Updated 27 February 2020
See news page re Equine Herpes Virus
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.
NEXT EVENTS for 2020
March Dorset Show –
Since we lost the original venue for the Pre Season/Practice Show as they were no longer taking bookings for outside events, we have been searching for a suitable venue but so far have failed to find somewhere with a big enough indoor school and/or adequate parking. We still have ideas and Jo Rodd and Mary-Anne McCrow are on the case but it does not appear possible for this year. Also with EHV rearing its head and strangles reported in the western part of the county perhaps it is just as well!
Please note change of date from that previously advertised;
7th April, Tuesday YOUNG JUDGES TRAINING & ASSESSMENT, Forces Farm, Butterleigh, Nr Cullompton, Devon EX15 1PJ. Section D’s this year! A reply slip was enclosed with the last newsletter. Open to all our young members aged between 10 & 21. Even if you do not want to be selected for the final you are welcome to come along & join in. PLEASE SEE COMPETITIONS AND SHOWS TAB FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. Assessor Ms Sonia Smith of the Trevallion Stud. Organiser Miss Jess Talbot Tel: 07936 394552 Email: email@example.com
19 April, Sunday SWA OPEN SPRING MEDAL SHOW with NPS & National Welsh & Welsh Part Bred Show Qualifiers. Chard Equestrian Showground , White House Farm, Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset TA20 4BP
21 June, Sunday SWA Summer (Annual) Bronze Medal Show, Starcross, Nr Exeter, Devon. PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE just down the road from Powderham and Equine influenza vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses/ponies competing in NPS affiliated classes.
ADDITION TO SHOW RULES
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. PLEASE CONTACT Hon. Secretary: Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069 Briar Thicket, Ryme Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY Email email@example.com