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Janet Hardy

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A  commemorative leather key ring was sent out to all SWA full members with the Spring 2019 newsletter, which is being given free to each full member of the Association, extra ones can be purchased for £3.

SWAWPCS 50th Anniversary Leather Key Ring


SWA WPCS 50th Anniversary Welsh Slate Coaster

We have for sale at £7.50 special Anniversary Welsh Slate coasters celebrating our 50th year. The coasters will be available at most of our events. Please contact Sue Hardy for further information.


Richard Broad – 1 May 2020

Medwin Broad‘s funeral will be on Wednesday 13th at 1.30pm at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium. Obviously due to the Coronavirus situation we can only have immediate family attending.  However we will be having the service videoed and will be on a live link. We will upload the order of service and Live Link address as soon as we have it set up.   In the future when we all get through the lock down we will have a Thanksgiving Service for Medwin. Thank you all for your support at this difficult time from myself and all the family

Richard Broad – 30 April 2020

RIP my love, my friend, my rock Medwin Broad. We will all miss you so very much, friends and family alike. You have been such an inspiration to everyone you meet. We have lost a wife, a mother, a grandmother and the boss of the family. The horse/pony world has lost someone with so much knowledge, enthusiasm and a willingness to help everyone. You have left a very big vacuum for us to fill, and we know you will be watching over us. We are so very proud of you, and I will love you for ever.❤️❤️


29 April 2020 at 09.05

WPCS appoint Weatherbys Scientific as the Society’s new Laboratory for DNA Profiling and parentage testing, for an interim period.

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society announced today that from tomorrow all DNA profiling of Stallions and Mares, and parentage testing when required, will be provided by Weatherbys Scientific.
This follows the threat of closure to the Animal Health Trust’s Laboratory services and their website statement earlier in March
‘that following a period of dire financial constraints, and with the economic implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK the charity was facing imminent closure.The Trustees and Executive Committee are continuing to seek out emergency funding and a final decision regarding the long-term future of the Trust will now be made towards the end of April 2020.Following recent guidance from the UK Government on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic and in order to make use of the thoseGovernment’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the AHT has closed its offices until further notice.

During this period the WPCS Office have been in constant communication with the AHT and we are assured that any pending profiles and tests which are held up in their system will either be profiled when they re-open, or sent on directly to the WPCS; who will then forward the samples to Weatherbys Scientific. This will avoid any further costs to breeders whose Vets have harvested those DNA samples.
The data stored by the AHT on behalf of the WPCS is the property of the WPCS, and therefore is not at risk. That data is held on AHT’s behalf by Weatherbys Scientific so it will be possible to access past profiles.
The WPCS would like to thank the staff at the AHT for their helpful attitude during such a difficult time for the Trust and its employees.
Weatherbys Scientific are based in County Kildare, Ireland.

If you have ordered and paid for a Stallion License kit or a Mare DNA profiling – could you please contact the WPCS office via email noting the name of the Stallion or mare in each case (given the current restrictions in place) to ensure that you have the UPDATED form and address labels?
From May 1st, 2020 Weatherbys Scientific are the only laboratory acceptable as processors of DNA samples for the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. Kits can be bought via the Society website or from the office.
• DNA samples may only be harvested by a RCVS Accredited Vet.
• The hair follicle sample must be sent by the Vet to Weatherbys Scientific.
• The form must be signed ,dated and stamped by the Vet and returned to the WPCS Office.
• For all animals profiled from May 1st, 2020, upon receipt of the DNA profile from the Laboratory:
a) the WPCS will retain the original copy
b) a copy will be held at Weatherbys Scientific
c) the Owner will receive a copy of the Animal’s DNA profile.
• The WPCS cannot process applications unless we are in receipt of the signed, dated and stamped form.
If you have any queries regarding outstanding DNA profiles, or would like to purchase a Stallion licensing Kit or Mare DNA Profiling kit, please contact the Office by email

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Elizabeth Trenerry, Tresorya Stud, Newhaven, 1 Northfield Drive, Truro TR1 2BS

Tel: 01872 277977 Mobile: 07775 611123




Sire: Brynithon The Business 62885 Grand Sire: Thorneyside The Terminator 45541

Dam: 115828 Cyfyng Rhian Grand Sire: Glanvyrnwy Coming King 22312

Tresorya Rhodri Rhun is a very smart chestnut stallion with a flaxen mane and tail. He is 11 years old and is around 15hh. He has superb bloodlines, a lovely temperament, with the action to match. We have been delighted with his foals and they are performing well.  Please visit the website stallion page for more photos

Stud fee: £275 + £25 per week grass/hay NFFR


Elizabeth Trenerry, Tresorya Stud, Newhaven, 1 Northfield Drive, Truro TR1 2BS

Tel: 01872 277977 Mobile: 07775 611123




Sire: Tresorya Llyw Sulien 662292 By Seiont Guto Goch 55474 Grandsire: Nebo Owen 43669 by Nebo Brenin 12046

Dam: 120871 Pentalar Angharad by Broughton Buster 39264 Grandsire: Derwen Paddington Express 24024 by Derwen Railway Express 19035

Tresorya Cornish Cream is a stunning Cremello Stallion – Licence Number 13192, and has been DNA tested to breed Palominos and Buckskin/Dun with the possibility of smoky black. He is 8 years old and 15hh, with a superb temperament, excellent bloodlines and lovely action. Progeny of both sire and dam are performing well in the Show Ring and we are delighted with his foals. He is being offered to a limited number of mares for 2020.  Please visit the website stallion page for more photos, and if you need more information do not hesitate to contact us.


Stud fee: £350 + £25 per week grass/hay NFFR




The Presentation of the Awards took place on Sunday 26 January 2020 at the Jury Inn Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Congratulations to all those SWA members who took part in this very prestigious competition, it grows every year and becomes more and more competitive so anyone who manages to be in the rankings is doing very well indeed. Firstly our teams did well especially when you think Clwyd won the Area Association class with 18995 points, over 7,000 points ahead of their nearest rivals from Home Counties. Clwyd’s success was mainly due to a very successful showjumper!

Our teams were:

4th – SWA Blue Team – 10025 points
Anna Richards Springbourne Cartier
Caroline Stagg Dycott Classy Rose
Caroline Sutton Thorneynewside Joey Essex
Olivia Banwell Delfyw Megan

Jess Talbot & Anna Richards accepting the rosettes on behalf of the Team from Catrin Reed (WPCS Young Ambassador)

6th – SWA Red Team – 7875 points
Nicki McGuire Sarum Japhet
Skyla Clements Drakelands Porsche
Caroline Sutton Peasedown Maddison
Jess Talbot Talmoor Rooney

Skyla Clements & Jess Talbot accepting the rosettes on behalf of the Team from Catrin Reed (WPCS Young Ambassador)

8th – SWA Green Team – 3670- points
Anna Richards Angels Rockaria
Skyla Clements Marons Romeo
Helen Jeans Y Ddol Robin
Skyla Clements Flaming Katie

Elsie Clements, Jess Talbot & Skyla Clements accepting the rosettes on behalf of the Team from Catrin Reed (WPCS Young Ambassador)

All the team members should be very proud of themselves, each team is made up of a representative from each Section plus a WPBR and then the best 4 scores out of the 5 are counted for the total.

Individual results were:

Section A
6th Sarum Japhet – also 5th First Ridden
8th Springbourne Cartier – also 2nd Mountain & Moorland, 3rd Stallion Championship
HC Angels Rockaria

Section B
HC Drakelands Porsche – also 5th Showing 12 & Under
Marons Romeo

Section C
7th Dycott Classy Rose – also 4th Senior Dressage
9th Peasedown Mambo
HC Peasedown Freddie

Section D
8th Browbank Jacob Black – also 5th Senior Dressage
HC Peasedown Maddison – also 3rd Senior Working Hunter Pony
HC Y Ddol Robin
HC Thorneynewside Joey Essex

Small Part Bred not exc 148 cm
2nd Delfyw Megan – also 5th Show Jumping, 4th Showing 12 & Under, 4th Mare Championship,& 4th English Championship
9th Talmoor Rooney – also 2nd Showing 13 & over
HC Flaming Katie

Also congratulations to Stacey Cuddy for winning the Section A breeder – Jilton Prince Charming Cup – with Lledrith Nemesis now owned by Sue Kernan and Aimee Stunt.

If anyone is interested in taking part in the SWA Performance Points Competition, a reply slip is enclosed with an entry form to be sent to Anna Richards and please mark on it if you are interested in being a member of a SWA team. You have to enter the WPCS Performance Awards as an individual but obviously the SWA pays the team entry – forms are on the WPCS website.

Good luck everyone and keep the SWA flag flying – you are all doing so well!

Sue Hardy
Just a few more photos taken at the awards ceremony:

Stacy Cuddy being presented with the Jilton Prince Charming Cup for the breeder of the Section A Champion LLEDRITH NEMESIS by the WPCS President Brian Foster
Fontmell Tankard – Outstanding pony achievement award – Browbank Jacob Black and Caitlin Clancy presented to Caitlin by Brian Foster



There has been a confirmed case of EHV in Hampshire which has resulted in equestrian venues in Hampshire, Dorset & Somerset cancelling events and others are considering whether to or not to at the time of posting this. So if you are planning to attending an equine event I would check before you leave that it is still being held.

The Animal Health Trust has posted the following:

15 January 2020

Further to the recent outbreak of neurological EHV-1 at an equestrian centre in Hampshire, which has resulted in the deaths of three horses, the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has been undertaking laboratory testing and analysis of samples taken from horses connected with the equestrian centre. The results have proven useful in identifying where the infection has been active and support the current veterinary advice on biosecurity.

Dr Richard Newton, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance at the Animal Health Trust, commented: “The swift action from horse owners and vets from the outset of this outbreak is to be commended. However, it is important that the shutdown at the centre remains in place for now and further testing is carried out before any restrictions are relaxed. If any horse owner is concerned about their horse’s health, they should consult their own veterinary surgeon for advice.”

The disease is a major welfare concern for horses and foals. It can strike any horse at any time, causing emotional, as well as financial strains, on horse owners and breeders around the world. Currently, there is no vaccine effective against all forms of the disease.

Equine Herpesvirus can cause a seemingly healthy pregnant mare to suddenly, and without warning, miscarry her unborn foal. It can cause a horse which appears fit and well to suddenly show abnormalities when walking and within hours be unable to stand. It can also cause respiratory disease, similar to a cold, which can easily spread from horse to horse.The virus lies dormant and then re-emerges when an animal is later stressed, such as when transported or mixed with new horses.




2020 SWA Young Judges Competition

Organiser:   Miss Jess Talbot, Talbots, Newtown, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset TA12 6BQ


Training & Assessment – 7 April, Tuesday the Final has now been cancelled for this year.

If you have not already let Jess Talbot know you are interested in attending please complete the form or would like further information please use this link  SWA young judges prog 2020 and send the completed form to Jess to her or email:

 If you would like to take part anyway, for example, if you are outside the age range (either older or younger!) or do not want to be considered as a member of the SWA team but would like to come along, you are welcome to attend but we would like to know for catering numbers.

URGENT:  Wanted Section Ds to take part in the above Young Judges Assessment.  If you are willing to bring along your Section D please Contact Jess Talbot. 


Please note the organiser for the In Hand Competition, Performance Competition and Young Adult Handler is Miss Anna Richards for 2019/20

2019/20 In Hand Points Competition

Entry forms & rules please use this link SWA In Hand Comp Rules & Entry 19-20

2019/20 Performance Competition

Entry form & Rules please use this link Performance application form 2020 reps jan 20

Please note that the Performance Competition organiser is now Miss Anna Richards.

2019/20 Young Adult Handler

Entry form and the Rules please use this link SWA Young Adult comp entry form & rules 19-20


SWA Stud Competition 2020

            Details of the 2020 Stud Competition will be announced later.  The competition is usually held at the beginning of September.   The panel judge actually judges the ponies & cobs at the stud.  There are marks for type, movement and conformation.  PLEASE SUPPORT the competition which is one of the SWA’s oldest competitions.

Entry form please CLICK HERE and for the Rules please CLICK HERE


Young Handler of the Year 2020

Open to SWA members between the ages of 7 and 16 years of age.

Classes for Young Handlers  are held at all SWA Shows.  The highest placed SWA of WPCS member in those classes qualify for the SWA Young Handler of the Year final which will be held on 15th November 2020 at the Autumn WPCS Bronze Medal Show, Bicton College Indoor Arena, East Bydleigh, Devon EX9 7BH .   The Young Handler must produce their Membership badge in the ring to qualify.

YOUNG HANDLERS will be judged on style, turnout and manners. The pony/cob shown need not be registered in the Welsh Stud Book.  NO COLTS OR STALLIONS ALLOWED.


Cancellation of our Open Spring Show – due to the ongoing Corvid-19 situation and in accordance with Government advice we have decided it is sensible to cancel this show.  It will not be rescheduled.  The date for next year’s Show is 18 April 2021 with the same schedule as for 2020.    Please spread the word especially to anyone who does not have access to a computer or Facebook.

Cilsane Dymuniad – Working Hunter Pony Champion 2019

Photo by Rob Bayes

Sunday 19 April 2020,  Chard Equestrian Showfield, Whitehouse Farm, Cricket St Thomas, Chard, Somerset TA20 4BP


Please use this link to download a copy of the schedule –Spring Show 20 sched -word and this link for an entry form Spring Show eform 2020


Supreme In Hand Champion 2019 – Waxwing Archive  Ridden Supreme Champion – Uphill Pocket Rocket (Photo by Sharon Kingston Photography)

Cancellation of our SUMMER ANNUAL MEDAL SHOW – due to the ongoing Corvid-19 situation and in accordance with Government advice we have decided it is sensible to cancel this show.  It will not be rescheduled.  The date for next year’s Show is 20 June 2021 with the same schedule as for 2020.    Please spread the word especially to anyone who does not have access to a computer or Facebook.

SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020, New venue**** Please note address – BLACK FOREST FARM, MAMHEAD, KENTON, Devon. 

Important notice  – do not use SATNAV otherwise you might become stuck in narrow twisty lanes!!   Follow these directions – From the A38 take the A379 Dawlish road at the “Wobbly Wheel roundabout”,  follow the brown Powderham Castle signs but continue past the Castle and through Starcross.  At Cockwood by the harbour turn immediately right and take the first left opposite the golf course.  Continue on this fairly straight road for about 1.5 miles and the show field will be on your left.    

WPCS Bronze Medals for all Sections including Welsh Part Breeds, with qualifiers for NPS for Welsh breeds and Welsh Part-Breds, the National Welsh  Championship Show & and South West Ponies Association Championship qualifiers PLUS young handler classes.


Joint Secs:  Mrs Nicki McGuire tel:  01626 891422/

                       & Mrs Sharon Gay tel:  01626 862153

Entries Sec:  Miss Sam Pring

Please use this link to download a copy of the schedule xxxxxxx and this link for an entry form xxxxxx


WPCS BRONZE MEDAL SHOW, IN HAND & RIDDEN for Welsh & Non Welsh. WPCS Medals for Pure Breds and Part Breds

Sunday 15 November 2020, Bicton College Indoor Arena, Bicton College, East Budleigh, Devon EX9 7BH


EQUINE FLU – Bicton College requirements are vaccinations must have been done within the last 12 months for all animals entered in order to protect their liveries.

 Secretary: Mrs Yvonne Small, Dean Hill Farm Willand , Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PG    Tel: 01884 35677/07860 850524   Email:

 Entries Sec: Mrs Judy Pring, Lane End Cottage, Sampford Arundel, Wellington, Somerset TA21  9QZ Tel: 07900 055409  Email:


Please use this link  xxxxxxxxxxx  schedule 2020 for the Schedule

You can enter by post, by email paying by BACS or online at . Please note that the WPCS rules for the WPCS Bronze Medals are that you must enter before the show. Entries on the day for these classes cannot be accepted.  All other classes can be entered on the day but we will accept CASH ONLY.


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