Updated 16 May 2019
2019 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
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
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
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.
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WPCS 2019 JOURNAL
The WPCS 2019 Journal has be sent out to all members. Unfortunately you
will notice that the SWA report is not included although a hard copy and
email was sent to the office on 20 October 2018. The WPCS confirm that
they did receive the report but it had been misfiled. They offer their
profuse apologies and will post the report on their website.
WPCS Stud books for sale
- see For Sale page.
EVENTS COMING UP
Sunday 2 June 2019 - Young Judges
Training & Assessment. This year the ponies that will be
used for the assesment and our training will be Section Cs. Three
representatives will be selected to represent the SWA in the National Finals
at Three Counties Showground, Malvern In August. Any young people who
would like to take part but do not want to be considered for the final will
be very welcome and whilst it is aimed at those aged between 10 and 21
years, anyone younger is also welcome to come along and take part.
HERE for invitation to attend.
Sunday 23 June 2019, SWA Annual Silver Medal
Show, Waterside Field, Powderham Castle, Nr Exeter, Devon.
Please note we have been allowed to award WPCS Silver Medals as 2019 is the
Association's 50th Anniversary. The Main, Unaffliated Ring and Dog
Show Schedules are now available to download from the Show Schedule page.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ILL HEALTH MR E P PUGH will not be
able to judge the in hand Section C & D and Open ridden classes. We
wish him a speedy recovery. We are very pleased to announce that
Miss Danielle Everitt of the Dryfal Stud has accepted the
appointment to judge the In Hand Section Cs & Ds and the NPS Open Ridden
Sunday 14 July celebration of the Associations 50th Anniversary - a hog roast and a gymkhana but with a difference no equines just humans!!!
Sunday 18 August 2019, SWA Kernow Bronze Medal
Show, Chiverton Riding Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro,
Cornwall TR4 8JQ
14 to 16 September 2019,
our annual visit to studs in Wales will be in the Carmarnthenshire area over 4 days.
Saturday 9th November 2019, SWA AGM.
Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Monkerton Exeter EX1 3RN .
Sunday 10 November 2019, SWA Winter Show,
Chiverton Riding Centre, Silverwell, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8JQ
Sunday 17 November 2019,
WPCS Bronze Medal & Ridden Show for Welsh & Other Breeds and types. Venue in
Somerset to be confirmed.
Sunday 8th December 2019, Christmas
Lunch and Awards for Performance Competition, In Hand Competition and Young
Adult Handler of the Year.
- 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019
In Hand and Performance Competitions and Young
Adult In Hand Points Competition 2018/19. The organisers
for 2018/19 are - In Hand Points Competition - Sue Hardy and Performance Points
Competition - We are pleased to announce that as a result of Sara Glazebrook's
resignation the new Competition Organiser is Anna Richards who is no
stranger to running this competition. Many thanks to the other members
who offered to take over this competition.
We thank Sara for all the work that she has done for the SWA. The entry forms and rules can now
be downloaded from the Competition and Show schedule page.
CLICK HERE for the
2017/18 In Hand Competition results and
CLICK HERE for The
2017/18. Performance Points Competition results.
The Young Adult In Hand Points Competition
2018/19 A points competition for members aged between 16 and 25
years of age which is based on a points scheme similar to the In Hand
Competition. There was an entry
form enclosed with the SWA Newsletter.
No entry fee. For more
details or and an entry form please contact the organiser
Sue Hardy or download the entry form and rules from the Competition and Show
Sunday 14 April 2019, SWA Open Spring Show
with WPCS Bronze Medals, NPS Ridden & WHP qualifiers & CHAPS qualifiers.
Chard Equestrian Showground, Higher Purtington, Chard Somerset. What a
very succesful Show! Please
CLICK HERE for the Show Secretary's report.
Please CLICK HERE
for the results
Supreme In hand Champion - Popsters Rheingold
Reserve Supreme In hand Champion - Carrwood Snow Bunting Ridden Supreme Champion - Coral Malachy
Reserve Supreme Ridden Champion - Song of the Stars
Photos by Rob Bayes Photography - Copyright protected
WHP Champion - Cilsane Dymuniad Helen photo by Rob Bayes Photography.
Champion Junior Ridden - Bella Lawrence on Jess Talbot's Blaengwen
Jade Jones, Mini Ridden Champion - Mrs V Ovens' Newoak Lightening
Sprite - Photos by kind permission of James Gray
Young Handlers - Champion Imogen Davis & Qual SWA Final, Reserve Champion
Skyla Clements, Winner 12 to 16 year old class - Mia Haskins,
Qualfor SWA Final Charley White Photos by kind permission
pf James Gray
Sunday 10 March 2019, SWA Pre Season Practice Show, The
World Horse Welfare, Glenda Spooner Farm, Brincil Hill, Kingsdon,
Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA. Although due to other shows being held
that weekend, the weather forecast for the day and the Flu Vaccination
requirements the competitors that attended enjoyed their day. The
facilities at the World Horse Welfare were fantastic with a lovely large,
light and good surface the indoor school was marvellous and bistro is
throughly recommended. the staff were all very helpful too.
HERE for a report and the results.
In Hand Supreme & Welsh Champion - Kenilwood Wishing Wind & Reserve Henfynyw
Gold -Top Young Handlers - Skyla Clements & Charley White
Ridden Champion - Janton A Touch Of Gold
Reserve Champion - Drakelands Porche
Section C - Blaidd Dafydd
Lead Rein - Doolittle Tittums
Sunday 10 February South West Clinic at Duchy College, Cornwall.
Unfortunately due to lack of support this event had to be cancelled.
As the event was going to be hosted
jointly by the five pony societies/associations that cover the Cornish area
- Cornwall BSPS Area 13a, NPA, NPS, SWA WPCS and Cornish Welsh, is was
a great shame that it was not supported.
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.
Also T Shirts, Polo Shirts and Sweat Shirts various colours and sizes can be
posted at extra cost for P&P. Contact Sue Hardy.
SPONSORSHIP: 2019 SWA
Sponsorship Form and details please
CLICK HERE. Forms were
enclosed with the last newsletter.
Please sponsor our shows.
LIST of 2018 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.
Please sign the guestbook on your way out