We offer “A” Rated Welsh pony classes at the main Fair Horse show and we also offer them at the 9/13/14 Benefit Horse Show.
www.welshpony.org/index.php is the link to the Welsh Pony and Cob Society
The Section A Welsh Pony is also known as the Welsh Mountain pony. An animal of great beauty and refinement, he has the substance, stamina and soundness of his ancestors. Well known for their friendly personalities and even temperaments, they are extremely intelligent and easily trained.
Both the Section A and Section B ponies are characterized by the following traits.. A large, bold eye, tiny head, short back, strong quarters, high set on tail, fine hair, hocks that do not turn in, laid back shoulder, straight foreleg and short cannon bone. The Section A pony may not exceed 12.2hh.
With all the physical and personality characteristics of the Section A, this Section B of Welsh Pony was originally added to meet the demand for a larger riding type pony.
Section B ponies do not exceed 14.2hh but have no lower height limit. They are well known for their elegant movement and athletic ability but still retain the substance and hardiness of their foundation, the Section A.
Below is a history of welsh ponies taken from the welsh pony website
Early History and Heritage
The original home of the Welsh Mountain Pony was in the hills and valleys of Wales. The weather in this area was very rough and there was little shelter or food. Despite the rough habitat, the ponies not only survived, but flourished.
The rough terrain in Wales with rough ground, large ravines and steep mountains all help develop a pony with remarkable soundness of body, an abundance of of endurance and high degree of native intelligence. Through history the Welsh Pony and Cobs would do many jobs including plowing fields, driving a family to town or being ridden by the farmer to to market.
The Welsh Pony and Cob Society was founded in 1901 in Wales. All Welsh ponies and cobs found in the US are descended entirely from animals registered with the Welsh Pony & Cob Society in the UK.
The Welsh breed is ideal for the growing child and has the spirit and endurance to challenge an adult. You can find Welsh ponies competing in many disciplines, including hunters, driving, dressage, combined training, combined driving, english and western pleasure and heavy harness.