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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.

 

 

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

CONGRATULATIONS to AMELIA O’CONNOR

CONGRATULATIONS to AMELIA O’CONNOR on her
outstanding successes at the STARS Southern Show held at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre with her TWO Welsh ponies – Section C TYNTYLA CARADOG LLYWD and Section B CADLANVALLEY CONQUEST. Amelia has been congratulated only in Native Pony magazine but also in the Horse & Hound! Tyntyla Caradog Llwyd won both the In hand & Ridden Large Breeds Titles while Cadlanvalley Conquest won the Small Breeds Ridden. Amelia added to her tally by winning the Junior Handler and Equitation titles completing her winnings of five finals!

SWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

9th November       SWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday             2 pm Exminster Suite, Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX

 

Our new venue for this year’s AGM was very convenient and the staff were very helpful.  It was a pity that they were not more members attending but those that did enjoyed a very interesting illustrated talk by our Guest Speaker – Mr Brian Foster of the Gerrig Stud and current President of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society.

Brian Foster

Hewid Cardi for many years the stud stallion and well know Champion & sire

Hewid Melda with her first foal