News and Diary 2012
Photo Hannah Hopkinson
Flydon Henri ap Pip, Flydon Caradog, Flydon Lwcus, Flydon Dant-y-llew, Flydon Hapus ap Henri, Flydon Wyn, Flydon Hiwmor, Flydon Henadur and Flydon Hwyl!! Five of these stallions sired top 5 placed ponies at the RWAS including res female Champion, Reserve youngstock Champion and Champion foal!!
As well as having numerous visitors to see the ponies, we also enjoyed entertaining Carmarthen Association for a stud visit in early August. It was such a treat to show a large group of enthusiasts the ponies and even though the weather was catchy, we managed to stay dry and had a lovely "brunch" in the stables.
Photo by Hannah Hopkinson
Congratulations to Kevin and Lesley Moy for winning the foal class at the Royal Highland with their colt foal by Flydon Hapus ap Henri....a great mover!
We had an enjoyable stud visit with members of Avon and Borders and Glamorgan Associations, and again the sun shone! Thank you to all our friends and helpers and thank you to all our visitors, it's so nice to celebrate in this way.
Clwyd silver medal show....Flydon Dant-y-llew was 2nd in the stallion class, nicely following up his wins at Nefyn and Stafford County Show
Three Counties Show...Flydon Diferyn was 3rd in the novice mare class, Flydon Hudol was 2nd in the open mare class and Second reserve in the Championship and Flydon Seren Olaf pinged her way around the ring to stand 4th in a large 2 and 3 year old filly class
We welcomed members of Brecon and Borders Association on the 10th June. Luckily the rain held off and we had a lovely few hours wandering around the ponies followed by lunch on the lawn!
Another successful weekend showing. Both Flydon Hudol and Flydon Tylluan were 3rd at the Royal Bath and West, Tylluan being highest placed 2 yr old. Then at West Mercia Flydon Diferyn braved her first ever show since a foal and was second to the lovely Glebedale Savannah. Flydon Seren Olaf won the 2 and 3 yr old filly class and was reserve youngstock Champion.
Photo by Hannah Hopkinson
who won their respective classes at Tudor Rose on the 15th April. What's Wanted then went on to stand Reserve Champion. Bellissa was out again on the 29th April at the East Midlands WPCS show where she again won her class and went on to be Youngstock Champion and Reserve overall. Well done team Brian and Jennifer and well done Flydon Hapus ap Henri!
Meanwhile on the other side of the world in Australia, Flydon Llwy Bren's daughter from his first crop of foals was out showing on the 22nd April. Elargee Rhianwen won the medal for the Grand Champion Welsh foal at the North East Border Welsh Foal Show. Well done Team Elargee and Well done Flydon Llwy Bren, an exciting start for a young stallion!
We have started covering mares both for ourselves and visiting mares, although we are surprised that they are even showing in season with the weather as cold as it is! 2 degrees today with driving icy rain from the North East! Ashley Porter from the Vanoca Park stud is staying to help with the show season again but I think he is regretting coming over from warm Australia so early!
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