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St Clears YFC Show 2015

23rd May 2015.

The St Clears YFC Show held on the United Counties Showground, Carmarthen on 23rd May was blessed with the most glorious weather. Because this is a WPCS Bronze Medal Show it is always guaranteed good entries and proceedings got under way at 9am with Section B in Ring 3 judged by Mrs Davinia Bethell (Cross Foxes) and Section C in Ring 7 judged by Mr John Kirk (Donys).

The Landon family were champion Section B with their well-known seventeen-year-old chestnut roan brood mare Paddock Peaches who has Downland Chevalier as three of her four great-grand-sires and four “Coed Coch” grand-dams. Miss Lewis of Narberth was reserve with her dark grey two-year-old filly Chenet Windchime sired by last year’s Royal Welsh champion Heniarth Wood-Wind and her dam Chenet Saffire is descended from a successful line of “Sarnau” ponies.


Paddock Peaches - Photograph by David Bethell


Chenet Windchime - Photograph by David Bethell

Champion Section C was Mrs Claire Pearce-Morgan’s five-year-old bay barren mare Blaencila Almond sired by Blancilla Bonheddwr who is also the sire of David Oliver’s last year’s Royal Welsh champion, the two-year-old colt Rhoswen Guardsman. Mr Graham Moffatt of Chepstow was reserve with the three-year-old bay filly Pwllmelin Scarlett Ribbons produced by Justin Walters; she is sired by Moorcroft The Master, top of the 2014 WPCS In-hand sire ratings.


Blaencila Almond - Photograph by Sarah Hayman


Pwllmelin Scarlet Ribbons - Photograph by Sarah Hayman

Champion Section A judged by Mr Brian Lewis (Brynamman) was Alan and Jan Pearce’s five-year-old grey brood mare Glyncoch Hiraeth, although she was the only entry in her class, she would be a hard nut to crack in any company. Hiraeth is sired by Glyncoch Stud’s Friars Rupertino and her dam is the 2007 Royal Welsh and HOYS Cuddy champion Glyncoch Hyfryd. Reserve champion was Adrian and Esther Jenkins’ six-year-old grey stallion Talgarth Taylor sired by Penboeth Tap-Dance who won the novice stallion class at Glanusk. From eight stallions 2nd and 3rd to Taylor were two stallions leased from Holland, Ysselvliedts Irresistible and Oldenzijlster Action Man, both sired by the 2005 Royal Welsh champion Vechtzichts Hywel.

Champion Section D also judged by Mr John Kirk came from the youngstock classes , the three-year-old bay filly London Olympic Rose produced by Paul Harper for the London Stud of Edwards and Tyler; she was overall supreme of the Lampeter Show from 493 entries. Olympic Rose is sired by the palomino Swanhill Golden Rocket out of Trevallion Stella by Trevallion Hooch. Horeb Stud were reserve champion with their five-year-old chestnut barren mare Horeb Teyha sired by their Horeb Tom Boy (son of the 1993 Royal Welsh champion Horeb Euros) out of Knockrua Bronwen by Thorneyside The Real McCoy.


London Olympic Rose - Photograph by Sarah Hayman


Horeb Teyha - Photograph by Sarah Hayman


Yarty Pepsi - Photograph by Sarah Hayman


Yarty Sioned - Photograph by Sarah Hayman

Dr Wynne Davies

Photos by David Bethell and Sarah Hayman.

9th Jun 2015