29 Mar 2022

Midland WPCA Report 2021

So, 2021, first part spent in lockdown and our Winter Ball and Spring Show, sadly had to be cancelled. But onto the Summer and thankfully we were very lucky enough to be able to run our Silver Medal Show at Solihull Riding Club on the 4th July with limited restrictions.

We enjoyed a very successful Show, with brilliant entries across the board, especially in our ridden classes. The day started with Mrs B Reipen (Three B) awarding the Welsh Section A Youngstock & Overall Silver Medal to Mark & Liz Kilbey’s homebred 2 year filly, Idyllic Glamorize (Idyllic Entrepreneur x Idyllic Guinevere) (pictured). The pair later went through the cards, standing Supreme Youngstock, Overall Welsh and taking the new Price Family HOYS Semi Final Championship and qualifier. Delami Alouette (Delami Bohemian x Delami Annouska) owned and bred by Mrs E Waller stood Reserve Section A Youngstock and Mrs T Gowen’s Gladsdale Roxanne (Crumpwell Fox Wild x Lacy Petite) took the Reserve Section A spot.

Idyllic Glamorize

Debra Milner’s Southcott Persuasion (Hilin Montana x Pillheath Partitime) took the Welsh Section B Youngstock Championship with Wortley Fascination (Lemonshill Red Admiral x Wortley Imagination) owned and bred by Gillian Simpson in Reserve. The overall Section B Silver Medal Championship went to Steve and Stella Hayes’ stallion Brockabye Rhydian (Thistledown Powwow x Millwood Tudor Rose)(pictured) with Holly Kelly Harford’s Kelford Poppy Field (Lemonshill Falcon x Llanarth Snowdrop) in Reserve. These classes were kindly judged by Mrs A Bigley (Llanarth).

Brockabye Rhydian

Continuing onto the Welsh Part-Bred classes, Mrs Bigley awarded the Silver Medal Championship to Dibynn Bridget Jones (Turberry Topcat x Dibynn Chic Flic)(pictured), owned and bred by Di Nicholson. The pair had a very successful day also standing NPS/Dowhills Stud Hunter Pony Silver Medal and NPS/Saracen Horse Feeds Riding Pony Silver Medal Champion judged by Mrs B Evans (Foxcroft). Champion WPBR Youngstock and Silver Medal Reserve went to Dan Adams with his own Ryehall Saville Row (Brideswood Prince Regent x Brookwater Samsara). Charlesbourne Peacemaker (Copella Lanark x Anton Japonica), owned by Lauren Brill, took Reserve WPBR Youngstock and Reserve NPS/Dowhills Stud Hunter Pony Silver Medal Rosette.

Dibynn Bridget Jones

Mr S Lloyd (Teifi Stud) kindly judged the Welsh Section C & D Silver Medal Sections, awarding the Section C Silver Medal Championship to Michael Cobley’s homebred broodmare, Tryfel Princess Royal (Glynwyn Kenickie x Monaray May Queen)(pictured), the mare later stood Overall Reserve Supreme In Hand. The Oliver Family’s Rhoswen Rosette (Brynmeillion Llewellyn x Rhoswen Rihanna) stood Silver Medal Reserve and Champion Section C Youngstock with Mercia Bonheddwr (Donys Importance x Rhyd Ddu Nell) owned by G Kingham & H Evans taking Reserve Youngstock.

Tryfel Princess Royal

Haighmoor Principality (Llanarth Prince of Wales x Haighmoor Glain) owned by Mr E B Jones took the Section D Youngstock Championship and later stood Reserve Supreme Youngstock. Reserve Section D Youngstock went to W Ennion’s Gwenllan Brenin Coch (Gwenllan Scot x Gwenllan Brenhines Mai). The Section D Silver Medal Championship went to Fairgrove Eli (Gwenllan Deio x Menai Eliza Rose)(pictured) owned by Mowcastle Welsh Cobs and Reserve to Nathan Minnett’s Tireve Lady Model (Gwenllan Brynmor x Tireve New Moon).

Fairgrove Eli

Some exciting foals to watch in the future came forward for the Supreme Foal Championship but this was eventually won by Wayne Bailey’s Islebells Demure (Amilas Moet x Cwmmeudwy Welsh Poppy), with Tryfel King Firecrack (Caebryn Endeavour x Tryfel Princess Royal) owned by Michael Cobley in Reserve. And from Foals to Veterans, Mrs E Waller’s Delami Arabella (Delami Destiny x Idyllic Tosca) stood Veteran Supreme with Popsters Rheingold (Rangeview Revenge x Synod Roseanne) and Amber Pryce in Reserve.

Gelding Supreme went to Arllwyn Ralfie (Cascob Wild At Heart x Arllwyn Rowena’s Image) and Teigynyl Davies-Cooke and Telynau Gabriel (Mynach Flower Power x Telynau Royal Gala) owned by Mrs Sophie Cosier in Reserve. Finally, the In Hand Members Championship went to Dan Adams with his own Ryehall Saville Row (Brideswood Prince Regent x Brookwater Samsara)(pictured) and Reserve to Elizabeth Willetts’ Cascob Locomotion (Glanvyrnwy Country Swell x Cascob Gwenllian), who later did one better in the saddle taking the Members Ridden Championship.

Ryehall Saville Row

The Supreme In Hand Championships were kindly judged by Mr O Haran-Jones (Butleigh).

Over in the NPS rings, Mrs B Evans (Foxcroft) started to the day awarding a strong NPS/Picton M&M Novice Championship to Emma James with her own Darbey Moon Shadow (Bay Shadow x Cailin Colleen). The NPS/The Sash Emporium Show Pony First Ridden winner, Amesbury Bumblebee (Amesbury Manhatten x Sweet Minuet) owned by Simone Murphy stood Mini Supreme Champion with J & L Holford’s Hope Lucky Boy (Rookery Star Dust x Hope Gill) NPS/King’s Head Novice M&M Lead Rein winner in Reserve. Rachel Cooper’s Tiger Eye (pictured) took the Plaited Championship ridden by Fiona Wilson and later stood Overall Supreme Ridden Champion.

Tiger Eye

Meanwhile in the other NPS ring kindly judged by Mrs C Frith (Ristol), the NPS/Robinsons M&M Junior Ridden Championship went to Phoebe Prater riding Mandy Jackson’s Tarbarl Major Tom (Tarbarl Guiser x Black Beauty XVI), who later stood NPS/Standinghat Stud & Show Team M&M Silver Medal Reserve Champion. Cathedine Welsh Lion (Poundy Druid x Lisa Welsh Model) owned by  Manon Turner won a strong class of 14 to stand NPS/Peasedown Stud M&M Intermediate Champion.

Emma Davis’ Haighmoor Llewellyn (Fronarth Victor x Brynithon Magical Lady) (pictured) started his winning streak with rider Lili Burridge with the NPS/Ringside M&M Open Championship, followed by the NPS/Standinghat Stud & Show Team M&M Silver Medal Championship, WPCS Performance Medal Championship and finally Reserve Supreme Ridden.

The Midland WPCA committee would like to thank everyone who has supported and helped us at our Summer show, and we hope to see you all in 2022! Our dates for 2022 are:

Spring Bronze Medal Show – Sunday 20th March

Summer Silver Medal Show – Sunday 3rd July

Bronze Winter Show – Sunday 20th November

All to be held at Solihull Riding Club. Please see the Midland WPCA website and Facebook page for more details.

By Heather Abrahall

All photos by kind permission of Equine Pix Photography


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