Mr M I Lloyd – Tynyfid Stud
The Society records the sad passing of Monty Lloyd of Tynyfid stud on the fourth of January 2020. Based in Ebbw Vale; Monty came from a tradition where his father Ivor had a trekking centre at the farm, Monty joined the Society in 1982 and registered the prefix Tynyfid in 1983. His aim was to breed Welsh Cobs, first buying the stallion Cascob Merryman and later Thorneyside Minstrel. Monty always stayed true to his type, sticking to old fashioned bloodlines, and the mares at the stud today trace back directly to Hendy Brenin and are very much of that stamp.
His family had great fun and success driving Thorneyside Minstrel in the late eighties and early nineties. It said everything about the temperament of the stallion that he would compete at local shows in harness and then Monty’s daughter Gaynor would ride him home. However, his successes in the show ring also came at the highest level further afield with placings at the Royal Welsh, where Monty enjoyed the camaraderie of the wider driving family.
The purchase of Brenhindy Mergan in 2000 gave the stud some lovely mares and she proved her ability as a producer in her prizewinning daughter Tynyfid Mai by Thorneyside the Terminator, and performance animals in her son, the twice ridden HOYS finalist Tynyfid Marchog by Pennal Calon Lan and grandson the successful Working hunter Tynyfid Magic by Cascob Jack Flash.
More recently the stud took on a new lease of life with the purchase of Brynithon Bourne Legend who has sired some lovely foals for the future.
Through Monty’s son Ivor, who is now based in New Zealand, the stud bred Welsh Mountain ponies and he derived great enjoyment watching Ivor show them from a young age.
Monty had a passion for all horses and encouraged his daughter Gaynor to breed partbreds with sport potential. It gave him great satisfaction to see her breed Welsh Partbreds to great success, in hand, including a Royal Welsh Sport Horse Champion and Reserve and then to see them go on to successful ridden careers.
At the autumn Cob sales, the family would often have to keep him in check as he liked to bring something home!
He will be sadly missed, but the stud will carry on in his memory and there will be Welsh Cob foals with the Tynyfid prefix in the future, the latest a colt called Tynyfid Monty in his honour.
The Society extends their sympathy to his family and friends.
The photograph is of Monty Lloyd driving Thorneyside Minstrel at the Royal Welsh Show.