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New National Gelding Championships.

John and Maggie Carter of Millcroft Stud have been long time campaigners for the development of gelding classes within shows. Anxious about the over production of colt foals they have sponsored the Millcroft Gelding Scheme for several years. Despite a slow start, they have been encouraged to develop the scheme and in 2012 they will extended their support to a new National Gelding Championship.

The Championship which will be held in conjunction with the National Welsh Show at Malvern on Sunday 12thAugust, will have the highest prize money on offer for geldings. Total sponsorship amounts to £2000 and there will be four classes – one for each section. Qualifiers will be held across the country at shows which participate in the Millcroft Gelding Scheme.

This news comes at the same time as the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is finalising details of a new gelding section to be run at the 2012 show. Together, both initiatives should see a greater awareness of the value of the Welsh gelding.

5th Jan 2012