The Welsh Pony and Cob Society 

Founded in 1901 The Welsh Pony & Cob Society is the largest of Britain's Native Breed Societies. The Society's membership is worldwide, reflecting the popularity and versatility of Welsh Ponies and Cobs.

The first volume of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society Stud Book was published in 1902 and continue to be published on an annual basis.  The Welsh Stud Book contains the breeding details of all registered pure and part-bred animals born in a particular registration year.  The Stud Book contains four Sections: The Welsh Mountain Pony, under 12 hands (Section A), The Welsh Pony, under 13 hands 2 inches (Section B), The Welsh Pony of Cob Type, also under 13 hands 2 inches (Section C) and the Welsh Cob, exceeding 13 hands 2 inches with no upper height limit (Section D).  In addition, Welsh Part-bred animals with a minimum 12.5% Welsh blood in their parentage can be registered with the Society.

In addition to producing an annual Stud Book, the Society produces an Index to the Stud Books every five years and an annual Journal (yearbook) for members.

The Society is governed by a board of 15 trustees and its offices are managed by an appointed Secretary, with 14 members of staff employed at the Society's new, refurbished office premises in Bronaeron, Lampeter...

Visitors to the office are welcome between 9am and 5pm, Monday through to Friday.



Society Facebook Page

The Society's official Facebook page can be found on the link below. Informal updates and information will appear on this Social Network site - please visit and tell your friends about it. To keep updated with any new items posted, make sure you click on the like button.

WPCS Facebook Page

Trustee Code of Conduct Reminder


The Council of the Society wishes members to be aware that overfeeding for showing purposes and obesity is a form of cruelty.

Transfer of Ownership

The fee to record the transfer of ownership of an animal is £15. This is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Website! Please ensure that the last recorded owner has signed the passport to confirm the transfer and that this is returned with the correct remmittance. This is the buyers responsibility.