINTFIELD TALISMAN and was 4th in the final placings.

pic compliments The Event Photographer

Mrs Stephens was 8th with her homebred ANNANDALE HALLMARK in the yearling colt class..  Vicky Stephens was 12th in the yearling filly/gelding class.with her homebred ANNANDALE EXCLUSIVE. .  John, Maggie and Anthony Carter were 4th in the Junior Broodmare class with their homebred MILLCROFT STARBRIGHT and Vicky Stephens was 6th in the same class with her homebred mare ANNANDALE EVITA. Evita’s foal WAS 6th in the filly foal class.  The Carter’s family homebred MILLCROFT ISKA ROCK was 8th in the Stallion class.

 George and Jacky Cooper’s POPSTERS MOVIESTAR was second in the  Section C yearling class.  Gill Killey’s homebred mare TREFYNYS PRINCESS SASKIA following her success last year winning the HOYS WHP Championship has returned home to be a brood mare.  She was 6th in the barren mare class.

In the Section D classes KAYDENCE CHAOS was 4th in the 3 year old colt class in the sole ownership off Nick Cowie  and bred by  John and Chris Newman at Kaydencekaydence voodoo had 7th in a strong yearling filly class ,Also their KAYDENCE ADONIS who was Champion D and Champion stallion at SWA Bicton 2009 was 3rd in the senior stallion class out of 45 entries.  Very sadly Kevin Howdle had to have his many times Champion Welsh Cob mare TARDEBIGGE ELEGANT LADY put down at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday.

Carole Morbey was 4th with RIDGEHILL RHYS in the 2/3 year old palomino class and Joyce Johns was 5th with her homebred TREHELIG GEORGETTE in the 4 year old palomino class.

Millcroft standing 4th in the section B broodmare and foal class


The chairman and Jamie on a soggy Royal Welsh monday!! First 2 Pics courtesy of Rob Curtis and 3rd The Event Photographer

 Ridden classes  

The ridden classes were held on Thursday when several members were successful competing on dreadful ground conditions.  Jane Wyatt from Christchurch Dorset was the ride judge for the Welsh Cob stallions and mares, well done Jane this is quite a mammoth task.  Rob & Karen Curtis’s Section C stallion, MAENAN RONAN KEATING ridden by Holly Noott was 5th in a class of 40 and in the same class Sarah Thompson’s Maenan Cybil Shepherd was 8th.  John & Maggie Carter’s homebred MILLCROFT ISKA ROC won the A & B HOYS class ridden by Sam Roberts.  Good luck at HOYS. Jo Sleep’s Welsh Part Bred GRINDLES QUESTION MASTER was 4th in the Children’s Riding Ponies.

Ronan Keating standing in the mud bath!!but he took 5th place so delighted!!




Photos from Young Judges Cornwall  June 11th 09



10 to 12 year olds   Cameron Whitehead St Ives Cornwall

13 to 18 year olds  Jessica Sayers Devon

19 to 25 year olds Holly Noott from Cornwall



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