There was a tremendous turnout for Cawl evening, which we thank the Rugby Club for providing us with tasty Cawl and desert. Our much appreciated entertainer at short notice was Mr Dafydd Evans of Carmarthenshire YFC accompanist by Miss Elin Rees
Unfortunately our guest speaker for February could not attend, so the association were very grateful to Meirion Davies and Richard Miller of the Heniarth Stud who kindly agreed at short notice to attend the evening, and was lovely to see so many members supporting the evening.
Richard and Meirion gave us an interesting, humorous and most enjoyable evening on their trips to Australia, and how they came about purchasing their colt who they imported from Australia back to Heniarth.
Members and friends made it to the Xcel bowling club at Carmarthen for an evening of ten pin bowling, even though there was some serious competition on some of the lanes, it was a fun filled social evening with everybody having a go including the associations president at nearly 83 years of age!!
The annual Christmas dinner was once again held at the Rugby Club Lampeter where attendance was very pleasing, following the traditional dinner the results were announced for the new Progeny competition that was held in August/September. ten studs entered the competition with the end results being very close. Taking supreme Champion was the Fronarth Stud with the reserve going to Fairywood stud. for full results please see the Progeny page.
Following the Progeny results the annual Association points competition was announced Supreme was Henfenyw Stud with Corscaron Stud reserve, again see the points page for full results.
for full results see points page
In November our guest speaker was Mrs Liz Launder of the Skelwith Stud gave a very educational talk regarding horse osteopath.
The October meeting was a very enjoyable evening in the company of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society President Mrs Betty French who gave an interesting talk and slide show of all her ponies at the Forlan Stud.
FOAL SHOW HELD AT PENPARC LAMPETER
SEE SHOW PAGE FOR RESULTS
A great day was had on our Annual Stud Visit on Sunday to the Bronheulog and Perthog Studs. We as an association would like to thank both studs for all the hard work they had done and their very kind generosity. Much appreciated. A fantastic day out seeing a George Prince of Wales Winner looking tremendous.
Ceredigion WPCA Progeny Competition
August saw a new competition being formed!! Following the dispersal of the West Wales Breeders Association they kindly asked us as an association if we would have use for all their trophies, as most of them had been kindly donated by the Studs of Ceredigion at the commencement of the West Wales progeny competition. After thoroughly discussing the idea, it was decided to hold the competition within the Ceredigion association but invite all WPCS members residing within the Counties of West Wales to participate, that being Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. Considering it was the first time for us to hold the competition the response was good, with sufficient entries to hold a two day competition which was very ably judged by Mr Brian Foster of the Gerrig Stud. It was the committee’s decision to announce the results at the Christmas dinner:
see progeny for full results
June the 26th was our annual show, although rather wet and miserable in the morning, it didn’t stop exhibitors turning out, we were fortunate to have excellent entries of quality ponies and cobs forward. Once again we are grateful to Mr and Mrs Gee for the glorious venue with Llanllyr Mansion in the background. President for the day was Mrs Carys Davies, Trefaes Stud and her choice of Supreme Champion was the Section A Stallion Friars Jackpot owned by The Glyncoch Stud he was superbly shown by Adrian, In reserve champion was the Ridden Champion Cadlanvalley Georgie Girl property of the Cadlanvalley Stud and ridden by their Grand-daughter Libby Grota. We thank Mrs Davies for her presence and generous donation on the day.
Supreme Champion Friars Jackpot