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Lampeter Stallion Show Report 2017

Lampeter Stallion Show Report 2017

Gwynfaes Seren Wledig
Photograph by Sarah Hayman

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 saw the 56th Annual Lampeter Stallion Show take place at Llanllyr Mansion, Talsarn. The new layout meant everyone could view all four inhand rings easily and view from a distance the two ridden ones.  With 344 inhand entries, 12 driven entries and 142 ridden entries, it was always going to be a long day for the judges and stewards but the weather was very kind this year, providing much needed sunshine. This popular show has it's own unique classification of classes by including those open to stallions owned/leased by exhibitors residing in North, South, Mid Wales and outside Wales for the 2017 season.

The Supreme inhand show champion came from the Welsh Section D’s, namely the class for the Stallion residing in North Wales, who went on to take the WPCS Silver Medal. Mr Dorian Lloyd’s Gwynfaes Seren Wledig who is by Gwynfaes Culhwch.

The overall youngstock championships were dominated by the Welsh Section D’s as well, with the 2016 Cob Sales’ highly priced colt foal, Cascob Delwyn coming through the whole card of awards, winning first the Yearling Colt class at the start of the day, to finishing up at the end of the day with Supreme Yearling, Supreme Colt and then to top it with overall Supreme Youngstock title for his new owner, Mr John Townsend, based in Kent.

The Supreme Filly award went the Section D’s as well, with Trevallion Lady Shakira, owned by N & D Smith, shown by grandson Dean Smith. Nelson Smith was present for the photo and with four generations of the Smith family present at Lampeter this year, Trevallion has its future planned out. All these Welsh Section D inhand classes were judged by Simon Bigley and again, Llanarth Stud were supported with three generations ringside.

Mr Chris Cobley and son were kept busy in both the Section C and A rings all day, competing in a number of classes. They ended up taking home both Silver medals with the C Silver medal, judged by Mrs Lisa Reed of the Tyngwndwn stud, coming from the stallion class winner- outside Wales, Caebryn Endeavour. Reserve Section C championship was given the Section C stallion residing in Wales, Sian and Dafydd Morris’s Moorcroft Master Tom. 

Their Section A medal winner was also from the stallion class, Tryfel Triumph, the reserve slot here went to Mrs Ceri Fell’s Heniarth Showbiz, shown for her by the Popsters stud, having won the 2 year old colt class earlier in the day.  The Welsh Section A classes were judged this year by D.S. Davies of the Ceulan stud.

Welsh Section B’s were judged this year by D. Price Jones of the Nantybai stud. He went on to find his WPCS Silver medal winner in the stallion class winner, Paddock Rio for Owner Mrs. L. Wilson, shown by Mr Colin Tibby, closely followed in reserve by the youngstock champion, Mrs Janet Mansfield’s Janpete Touch of Class who had started their day by winning the 2yr old colt class.

The driving, judged this year by Joan Thomas, was won by Mrs Dawn Groom’s Brynseion Derfael standing ahead of Mr Stevie Watts and Trixies Duchess.   The ridden classes were judged by Jocelyn Price and John Helme with two rings running during the day. Over 142 pre entered ridden entries both judges were kept busy for the day. The Supreme Show Ridden Championship being awarded to Alex Williams and Ringside Game Over.

Report by Angela Kember

Photographs by Sarah Hayman, Angela Kember & Equinepix


17th May 2017