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NPS Area 29 Show

NPS Area 29
th May 2014. David Broome Centre, Chepstow.

Despite having lost WPCS Bronze Medal status for Sections C and D, Welsh exhibits turned up in unprecedented numbers from very far afield and, after an 8.30am start, the supreme championship was not reached until 4.30 pm such were the numbers and the high quality of the exhibits.

The two judges Benno Crezee (A + B) (Doornzicht, Holland) and David Davies (C + D) (Ceulan) joined forces for the supreme championship which went to the dark liver chestnut Section C mare Tyngwndwn Angharad with the dark dun Section C stallion Davids Victor Llwyd reserve.

Tyngwndwn Angharad is brimming in “pony” character; her pedigree is full of Royal Welsh champions, her sire Tremymor Sportsman was Royal Welsh Champion in 2004, her dam Tyngwndwn Henrietta is by Hengwys Tywysog Royal Welsh Champion in 1996, her grand dam Tyngwndwn Daylight was Royal Welsh Champion in 2003 by Nebo Bouncer who was Royal Welsh Champion five times, her great grand dam Tyngwndwn Moonlight was Royal Welsh Champion in 1987 and 1989 and she was daughter of the foundation Section A mare Nebo Siani.

Reserve Section C champion was the dun colt Glebedale Dick Dastardly produced by Jack Bowerman for Alison Walker; two weeks earlier at Carmarthen WPCA Show he was the Section C champion. Marged Simons’ HOYS, Olympia and Royal Welsh ridden winner is concentrating on in-hand Shows this year and headed a stallion class full of well-known names. There were also yearlings which have collected a fair share of awards, the two Brohedydd fillies bought on the Brightwells Cob sale Brohedydd Gold Lace (Ilona Pykalainen, Finland) and Brohedydd Black Rose (Maria Bufton) and the colts Ormond Rock-on-Tommy (Tracy O’Neill) and Rhoswen Gladiator (Nathan Sage).

David Victor Llwyd by the five-times Royal Welsh Champion Ebbw Victor (finally overall in 1998) won a stallion class of 8 exhibits, one of the largest cob stallion classes seen in South Wales for many years. His dam is Corscaron Gwawr from a very old strain of Cardiganshire dark duns and Victor Llwyd has been leased by Mr Wallace and Ms Sonia Smith of Balsall Common who bought Pencalow Crespo (2nd in the 2/3-yr-old colt class) for £2,300 at the recent Brightwells Spring Sale.

Reserve Section D champion was Joe Lee’s bay filly Llanarth Lynda sired by the dun Penlangrug Deio who won the “Outside Wales” cob stallion class at Lampeter.

Section B stallions also turned out in strength, won by the seven-year-old Heniarth Wood Wind whose stock are already hitting the headlines. Wood Wind was then reserve champion to Steve and Maria Jones’ six-year-old grey mare Rockbury Prada; they both have Eyarth connections, Wood Wind is out of the three-times Royal Welsh Champion Eyarth Windflower and Prada is sired by Eyarth Tacoma.

Champion and reserve Section A were also connected, champion was the grey stallion Dukeshill King’s Ransom and reserve was Sam Morsley, Glanhayl Stud’s two-year-old colt Llanarth Alfie Boe by Dukeshill Magnum who was also sire of the winning yearling colt Dukeshill Pearly Spencer and sire of Dukeshill Darcy the sire of King’s Ransom. Glanhayl Stud also produced two for Mrs Ann Overton-Ablitt, the winning yearling filly Colne Pixie and the 3rd yearling colt Colne Tadleigh both sired by Nantdywyll Telor.

This Show also offered RIHS qualifiers for BSPS Heritage and PRP WHP as well as NPS Supreme Ridden and British Isles Area In-hand (won by Tyngwndwn Angharad) i.e. another 82 classes (where the Welsh also did well) but entries were taken on the day and there was no catalogue for these classes.

Dr Wynne Davies
WPCS Publicity Officer



13th Jun 2014