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WPCS Performance Awards 2015

The 44th presentation of awards and bursaries took place at the Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham on Sunday 29th November. The competition was sponsored by the Welsh Pony and Cob Society, Brightwells Auctioneers, Llanarth Stud, Langarth Stud, Floreat Stud, Maureen Lloyd Bainbridge and Mrs Tracy Hook (Kemysfawr Stud). There were 146 entries for this competition including one from France, for the second time, owned by Mrs Kate Bunby and ridden by Olivier Mussard.

The trophies and rosettes were presented by Mr Terry Court, Miss Catryn Bigley and Mr Andrew Elliott (Brightwells), Mrs Ann Bigley (Llanarth Stud), Mrs Deidre Powell (Langarth), Mr Dai Harris (WPCS President), Mr Tom Hughes (WPCS Chairman) and Mr Gareth Watkins (WPCS Young Ambassador). This competition involves enormous work expertly undertaken by Mrs Jane Weller, Mrs Kathleen James and their team of helpers.

Winner of the “Riding” cup for supreme championship with 4515 points was the Section D gelding Gems Dixie owned and ridden by Tamsin Malone.


Gems Dixie
Photograph by ES Photography



Terry Court presenting Anna Chaplin (on behalf of Tamsin Malone)
Champion Section D
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


Reserve overall champion with 3960 points was another Section D, Florida Jac owned by Mrs Vanessa Nunn and ridden by 14 year old William Nunn.

Champion Section A with 2620 points was India Latter’s 10 year old stallion Powys (NL) Sprite. His breeders, Mr & Mrs Van Der Wielen came over from Holland to receive the Jilton Prince Charming Cup as breeders of the Champion Section A.


Powys (NL) Sprite
Photograph by EquinePix



Terry Court presenting India Latter - Champion Section A
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


The champion Section B with 3480 points was Mrs Helen Skirton’s 5 year old Stallion Moelview Prince Consort ridden by Samantha Roberts.


Moelview Prince Consort
Photograph by Fred the Cat



Andrew Elliott presenting Samantha Roberts - Champion Section B
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


Champion Section C with 3175 points was Glanteifi Gwydion owned by Mrs Nicola Fryer and ridden by 11 year old Maisie Fryer.


Glanteifi Gwydion
Photograph by EquinePix



Catryn Bigley presenting Maisie Fryer - Champion Section C
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


Small part-bred champion, and overall part-bred champion with 2995 points was Kilmorie Prince Charming owned by Heather Probert and ridden by Bonnie Probert Price.


Kilmorie Prince Charming
Photograph by EquinePix



Ann Bigley presenting Bonnie Probert Price - Champion Small Part Bred
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


The large part-bred champion with 2530 was Langarth Spectrum owned and bred by Mrs D H & Miss J R Powell and ridden by Judith Powell.


Langarth Spectrum
Photograph by JP Photography



Ann Bigley presenting Deidre Powell - Champion Large Part Bred
Photograph by Rosanna Filmer Photography


The Fontmell trophy for outstanding pony achievement was won by the Section B Stallion Moelview Prince Consort.

The Rookery Trophy for outstanding achievement was won by the Popsters Stud.

The Brightwells Trophy and £100 prize money for the highest placed pony purchased at Brightwells Sales. Mr Court presented this trophy to the Section B 5 year old gelding Brookhall Royal Mint, who had been purchased by Mrs J Wyman at Fayre Oaks in 2011.

WPCS Bursaries of £150 each were presented to William Nunn, Bonnie Probert Price, Hannah Macgregor and Minty Bloss.

Floreat Stud bursaries of £75 each were presented to 10 year old Eleanor Hope and 5 year old Maddie Caunt.

A new prize, kindly given by Mrs Tracy Hook of £50 to the Stud with 2 or more ponies entered. This was won by Popsters Stud, who had 7 ponies entered and gained 7350 points.

South Eastern WPCA Team were the winners of the Green Harbour Trophy (8680 points) – Wintersend Mimosa (A), Llanarth Grenade (B), Ladysden May Rose (C) and Florida Jac (D).

Dr Wynne Davies
WPCS Publicity Officer


Aberlogin Annabell - Overall Driving Champion


Full Results

15th Dec 2015