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New WPCS Performance Competition Co-ordinator appointed

Welcoming a new Performance Competition Co-ordinator for The Welsh Pony and Cob Society (WPCS) necessitates, sadly, saying goodbye to the current one.

Mrs Jane Weller is stepping down after nine successful years running the Performance Competition and hands over for 2016 to Mrs Jocelyn Filmer, aided by her daughter Rosie, of the Longhalves stud.

Says Jo, “Rosie and I are very much looking forward to continuing to promote the outstanding performance achievements of our Welsh breeds.

“The WPCS Performance Competition has always been a prestigious one and we are hoping to continue on ensuring competitors and breeders are recognised for their achievements.”

Jane adds that new ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Full contact details will be available following the presentation of awards on 29th November 2015, but in the meantime, please send any thoughts to

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society also offers its thanks to Mrs Weller and its congratulations to Mrs Filmer and Rosie.


Jo Filmer with Longhalves Renoir, taken by Rosie Filmer




Founded in 1901, The Welsh Pony and Cob Society, a registered charity, is the largest of Britain's Native Breed Societies. Based since 2010 in Bronaeron, West Wales, the Society's membership of some 7,000 people across all age ranges and more than 100,000 animals reflects the popularity and versatility of Welsh Ponies and Cobs. Her Majesty the Queen is Patron of the Society, which, in its centenary year, was also privileged to have HRH the Prince of Wales as President. The Society attends more than 20 sales and shows – including the Royal Welsh Show and the Horse of the Year Show – annually throughout the UK and overseas, and has a full programme of educational visits to equine and agricultural colleges. The charitable aims of the Society, which has 30 regional associations, are the preservation and promotion of Welsh ponies and cobs, including education and welfare. The Welsh Pony and Cob Society is also a Defra-approved passport issuing organisation for all registered Welsh animals. 

22nd Sep 2015