25 May 2023



 The Welsh Pony and Cob Society staged their Official Spring sale since 2019 for the first time at Brecon Market on the hot sunny afternoon of Sunday 21st May.

The Society’s official auctioneers McCartneys hosted vendor’s lots and the sale had attracted a wide range of entries from all sections. The sale was well attended however there was some disappointment as some lots were not forward. Bidding was spirited with the Welsh Cobs drawing the most attention from prospective purchasers.

Top price of the day was WS 106416 Rhydfendigaid Silver Prince, a five-year-old dun Section D stallion. Following a dual between bidders he eventually sold for £5,900 to Mrs Bowen from Bridgenorth. He carries two crosses of Derwen Desert Express on his dam line and goes back to Brynymor Welsh Magic on the sire’s side.

Selling well at £3,900 and £3,300 were the bay Welsh Cob mares Tirffal Pose the question WM182025 and Tirffal Surprise WM186989, both bred by young Daniel Copley out of Danaway Honey Boo boo. They were consigned by his mother Danielle and grand-father Steve and travelled home together to Carmarthenshire with their delighted purchaser Mr Williams

Flying high from the Section Cs was the Section C yearling filly Cared Seren Aur WM190325 consigned by the Davies family. A section D cross over an A mare she combines the blood of the young sire Fairgrove Caradog carrying Caederwen,Cascob and Tireinon lines coupled with Friarly, Menai and Penllyn bloodlines on the dam’s side. She was sold to Derbyshire to be shown by her purchaser Jessica Page

In the Section B’s another young breeder Laura Davies successfully consigned Linksbury Painted Lady WM191031 a chestnut yearling filly. She led the way at £1,100, tracing back to Laura’s grandparent’s Royal Welsh Champions Valeur Dancing Fairy Lustre and Linksbury Royal Charm, she finds her new home with Miss Bond from Aberdare.

Topping the Welsh section As at £1,550 was the four year old Cwmmeudwy Merlen y Mor WM183633 a grey mare consigned by her breeder Llandysul based Rod Lewis. Carrying three crosses of the prolific Pendock Legend, she was purchased by Mr Edwards of Pontypridd

Part Breds sold to £1,150 for the five-year-old gelding PS14594 Khabaqui Angel’s Gift of gold consigned by his breeder Ms Griffin. He goes back on his dam’s side to the well-known Section C sire Caerneuadd Hywel and was sold to Mr Harwood from Essex

With the average price settling just under £1400 it demonstrates that there is still a strong demand for Welsh breed animals even in these difficult economic times.

The next Official WPCS sale will be held by McCartneys this autumn at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 20th,21st and the 22nd of October, where all five sections of the Stud book will be on offer.  The closing date for entries is Friday the 25th of August.

Topping the sale Rhydfendigaid Silver Prince

Linksbury Painted lady

Cwmmeudwy Merlen y Mor

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