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Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show 2014

Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show 2014

Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show 2014
13th April, 2014

With exhibitors having had nowhere to go over the winter, they took the opportunity to turn out in unprecedented numbers at the Glamorgan WPCA Spring Medal Show at Pencoed College on Sunday 13th April.

Fortunately the two Schools had been booked but even then space was at a premium, some classes had to be split into two and one class into three, the car parks were packed and the spectators filled the seating area.

In the past it was considered satisfactory to have three or four Welsh cob stallions competing, this time there were nine and their winner Avonvalley Great Briton won the section championship and was In-hand supreme.

The ten-year-old Great Briton was handled by Jack Bowerman for his owner Mickey Morris of Brynmawr; he has won many championships in the strongest company and is noted for his equable temperament, his owner drives him for ten miles most days.

Reserve supreme was the grey Section A stallion Three B Mac Cloud produced for his owner/breeder Beate Reipen of Llandysul by Julian Williams of the Cilmery Stud, Brecon. Despite being six years old, this was Mac Cloud’s first showring appearance, in fact he remained unhandled until two months ago.

Section B was the only section where the championship went to a youngstock winner beating the adults. Champion here was the grey three-year-old filly Longhalves Lolla Paloosa owned by Mrs Jo Filmer of Plumpton, East Sussex. Lolla is produced by Heniarth Stud, Ferryside who own her sire Heniarth Wood-Wind.

Champion Section C was the five-year-old bay stallion Donys General Jack produced by Justin Walters of Tredegar for Russ Bennett of Gravesend. General Jack was bred by John Kirk of Builth Wells and was every time in the top four in enormous youngstock classes at the Royal Welsh.

Champion part-bred Welsh was the grey eight-year-old mare Cupidhill Country Satin owned by Mrs Ann Pritchard-Simmons of Cardiff; she has won consistently all over Britain and is sired by the now-deceased Trellech Courvoisier.

The Supreme ridden champion was the palomino six-year-old cob gelding Soden Gwynfor owned by Mark Wilson of Gelligaer and ridden by Lauren Wilson; purchased unbroken on the 2012 Brightwells Sale, he appeared at the 2013 Royal Welsh Show where he beat all the seasoned campaigners and ended up Mountain and Moorland ridden champion in the Horse Of The Year Show qualifiers.

The mini ridden champion was another Brightwells Sale purchase, the lead-rein grey Section A mare Penllyn Mystique. Bought unbroken from Milwas Stud at last year’s Hay-on-Wye Sale, two weeks later she gave a ridden exhibition at UCW Aberystwyth ridden by Liberty Grota of the Cadlanvalley Stud.

Dr Wynne Davies, M.B.E.
WPCS Publicity Officer

 

 

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