Formed 1969

Janet Hardy

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EQUINE HERPES VIRUS

EQUINE HERPES VIRUS – EHV

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.

 

 

COMPETITIONS & SHOWS

2019/20 SWA Young Judges Competition

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

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:  jessmay15@hotmail.co.uk

 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.

 

 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 2019

            Due to the reduction in the number of  studs entering the competition annually The committee decided to hold the Stud Competition bi-annually and it is due to be held this year.   Details 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.  Unfortunately this competition had to be cancelled due to lack of support

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.

SWA OPEN SPRING SHOW 2020

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

SWA Show Dates please click on this link  – SHOWS – SWA 2020

Kernow WPCS Bronze Medal Show

Sunday  6 September 2020, Chiverton EC, Silverwell, Blackwater, Nr Truro, Cornwall TR4 7QN

Secretary: Ms C Rundle, Woodlands, Falmouth Road, Redruth. Cornwall TR15 2QX

In Hand & Supreme of Show Champion Kensa Desert Rose

WPCS In Hand Medal classes for all four sections and Part Breds.  Separate section for Shetland in hand classes.  Young Handler classes and Ridden classes for Welsh and Non Welsh.

Please support this show.

PleaseUse the following link for the Schedule XXXXXX and entry form XXXXXX.

 You can enter by post, by email paying by BACS or online at www.showingscene.com & on the day CASH ONLY apart from the WPCS Bronze Medal classes.  Please note that the WPCS have changed the rules for the WPCS Bronze Medals, you must pre-enter by 1 September for these classes.  Entries on the day for these classes cannot be accepted.

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.

 Sec:              Mrs Yvonne Small, Dean Hill Farm Willand , Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PG                                Tel: 01884 35677/07860 850524 Email: yvonne@pasadenastud.com

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

WPCS BRONZE MEDALS, NATIONAL WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW & NPS QUALIFIERS, in hand and ridden classes.

Please use this link  xxxxxxxxxxx  schedule 2020 for the Schedule

You can enter by post, by email paying by BACS or online at www.showingscene.com . Please note that the WPCS have changed the rules for the WPCS Bronze Medals, 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.

 

SWA PERFORMANCE COMPETITION 2018/19 RESULTS

Please click on this link for the results:SWA Final Results 2018-19

Overall Champion – Delfyw Megan Welsh Part Bred (Photo by Julia Banwell)   Reserve Overall Champion – Drakelands Porche Section B

 

  

Section A winner – Sarum Japhet   at Royal Welsh                Section C – Peasedown Amarillo

Photo by Royal Welsh Official photographer                                  Photo by Emily Chubb

Section D winner – Llanarth Westminster Photo by Abbey Clarke Photography

SWA GUESS THE NUMBER OF TREATS IN THE TUBE

SWA GUESS THE NUMBER OF TREATS IN THE TUBE
as seen at the Westcountry Equine Fair & SWA Christmas Lunch.

Many congratulations to Ellie Dorill of Somerset, the winner of this highly successful competition whose guess was the closest to the actual number of treats – 713. Well done Ellie who was thrilled to have won such a large hamper of prizes which varied from 2 tickets to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival (Flower Show), Fleece rug, various horsey treats, 2 bags of feed, whip bags, numnah, £10 voucher from Redpost, Just Chaps, childs fleece and more……

Thank you very much to everyone who took part and to Bex Vinnicome for sourcing the prizes and organising the competition.

SWA CHRISTMAS LUNCH and PRESENTATION OF THE IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION, PERFORMANCE POINTS COMPETITON AND YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR 14 December 2019 Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter

SWA CHRISTMAS LUNCH and PRESENTATION OF THE IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION, PERFORMANCE POINTS COMPETITION AND YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR 14 December 2019 Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter

Members, family and friends enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch after the awards were presented. This was a lovely relaxed social event. Thank you to Jess Talbot and Anna Richards for presenting the rosettes, sashes and trophies to the winners. A raffle was held with prizes generously donated by members which raised over £100.   A big thank you to Sue Hardy for organising the lunch!
The winners, the diners & the raffle prizes

Competition winners

SWA IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION 2018/2019

For the full results of  the SWA IN HAND POINTS COMPETITION 2018/2019 please click on this link: In Hand points results 2019

Overall Supreme Champion, Welsh Part Bred Champion, Owner Bred Champion

GYPSYLANE LITTLE GEM

 

Crumpwell Chandler ~ Section A Champion Photo by Lindsey Powell -Section B Champion ~ Linksbury Top Dollar

 

Cenwyn Llewellyn’s Gift ~ Section C Champion  – Aberlogin Valentine ~ Section D Champion

 

SWA YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR 2019

SWA YOUNG ADULT HANDLER OF THE YEAR AWARD – 2018/2019

The number of entries for this year’s competition was 5 but only 3 people sent their forms back which was disappointing.  Congratulations to those who took part – keep up the good work!

Sue Hardy

 

Josh Cuming ~ SWA Young Adult Handler of the Year 2019

1st       Josh Cuming                                   586 points

2nd      Samantha Mackaill                       415 points

3rd      Katie Bennett                                 150 points

7th & 7th/8th December CHRISTMAS EQUINE FAIR, Westpoint, Devon County

 

Photos – the stand, Flaming Kate & Skyla Clements Welsh Part Bred representing the British Spotted Ponies,    Taking part on the Breed display – Shannon Down’s Sangrug Edwyn Section A, Charley Handley’s Synod Rain Dancer Section C, Millie Login’s Kaydence Whatever Section D.

Thank you for your time & effort in bringing your ponies to the Equine Fair.

Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th December  CHRISTMAS EQUINE FAIR, Westpoint, Devon County  Showground.   We had a stand there (No 1) as in previous years and we have once again been lucky  enough to receive funding from the WPCS towards the cost.  Many thanks to those members who manned the stand on Saturday Belinda Watson, Anna Richards,  Bex Vinnicombe, Sue & Janet Hardy.  Sunday Anne Brice, Judy Pring, Vicky Stephens and Anne & Stewart Franklin.

Also many thanks to Bex as she not only provided the column of horse treats that people had to guess how many there were but also arranged the prize – a hamper full of all sorts of goodies, for example 2 tickets to the RHS Malvern 2020 Flower Show, whip covers, key rings, tie, horse rugs, chaps plus many other items.    The cloth and bunting with our SWA logo printed on them.  Bex must have spent hours doing all this and asking firms and business to donate items for the hamper.  The number of treats in the column is in a sealed envelope which will be opened at our Christmas lunch on 14 December and then the sheets of entries will be checked and the winner announced.  Good luck everyone!

Vicky Stephens says “Really enjoyed my stint on the SWA of WPCS stand on Sunday at the Equine Fair, great way of meeting new people. Would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated prizes for our hamper 👏 . Result next Saturday at Christmas lunch!
One thing which really struck me was how many Welsh ponies are out there doing all sorts of jobs and people don’t know we run performance competitions they could be entering! We are not just about breeding!! They all need a job and what ever it is we love to hear about them!! Please spread the word and check out our website plus the main society website too.😁

Annandale Royal Warrant Photo by Nicky Woods

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