Brightwells Hay on Wye Sale 2012
6th-7th October 2012
379 of the 447 lots catalogued attended and of these 289 (76%) sold for a total of £36,934 averaging £128. It is usual to have a higher Sunday average (Sections A, C, D and Part-Breds) than Saturday (Sections A, B and Part-Breds) but this year both days also produced averages of £127 - £129, with a Saturday grass ring average of £143 and Sunday grass-ring £151. Exports accounted for 27, 8 each to Holland, France and Germany and 3 to Belgium.
With judge Miss Rachael Hawes, placings were as follows:
Section A Foal:
1. Littlewern Creda (colt) £650
2. Trehwfa Snowflake (filly) £300
3. Senny Wizard (colt) n/s
Section B Foal:
1. Krypton Neptune (colt) n/s
Section A Foal:
1. Blackhill Trudy (filly) £620
2. Gadlys Prince William (colt) £280
3. Eppynt Royal Rumble (colt) £140
Section C/D Foal:
1. Blaengwen Delta (C, filly) £620
2. Cwmhir The Bandit (C, colt) £450
3. Tyntyla Lloyd George (C colt) n/s
Two six-year-old Section A palomino mares topped the Sales on both days. The Saturday top price was £800 paid by Mrs Heidi Rottiers of Lees, Belgium for Crumpwell Sharri who has won ridden classes and is full-sister to Crumpwell Shamson, the top-priced Section A stallion at last year’s Sale. Two lots then sold for £650, the four-year-old chestnut roan mare Glyncoch Serenade sold to F Smith of Crayford, Kent and the 1st prize foal Littlewern Creda sold to Amanda Paddock of Wenvoe and he competed at the Glamorgan WPCA Foal Show the following week-end. Richard Eastwood of Little Downham, Ely paid £620 for the smart black filly foal with four white legs Synod Mary Rose.
At £600 the four-year-old mare Cefnfedw Queen of Hearts went to Patries Kok of Spierdijk, Holland and the other Cefnfedw mare Sara’s Dream went to the Williams brothers of Llanmorlais for £580. The bay filly foal Penymorfa Truffle sold for £450 to G V Williams of Bodorgan, Anglesey and the seven-year-old palomino mare Hawksworth Norma Jean £440 to J Harbour of Basildon, Kent. The grey filly foal Penboeth Gown sold for £420 to Miss D Morgan and K Harris of Cornelly, Bridgend who bought five over the two days and the same price was paid for the six-year-old grey mare Talsarn Caroline by Anne Prosser of Peterstone Wentloog, Cardiff. All these ten were Section A’s and another four Section A’s sold for £400 before we come to the top Section B at £400 which was the two-year-old palomino gelding Menai Robin Hood sold to P J Thory Ltd of Coates, Peterborough. The other four Section A’s at £400 were the four-year-old silver dun show-winning stallion Afan Wynford to D Matthews and Son, Knighton, Powys; the palomino colt foal Talgarth Lucan to Miss S J Dobbs of Bartley Green, Birmingham; the nine-year-old grey mare Blackhill Fashion to driving expert Dawn Collinson of Leges, France and the nineteen-year-old mare Blackhill Trim sold to Luke Caccavale of Epping.
15 sold for £400 or more, 27 for £200 and 44 for £100.
Francis and Sally Goggin of the Penboeth Stud, Merthyr Tydfil regretted selling the palomino Penboeth Gwenda and bought her back for £1,200 on the Sunday Sale. The seven-year-old Section D mare Pantlleinau Sara has been shown successfully in hand and also ridden including cross country and she sold to Miss Rowland of Faringdon, Oxford for £800. The two filly foals which won their show classes in the morning both sold for £620, the grey Section A Blackhill Trudy to Mrs Hampson of Wakefield, Yorkshire and the chestnut Section C Blaengwen Delta to S Howarth of Darwen, Lancashire.
The seven-year-old bay Section A stallion Plasderw Pipper, son of the late top sire Penual Mark, sold for £580 to R Jansen of Uelsen, Germany and the other bay Section A stallion, the thirteen-year-old Blaenau Vail who had won super premiums for four years on Dowlais hill also went overseas, to G van der Berg of Dodewerrd, Holland for £550.
The home-bred five-year-old Section D gelding Llanigon Tywysog who had lived out at 1500 ft all his life sold to Brobury Farms, Letton, Herefordshire for £480 and the 2nd prize foal, the Section C bay colt Cwmhir (formerly Cascob) The Bandit sold for £450 to the Matthews family of Aberhyddnant, Cray, Brecon for £450. The equal highest-priced Section A to be bought by Miss Morgan and K Harris of Cornelly at £420 was the nine-year-old black mare Synod Martha Frost and Glyncoch Stud paid £400 for the twelve-year-old Section D mare Pontlasse Red Ribbon who had a filly foal Pontlasse Black Caviar at foot. M Cripps of Hatfield bought two at £400, they were the seven-year-old black Section D mare Lynbrie Black Velvet and the ten-year-old cremello part-bred mare Llainbanal Lynwen and also the thirteen-year-old black Section D mare Foeldeg Gwennol at £380 and the three-year-old Maesbrithdir Rosie at £300. Ms S Church of Hayes, Midddlesex also paid £400 for the six-year-old dun Section A mare Windmill Golden Charm and three Section A females sold for £350, they were the sixteen-year-old Synod Dolly Trinket sold to G V Williams of Bodorgan, the ten-year-old dun Rhydyfelin Siani sold to Heniarth and the two-year-old grey filly Pentrefelin Bewitched sold to Mr Hampson, Yorkshire.
13 sold for £400 or more and 37 for £200.
Dr Wynne Davies