Updated 24 May 2016
It was with great sadness that we heard that Jim Richards (William James
Milligan Richards) of the Kingdown Stud had died suddenly on 8th May.
A Service of Celebration was held at St Mary's Church, Sturminster Marshall,
Dorset on 24 May when over 250 people attended. Our sympathy goes to
Wendy his wife, his children and grandchildren.
BATH & WEST SHOW - EXHIBITORS
The show has warned us that there may be delays due to
developements at the Horsegate. So be warned and allow extra time for
Photo by Dawes Photography
STOP PRESS: Many, many congratulations to Nicki & Tony
McGuire whose Section A stallion YSSELVIEDTS HIGHWOOD
at the Devon County not only won his class, the Section A Championship & the WPCS
Bronze Medal BUT TODAY (21 May) won the CUDDY under Jenny Pitman!!!!
Dr Wynne Davies says that Woody is the first Section A bred abroad to have
qualified for this competition since it has was inaugurated!
B'S WANTED FOR SWA TEAMS IN WPCS PERFORMANCE COMPETITION
We are again entering two teams for this prestigious competition and to date
I have no Section Bs to complete the two teams! If anyone would be
interested in joining a team please let me know. The SWA pay the entry
fees for the teams but each member of the team has to enter as an individual
as well which costs £15 if you are a WPCS member and £20 if you are not.
Full details are on the WPCS website under judging and Showing - Performance
Awards. Sue Hardy - Email:
EVENTS COMING UP
Sunday 12 June 41ST ANNUAL BRONZE MEDAL SHOW, Powderham
Castle, Kenton Exeter Devon. In addition to classes for Registered
Welsh Ponies & Cobs and their Partbreds there is also an unaffliliated ring
which proved so popular last year. WPCS Bronze Medals, qualifiers for
the National Welsh Show, NPS and NPS of Cornwall End of Season
Extravaganza Show. In Hand, Ridden and WHP classes. We are very
pleased to announce that Mrs Jane Etheridge of the Wheelers Pony Stud will
Mrs L Hilliard who is now unable to judge. Also the First Aid and
Photographer shown in the schedule can no longer attend and have been
replaced by Devon EMS (Devon Essential Medical Services from Torquay and
Elswood Equine Photography. Please amend your hard
copies of the schedule. The schedule is now available to download from
the Show schedule page.
Sunday 31 July CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS OF THE SARUM STUD OF WELSH
SECTION As. By kind invitation from Anne & Stewart Franklin.
Please send in a completed replyslip so we know how many people are coming.
The replyslip was enclosed with the Spring Newsletter where you will find
full details of the event.
2, 3 & 4 September STUD COMPETITION. The judge this year will
be Miss Rosie Russell-Allen of the Aston Stud. A replyslip
was enclosed with the Spring Newsletter. please conact the organiser Jenny
Chesher tel: 01276 671775 for quieries or futher details.
Sunday 28 August LATE SUMMER SHOW WPCS BRONZE MEDAL SHOW.Royal
Cornwall Showground, Wafebridge, Cornwall TR8 5NT. In Hand and Ridden
classes for registered Welsh Ponies and Cobs and thier Part Breds also an
Unaffiliated ring with similar classes to those held at the Annual Medal
Show. The schedule will be ready to download soon.
Sunday 11 September SWA Welsh Champion of the
Year and Young Handler of the Year . **** New venue *** Wellbeck
Equestrian Centre, Farringdon, Exeter, 3 miles from M5 just below
Exeter Airport, past Westpoint and Crealy.Please
CLICK HERE to see if
you have qualified. You have to be a current SWA member to qualify.
The schedule will be ready to download soon.
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Sunday 17 April OPEN SPRING SHOW,
Chard Showground, Higher Purtingdon, Chard, Somerset TA18 8QY. In
Hand, Young Handlers, Ridden, WHP, CHAPS and Dressage classes and
qualifiers. This show was a great success with competitors coming from
a wide area. Fr full results please
CLICK HERE . The
Supreme In Hand Champion was Sabine Andre-Parson New Forest stallion Sabinas
Gold Sovereign and the Supreme Ridden Champion Rhiannon Randalls Highland
Yersten of Alltnacailubach. For more photos see our Facebook page. Please support the professional photographer and buy his
photos - to view see his website esp-photgraphic.
Hope Nougat ~ Supreme Welsh In Hand Champion
Blaidd Tynam - Reserve Supreme In hand Champion Photos by ESP-Photgraphic
please do not copy or use them without the photographers permission.
9 April NPS Supreme Dressage Championships.
Well done to the SWA team who competed at these Championships.
Stephanie Clancy says "We all had a great time and the team spitit
made attending te event even more fun and worthwhile. We were
delighted with our 10th place out of 20 teams in the Prelim 18 class and 5th
place out of 14 teams in the Novice Section. There were some great
individual placings too. Can't wait for next year!" The team
looked very smart with their SWA logos on their saddle cloths! many
thanks to Sara Galzebrook for organising the team.
Our SWA Dressage Team - Issy Glazebrook, Jess Talbot, Caitlin Clancy &
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5 April Tuesday YOUNG JUDGES TRAINING &
ASSESSMENT, Forces Farm, Butterleigh, Near Cullompton, Devon
Jasmine Wills, Lisa Kingett-Ricquier, Maddie Wills, Emily
Chubb & Alice Major
We had a lovely day at Forces Farm for our our
Young Judges Training & Assessment. Many congratulations to Jasmine
Wills, Maddie Wills, Emily Chubb & Alice Major who willl be
representing the SWA at the WPCS Young Judges Final in August at Malvern.
Many thanks to Lisa Kingett-Ricquier for giving the candidates some
excellent training and for assessing them. With very grateful thanks
to Jenny Westlake, Vicky Stephens and Ian Jones for providing the Section Ds
for the training and assessment and to their helpers Kirstine Jones and
Marsha Fairall. To our Chairman, Roberta Jones who helped brief the
candidates with Lisa Kingett-Ricquier before the training and also wrote
notes for Lisa when the candidates were interviewed. Also to our excellent hosts Anne & Stewart Franklin
for allowing us to use the excellent facilities at Forces Farm and for
giving us such a wonderful lunch and making everyone so welcome..
Heniarth Quinnell HOYS 2014 ridden by Katie Parry
THE WELSH PONY & COB SOCIETY 2016 AGM, The Vale Resort,
Vale Of Glamorgan Saturday 2 April 2016
Many Congratulations to Stewart & Anne Franklin of the Sarum Stud whose well
known Section A stallion, HENIARTH QUINNELL was presented with the highest
honour that the WPCS can award, the Miss Broderick Memorial Trophy. Not only
succesful in the showring himself Quinnell has also produced stock that are
competing at the highest levels of competition. Please see the SWA
Winter 2014 and 2015 Newsletters for the full details. Not only
competing himself at HOYS but with three of his sons in 2014 and two in
2015. Powys Sprite winning in 2014 and Julie and Sarah Joyner's Sarum
Rembrandt winning in 2015, then going through the card to be crowned Supreme
Pony of the Year. For furthe details and photos please see our Facebook
2016 Subscriptions were due on 1st January 2016 - a
replyslip was sent out with the Autumn Newsletter. Subsription rates
are £12.00 for a Full member and £2 for each additional member at the same
address. Only the full member will receive a newsletter. Please
make your cheques payable to SWA of WPCS and send with SAE to Miss Sue
Hardy, Briar Thicket, Ryme Road, Yestminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY.
WPCS PERFORMANCE AWARDS for Sections A, B C, D and
Registered Welsh Part Breds. Entry forms and further details are now
available on the WPCS website under 'Judging and Showing - Performance
Awards'. Points from affliated and unaffliated Shows count from 12
March to 15 October. Please let Sue Hardy know if you are entering and
would also like to be part of the SWA Team.
sponsors our shows. For a copy of the 2016 SWA
Sponsorship Form and details please
CLICK HERE. To see
the Sponsorship so far received for our 2015/16 shows please
CLICK HERE .
The Annual Bronze Medal Show and Late Summer Show schedules will be going to
the printers in the next couple of week so if you want your sponsorship to
be shown in there please send your cheque ASAP. many thanks.
Our Chairman, Rob Curtis, sadly feels he has to resign due
to various personal events such as a hernia operation (cannot drive or lift
anything heavy for a couple of months), organising the rebuilding of their
main barn after it was severely damaged during the gales and storms and
other personal commitments which mean he cannot fit in continuing as
Chairman. Mrs Roberta Jones, Vice Chairman, will take over as Chairman
for the moment.
Rob says: "I am sure our wonderful Association will continue to go from
strength to strength. Karen and I will always being 100% behind you
all and look forward to all our events with continued enthusiasm. Keep
up the excellent work you are all doing and as always positive actions and
team work will always suceed in the end. All the very best wishes for
the future. Regards Rob"
Sunday 6 March OPEN PRE SEASON SHOW FOR WELSH &
NON WELSH, In Hand, Young Handlers & Ridden. Kingston
Maurward College Indoor School, Dorchester, Dorset. A very successfull
first show of the season for the SWA. For the full results and a
CLICK HERE. there are more photos on the SWA Fb page.
Welsh In Hand Champion & Overhall In Hand Champion & Reserve - Welsh PB
Little Crusader & Section C Hawkbay Romeo
Ridden Champion Section B - Birkinsbrook Stylish Lad & Reserve Llanfyllin
Apollo (Photo by ?)
Saturday 20 February 5pm WPCS Forum for the South West of England,
Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX. An open
discussion with the WPCS Trustees, Ann Bigley, John Kirk &
HERE for a report of this very succesful forum which was open to WPCS
members from Avon & Border Counties WPCS, Cornish Welsh Association and SWA
Saturday 20 February following the WPCS Forum for the South West of England
Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX the SWA WPCS held
a Veterinary Talk
by Jamie Gibb from Stringers Equine Practice, Exeter with Cat Wakely from
Natural Animal Feeds.
This was a fascinating evening which could have carried on and members
present found the information given was very useful. We could have
gone on much longer as Mr Gibb was such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable
speaker but it was getting late so we had to stop! The main topics
covered were; Breeding, Strangles, Laministis and Teeth.
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There are still are few SWA 2016 Calendars for sale at £4.75
(plus £1.50 P&P) now reduced to £2.00
plus P&P. The calendars have photos of SWA Members Welsh
Ponies, Cobs and Part Breds. Available from Sue Hardy.
Photo on cover of Calendar
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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. 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 2016 arranged so far - Please
to see complete list also see our
SPONSORSHIP: 2016 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, SherborneDorset DT9 6JY
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
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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