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Aberystwyth Show 2015 - Report and Photographs

June 13th 2015

The weather forecast of hurricanes and flooding for 13th June fortunately didn’t materialise but rain all day no doubt kept some exhibitors and spectators away.

There were some good classes of Section As judged by Mr Wyn Jones (Nerwyn) and his champion was the home-bred twelve-year-old brood mare Fouroaks Coco Chanel produced by Colin Tibbey. Chanel is three-quarters sister to the 2002 Royal Welsh champion Fouroaks Reanne, both being sired by Gwynrhosyn Frenin and Springbourne Caress, dam of Reanne is grand dam of Coco Chanel. Colin Tibbey also produced the youngstock champion, this was Mrs Athey’s three-year-old colt Stonedge Solomon a full-brother (but eleven years younger) to the 2011 Royal Welsh champion Stonedge Samuel. Solomon won the overall Welsh youngstock championship judged by the four judges.

Section Bs were judged by Mr Kevin Walker (Brynoffa) where the champion was the Landon family’s fourteen-year-old brood mare Valeur Dancing Fairy Lustre who has won many championships over the years and was 2nd to the champion Cwrtycadno Perlen at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show. Her breeding is almost unique since she goes back to Ceulan Silver Lustre foaled seventy-seven years ago in only three generations. Youngstock champion was the two-year-old dun filly from Holyhead, Anglesey, Greigiau Spring Mist; she is Hilin-bred on both sides, her sire is Hilin Goya and her dam is Greigiau Spring Sahara is a daughter of Hilin Catrin.

The overall Welsh champion came from Section C where the judge was Mrs Julie Evans (Haighmoor); this was the good-moving four-year-old chestnut stallion Tycwm Master Joe; his sire is WPCS sire-ratings topper Moorcroft The Master and his dam is Tycwm Abbeyleigh, sired by the 2005 Royal Welsh male champion Leyeswick Hagro out of the same year’s Overall champion and Cuddy qualifier Tycwm Abbergail. Youngstock champion was the yearling filly Ormond Ruby’s Delight sired by Parvadean Darius who is a double-grandson of Synod Replay and her dam is Synod Rubyann by Synod Apollo.

The Lloyd family’s ten-year-old bay brood mare Geler Leah was Section D champion judged by Mr Idris James (Hendrewen). Geler Leah is sired by Trevallion Valentino out of Geler Heti who is five generations of Geler breeding from the original Geler Daisy foaled in 1953. The youngstock champion, Mr Elgan Evans’ yearling filly Eglwysfach Cala is also a Gler Heti grand-daughter since her sire Geler Glyndwr is a son of Heti.

Overall Welsh champion foal was Tyngwndwn Stud’s Section C colt Tyngwndwn Dewi Sant sired by Glebedale Razzamataz.

Although Mrs Rachel Reading’s Section C mare Yarty Rhian was the sole entry in her class ridden by Holly Nelmes, she beat the ridden Section D Cwmmeudwy Triw ridden by Eleri Marshalsay who had won the largest class of the day. Eleri also won the A/B ridden championship riding Moelview Prince Charming.

Owing to the weather conditions, the champion A, B and D did not stay for the overall Horse supreme but there were plenty present including hunters, working hunters, riding ponies, Shetlands and the harness winner, the Section D Cwmwood Chester who put up a good show driven by Jamie Baldwin. I awarded the supreme to Tycwm Master Joe and reserve to the lead-rein palomino mare Menai Angel Fwyn owned by Glanteifi Stud and she qualified y being champion of the palomino section.

Report by Dr Wynne Davies
WPCS Publicity Officer

Photographs by Sarah Hayman


Felinmor Direidus


Lidgett JC


Menai Viceroy


Sarum Pinot Grigio


Storhaugs Picasso


Tycwm Master Joe

3rd Jul 2015