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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.  The Committee were honoured by the excellent show of support from the Members and friends of CWPCA. 

Chairman Mr Carl Ridgway opened the meeting by introducing Welsh Pony & Cob Society President Mr Eric Davies as the Guest Speaker for the evening.  There was one vacancy on the Committee and nominations were received on the evening, Members nominated for the vacancy were Lisa Teece, Sarah Mullock-Jones and Nia Roberts.  The vacancy will be filled in accordance with the CWPCA constitution.

Mr Ridgway confirmed that the Clwyd Welsh Pony and Cob Association had retained its coveted Silver Medal Status for 2013 and that Gift Aid for the charity had also been accepted which would be a real help to the charity in building further funds.  The Treasurer Mr G. Wyn Jones reported that the Association made a profit during 2011 despite the difficult economic climate.

Mr  Ridgway confirmed that he was standing down a year early from his role as Chairman so he could spend more time with his family.  He made an extremely touching speech introducing the new Officers for the Association who were as follows – Chairman Mr Kevin Walker, Vice Chairman Mr David Hibbert, Secretary Mrs Audrey Weaver, Treasurer Mr G. Wyn Jones and Publicity Officer Mrs Rebecca Worrall.

Mr Kevin Walker then continued with the Awards for the Evening which were presented by Mr Eric Davies.

Young Judges Competition

CWPCA were extremely proud to announce that the WPCS Young Judges Competition 2012 was won by the Clwyd Team.  The team consisted of Dafydd Roberts, Abi Teece and Ian Evans.  Dafydd Roberts won Group 1 (10-12 years) Ian Evans won his section (19-21 years) and also was overall winner individually.  The Training Bursary for the Young Judges Competition was sponsored by Mr & Mrs J Parry who presented the Clwyd Team with vouchers on the evening on behalf of the Association.

Photograph by Tom Best

Performance Awards - 2012

Section A Aros Cup  
1. Mia Roberts Sarum Posy 700 points
  Breeder - S. Franklin  
  New Competitor Medal  
Section B Morwyn Shield  
1. Gordon Lloyd Morwyn Bronze Wispa 1160 points
  Breeder - Audrey Weaver  
2. Ceri & Huw Jones Velcar Chantilly Lace 470 points
3. Lois Edwards Morwyn Alys Rose 465 points
  New Competitor Medal  
4. Jessica Ball Morwyn Bronze Abigail 345 points
5. Sophie Williams Elvet Lonestar 250 points
Section C Ashgrove Shield  
No competitors    
Section D Maenefa Cup  
1. Debbie Barry Westdawn Georgie Boy 420 points
  Breeder - Mr & Mrs T. West  
  New Competitor Medal  
Welsh Part-Bred Richardson Shield  
1. Sophie Williams Flecknoe Fandango 930 points
  Breeder - Mrs D. Murray  
  New Competitor Medal  
2. Ceri & Huw Jones Toplines Flash Dancer 780 points
3. Kirsten Roberts Moonlight Serenade  
Champion Gordon Lloyd Morwyn Bronze Wispa
Reserve Sophie Williams Flecknoe Fandango


Members Awards 2012

Section A Morwyn Shield
Wyn Jones 11 points
Section B Abax Cup
Emyrs Hughes/Penny Ross 18 points
Section C Cefnmelyn Shield
Neil MacCarter 8 points
Section D Erdyl Shield
Gwilym & Tomas Howatson 18 points
Welsh Part Bred Hilin Shield
Shirley Roberts 13 points
Champions Emyrs Hughes/Penny Ross
  Gwilym & Tomas Howatson
Reserve Shirley Roberts


Sale Awards 2012


Highest Price Sold by Member        Kelly Morris

Highest Price Bred by Member       Lowri Roberts

Members Award 2012


Caryl Oldfield was taken by surprise to receive the Members award.  Caryl is a current Committee Member and works extremely hard for the Association.

Guest Speaker Mr Eric Davies WPCS President was joined by his daughter Nichola, the meeting concluded with an inspirational presentation about his life and passion for horses.  

Winter Events

Saturday 3rd November Foal & Youngstock Show, Maelor Equestrian Centre, Hope
Friday 30th November Talk by Young Ambassador Owen Griffiths
January 2013 Christmas Dinner Dance
Friday 15th February 2013 Fashion Show, Plas Hafod Hotel, Mold
Friday 22nd March      Talk, Guest Speaker to be confirmed


Further details will be available shortly once details are finalised, these will be released in a News Letter, on the website and on the Facebook Page “Clwyd Welsh Pony and Cob Association”

Clwyd Welsh Pony and Cob Association will also be scheduling for 2013 a Young Peoples Day which will include training, Guest Speakers, Presentations and a Show.

For further information on Membership, Sponsoring CWPCA events and details of the Association please feel free to contact Audrey Weaver on 01824 750256

12th Nov 2012