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WPCS 2014 Annual General Meeting

Report of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society Annual General Meeting

8th Apr 2014
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Overstamping Passports

Please note that a registration form still has to be completed in order to overstamp another Society passport.

24th Mar 2014
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Journal Corrections 2014

All corrections for the 2014 Journal will be posted in this thread. If you have spotted a mistake, please contact the WPCS office directly.

24th Mar 2014
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National Welsh Show 2014

National Welsh Championship Show 2014 Schedule/Entry Forms

21st Mar 2014
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Corrections to the content of Notices for WPCS AGM 2014

Corrections to the content of Notices for WPCS AGM 2014

20th Mar 2014
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Problems with Broadband connection to Bronaeron

Problems with Broadband connection to Bronaeron

18th Mar 2014
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Brightwells Sales Dates

Please be aware that the advert for Brightwells that was placed on p311 of this years Journal should have been placed on the inside front cover and it is the contact details of this advert that should be used for all enquiries regarding WPCS Sales.

17th Mar 2014
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New On-line search facility for researching the pedigrees for all animals registered in the Welsh Stud Book now available

New On-line search facility for researching the pedigrees for all animals registered in the Welsh Stud Book now available

3rd Mar 2014
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Open Forum Cancellation

Only 6 people have registered to attend the Open Forum scheduled for Swindon on Friday 7th March 2014, therefore this Forum is now CANCELLED.

27th Feb 2014
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Exceptionally busy phonelines at Bronaeron due to recent mailing recalling over 13,000 passports

Exceptionally busy phonelines at Bronaeron due to recent mailing recalling over 13,000 passports

27th Feb 2014
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2014 Memberships

Members are reminded that unless your membership subscription is paid by the end of February, the cost of postage of the Journal will need to be paid IN ADDITION to the membership subscription fee.

14th Feb 2014
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New Minimum Operating Standards for UK approved Passport Issuing Organisations now in force

New Minimum Operating Standards for UK approved Passport Issuing Organisations now in force

13th Feb 2014
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The Society has confirmed dates, times and venues for its series of Open Forums to be held across the UK in 2014

The Society has confirmed dates, times and venues for its series of Open Forums to be held across the UK in 2014

12th Feb 2014
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WPCS Open Forums Update

With over 30 members now registered to attend the Open Forum in Exeter this coming Sunday (9th February), the Society is pleased to confirm that this event is definitely going ahead and we look forward to meeting you in Exeter.

4th Feb 2014
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The new and exclusive Native Pony Dressage Performance Championships

The new and exclusive Native Pony Dressage Performance Championships

The Native Pony Magazine is giving all native enthusiasts the chance to compete in their new Spring/Summer Dressage Championship exclusively for native ponies.

31st Jan 2014
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WPCS Open Forum MIDLANDS - important notice regarding a change of date

WPCS Open Forum MIDLANDS - important notice regarding a change of date

16th Jan 2014
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BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championships - Olympia

BSPS Ridden Mountain and Moorland Championships - Olympia

Best Welsh (overall 5th) was the Section C Yrallt May Day Surprise ridden by Beth Simons.

13th Jan 2014
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Open Forums for Members to be held in Exeter, Swindon, Guildford and Solihull during February and March 2014

Open Forums for Members to be held in Exeter, Swindon, Guildford and Solihull during February and March 2014

8th Jan 2014
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2013 Performance Competition Awards

There were 42 trophies presented at the Performance Competition Awards held at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham on Sunday 1st December.

17th Dec 2013
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Last Minute Christmas Shopping

The last dates for post to arrive before Christmas are upon us. Order now.

17th Dec 2013
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North Western Association of WPCS Foal and Yearling Show

The North Western Association of the WPCS held their Foal, Yearling and Ridden Show at Adlington Equestrian Centre near Macclesfield on 10th November.

16th Dec 2013
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Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2013

The favourable weather attracted a record attendance of 29,374 to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair (up by 2,500 on 2012) and horse entries of 539 included several which had been purchased by overseas breeders on Brightwells Sales.

16th Dec 2013
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Welfare Conviction of a WPCS Member

Welfare Conviction of a WPCS Member

12th Dec 2013
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Closing date for Registrations 31st December 2013

Members are reminded that applications for pure-bred foals must be received in the office by 31st December 2013 at the very latest. This is a Society regulation.

11th Dec 2013
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The History of the Welsh Pony - by Tom Best - Now Available

The History of the Welsh Pony - by Tom Best - Now Available

The History of the Welsh Pony by Tom Best is now available from WPCS office.

6th Dec 2013
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WPCS Past President, Mr Eric Davies of the Maesmynach stud, presents cheque to Wales Air Ambulance

WPCS Past President, Mr Eric Davies of the Maesmynach stud, presents cheque to Wales Air Ambulance

WPCS Past President, Mr Eric Davies of the Maesmynach stud, presents cheque to Wales Air Ambulance

4th Dec 2013
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Could you be the Native Pony Magazine sponsored Rider of 2014?

The Native Pony Magazine is offering one of our readers the chance to showcase their enjoyment and demonstrate the versatility of the native breeds, with our eagerly anticipated Sponsorship Package for 2014.

2nd Dec 2013
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Medal Review 2013

The WPCS Judging and Showing Committee has completed a review of the medals and rosettes awarded across the UK. In undertaking the review, the committee has taken into account statistics provided by shows.

27th Nov 2013
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Exceptional 2013 HOYS successes for the Welsh breeds

Exceptional 2013 HOYS successes for the Welsh breeds

Welsh Ponies and Cobs have certainly raised the bar in terms of wins at major shows and events across the world during 2013.

26th Nov 2013
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Open Days at Bronaeron

Open Days at Bronaeron

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society office will be opening its doors to members and non-members alike on Saturday 30th November 2013.

25th Nov 2013
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Nomination Closing Dates

Members are reminded that the closing date for submitting nominations for the following awards and appointments is fast approaching

25th Nov 2013
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The Welsh Pony and Cob Society's role with regard to Welfare issues

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society's role with regard to Welfare issues

22nd Nov 2013
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Price Increases as from 1st January 2014

Price Increases as from 1st January 2014

19th Nov 2013
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FEI World Driving Championships 2013

FEI World Driving Championships 2013

FEI World Driving Championships 2013

15th Nov 2013
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Glamorgan WPCA Foal and Yearling Show 2013

Glamorgan WPCA Foal and Yearling Show 2013

Exhibits turned up in unprecedented numbers, some exhibitors from far away and some exhibits, sold for big prices at the recent Brightwells Fayre Oaks and Cob Sales.

14th Nov 2013
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Welsh National Foal Show 2013

Welsh National Foal Show 2013

There were 207 entries in 15 classes for the Welsh National Foal Show and with gales and cloudbursts raging, exhibitors and spectators were very grateful for the comfort of the Royal Welsh Glamorgan Hall.

7th Nov 2013
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Blaenavon Foal Show - Change of Judge

Section D classes will now be judged by Mr Robinson, Tyreos stud.

5th Nov 2013
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Brightwells Autumn Cob Sales 2013

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Autumn Cob Sales, Brightwells put on a Gala Evening Sale of 25 lots on the Saturday night preceded with entertainment.

5th Nov 2013
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Brightwells Hay on Wye Sale 2013

Report and photographs for Brightwells Hay on Wye Sale 2013

29th Oct 2013
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Closing Dates Approaching

Members are reminded of the following closing dates for submission of applications and nominations:

17th Oct 2013
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The 60th Brightwells Fayre Oaks Sale

The 60th Brightwells Fayre Oaks Sale

There were 570 entered for the 60th Brightwells Fayre Oaks Sale held on the Royal Welsh showground on 28th and 29th September.

17th Oct 2013
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Horse of the Year Show 2013

The Welsh have done it again at the Horse Of The Year Show at the NEC Birmingham on 9th-13th October.

16th Oct 2013
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WPCS Members Behaviour

Council of the Society would like to remind members that they represent the Society at all times and would ask that members behave in a manner that is befitting of the Society and its reputation.

15th Oct 2013
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Synod Lady Lilian

Synod Lady Lilian

Supreme at the Horse of the Year Show, Birmingham last night in the Cuddy In-Hand championship - Synod Lady Lilian

10th Oct 2013
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Welsh Part Bred Horse Group

Welsh Part Bred Horse Group

The Group offers an annual awards scheme for WPBR horses registered or eligible for registration.

9th Oct 2013
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Regulations governing the Registration of Welsh Animals sold at Sales

Vendors are reminded that any animal forward for sale must be registered and in possession of a Passport. When submitting your sale entry applications, please ensure that all applications for registration have been submitted to the WPCS in good time.

3rd Oct 2013
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Educational Visits

Recently, the Society Exhibition Unit visited Holme Lacy Campus for an Educational Visit including a presentation and a ridden demonstration of all Sections and Welsh Part Bred.

1st Oct 2013
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Danaway Stud Open Day

There was a full house attendance at the Danaway Stud Open Day, at Sittingbourne, Kent on 8th September.

16th Sep 2013
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Young Judges Competition 2013 Results

The competition was held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on 11th August 2013.

9th Sep 2013
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Welsh National Show Report and Photographs

The eleventh Welsh National took place on Sunday 11th August on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern.

4th Sep 2013
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WPCS Journal

The office is now accepting editorial, information and reports for the Journal and would like to encourage members to send their contributions in for consideration. Please send your contributions to journal@wpcs.uk.com

22nd Aug 2013
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Update on Society Trustees that joined Council at the Society AGM on 6th April 2013

Update on Society Trustees that joined Council at the Society AGM on 6th April 2013

21st Aug 2013
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Royal Welsh Show 2013

Royal Welsh Show 2013 - Results & Photographs

6th Aug 2013
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Extra care for horses in hot weather

As the summer warms up and the potential for heat stress in horses increases, extra care should be taken during the hot weather.

18th Jul 2013
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Northleach Welsh Breeds Show 2013.

Northleach Welsh Breeds Show 2013. 13th July. Report and photographs

17th Jul 2013
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WPCS Judges Conference 2013

The next Judges conference will take place on Saturday 12th October 2013 at Hartpury College, Gloucester. The Conference will start at 10am and finish at 3pm.

15th Jul 2013
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Members challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

WPCS Life Member Ben Barribal of the Morlyn stud aims to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Alzheimers Research UK

14th Jun 2013
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Vote for the best advert that appeared in the 2013 Journal

Nominations are now in for the best advert published in the 2013 Journal and people are invited to now vote on the adverts that have been nominated.

12th Jun 2013
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WPCS Performance Show 2013

The 18th-19th May saw some of the best sunshine yet to welcome the arrival of many competitors to the WPCS annual Performance Show. With dressage, hunter trials, showing, working hunter, show jumping and driving, it was a weekend of fierce competition

12th Jun 2013
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Cothi Bridge Show 2013

Having started in 1898, the Cothi Bridge Show is among the oldest half-dozen Shows within the Principality and caters for 26 Horse and Pony sections offering 113 classes and loads of championship trophies. Show Report and Photographs

11th Jun 2013
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How many animals are recorded under your ownership? Print-outs available to purchase from the office.

How many animals are recorded under your ownership? Print-outs available to purchase from the office.

7th Jun 2013
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Meeting of the WPCS Young Peoples Committee

A meeting of the Welsh Pony and Cob Societys Young Peoples Committee (YPC) is being called for Monday 17th June 2013 at 7pm in Bronaeron, Felinfach, Lampeter SA48 8AG.

5th Jun 2013
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Research into the effectiveness of advertising your animal for sale on the Society Website

The Society is currently conducting research to assess the effectiveness of placing an advert for an animal for sale on its website.

5th Jun 2013
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Mrs Gladys Dale - Scole Stud Obituary

Mrs Gladys Dale - Scole Stud Obituary

Mrs Gladys Dale of Seacliff and Scoughall Farm, East Lothian who passed away on 23rd May aged 91 years was President of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society in 1990. The funeral service will be held on 3rd June at Whitekirk, the village next to Scole.

28th May 2013
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The Late Mrs Alison Mountain

An Open Weekend to view ponies available for sale via a dispersal sale is being held at the Twyford Stud on 22nd and 23rd June 2013, 10am - 4pm.

27th May 2013
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Brightwells Spring Sale of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Brightwells Spring Sale of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

The Brightwells Spring Sale of Welsh ponies and cobs was held on the Royal Welsh showground on 11th May 2013 when 122 of the 170 lots offered sold for £69,570 averaging £570

22nd May 2013
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Glanusk Welsh Breeds Show 2013

Mr Edwin Prosser, President of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society was...

17th May 2013
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Lampeter Show 2013

The weather was very kind for the 52nd Lampeter Welsh Breeds Show, on 20th April 2013, and the 45 classes attracted 601 entries.

29th Apr 2013
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Transfers of Ownership

Council is asking members to please note that it is a legal requirement to notify the Society of any transfer of ownership of an animals within 30 days of the transfer occurring.

26th Apr 2013
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Clwyd WPCA Young People's Day

The Clwyd Association is holding a Young Peoples Day on Saturday 27th April to raise awareness about Welsh Ponies, Cobs and Part Breds and to educate in associated crafts.

23rd Apr 2013
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Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show 2013

Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show 2013 - Report and Photographs

23rd Apr 2013
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Welsh Pony and Cob Society Annual General Meeting 2013

The 2013 Annual General Meeting was held at Park Lodge Hotel, Aberystwyth on 6th April 2013

16th Apr 2013
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NPS Dressage Championship Final 2013

Congratulations to all those who represented the Welsh Breeds at the NPS/Fodder Solutions Supreme Dressage Championship 2013 at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Sunday 14th April.

16th Apr 2013
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North Western WPCA Easter Monday Youngstock and Ridden Show

The North Western Association Youngstock and Ridden Show was held on Easter Monday at Southview Equestrian Centre in Cheshire.

16th Apr 2013
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NPS/Fodder Solutions Supreme Dressage Championship 2013

Welsh Pony and Cob Society formed teams for the final on Sunday 14th April

15th Apr 2013
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The Laminitis Revolution

As part of an owner education initiative, Boehringer Ingelheimare are holding a free owner webinar on 10th April at 8pm on The Laminitis Revolution with David Rendle from Liphook Equine Hospital speaking about the most up to date research and information

9th Apr 2013
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2013 Journal Amendments

Please note the following amendments to the 2013 Journal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Any further amendments to the Journal should be forwarded to the office.

19th Mar 2013
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Equine Health Checklist

Equine Health Checklist

14th Mar 2013
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Brightwells official Welsh Pony and Cob Society Sale Prices available to download free of charge on-line

Brightwells official Welsh Pony and Cob Society Sale Prices available to download free of charge on-line

14th Mar 2013
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Gwynedd Welsh Pony and Cob Association

Gwynedd WPCA report by Meurig Davies

8th Mar 2013
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Native Pony Extravaganza

Calling all Welsh stallion owners in the Yorkshire area

28th Feb 2013
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Volume 93 Stud Book - Now available

Volume 93 Stud Book is now available to purchase.

14th Feb 2013
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East Midlands Open Forum 24th January 2013 is CANCELLED due to adverse weather that is affecting a widespread area across the UK

East Midlands Open Forum 24th January 2013 is CANCELLED due to adverse weather that is affecting a widespread area across the UK

22nd Jan 2013
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Open Forum Scotland

It has been confirmed that the Open Forum in Scotland will be held on Saturday 9th February 2013, at the Blair Drummond Community Hall (1pm-4pm). Members are asked to pre-register for the forums as soon as possible.

11th Jan 2013
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Olympia Results 2012

Olympia Results 2012

11th Jan 2013
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2013 Welsh Pony and Cob Society Annual Membership subscriptions now due

2013 Welsh Pony and Cob Society Annual Membership subscriptions now due

7th Jan 2013
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Olympia Qualifiers 2012

Good luck to the Welsh qualifiers and all competing at Olympia on Sunday

21st Dec 2012
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Stallion licence fee and cost of a replacement passport to increase as from 1st January 2013

Stallion licence fee and cost of a replacement passport to increase as from 1st January 2013

19th Dec 2012
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Christmas Posting Dates

The last posting date for second class before Christmas is the 18th of December. So order now to ensure you get those last minute Christmas presents.

14th Dec 2012
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Office hours over the Christmas and New Year period

Office hours over the Christmas and New Year period

13th Dec 2012
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2014 Calendar - Photographic Competition

The Society would like members/owners of Welsh Ponies, Cobs and Part-breds to send in their pictures for consideration for the 2014 Calendar

13th Dec 2012
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Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2012 - Results and Photographs

Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2012 - Results and Photographs

12th Dec 2012
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WPCS Performance Competition Awards 2012

59 trophies were awarded at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham on 2nd December to the Performance winners sponsored by Brightwells Auctioneers, Bursaries to young members and awards for geldings.

12th Dec 2012
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Accountancy Auditor Services Tender

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society is inviting suitable qualified organisations to tender for the provision of Accountancy Auditor Services

3rd Dec 2012
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British Horse Driving Trials Association

The British Horse Driving Trials Association are going through a listening process and are inviting people to participate in a SWOT analysis.

3rd Dec 2012
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Council Nominations

Please note that completed nomination forms for election to the Council of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society 2013-2016 should be submitted to the office no later than Friday 30th November.

28th Nov 2012
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Clwyd WPCA 2012 AGM Report

Clwyd Welsh Pony and Cob Association held their 30th Annual General Meeting on Monday the 15th October at Ruthin Rugby Club.

12th Nov 2012
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Registration, Membership and Transfer figures

There appears to be some confusion regarding the Societys registration, membership and transfer figures, therefore an updated spreadsheet has been published to clarify the situation.

9th Nov 2012
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New Application process for WPCS Funding

A new application process for groups and organisations that wish to apply for funding from the Society has been recently been adopted by the Society, with the closing date for funding for 2013 being 18th January 2013.

8th Nov 2012
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Welsh National Foal Show 2012

The 25th Silver Anniversary Welsh National Foal Show, held on the Royal Welsh Showground on the 28th October

5th Nov 2012
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Cob Sale Records Shattered

Brightwells Autumn Cob Sale at the Royal Welsh Showground on October 19, 20 and 21. Report and Photographs

2nd Nov 2012
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WPCS Young Ambassador Elect / Educational Bursaries

The deadlines for Young Ambassador Elect and Educational Bursaries have been extended to Friday 9th November

2nd Nov 2012
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Waterborn Cariad - SPSS Grading

Section C Waterborn Cariad has achieved much success in grading with the SPSS.

1st Nov 2012
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Supreme Foal is Given Winning Education at Coleg Llysfasi

Pontblyddyn Dilys, a foal who was delivered and cared for under the watchful eye of staff and students at Coleg Llysfasi last May is proving that her college beginnings have set her up for a winning life.

1st Nov 2012
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NPS Supreme Dressage Championship 2012/13

This competition was introduced to encourage both performance and education of British bred ponies and their riders. Qualifiers will run from the 1st April 2012 through to 31st March, 2013, with the final on 14th April 2013.

31st Oct 2012
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Buy your Christmas presents on-line!

Why not stock up on your favourite WPCS goods for Christmas?

31st Oct 2012
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Open Forums for Members

Both the Ffoslas and Huddersfield Open Forums now have more than 20 attendees registered, so these will definitely take place. If anyone is wishing to attend, please contact the office and register your attendance.

30th Oct 2012
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Welsh Part Bred Horse Group 2012

The Welsh Part Bred Horse Group offers an annual awards scheme for WPBR horses registered in the WPCS Stud Book.

17th Oct 2012
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Brightwells Hay on Wye Sale 2012

Report for the Brightwells Hay on Wye Sale 6th-7th October 2012

16th Oct 2012
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Glamorgan WPCA Foal Show 2012

Exhibitors came from far and wide, from Gloucester, Somerset, Cardigan and Haverfordwest to the Foal Show of the Glamorgan Welsh Pony and Cob Association held at Pencoed College on 13th October.

15th Oct 2012
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Fayre Oaks Sale Report 2012

This is the first time ever that an unbroken three-year-old Section A gelding has topped the Sale; Cosford Challenger sired by Knodishall Gwillym bought by Mr Barron of Thirsk.

10th Oct 2012
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HOYS 2012 Results

HOYS 2012 - Welsh Section Champions - Full results to follow

7th Oct 2012
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Showing Council/Showing World Annual Awards

The Showing Council/Showing World Annual Awards ceremony took place on the 2nd of October, the eve of the 2012 Horse of the Year Show at the Hilton Hotel, Birmingham.

3rd Oct 2012
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21st British Academy Cymru Awards Ceremony on September 30, 2012

On the 30th September, 2012, Sharon Morgan won Best Actress at the 21st British Academy Cymru Awards Ceremony for her superb performance in the film Resistance, based on the book by Owen Sheers.

2nd Oct 2012
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HOYS Tagg La Liga Awards

Welsh winners for the Tagg La Liga Awards for the most consistent animal

2nd Oct 2012
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Carmarthenshire WPCA Autumn Medal Show

The Amman Valley Pony Club field was bursting at the seams with exhibitors from far and wide for the Carmarthenshire WPCA Medal Show. Results, Report and Photographs available.

2nd Oct 2012
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Horse of the Year Show 2012

The eyes of the equestrian world will focus next week on the NEC Birmingham where the Worlds Greatest Horse Show starts its five day run on Wednesday 3rd October.

1st Oct 2012
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Thorneyside Stud Promotional day for Welsh Cobs strikes Gold

Thorneyside Stud Promotional day for Welsh Cobs strikes Gold

1st Oct 2012
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2012 WPCS Performance Competition

The WPCS 2012 Performance Competition is now drawing to a close, with result cards to be returned by Monday 15th October at the very latest.

20th Sep 2012
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Internet Forum Retraction

Following recent misleading and factually incorrect postings by persons using pseudonyms on an internet forum, the Society has made a statement of fact to ensure members are provided with factually correct information.

20th Sep 2012
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Questionnaire for WPCS Members

The Society is looking to glean information and feedback from its members on a range of services offered by the Society. This is your opportunity to let Council, fellow members and staff know your perception of the services provided by the Society.

14th Sep 2012
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NPS Dressage Working Group Autumn Report

Following a successful 2012 Championships the new NPS Dressage season is now in full swing with qualifiers running across the UK and now in Europe. The Finals will take place at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre on Sunday 14th April 2013.

10th Sep 2012
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National Welsh Championship Show, Malvern 12th August 2012

Show Report - Photographs updated

6th Sep 2012
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WPCS Young Judges Competition 2012

WPCS Young Judges Competition 2012

WPCS Young Judges Competition 2012 - Results and Photographs

29th Aug 2012
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Rare Breeds Survival Trust Press Release 2012

A Rare Equestrian Opportunity - The Rare Breeds Survival Trust have joined the twelve equine rare breed societies, whose horses and ponies are included on the RBST Endangered list, to present a 2 day event, the Rare Breeds Heritage Show, 22-23 September

7th Aug 2012
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Royal Welsh Show 2012 Results

Royal Welsh Show 2012 Results. Report and photos available

2nd Aug 2012
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Northleach Show Report 2012

The Northleach Show Committee were very fortunate to have the superb facilities available at Cirencester Park to enable the Show to go ahead on a day when so many Shows had to be cancelled owing to the weather.

1st Aug 2012
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Members encouraged to complete Ragwort survey during BHS Ragwort Awareness Week 23-29 July 2012

Members encouraged to complete Ragwort survey during BHS Ragwort Awareness Week 23-29 July 2012

18th Jul 2012
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British Driving Society 48th Annual Show

A hat-trick of wins for Peter Grays Thorneyside Studs Cobs in the Welsh Classes and Supreme Champion and Electrolux Costers winner both by Thorneyside Stallions.

5th Jul 2012
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Welsh Section B Breeder Rides into the Record Book

Welsh Section B Breeder Rides into the Record Book

Just before 8pm on Friday 15th June, Carmarthenshire section B breeder, Ms Megan Lewis (Cwrtycadno) rode into the record books by becoming the first recorded person to have crossed Eurasia on horseback coast to coast.

4th Jul 2012
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Welsh Cob Promotion Day - Stal Gerstloo, Netherlands

Welsh Cob Promotion Day at Stal Gerstloo Welsh Cobs with Helma and Herman de Jong. Report and photographs.

27th Jun 2012
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Society Magazine - call for articles, photographs and competition to become the next cover of the magazine

Society Magazine - call for articles, photographs and competition to become the next cover of the magazine

21st Jun 2012
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2012 - Year of the Welsh Gelding

Many may think of 2012 as the year of London Olympics but in terms of the Welsh breeds it will be remembered as the year the Welsh gelding shot to prominence through two very welcomed initiatives.

15th Jun 2012
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WPCS Young Judges Competition closing date 17th July 2012

WPCS Young Judges Competition closing date 17th July 2012

13th Jun 2012
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HOYS / Cuddy Qualifiers 2012

An excellent few days for the Welsh Breeds with Synod Ringlet's Last & Bryncadno Heledd qualifying for the Cuddy In Hand Final at the Horse of the Year Show.

13th Jun 2012
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WPCS President, Mr Eric Davies on the Welsh Cob mare Maesmynach Angerdd, carrying the Olympic Torch as it starts its journey from Aberaeron

WPCS President, Mr Eric Davies on the Welsh Cob mare Maesmynach Angerdd, carrying the Olympic Torch as it starts its journey from Aberaeron

WPCS President, Mr Eric Davies on the Welsh Cob mare Maesmynach Angerdd, carrying the Olympic Torch as it starts its journey from Aberaeron

28th May 2012
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Welsh Cob headlines BBC Wales news story on Olympic torch bearers

Welsh Cob headlines BBC Wales news story on Olympic torch bearers

25th May 2012
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Council Minutes and Summaries plus request for articles for next Society magazine

Council Minutes and Summaries plus request for articles for next Society magazine

24th May 2012
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WPCS Performance Show 2012

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society Performance Show, 19th May at Triley Fields Equestrian Centre, Abergavenny.

17th May 2012
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Glamorgan WPCA MM WHP Show 2012

Results and Report for the Glamorgan WPCA MM WHP Show held on the 6th May 2012

17th May 2012
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Brightwells Official Sales Entry Fees

Brightwells in an effort to help out potential sellers has decided to reduce its Official Sale Entry Fees this autumn.

17th May 2012
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Society President, Mr Eric Davies, to carry the Olympic torch on a Welsh Cob

Society President, Mr Eric Davies, to carry the Olympic torch on a Welsh Cob

16th May 2012
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Brightwells Spring Sale 2012

Brightwells Spring Sale, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, 12th May 2012. Top of the sale was Heolas Mari Lwyd who was sold for £3,300

16th May 2012
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Glanusk Stallion Show 2012

Glanusk Stallion Show 2012 Results, Report and Photographs

11th May 2012
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Ceredigion WPCA Summer Medal Show - Change of Judge

Section B and Welsh Part Bred classes at the Ceredigion WPCA Summer Medal Show, due to be held on 24th June 2012, will now be judged by Mr Clive Morse of the Pennwood Stud.

11th May 2012
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Clarification of matters deemed to be Confidential

An explanatory note on the issues defined as "confidential" when deliberated at board (Council) level by trustees

2nd May 2012
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Lampeter Stallion Show 2012

Report and Results from Lampeter Stallion Show

25th Apr 2012
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Glamorgan WPCA Spring Medal Show 2012

Report for the Glamorgan WPCA Spring Medal Show 2012

24th Apr 2012
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NPS/Fodder Solutions Dressage Finals 2012

NPS/Fodder Solutions Dressage Finals 2012 National Team - 14-15th April at Addington Manor, Buckinghamshire

20th Apr 2012
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Towerlands Show Results

Results for Towerlands Show held on the 17th March 2012

19th Apr 2012
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Chair, Vice-Chair and Standing Committees elected at the first meeting of Council in 2012/13

Chair, Vice-Chair and Standing Committees elected at the first meeting of Council in 2012/13

17th Apr 2012
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2012 AGM Report

Approximately 300 members of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society attended the AGM at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham on 31stMarch under the Presidency of Mrs Kathleen James of the Highland Stud

13th Apr 2012
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2012 Annual General Meeting

2012 Annual General Meeting 31st March at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham. Full report to follow

2nd Apr 2012
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80th Birthday Celebrations

The Society, its members and staff send their very best wishes to Dr Wynne Davies, WPCS Publicity Officer, who reaches his 80th birthday milestone today (19th March).

19th Mar 2012
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Stud Book Volume 92

Stud Book Volume 92

The WPCS Stud Book volume 92, covering the year 2010, is now available to purchase. You can obtain a copy from the Societyâ??s Website, the Exhibition Unit or you can order from the WPCS Office. Copies will be available at the AGM

7th Mar 2012
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Young Judges Competition 2012

Young Judges Competition 2012

This year the competition will be held on the Three Counties Showground, Malvern on Saturday 11th August

7th Mar 2012
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Journal Amendments 2012

The following corrections to the 2012 Journal should be noted. Any further corrections should be sent to the editor in the first instance. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

5th Mar 2012
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Curriculum Vitea for Council Nominees

For ease of reference, CVs of all candidates who are standing for election at the forthcoming Council can be found here

2nd Mar 2012
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Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen, Educational Visit

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society conducted an Educational Visit to Coleg Sir Gar, Pibwrlwyd Campus, Carmarthen on 23rd February.

1st Mar 2012
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION on MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS and attendance at AGM, plus eligibility to vote on Council Elections

IMPORTANT INFORMATION on MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS and attendance at AGM, plus eligibility to vote on Council Elections

29th Feb 2012
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Mailshot to WPCS Members

Clarification of the recent mailshot to members of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society

28th Feb 2012
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National Pony Society Careers, Welfare and Education Day, Berkshire College of Agriculture 21st February 2012

National Pony Society Careers, Welfare and Education Day, Berkshire College of Agriculture 21st February 2012

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society was well represented at the NPS and Berkshire College of Agriculture Careers, Welfare and Education Day held on the 21stFebruary 2012

22nd Feb 2012
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Welsh Part-Bred Horse Group Annual Performance Awards

The Welsh Part-Bred Horse Group Annual Performance Awards Luncheon was held on Wednesday 7th December 2011 at the Hare and Hounds Westonbirt.

9th Feb 2012
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Election of 8 WPCS Trustees: 3 trustees for 2012-2013; 5 trustees for 2012-2014

Election of 8 WPCS Trustees: 3 trustees for 2012-2013; 5 trustees for 2012-2014

3rd Feb 2012
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Society EGM held Saturday 28th January 2012

Summary of the Society's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of members that was held on Saturday 28th January 2012

30th Jan 2012
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An explanatory note on the forthcoming EGM has been made available to members to download or can be posted or sent electronically by email on request.

An explanatory note on the forthcoming EGM has been made available to members to download or can be posted or sent electronically by email on request.

18th Jan 2012
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Olympia

The 34th Mountain and Moorland Ridden Championship had 40 qualifying animals from a wide range of native breeds, 15 of which were Welsh. Section B gelding Bronheulog Harvey achieved 4th place overall, an excellent achievement against such a large field.

17th Jan 2012
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NPS Education & Welfare Committee

The NPS Welfare & Education Committee are holding an Education, Careers & Welfare Day to provide equine students with information on our Native Breeds and British Riding Ponies and equine career opportunities

9th Jan 2012
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WPCS Extraordinary General Meeting 28th January 2012

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society gives notice that it is convening an Extraordinary General Meeting for members, to be held on Saturday 28th January 2012 at the Barcelo Cheltenham Park Hotel, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 8EA at 2pm.

6th Jan 2012
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New National Gelding Championships.

Millcroft Stud have been long time campaigners for the development of gelding classes within shows. A new National Gelding Championship will be held in conjunction with the National Welsh Show at Malvern on Sunday 12th August 2012

5th Jan 2012
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Invitation to Tender

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society is inviting suitable qualified organisations to tender for the provision of the following professional services: Accountancy/Audit Services, Legal Services, Banking Services

5th Jan 2012
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WPCS Educational Visit to Aberystwyth University

WPCS Educational Visit to Aberystwyth University

The Society attended Aberystwyth University earlier in December to provide students with some background history and information on the Welsh breeds, in addition to a practical, interactive display of all four Sections in action

22nd Dec 2011
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Welsh are stars of the show.

Welsh are stars of the show.

Agribex, held in Brussels is an international trade show for agriculture, livestock breeding, landscaping and green zones. It has grown over recent years into one of the biggest agricultural fairs in Europe, attracting more than 185,000 visitors

16th Dec 2011
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Royal Welsh Winter Fair Results 2011

The results, report and photographs of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2011 are now available.

14th Dec 2011
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Presentation of Performance Awards 2011

147 owners and riders/drivers attended the Presentation of Performance Awards at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham on Sunday 4th December. Report, Results and Photographs now available.

9th Dec 2011
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Easters Court Autumn Sale 2011

Report and photographs for the Brightwells Easters Court Autumn Sale 2011

9th Dec 2011
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Royal Welsh Winners and Champions 2011

Please note that the Part Bred Female Champion at the Royal Welsh Show was Kerry Blue Flyer and not Tambrook My Destiny as previously stated

7th Dec 2011
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WPCS Performance Awards Presentation 2011

The presentation of the 2011 WPCS Performance Competition Awards took place on Sunday 4 December in Cheltenham when over 150 people attended which included trustees, members, friends and invited guests.

5th Dec 2011
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Judges Conference 2011

On Saturday 12th November Hartpury College played host to the WPCS Judges Conference, where over 300 judges and members attended the popular events.

1st Dec 2011
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SPSS Grading Results

The Sports Pony Studbook Society Grading involved a number of Welsh and Welsh Part Bred animals scoring highly.

25th Nov 2011
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Resistance

Resistance is a new film coming out filmed on the Welsh Borders based on a book by Owen Sheers. A number of Welsh Pony and Cob Society members and registered animals were involved in the making of this film, due to launch on 25th November

22nd Nov 2011
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2012 NPS/Fodder Solutions Supreme Dressage Championship & International Team Challenge

With the Olympic year in mind, the NPS Dressage Working Group have opened their competition to encourage pony enthusiasts who enjoy competing on a British breed of pony and their registered part-breds to come out and qualify over the winter.

21st Nov 2011
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Welsh National Foal Show 2011 Results & Photographs

The results for the Welsh National Foal Show 2011, held at the Royal Welsh Showground on the 30th October

15th Nov 2011
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Brightwells Cob Sales Report 2011

Top of the Sale at £6,500 was Peter Husseys black six-year-old section C stallion DAbernon Sugar Ray who has been a successful sire and a good winner in hand and was now broken to saddle

3rd Nov 2011
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2011 Glamorgan WPCA Foal and Ridden Show

2011 Glamorgan WPCA Foal and Ridden Show

26th Oct 2011
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Hay on Wye Sale 2011

Report by Dr Wynne Davies now available

20th Oct 2011
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Olympia Milestone

Lady Anne Vestey reached a remarkable milestone at the recent BSPS Heritage Championships, when her Welsh cob Kentchurch Charity ridden by Jack Bowlby qualified for the 2011 Olympia Mountain and Moorland Final.

18th Oct 2011
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Horse of the Year Show Results 2011

Horse of the Year Show Results 2011

The very successful 2011 Horse of the Year Show ended on a high for Welsh interests, when the champion 122cm show hunter pony, Crystal Vision, was crowned Supreme Pony of the Year.

11th Oct 2011
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HOYS Cuddy Championships Final 2011

HOYS Cuddy Championships Final 2011

Section C Mare Delights Judges and Audience

11th Oct 2011
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Horse of the Year Show 2011

Horse of the Year Show 2011

7th Oct 2011
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Memorial Service for Mr Dai Davies, Glanrannell Stud

*Updated* There will be a memorial service for former trustee and Life Member of the Society, Mr Dai Davies of Glanrannell Stud. The service will be held on 19th October at Brondeifi Unitarian Chapel, Lampeter at 12pm.

5th Oct 2011
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Brightwells 58th Fayre Oaks Sale 2011

The report for the Brightwells 58th Fayre Oaks Sale 2011 is now available.

29th Sep 2011
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NPS Dressage Working Group

On the 14th & 15th April 2012, the NPS Dressage Working Group - a volunteer branch of the NPS - will host the fifth running of the NPS Supreme Dressage Championships sponsored in 2012 by Fodder Solutions.

22nd Sep 2011
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HOYS Cuddy Qualifiers 2011

The Welsh breeds have had a successful run of qualifiers and reserves for the HOYS Cuddy In-hand championships.

21st Sep 2011
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Council Election Nomination Paper

Council Election Nomination Paper 2012-15. Nominations must be posted to reach the Offices of the WP&CS no later than Friday, 25th November 2011.

8th Sep 2011
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National Welsh Show 2011

National Welsh Show 2011

The committee of the National Welsh Show would like to take the opportunity to thank all who made the 2011 show an outstanding success.

6th Sep 2011
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Error in International Show Report in the Newsletter

Error in International Show Report in the Newsletter

2nd Sep 2011
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Sad Loss of Life Member

Sad Loss of Life Member

It is with regret that the Society has been informed of the sad death of Mr John A. Russell, Gartconnel Stud on Thursday 25th August 2011.

26th Aug 2011
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National Welsh and Welsh Part Bred Championship Show - 14th August 2011

The National Welsh And Welsh Part Bred Championship Show results and photographs now available.

24th Aug 2011
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International Show - Report now available

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the 17th Welsh Pony and Cob Society International Show held on the 6-7th August, 2011. Report and photographs now available.

18th Aug 2011
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WPCS Council Meeting 15/08/11 - Summary Report

WPCS Council Meeting 15/08/11 - Summary Report

18th Aug 2011
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Young Judge Competition 2011

Young Judge Competition 2011

Twenty year old Ben Orchard was the winner of the WPCS Young Judge Competition 2011 held recently in conjunction with the National Welsh Show on the Three Counties Showground.

17th Aug 2011
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Gwent WPCA Show

Gwent WPCA Show held on the 26th June 2011. Report and Photographs now available

14th Jul 2011
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First Cuddy Qualifier of 2011

First Cuddy Qualifier of 2011

The first Horse of the Year Show "Cuddy" In-hand championship qualifier of the 2011 season fell to the twelve year old Welsh Mountain pony stallion Heniarth Mr Milligan

12th Jul 2011
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Bath & West Show 2011

Bath & West Show 2011

Bath & West Show 2011 - Results now available

4th Jul 2011
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Northleach Show Results 2011

Northleach Show Results 2011

4th Jul 2011
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Parvadean Delight qualifies for Cuddy final

Parvadean Delight qualifies for Cuddy final

Parvadean Delight qualified for the Cuddy final at Royal Norfolk Show yesterday, June 30th. She is a black section C mare by Synod Replay - Dewin Della, bred by Jack Davis, owned by Ceri Fell & produced & shown by Justin Davis

1st Jul 2011
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Brightwells Easters Court Sale, May 2011

Brightwells Easters Court Sale, May 2011

Brightwells Easters Court Sale, May 2011. Report and photographs now available.

1st Jul 2011
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Young Scot is Welsh Ambassador

This years Welsh Pony and Cob Society young ambassador is Gillian McNinch, from Mossblown, in Ayrshire.

24th Jun 2011
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Welsh Success at Dressage Ireland National Winter Finals

Joyton Regal Princess success at Dressage Ireland National Winter Finals

22nd Jun 2011
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Welsh success at Hereford Spring Carriage Show 2011

Welsh success at Hereford Spring Carriage Show 2011

The BDS Hereford Area Spring Carriage Show took place on Sunday 8th May 2011 at Hampton Court, Leominster.

22nd Jun 2011
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Hippoevent TopHorse Award 2011 for Driving

Hippoevent TopHorse Award 2011 for Driving

The Hippoevent TopHorse Award 2011 for Driving has been awarded to Bilsbaek Safir.

22nd Jun 2011
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NFU Mutual Welsh Pony and Cob Performance Show 2011

Report of the NFU Mutual Welsh Pony and Cob Performance Show 2011

21st Jun 2011
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Society publishes new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Society publishes new Code of Practice for the Welfare of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

10th Jun 2011
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Glanusk Report and Photographs

The Glanusk Welsh Breeds Show 2011 was held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on 7th May 2011. The full report is now available

2nd Jun 2011
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WPCS May Spring Sale report by Dr Wynne Davies

The report for the 2011 Brightwells Spring Sale is now available. Photographs have now been added.

31st May 2011
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Statement issued by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society in relation to the Sales held on 14th May 2011

Statement issued by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society in relation to the Sales held on the 14th May 2011

20th May 2011
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NPS TopSpec Dressage Trial 2011

NPS TopSpec Dressage Trial 2011

Welsh Success at NPS TopSpec Dressage Trial

18th May 2011
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Lampeter Stallion Show

Full report of the Lampeter Stallion Show complete with photographs

6th May 2011
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Glamorgan WPCA Spring Medal Show Report and Photographs

The Glamorgan Welsh Pony and Cob Association Spring Medal Show held at Pencoed College on the 3rd April 2011. The Report and photographs are now available.

3rd May 2011
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2011 Annual General Meeting

Report

27th Apr 2011
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Council Meeting Summary 18/04/11

A sumary of the main points discussed by Council at its meeting held on the 18th April 2011 at Bronaeron, Lampeter.

18th Apr 2011
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Issuing of Receipts

Change to automatic issuing of receipts

13th Apr 2011
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Society loses two eminent Members

Society loses two eminent Members

Society loses two eminent Members

11th Apr 2011
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Young Judges Competition 2011

Young Judges Competition 2011

Young Judges Competition 2011

8th Apr 2011
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Welsh Stallion makes French National Showjumping Team

Welsh Stallion makes French National Showjumping Team

Welsh Cob selected for French Showjumping Team

23rd Mar 2011
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PIO status update

Communication received from the Welsh Assembly Government regarding DEFRAâ??s proposed changes to PIO status

8th Mar 2011
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WPCS Annual General Meeting 2011

WPCS Annual General Meeting

5th Mar 2011
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Welsh Part Bred Group Awards 2010

Welsh Part Bred Group Awards 2010

The annual 2010 Awards Lunch at The Hare & Hounds, Westonbirt welcomed both loyal and new breeders, owners, riders and enthusiasts.

1st Mar 2011
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2010 NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain and Moorland Supreme Ridden Pony of the Year

2010 NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain and Moorland Supreme Ridden Pony of the Year to be held at London International Horse Show, Olympia Monday 20th December

31st Jan 2011
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New Society Facebook Page

The Society has launched a new, official Facebook page, which can be found on the link below. Informal updates and information will appear on this Social Network site - please visit and tell your friends about it. To keep updated with any new items posted, make sure you click on the like button.

WPCS Facebook Page

Transfer of Ownership

The fee to record the transfer of ownership of an animal is £15. This is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Website! Please ensure that the last recorded owner has signed the passport to confirm the transfer and that this is returned with the correct remmittance. This is the buyers responsibility.