Glamorgan WPCA Foal and Yearling Show 2013
3rd November 2013
Exhibits turned up in unprecedented numbers, some exhibitors that had not been seen for twenty years or more made an effort to attend from far away and some exhibits, sold for export for big prices at the recent Brightwells Fayre Oaks and Cob Sales, made an appearance awaiting shipment. There were nine Welsh cob colt foals which must represent the largest collection in South Wales this year.
Both supreme Mrs Dawn Groom’s Section C palomino yearling filly Taincwm X Factor and reserve supreme the Section D bay yearling colt Powysvalley Macsen owned by Pete and Jacky Dening of Haverfordwest were produced by Justin Walters of Tredegar.
At £6,500 on last year’s Cob Sale, X Factor is the second most-expensive Section C foal ever on the Sales; she has developed well and won her class of 43 entries at the Royal Welsh Show this summer. Macsen is another with a formidable list of previous successes, including 4th out of 47 entries at the Royal Welsh.
Supreme foal was the black Section D filly foal Penstacan Floriana owned by Mrs Bridget Wessely from Warminster, Wiltshire and produced by the Brynarth Stud of Weston Super Mare. Floriana is sired by Ionos Euryn who was bred only two miles from the Pencoed College. Reserve champion Section D foal was the home-bred chestnut colt Osbourn Picasso produced by Jamie Davies of Pembrey for Adrian Swistun of Llanmorlais and winner of the biggest class of the day. Picasso exchanged places last minute with another chestnut colt Iouar Caradog owned by Chris Jones of Pontyclun and bred at the Iouar Stud, Llanpumsaint.
Reserve supreme foal was the palomino Section C filly Brohedydd Gold Lace, sired by Caerneuadd Hywel who is also the sire of Taincwm X Factor. Gold Lace was bought by Ilona Pykalainen for £4,000 at the Brightwells Cob Sale and was produced by Tyngwndwn Stud awaiting export to Finland. Reserve Section C champion foal was the bay colt Tryfel Pronetheus owned by Ryan Wilson of the Meisgyn Stud. His sire Bryncarreg Lightning Jack was RW champion in 2011 and his dam Monaray May Queen has won at the RW three times. Reserve supreme foal was a bright chestnut filly with four white legs Blaenau Viriana produced by Adam Fletcher for Shirley Jones of the Maenan Stud, Cheltenham. Viriana is the same family as Blaenau Vipin, champion premium stallion at Glanusk this year. Reserve Section A champion was the home-bred grey colt Trefynys Take That produced by Julian Williams of Brecon for Mrs Gill Killey of Bristol.
Champion Section B was the chestnut filly foal Laithehill Wild Orchid which Debbie Jones of the Fairywood Stud, Carmarthen bought from the Laithehill Stud, West Yorkshire; Laithehill Stud sold seven foals on the Fayre Oaks Sale two of which sold for £1,300, one sold to Belgium and two to France.
Fairywood Stud were also Welsh part-bred champion with Fairywood Pollyanna where the reserve was the large bay colt Crosswell Rio bred by Carolyn Morgan, Master of the Tivyside Hunt, sired by the Welsh cob Abergavenny Armani out of an American Quarter Horse mare. Reserve Section B foal was the home-bred palomino colt Cwmwood Dream Quest owned by Janice Woodland of Aberbeeg.
Dr Wynne Davies, M.B.E.