French WPCS (AFPCW) Report 2015
French WPCS (AFPCW) report 2015
This year, for the first time the French WPCS was proud to organize six Regional shows across the country which gave breeders and enthusiasts the chance to view and enjoy some lovely ponies.
The National Show was held in August at the beautiful National Stud, Pompadour in the Limousin area, welcoming overseas judges Lottie Stephens (Flydon) and Peter Jones (Menai). Supreme champion was Ms Emilie Camail’s Section D mare PENYCRUG DAMEG (by Hywi Spartacus), with the Section B stallion ADAGIO DE L’AURORE (by Heniarth Wood-Wind) taking the reserve for his breeder Ms Ingrid Delaitre.
Adagio De L'Aurore
At the National show, Special awards were also given to ponies for outstanding achievement during the year. The Best Pony competing at our regional shows, being Supreme champion twice and Reserve champion once was the section A stallion COLNE TURBO (by Nantdywyll Telor) owned and exhibited by Ms Aurélie Tuduri. An award was also given to the best French bred pony shown in Europe in 2015.This was won by the section B stallion ADAGIO DE L’AURORE of Ms Ingrid Delaitre. Adagio was the only French representative at the Royal Welsh Show, gaining a highly creditable second to the eventual Champion in a strong stallion class.
In September the French Society organized a stud tour to Wales for judges and committee members, visiting the WPCS office and studs with the aim of learning and improving our knowledge of the breed. The studs visited were Ceulan, Menai, Llanarth, Three-B & Heniarth. It was very educational for our Society judges to see the Welsh Ponies and Cobs in their homeland and appreciate the Welsh hospitality.
Heniarth Stud Visit
The French WPCS – AFPCW was also very proud to learn of the successes of the French Sport pony PODEENAGH ALUINN (by the Welsh Pony section B stallion GO ON DU VIGNAULT, bred by Mrs Marielle Breguet). At the European Eventing Championships – Malmö, in Sweden PODEENAGH’s performance gained an individual Silver medal. As a society we are supporting and promoting more riding classes and classes for potential sport ponies which are in great demand in France.