Northleach Welsh Pony and Cob Show - Report and Photographs
28th June 2014
For the first time in 52 years (50 Shows, no Shows in 1965 and 2001) the Supreme of Northleach Show was a Working Hunter Pony. Mr Paul Wilding-Davies (Show President) awarded the Kenyon Rose Bowl and £200 to the 11-year-old Section C mare Wyken Lady Jasmine ridden by Heather Abrahall owned by her mother and grandmother Mrs Anne Abrahall and Mrs Diane Jordan.
Over the 50 Shows, In-hand Section D’s have been supreme 16 times plus ridden once, Section A’s 15 times plus two ridden, Section B’s 7 times and Section C’s 5 times plus one ridden (Rhyd-Ddu Glyndwr 2005) and one WHP (Wyken Lady Jasmine 2014) and Welsh part-breds once (the very first Show in 1963, supreme being Criban Dash shown by 2014 WPCS President Mrs Mary Redvers).
Wyken Lady Jasmine, who won the WHP championship with judge Mrs Jane Etheridge, is sired by Wyken Rob Roy out of Synod Lady Kate, a full-sister to the 2013 HOYS Cuddy supreme Synod Lady Lillian. Lady Jasmine is complete “Synod” breeding apart from the dam of Rob Roy (Taybog Lynne: Gornoeth Cadog x Cusop Bonnet).
Wyken Rob Roy himself qualified for HOYS in 1999 and his progeny have met with unparalleled HOYS successes: Cuddy finalist Waxwing Rhumba; M+M WHP finalists Waxwing Rhys and Rookery Fizz; M+M ridden finalists Waxwing Keepsake, Pentrefelin Bodecia, Tyreos Casanova, Tyreos Billie Fury, Popsters Lazenby (2014), Wyken Lady Jasmine's full-brother Wyken Romeo qualified a week later at NPS Area 25 and the phenomenal Waxwing Rheel who has qualified every year since 2004 winning there twice.
Reserve supreme and receiving £100 was Terry Wall’s five-year-old palomino Section A barren mare Nynwood Fantasia who was Section A champion with judge Mr John Lynn and In-hand supreme with Mr Wilding Davies. Fantasia put Section A’s on the map last year at HOYS were she was proclaimed supreme pony of the whole Show having qualified via M+M lead-rein championship. Fantasia is sired by Tiffwyl Midas (double Penual Mark) out of Quaife Meadow Flower sired by Blackhill Mark out of Ringstead Yasmin, daughter of Bryniau Marita by the Hill premium stallion Twyford Sunrise.
Section D’s were judged by Mr Ernest Gant whose cob mare Northwick Electra was reserve for HOYS Cuddy at the Royal Highland the previous week. His champion was the two-year-old colt Gwenside Reggie whose sire Gwenllan Samson is the product of a son to mother cross: Gwenllan Sam x 2003 Royal Welsh champion Gwenllan Sali. On his dam’s side, Reggie goes back to Nebo Daniel and Derwen Telynor. Reggie was Mr Wilding-Davies’ selection for In-hand reserve to Nynwood Fantasia also overall Youngstock champion.
Reserve youngstock champion was the dark grey three-year-old colt Llanwarne Arcade Player who was adjudged champion Section B by Mrs McInnes of the Ernford Stud. Arcade Player is sired by Sianwood Arcade (Downland Arcady x Cennen Galena) and his dam Marons Crystal Rose has g-sires Downland Meteor and Cottrell Masterpiece.
Section C champion with judge Miss Helen Williams was Nebo Stud’s eight-year-old barren mare Nebo Ruth (Nebo Sion x Eugrad De Javu by Twyford Poseidon). The progeny of Eugrad De Javu have had fantastic successes at Northleach: Nebo Rachel f. 1997 was champion in 2004 and 2006 when she was also Overall supreme and HOYS qualifier at the Three Counties; Nebo Rebecca f.2008 was champion in 2010 and In-hand supreme and now Nebo Ruth champion in 2014.
Whereas In-hand competition suffered and judging of all sections was completed by 12 noon, this year Northleach were offered HOYS ridden qualifiers and this judging(Mrs Lesley Hillard, Show and Mrs Kathleen James, conformation) went on until 3pm by which time the weather had deteriorated.
HOYS qualifiers were the Landon family’s Brynodyn Sirius(A) ridden by Louise Davies; Samantha Roberts riding her Linksbury Peachsnaps (B), bred by the Landons and was awarded 44, the top show mark of the day; Jocelyn Price’s Popsters Movie Star (C) ridden by grand-daughter Gemma Morris and awarded the top conformation mark of 46 and Pat Burnie’s Sydenham Oxslip (D) who was the first foal of former HOYS winner Syndenham Forget Me Not and she was ridden by Philipa James.
Mini champion judged by Mrs Alison Squires was Cheryl Elcock’s Thistledown Velvet Button. Mrs Squires also judged the NPS/Peasedown Intermediate classes where the winners were Sarum Rio (A), Doddenhall Petit Fleur (B), Hafodyrynys Braveheart (C) and Hollyfields Lord Gwynfor (D). The other riding section was the NPS Novice Ridden Picton classes judged by Lady Jennifer Evans-Bevan where the winners were Towergate First Impression (A), Brookhall Maximillion (B), Rivervalley Ruby Ann (C) and Jebeth Pearly Gates (D).
For supreme ridden Mr Wilding-Davies selected the grey seven-year-old gelding Brynodyn Sirius sired by Roseisle Pandytudyr (son of 1984 RASE Cuddy qualifier Waxwing Herrod) out of Brynodyn Scarlet (who died last week at the young age of 21 years) who qualified for HOYS Templeton (now Cuddy) at the Bath and West in 1996 and ended up 5th and again in 1999 at NPS, ending up reserve pony champion. The Brynodyn Scarlet progeny have also had brilliant successes at Northleach Sirius was Overall Supreme in 2010 and his half-sister Brynodyn Savannah (a year younger) produced by Mrs Jocelyn Price was Overall Supreme the following year. This pair created a record at HOYS in 2011 when Savannah was 1st and Sirius was 2nd.
Dr Wynne Davies
WPCS Publicity Officer