Formed 1969

Welcome to our website


 Updated 13 November 2019

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, 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 bi-annual stud competition and an annual Christmas dinner including performance & in-hand points awards schemes.


7th & 8th December WEST COUNTY CHRISTMAS EQUINE FAIR,  Westpoint, Devon County Showground.  We have a stand (No 1) at this annual event, please come and visit us.  Our own goods will be on sale and some of the WPCS.


Come and join in this social gathering and awards presentations at Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7UX .  For the menu please see the replyslip that was enclosed with your Autumn Newsletter or click here REPS SEP 19 – Christmas Lunch.  Payment and orders must be received by 7 December.


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.

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE ON 1 JANUARY. 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 2019 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 2019 members where we have their email addresses to confirm that you will be able to enter the relevant SWA shows at the reduced rates.

SPONSORSHIP: 2019 SWA Sponsorship Form and details please CLICK HERE. Forms were enclosed with the last newsletter. Please sponsor our shows.

LIST of 2019 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


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

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.