SWA Welsh Champion of the Year - Sarum Rose Sparkling Wine. 2016 SWA Young Judges Team, Alice Major, Jess Talbot (Overall National Champion) & Emily Chubb

South Western Association of the WPCS

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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  11 October 2016


In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young Adult In Hand Points Competition.  Please send in your completed cards to the organisers by 31 October 2016.  The In hand Competition forms for  2016/167 are now available to download from the Show schedule page.


Saturday 5 November SWA Annual General Meeting & Presentation of Stud Competition Awards.  Guest Mrs Betty French of the Forlan Stud, President of the WPCS.  2pm Garden Room, Gipsy Hill Hotel, Monkerton, Exeter.

Sunday 20 November SWA Winter Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Chivenor EC, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 7QN.  Secretary: Mrs Lydia Forrester  Tel: 07850 522726. The schedule is now available to download from the show schedule page.

Sunday 27 November SWA Bronze Medal (for Pure Breds& Part Breds) In Hand & Ridden Show, Stretcholt Equestrian Centre, Nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4SR.  Secretray:  Mrs Judy Pring Tel: 01823 673209/07900 055409.  The schedule is now available to download from the show schedule page.

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HOYS 2016 - Many congratulations to Vicky Stevens and Ian Jones whose Annandale Stud have won the Section B Breeders award for the FIFTH year running.  What a record!!


5 to 18 September Annual SWA Stud Visit - this time to the South of England.  We saw some lovely ponies and cannot thank the stud owners enough for their hospitality. More photos were posted on our Facebook page.

The SWA group at Ronswood  Stud and Blanche/Springbourne's 25 Year old stallion Cascob Silver Ghost

Sunday 11 September SWA Welsh Champion of the Year and Young Handler of the Year .  Wellbeck Equestrian Centre, Farringdon, Exeter.  Please CLICK HERE for results.

Supreme In Show - Sarum Rose Sparkling Wine                  and Reserve in Show - Ryehall Viennese Waltz

SWA Young Handler of the Year

Champion Young Handler of The Year - Brandon Joyner                and Reserve Champion Young Handler - Isobel Glazebrook

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 contact the organiser Jenny Chesher tel: 01276 671775 for queries. Please CLICK HERE for results.  PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED HERE IN  THE NEAR FUTURE

Sunday 28 August LATE SUMMER SHOW WPCS BRONZE MEDAL SHOW. Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, 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 schedules are available to download on the Show schedule page. Please CLICK HERE for results (Affliated rings only at the moment)

UPHILL DIVA Section A & Overall Owner Bred Champion, Section A Champion, Supreme In Hand Champion and Supreme  in Show.  PARK FARM MIMOSA Leading Rein class winner, Mini Ridden Champion, Supreme Ridden Champion and Reserve Supreme in Show.      Photos by Celia Roberts.

Saturday 6 August 2016 The WPCS Young Judges Competition, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs.  Many congratulations to Jess Talbot who not only won her Section  (19 to 21 years) old but out of 37 competitors forward on the day was the Overall Champion, winner of the Llanarth Trophy and a lovely show cane made & given by Mr Mike Daley.  (One of Mike's cane had been given to the Queen the previous week).  Our SWA team was Alice Major, Emily Chibb & Jess Talbot. Many thanks to them all for represnting the SWA, they were a great credit to the Association.  Unfortunately Maddie & Jasmine Wills were unable to compete due to transport difficulties.

Alice Major, Jess Talbot & Emily Chubb

Dr Wynne Davies' latest book - From The Horse' Mouth an autobiography

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.

SWA forthcoming events for 2016 arranged so far - Please CLICK HERE to see complete list also see our Facebook page.


SPONSORSHIP:  2016 SWA Sponsorship Form and detail please CLICK HERE   Please sponsor our shows. 

LIST of 2016 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


          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, SherborneDorset 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 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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