Curriculum Vitea for Council Members 

For ease of reference, CVs of Members of Council can be found here:

CHAMBERS, Daydre – Ardgrange Stud

I have been a Life Member of the society since 1974, and have had a lifelong interest in breeding, showing and riding of Section B ponies. I am a member of the Lampeter Welsh Breeds Stallion Show Committee and am responsible for the Section B’s and the Ridden Section at the show. Owing to the fact that there is minimal representation of Section B’s on our Council I have agreed to put my name forward for you the membership to consider my acceptance on to the Council. I will endeavour to do my utmost for the preservation of all sections in the studbook and would very much appreciate your votes.

DAVIES, Roger John – Hywi Stud

A Life Member of the Society, I have been actively involved with Welsh breeds as both exhibitor and panel judge for a number of years. My family and I have bred and exhibited our home-bred Welsh Section A, C and D’s with success. We share wonderful memories and a love of the Welsh Breeds that play such an important part in our lives. I am standing for Council because the welfare and promotion of our Welsh breeds are of paramount concern to me. The versitility of the Welsh breeds is well documented and I will fully support the Society to continue to raise their global profile with regards to our junior membership/ young exhibitors. They continue to need training, education, commendation and encouragement. They are the future of the Society and the time, energy and resources we invest now are vitaly important to their development as horsemen/women. If elected I assure the membership that I will act in the interest of the Welsh breeds, dedicated to their future within the equine world.

DAVIES, Walter Geraint – Rhyd-ddu Stud

I have been a Life Member of the Society since 1976, am on the Society’s Panel of Judges and acted as a Judging Assessor on several occasions. For the last 10 years I have been Vice Chairman of the Carmarthenshire WPCA. Next year I am retiring from my job as Commercial Manager with a Housing Trust and if elected would be able to give the commitment and dedication to the role of trustee. I have no hidden agenda other than to give something back to the Society and its members, as my family and I have had such wonderful times because of the Society. I have the interests of the breed at heart. I firmly believe that the Society, in conducting its business, provides transparency, integrity and accountability to the membership. Gofynnaf yn garedig am eich cefnogaeth. 

EVANS, John Elgan - Eglwysfach Stud

Welsh ponies and cobs have been an integral part of the family farm and haulage business for over 30 years.  They are part of our heritage and with the grandchildren already showing an interest in ponies, I am aware of the responsibility of protecting our ponies and cobs for the present and future generation to enjoy.

I am a panel judge and former Chairperson of Ceredigion W.P.C. Association, which has given me valuable experience in conducting meetings etc.

Within the present economic climate, it is important that those wishing to breed aim for true breed type that have a future in showing/breeding and or performing.

Animal Welfare and education are vital issues to address both no and in the future.

Our Ponies and Cobs are enjoyed by members worldwide and if elected I shall do my best to safeguard and promote the breed.

Mae Merlod a Chobiau Cymreig yn rhan o fy mywyd ac yn agos at fy nghalon a dyna pam rwyf yn sefyll etholiad I’r Cyngor eleni.

Gofynnaf yn garedig am eich cefnogaeth.

Gyda diolch,
Sincerely

Elgan Evans

GUMMERY, Edward P. J. - Treferthur Stud

My love affair with the Welsh breeds started almost 20 years ago and now I could not imagine life without them.  I am a proud WPCS life member and registered my Treferthur Stud of Welsh Mountain Ponies in 1996.  Despite distractions from a demanding career I have managed to breed and exhibit my ponies with success.  I am on the Home Counties WPCA committee and actively support the ‘Friends of the Hill Pones’ and Pony Improvement Societies, as well as being a panel judge for section ‘A’ and local Parish Councillor.  I am a retired senior manager, completing 30 years distinguished service with the Police and other government agencies.  I have set up, trained and managed special projects, coordinating and working in collaboration with other stakeholders, achieving success in response to specific problems; decorated for leadership, integrity and professional ability.  I have been disappointed in recent years to see the society’s reputation and integrity compromised by internal feuding and expensive litigation.  It has also failed to proactively address increasing welfare and cruelty issues, improve the accuracy of registrations by colour genetics and the proportionate allocation of show medals.  I am encouraged and inspired by the actions of our present council and believe that I have the skills, integrity and time to work as part of their team without fear or favour for the benefit of ALL members and to personally champion improvements in education, welfare and genetics; but above all for the benefit of our lovely ponies and cobs.

HOLLAND, Rona Ann – Minmon Stud

Mae gennyf nifer o ferlod Cymreig, gyda phwyslais ar Adrannau A a B. Maent yn llwyddiannus iawn yn y cylch arddangos. Oherwydd fy mhryderon am les anifeiliaid, anaml iawn wyf yn magu. Nid wyf ar restr feirniaid y Gymdeithas a nid wyf erioed wedi gwneud cais am hynny. Fy mhroffesiwn yw addysgu uwchradd, a bum yn yr un swydd ers 1978, gyda phrydiau eang o ddal uwch-swyddi rheolaeth. Oherwydd gofynion teuluol rwyf yn addasu fy nghyfrifoldebau fel bo’r gofynion. Bum yn cymryd rhan amlwg yng ngweithgareddau’r Gymdeithas nes colli fy mhartner yn 2009 a gorfod rhoi fy sylw i’r merlod sydd gennyf ac, wrth gwrs, fy swydd er mwyn eu cynnal. Bum hefyd ar bwyllgor ac yn ysgrifennydd sioeau GWPCBA am nifer o flynyddoedd cyn 2009. Bum yn annog yr adfeirch ymysg ein brid (hoffwn feddwl, gyda pheth llwyddiant) ers dros ddeng mlynedd, yn rhannol oherwydd synnwyr cyffredin ystadegau ail-gynhyrchu ond yn benodol oherwydd lles yr anifeiliaid. Erbyn hyn, am fy mod wedi rhannolymddeol a gofynion teuluol wedi ymlacio, teimlaf y gallaf gynnig rhywbeth yn ôl i’r anifeiliaid a’r Gymdeithas sydd wedi bod yn rhan mor fawr a phwysig o’m bywyd. Petawn yn cael fy ethol fel Ymddiriedolaethwr i’r Gymdeithas, byddwn yn gweithredu er lles yr anifeiliaid yn gyntaf a wedyn er mwyn lles yr aelodau. Hoffwn gael fy ystyried fel llais dros y di-lais a’r difreintiedig. Nid wyf yn perthyn i fath o garfan na phlaid a nid oes gennyf ddiddordeb-mewn-eiddo personol o fod yn ymddiriedolwr. Diolch.

I have a number of Welsh ponies and cobs, but concentrate mainly on Sections A and B. They are shown successfully from home. I seldom breed nowadays due to welfare concerns. I am not on the WPCS’ list of judges and have never applied. Professionally, I teach in the secondary sector, uninterruptedly since 1978, having held senior management positions for long periods. Family circumstances have required that I adapted my responsibilities when necessary. I took an active part in WPCS affairs until I lost my partner in 2009, when I had to concentrate on my herd and of course my profession in order to maintain them. I’ve also served on the committee and have been show secretary of the GWPCBA for many years prior to 2009. I’m also an advocate of the geldings within our breed (successfully I hope) for over a decade; partly because of the common-sense statistics of reproduction, but specifically because of welfare issues. Being partially retired and with less familial responsibilities, I now feel I’m in a position to offer something in return to the animals and Society that have played such a hugely important part in my life. Should I be elected as a Trustee, the welfare of the animals and then the members would be my priorities. I would like to be thought of as an advocate for those who are not heard and feel excluded. I belong to no faction or clique and have no vested interest in being a Trustee. Thank you.

HOOK, Tracy – Kemysfawr Stud

I joined the WP&CS in 1979 when I bred my first Welsh foal and registered the Kemysfawr prefix. I have bred, shown and ridden in all five sections of the stud book and I’m on the judges panel for all sections, including being an assessor of judges for the ridden panel. I am hardworking, committed, discrete and fair and would like to give back to the society for the joy and pleasure it has given me over the last 36 yrs and I would like to use the experience and knowledge that I have gained to make a positive contribution to the society and its members and help it to continue moving forward. Thank you.

JONES, Gwyn David Jonathan – Fronarth Stud

I have been involved with the Welsh breeds all my life, and before I stood down as a Council member, I had served on the Council for a period of 18 years. Initially I had no intention of allowing my name to be placed forward for re-application to serve as a Council member. However a number of breeders, members and friends have asked me to re-apply. I am on the committee of Aberystwyth Agricultural Show, Ceredigion Association and I am also presently Chairman of Lampeter Stallion Show and therefore due to my experience in the breeding, promoting and showing of the Welsh breeds I continue to have much to offer to the Society. I hope that I can depend on your support. Mae’r bridiau Cymreig yn agos iawn at fy nghalon. 

KIRK, John Thomas – Donys Stud

I have served on the W.P & C. Soc. Council for the past three years and have been Chairman of Council at this time for the past fourteen months coming in at a very difficult time. I believe the Society should be open and transparent to all its members. The Society has moved on in recent years due to the hard work of passionate Council members, in this, some difficult decisions have had to be made that are not always popular with everyone, but we must always be thinking of the best, for the future of the Society. I am proud and committed to take this process further to achieve the vision that I share with many fellow members who wish to see this Society fulfilling its potential as the premier breed society. This election gives you the member the opportunity to take this society further to achieve its aims. Diolch yn fawr.

MORGAN, Daniel Davies – Parc Stud

As a member of the Society for over 40 years and have served as a member of Council for a total of 9 years and would be very honoured if you as members would see fit to re-elect me for the coming term. I represent four generations of Welsh pony and cob breeders and indeed my grandfather and father before me served loyally on Council for many years. At present I am the Vice Chair of Lampeter Agricultural Show Committee and have been past Chairman of Lampeter Stallion Show and held all official posts on the Ceredigion Welsh Pony and Cob Association. I hope you will afford me the opportunity to serve all four sections of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. Thank you in anticipation of your support. Diolch yn fawr iawn. 

MORGAN, Peter Neville Edmund – Torcoed Stud

I have been a member of Welsh Pony and Cob Society since 2002, running a small stud breeding Section A ponies.  I have a particular interest in the hill ponies and assist in the production of the Friends of the Hill Ponies of Wales Magazine.  I consider the Welsh Breeds to be one of the most versatile native breeds and have been fortunate to experience all sections under saddle.  I believe that the Welsh breeds need a higher profile within the equine world and support the work the Society undertakes to promote education, the breeds and raise welfare standards.  I have served as a trustee in a number of organisations, being on the Board of Governors for a Further Education College and a treasurer for a local Youth Charity (YFC).  Having held such roles I am fully aware of the duties of a Trustee and if elected will ensure Society business is conducted in accordance with its rules and regulations.  I believe the Society must when conducting its business as a charity provides transparency, integrity and accountability to all its members.  I have been employed in Criminal Justice for over 25 years, across a variety of organisations dealing with both evidential, managerial and communications duties.  If elected I offer my experience in both managerial and communications skills to build a stronger Society for the future.

PARRY, Jeffrey Patrick - Talponciau Stud

Joined the Society in 1989 having owned Welsh pones since 1979.  Served as a Council member from 2006 to 2011.  Was on Education and Welfare Committee for four years, two as Chairman.  I also represented the Society on external committees.

Have been a member of Clwyd WPCA for a similar period of time, serving on its Committee for over ten years, two as Chairman.  Was Chairman of Coed Coch Feature day in 2001.

Currently Chairman of Equine Committee and Denbigh/Flint County Show, having been on Committee in excess of ten years.  Have served for almost three years as Denbigh/Flint representative of RWAS Livestock Committee, and now re-elected for a further term of four years.

Assisted at presentation days of Annual Performance Awards, and also I have sponsored a bursary at the Young Judges Competition for a number of years.

My experience at Committee level in many organisation has been beneficial in solving a number of problems in the WPCS and outside the Society.

I served in the Police for over 30 year and my honesty, integrity, openness and trust have never been questioned.  If elected I promise that I would serve each and every member of the Society in an equal manner, no matter what their background, beliefs or length of membership with the Society.

Diolch/thanks.

PRICE, Jocelyn Patricia – Courtway Pony Stud

I feel strongly that we encourage and facilitate our membership globally. I have always advocated that we need to encourage the younger element of the membership, they are the future of the WPCS and we need to engage, nurture and devote time to them. Since my childhood, I have followed a family tradition of breeding Welsh ponies; this to me has always been a privilege and a pleasure. If elected, my aims would be to preserve and promote the future of the WPCS, we must not forget the traditional values of impartiality and also to improve the breed and promote welfare, which our forefathers established for the Society. I am well acquainted with the long term direction of the WPCS which includes its objectives and purposes, implementing policies to achieve targets complying with legal requirements and its accountability to the membership. It is imperative that good governance should happen throughout a charity. The trustee board is solely responsible for good governance. I am an open minded person who attends meetings, with no hidden agendas and vote and deal on subjects with a steadfast adherence to a strict ethical code. If elected, I assure the membership that I will act in their best interests in my tenure, to keep our society moving forward and in touch with the changing world. Thank you. 

ROBERTS,  David Wyn – Tawelfan Stud

Married with two children and established the Tawelfan Stud, Wrexham , North Wales, I have been a member since 1982 and have been a Section C/D panel judge since 1995. The highlights of my judging career to date have been judging the ridden conformation at the RWAS in 2003 and the North Eastern Welsh Show, Syracuse, USA in the same year. Over the years we have shown extensively for ourselves and our clients with considerable success.

The Society, the people and the ponies have played a major part in my life, and if elected, and being neither a politician nor accountant, I cannot promise radical or instant change. However I can promise to take forward the views and wishes of grass roots members like myself.

Diolch yn fawr am roi o’ch amser i ddarllen yr ychydig eiriau yma a gobeithio y rhowh y cyfle i mi eich cynrychioli.

THOMAS, Colin - Rhosbren Stud

My family and I have been breeding hill ponies all our life.  I have been a member of Dowlais Pony Improvement Society for fifty years and involved with the running of the Society since 1976.

Some of my other roles are:

· Secretary of the Hill Pony Improvement Society’s of Wales (HPISW), since 1988.  Duties – include assisting the WPCS staff to coordinate meetings, advising hill members, assisting university students with equine research/projects and hill visits, also dealing with media and television.

· HPISW representative for the Cross Party Assembly Group for the Horse.

· Editor and Vice Chairman of the Friends of The Hill Ponies of Wales magazine.

· Open Day Event Organiser – promoting the registered semi-feral Welsh Mountain ponies.

· Director of – Pori Natur a Threftadaeth Ltd (PONT) and Friends of the Hill Ponies of Wales Magazine.

· I have served on the WPCS Council for five years (2007 – 2012).

All of these duties has been on a voluntary basis.

I am well acquainted with the long term direction of the WPCS, which include its objectives and purposes, implementing polices to achieve objectives, complying with legal requirements, accountability to the membership.

It is imperative that good governance should happen throughout a charity.  The trustee board is solely responsible for good governance.

I am an open minded person who attends meetings with no hidden agendas and vote and deal on subjects with steadfast adherence to a strict ethical code.

If elected, I assure the membership that I will act in their interest in my tenure.