The Medal Award system is a three tier system offering gold, silver and bronze medals each year.
Six gold medals will be issued to each State All Welsh Show and the Welsh National Show for the Best Welsh In Hand, Supreme Led Part Welsh, Supreme Ridden Welsh & Supreme Ridden Part Welsh. Supreme Driven Welsh and Supreme/Best Driven Part Welsh
Eight silver medals will be issued at the State All Welsh Shows and the Welsh National Show for Supreme A, B, C, D & E, Best Welsh Youngstock, Best Part Welsh Junior & Best Part Welsh Senior.
Up to four bronze medals are to be available to each RPG for approval by COM.
RPG’s must nominate the events & medals to be awarded as follows: One for Welsh, One for Part Welsh, One for a Performance discipline, and one to be awarded at the RPG’s choice.
The aim of this competition is to recognize the contribution Welsh sires have made to the breed, and to encourage showing of Welsh Ponies &Cobs.
The Sires Rating Competition runs for a full breeding year each year i.e. 1st August – 31st July inclusive.
Three shows in each State are nominated as eligible shows and these eligible shows are listed in Spring Action annually.
The Regional Promotional Group is responsible for supplying results to the Welsh Pony & Cob Society Australia National Office with all results for the prior year must be sent to the National Office and to the Sires Rating co-coordinator by the 30th June.
Points are given for the first three placings in all Welsh LED classes only. Champion, Reserve Champion and Supreme Awards or similar do not apply.
Eligible classes are led breed classes for Section A, B, C, D & E. Foal class results are not included as foals are not required to be registered to be exhibited.
The results are published in the Spring Action issue and the results are shown State by State and Nationally.
Due to COVID-19 the 2021-2022 season will only be counted for each and from their State All Welsh Show.
Do you own or know of a super Welsh pony or cob or Part Welsh horse or pony that epitomises the temperament and versatility of the breed?
The awards are in recognition of outstanding performances by a Welsh or Part Welsh pony or cob in Open Company.
Nominations may be submitted by owners, supporters or RPG’s
The pony/cob/Part Welsh must be registered with WP&CS of A and the owner must be a current member.
Committee of Management wishes to acknowledge Pure and Part Welsh Ponies and Cobs who are flying the flag in the big wide world of Open Competition.
We all know that the Welsh are more than capable of excelling in multiple disciplines on the open stage.
There are various categories:
- Show Jumping
- Combined Driving
- Pony Club
- Show Harness
- Open Show (saddle)
- Show Hunter
- Lead Rein/First Ridden
- Other (Camp Drafting/Endurance)
Performances are not limited to the previous 12 months and may be cumulative.
Dates of performances and other information required and must be provided on the nomination form.
All information requested must be provided with the nomination, including a photograph and a 300 word article about the nominated pony or cob.
Please do not include performances gained in specified Welsh classes, this is to reward success in Open Competition.
As in previous years this is a totally blind vote by members of Committee of Management with the coordinator being ineligible to vote due to knowledge of the particulars of each entrant. Independent persons with knowledge of each discipline will be consulted to ensure performances are relevant.
Successful applicants will be notified and the awards presented at the annual Conference and AGM in June each year.
Please submit nominations on the form and have them emailed to the National Office prior to February 1st in the given year.
Submissions require the inclusion of a photograph of the nominated animal, please send these as a separate attachment to the email. Please note it is vital that permission is gained from the copyright holder if using commercial photographs as the Society will look to use these images in Society publications – paper and online – if your nomination is successful. Please always make note in the nomination form the of the photographer if you were not the author of the image.
Do you compete in Official EA Dressage Competitions?
Dressage Performance medals are an exciting new initiative recognising dressage achievements!
There is a growing number of Welsh and Part Welsh competing regularly and successfully in Official Equestrian Australia Dressage competitions.
It is a three tiered system offering gold, silver and bronze medals for scores obtained since August 1st 2020.
The medals recognise achievement by registered Welsh Ponies and Cobs and Part Welsh participating in Official EA Dressage.
- Animals and their owners (not necessarily the riders) must be financial members of the WPCS of Australia Inc at the time of application.
- The Welsh registered name must be used in the EA registration.
- Performances can be from any Official EA Dressage competition in Australia.
- Applications may be made at any time throughout the year for performances gained during the previous 12 months. ie, within 12 months of your first qualifying score.
- Only one medal per combination per level is available in any 12-month period. Subsequent medals must be at a higher level than the one previously awarded.
- Proof of performance is required – copy of official results (as per EA Dressage Results site https://www.equestrian.org.au/members/search/pony-dressage-results ), or copy of test papers.
- There is no cost to members to participate in the scheme.
- Applications can be made at any time throughout the year for performances gained during the previous 12 months i.e no more than 12 months between the date of the first score and the other two scores.
Thank you to Chris Milvain of Mithril Stud for suggesting the scheme and sponsoring these lovely medals!
The first WPCSA Foal Futurity was judged at the Victorian All Welsh Show in 1985.
Foal Futurity competitions are now held in each State, either at the relevant State All Welsh Show or another Society event nominated by the Foal Futurity organiser.
Welsh ponies, cobs and Part Welsh are exhibited under three judges as two year olds with separate classes for each Section for fillies, colts and geldings.
There are three separate ‘nominations / entry fees’ payable per animal.
To enter a WPCSA Foal Futurity, unborn foals must be ‘nominated’ by the 31st July in the season prior to their birth. In the year following their birth, ie as yearlings, a second nomination fee is payable by the 31st July in the season prior to them turning yearlings, and as two year olds, the third nomination fee is due also by the 31st July in the season prior to their turning two years old.
If the three nominations are not paid, the animal is not eligible to be exhibited.
If an animal changes hands and the nominations are still paid, the animal is still eligible for the Foal Futurity, with procedures in place for transfers including between States.
The idea of a Foal Futurity is to illustrate a breeder’s confidence in their decisions on breeding a good foal, hence the first nomination being due prior to the foal’s birth. A certain portion of the entry fees are used as prize money for the completion, so the more entries the higher the prize money.
The Foal Futurity will provide classes for:
- Section A Colts / Fillies
- Section B Colts / Fillies
- Section C Colts / Fillies
- Section D Colts / Fillies
- Section E Geldings
- Part Welsh Colts / Geldings / Fillies
Classes may be split at the discretion of the Futurity Organisers
THE DINAH CRESWICK BREEDERS TROPHY
This trophy was created in memory of the late Lady Dinah Creswick of the Nattai Stud. The winner receives a beautiful plate especially made for this trophy.
The Competition commenced in 2005-2006 and the points are calculated at the State All Welsh Shows. Points are only calculated at one All Welsh show even though some breeders may compete at other state All Welsh shows. Points are allocated 6 for a first, down to 1 for sixth place with Champion and Reserve getting 8 & 7. Supremes are not included in the count. It is only for in-hand Welsh animals. Progeny groups are the only groups included.
It is the Chairman of the Society who calculates the points with the prestigious trophy presented each year at the AGM.
This award is available on a State by State basis with the Breeders Trophy to be awarded from results of the State All Welsh Shows.
The Trophy order is as follows
- 2023-2024 SA
- 2022-2023 VIC
- 2021-2022 WA
- 2020-2021 NO SHOWS
- 2019- 2020 NSW
- 2018 – 2019 TAS
- 2017-2018 QLD
- 2016-2017 SA
- 2015-2016 VIC
- 2014-2015 WA
- 2013-2014 NSW
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS TROPHY.
- 2022 – Nawarrah Park, Victoria
- 2021 – 2022 Kings Town Welsh Cobs, Western Australia
- 2019 – 2020 Nawarrah Park, Victoria
- 2018- 2019 Llangollen Stud, Tasmania
- 2017 – 2018 Cwmkaren Welsh Cobs, Queensland
- 2016 – 2017 Rivington Stud, South Australia
- 2015 – 2016 Nawarrah Park, Victoria
- 2014 – 2015 Trapalanda Stud, Western Australia
- 2013 – 2014 Indi Stud, Victoria
- 2012 – 2013 Barn Hill Stud, Queensland
- 2011 – 2012 Llangollen Stud, Tasmania
- 2010 – 2011 Rivington Stud, South Australia
- 2009 – 2010 Nawarrah Park, Victoria
- 2008 – 2009 Trapalanda Downs Stud, Western Australia
- 2007 – 2008 Trapalanda Downs Stud, Western Australia
- 2006 – 2007 Woranora Stud, New South Wales
- 2005 – 2006 Cwmkaren Stud, Queensland.
SIR PERCY OF PAXHALL AWARD
The Sir Percy of Paxhall Award was donated by the Owen Family. The award is donated in the memory of the Owendale Stud’s influential Welsh Pony, Sir Percy of Paxhall (IMP). Funds were originally from a service donated by the Owen Family. The interest from the funds originally funded the Welsh Pony of the Year Ridden Hunter, then a similar award at Barastoc and now the Champion Show Hunter at the Welsh National Show.
$100 is paid to the winner of the award, with a certificate & photo of Norma Book Trophy.