Millcroft Gelding Awards

These rosettes are available to Show Societies free of charge, and are generously sponsored by the Millcroft Stud. It is hoped that they will encourage the showing of geldings in-hand, therefore creating a market for the often unwanted colt foal and enabling the creation of a network of potential performance prospects to represent the best Native breed in the World at the highest level.

Why not stage a specific “Gelding, 3yrs and under” Class for each Section to encourage young gelding exhibitors even more, giving them a greater chance of winning a red rosette? The winners of these classes, together with the highest placed gelding from your Barren Mare/Gelding Class can then go forward to compete for these free Millcroft rosettes.

Please state in your show schedules:

  • Welsh Pony & Cob Gelding Incentive Scheme – Overall Gelding Champion and Reserve, to be competed for by the highest placed geldings from each appropriate class within Sections A, B, C & D, generously sponsored by the Millcroft Stud.

John and Maggie Carter of Millcroft Stud have been long time campaigners for the development of gelding classes within shows. Anxious about the over production of colt foals they have sponsored the Millcroft Gelding Scheme for several years.

Millcroft Gelding Application Form

WPCS Minmon In Hand Veteran Award

Kindly sponsored by Ann Holland, Minmon Stud

We all take care of our precious ponies and cobs who have given us years and sometimes decades of pleasure in various equine events. When they can no longer compete with younger animals, we still respect and take care of them.

We as a Society thought that we could provide them with a competition of their own over a period of time so that they could continue to enjoy the in-hand buzz of a show-ring and be appreciated by spectators and handlers alike. Hence the introduction of the WPCS Veteran Scheme, open to all sections of our stud books.

It is intended to:

  • Award special Veteran Scheme rosettes to the highest placed Veteran pony, cob or horse in affiliated shows. All 5 sections are included.
  • The scheme will include stallions, barren mares and geldings in In-hand classes only. (This scheme will not include ridden classes.)
  • The Veteran Scheme rosettes will be available free of charge to shows requesting them.
  • Veterans to be classed at 19 years or over for the purpose of this scheme.
  • A championship class of highest placed veterans in WPCS Sections to compete for the Minmôn Veteran Championship and Reserve Championship rosettes in shows signing up for the scheme. These rosettes to be sponsored by Ann Holland, Minmôn Stud (and co-sponsors if anyone is interested and willing to share costs.)
  • Veteran cards supplied to members for signing as per gelding scheme.
  • Scheme to run from 1st October to 30th September annually to ensure inclusion of results in the Journal. (Initially to run from January 1st to September 30th 2018.)
  • Scheme to continue throughout the year so as to encourage inclusion in Foal and Youngstock Shows and any other Winter shows.
  • Unaffiliated shows are also invited to be part of the schemes as the gelding incentive scheme – but with roughly the halving of the points collected.
  • Awards presented at the AGM.

Veteran Scheme Application Form – Competitor Form

Veteran Rosettes Form – Application Form for Shows

National High Point Junior Gelding of the Year

This free competition is open to purebred Welsh geldings, A, B, C and D, under three years of age. There is no requirement for the owners to be members of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society, but all geldings must be correctly recorded as such on the WPCS database.

The competition runs from January 1st to December 31st.

Result cards must be returned to the WPCS Office, no later than 7th January.

For full rules and information:

National High Point Junior Gelding Entry Form