Updated 14 March 2018
2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE ON 1 JANUARY. AT the
2017 AGM a resolution was passed to increase the subscriptions to £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
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
Sue Hardy Tel: 01935 872069
Briar Thicket, Ryme
Road ,Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6JY
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In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young
Adult In Hand Points Competition. The In hand Competition forms for 2017/18
are available to
download from the Show schedule page. Please note change in organisers
for 2017/18 - In Hand Points Competition - Sue Hardy and Performance Points
Competition - Sara Glazebrook . Please
CLICK HERE for the
2016/17 In Hand Competition results and
CLICK HERE for The
2016/17 Performance Points Competition results.
EVENTS COMING UP
Sunday15 April 2018 Open Spring Show,
Chard Equestrian Showground, Somerset. The corrected schedule is
now available to download from the Show Dates/Schedule page.
You can now enter on line - use the link on the Show Schedule page.
that the timetable printed in the hard copy is incorrect
because the new classes 38 & 39 has been missed out and as a result the
class numbers following are incorrect. Also the WHP classes should be
Novice (classes 53 to 56, Intermediate 57 to 60 and Open (NPS/Topspec) 61 to
64. In the WPBR In Hand classes Class 19 should read Yearlings special
rosettes to the best gelding and Class 20 - 2 & 3 year olds special rosette
to best gelding.
Entry fees on the schedule's front cover of the hard copy are incorrect.
please add £2 to each fee. The Entry form is correct.
Sunday 22 April
2018 Young Judges Training and Assessment. Assessor Mrs Jane
Upton of the Bluebury and Manhattan Studs. Venue: Forces Farm,
Butterleigh, Nr Cullompton. The ponies to be judged this year
will be Section Bs. At the end of the day three candidates will be
chosen to represent the SWA at the Final to be judged on the Saturday before
the National Welsh Show at Malvern. Whilst the final is limited to
those aged bewteen 10 and 21 years, anyone younger or older is welcome to
come along and take part in our training day/assessment. All details
and directions will be sent to those who return the reply slip that was
enclosed with the Winter 2017 newsletter, sent to members earlier this year.
If you are interested please complete the above reply slip so details can be
sent to you.
Sunday 17 June
Annual Bronze Medal Show, Powderham Castle Nr Exeter, Devon.
The schedule can be downloaded soon from the Show Dates/schedule page.
Sunday 19 August 2018 Kernow Bronze Medal Show,
Chiverton Equestrian Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Nr Truro TR4
We are very pleased to announce the results of the YOUNG ADULT
HANDLER OF THE YEAR 2017. Many congratulations to Charley Handley the
Champion, ANNA RICHARDS the Reserve Champion and Claire Dunn second reserve.
Many apologises for the results not being available at the Christmas Lunch.
Sunday10 December 2017 CHRISTMAS LUNCH and
AWARDS PRESENTATION FOR PERFORMANCE COMPETITION, IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION
AND YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR. Gipsy Hill Hotel,
Monkerton, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RN. The In Hand Awards were presented to
the recipients by Jess Talbot and the Performance Points Scheme by the
organiser Anna Richards with the help of George Whisker. Many thanks
to Nicki McGuire for organising the presentation of the In hand rosettes as
Roberta Jones is away in South Africa.. We are very grateful to Anna
for runnning the Performance competetion over the last few years, not an
easy task. As Anna is now very busy with showing ponies, taking a
University course and painting course amongst many other things she has
handed the organisation over to Sara Glazebrook from 2017/18. The pipe
cleaner competition was very popular and was judged by Sylvia and Christine
from the Gypsy Hill Hotel. They had quite a job, the artistic talent
of our members and family are amazing. The winner of the Younger
Section was Annanbel Rodd with a reinderr and carrot and the older Section
by Claire Rafferty with a Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer..
The Christmas Lunch was one of the best we have ever had. Happy
Some of the prizewinners
The winning pipe cleaner models
Sunday 12 November 2017 SWA Winter Show for
Welsh & Non Welsh, Chivenor Equestrian Centre, Silverwell,
Blackwater, Nr Truro,Cornwall TR4 7QN. The Winter Show was held again
this year at the Chivenor Equestrian Centre and was enjoyed by all who
attended. Many thanks to the Show Secretary, Lydia Forrester and the
judges Miss Vicky Stephens and Mr A Belcher and to the stewards. For the
full results please
This show is especial aimed at our Cornish members who asked for a Show in
their area and we would have liked to have seen more of them supporting the
show however is was greatly appreciated by those who attended.
Supreme Welsh In Hand Champion - Gornoeth Honfleur
Ring 2 Champion - Puzzletree Kiss for Keeps Photos by Maxine
Sunday 19 November 2017 SWA WPCS Bronze Medal &
Ridden Show for Welsh & Non Welsh, Stretcholt Equestrian
Centre, Stretcholt, nr Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4SR. This show was a GREAT
success with exhibitors coming from far and wide! For the Secretary's
show report and full results please
HERE. More photos will be posted on our Facebook page.
Supreme of Show In Hand Champion - Ormond Rose Gold
Supreme Ridden Champion - Muthwaite Rifleman Photos by Judy Pring
SUNDAY 5 November 2017 AGM & Presentation of
Stud Competition Awards was held at the Gipsy Hill Hotel,
Monkerton, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RN. Our guest
Speaker was Mr IFOR LLOYD FRAgS of the Derwen Stud, President of the
Welsh Pony & Cob Society, who gave us a very interesting talk about his life
and the history of the world famous Derwen Stud. He also kindly
presented the awards to the winners of our Stud Competition.
Ifor & Myfanwy Lloyd with some of the members present at the AGM
The winners of the Stud Competition Supreme Championship John & Stacey Cuddy
of the Kaydrith Stud being presented with their Trophy by Ifor Lloyd
Dr Wynne Davies' latest book - From The Horse' Mouth an
This book was launched at the Royal Welsh on Tuesday 21 July 2016. 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 2017 arranged so far - Please
to see complete list also see our
SPONSORSHIP: 2017 SWA
Sponsorship Form and detail please
Please sponsor our shows.
LIST of 2017 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, Sherborne, Dorset 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 bi-annual stud competition
and an annual Christmas dinner
including performance & in-hand points awards schemes.
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