Formed 1969

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 Updated 6 July 2020

NEXT EVENTS for 2020



The SWA Online PHOTO Stud Competition is now open for entries so start take photos of your ponies NOW!!! The Compettion is for SWA Members only, For the full details and rules plus the entry form please see the Competition and Shows page.  The judge will be Mrs Claire Willis-Burton (Pentrefelin) who judged our main SWA Stud Competition competiton in 2008.


It is hoped that the normal SWA Stud Competition will take place in late September depending on the Covid-19 restrictions in place at that time


An online show organised and run by Lauren Moore-Williams with classes not only for Welsh and Welsh Part-Breds but also other breeds, all In Hand and Ridden.  Details will follow soon.


Sunday 8 November 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Kenton Victory Hall, Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8JA





Open Spring Show  & ANNUAL MEDAL SHOW- due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and in accordance with Government advice we have decided it is sensible to cancel the shows.  They will not be rescheduled.  The dates for next year’s Shows are 18 April 2021 & 20th June 2021 with the same schedules as for 2020.    Please spread the word especially to anyone who does not have access to a computer or Facebook.


🐴Reminder for SWA SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020
Subscriptions were due on 1st January 2020. If you have not already paid your subscription please pay by 31 March 2020.
Subscription rates are
FULL member £15
Family member living at the same address £3

Only the full member will receive a newsletter.
PLEASE NOTE: Members who renew their subscriptions after 31 March are not eligible for the member’s reduced entry fees to the Association Shows held during the current year.

Only the full member will receive a newsletter. Subscriptions may be paid by cheque and sent to: Miss Sue Hardy, Briar Thicket, Ryme Road, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY or by BACS to the SWA Bank account a NatWest – Branch Code:54-41-19 Account No: 321614909 (please send an email with your details to Sue Hardy Email: ) or you can pay through our site on Showing Scene. 🐴


It is with great regret that  Stewart Franklin has resigned as Chairman of the Association and Committee member for Devon.

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.

The association holds shows, events including “teach ins”, meetings, talks and stud visits, several shows each 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 note the addition of the following rule to the SWA Show Rules included in all schedules from now on:

In the interest of Health & Safety all in hand ponies & horses must be held at all times by the lead rope or reins.



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 2020 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 2020 members where we have their email addresses to confirm that you will be able to enter the relevant SWA shows at the reduced rates.


2020 SWA Sponsorship Form and details please use this link Sponsors for website 2020. Forms were enclosed with the last newsletter. Please sponsor our shows.


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


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


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.  Tel: 01935 872069 Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY Email: