Carmarthenshire WPCA Spring Medal Show 2014
Penstrumbly Ooo Me Julie - Supreme of Show
Photograph by Anthony Reynolds
Sunday 11th May 2014.
The Ffoslas racecourse was not the ideal venue on a wet and blustery Sunday morning with the rain coming in horizontally from the Irish Sea, however exhibitors travelled from afar, the standard of the exhibits was top class throughout and everyone seemed happy despite the conditions.
Judge of the supremes was Mr Idris James of Hendrewen Stud, an experienced judge and highly successful breeder and exhibitor and he broke with tradition of awarding the supreme to a Section champion A, B, C or D by awarding the supreme to a Welsh part-bred and the reserve to a gelding.
Supreme of the Show was Kathy Hall and family’s impressive large Welsh part-bred yearling filly Penstrumbly Ooo Me Julie sired by their successful Welsh cob stallion Abergavenny Armani out of a Westphalian mare Claudia. The Westphalian is a West German breed based on neighbouring Hanoverian. Julie was reserve champion to the pony part-bred Rianwyn Prince Harry at both the National Foal Show and the Royal Welsh Winter Fair last year. She will later certainly be a good advertisement for the Welsh part-bred; there are so many Penstrumbly part-breds currently competing successfully in various performance disciplines.
Reserve supreme was the three-year-old Section C gelding Rhyd-Ddu Sinclair owned by riding enthusiasts Dai Williams and Nick True. Winner at the Royal Welsh as a foal, he is also one of the very rare animals to have won a WPCS medal as a foal (Gower Show). His sire Parc Hebog has twice been Royal Welsh sire progeny winner and his dam Carless Gerry Haliwell has been sold to Peter Dening. The owners had Sinclair gelded no-doubt hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rhyd-Ddu Glyndwr who has twice been Section C Ridden Pony of the Year at HOYS.
Champion and reserve Section A judged by Mrs Helen Myers (Rosmarche) were the stallion Three B Mac Cloud and the three-year-old colt Blanche Montana who occupied the same positions earlier at the Glamorgan WPCA Show at Pencoed.
Section B youngstock beat the adults judged by Mrs Christine Jones (Bunbury). Champion was Alex Williams’ palomino three-year-old filly Thistledown Golden Zumba who has been a consistent winner including 2nd out of 22 entries at the RW last year. Sarah Russell was reserve with her yearling filly Bryngwennol Ruby Tuesday sired by her Bryngwennol Royal Tribune who can always be relied upon to perform superbly under saddle.
Section C and D judge was Mr Les Shaw (Deoniaeth) and the Section C championship also went to youngstock, the dun three-year-old colt Glebedale Dick Dastardly owned by Simon and Alison Walker of the Cyntaf Stud in West Yorkshire. However the reserve went to an adult, Catrin Reed’s well-known mare Tyngwndwn Angharad by Tremymor Sportsman. The progeny of Moorcroft The Master continued their Glanusk successes with 1st and 2nd yearling colt for Pwllmelin Cody and Tyrllawn Bentley.
Carl Robinson’s good-moving stallion Danaway De Niro by Trevallion Harry was Section D champion, he is a former youngstock winner at Lampeter and produced good stock at Geler Stud. Reserve champion was Peter Dening’s black three-year-old filly Bryneglur Maggie by Geler Rwdolff; she was the winner and reserve best filly at the recent Glanusk Show.
Section D’s triumphed in the ridden classes, Fronarth Grand Slam was champion of the Open classes judged by Miss Heidi Bennett and Nebo Julie Ann was champion of the NPS/Ringside classes judged by Mrs Anne Nicholls.
Dr Wynne Davies.
WPCS Publicity Officer