Members of the Dyfed Welsh Pony and Cob Association have had yet another successful 2018 showing their Welsh ponies, cobs and part-breds.

At the awards dinner held at Plas Hyfryd in Narberth the members enjoyed good food, company and congratulated each other on their show successes that season. President Judy Roach was on hand to present prizes.

The in-hand competitions were well supported, Section A champion was won by the Owen family with Crumpwell Blue Lucy, hot on their heels in reserve was Barbara Green with Ruperra Chorus Girl.

Section B was hotly contested with the Russell Family winning champion with Bryngwennol Royal Tribune and Richard Miller and Meirion Davies in reserve with Heniarth Tombaromba.

Section C champion was taken by Peter and Jackie Denning with Tyreoa Argon and a very close reserve champion was taken by the Everitt Family with Tyrfal Black Rose.

Section D champion was again taken by Peter and Jackie Denning with Danaway Zeta Jones with Kath Hall of the Penstrumbly stud pushing them all the way with Penstrumbly Welsh Anthem. The Penstrumbly stud dominated the part bred section with Penstrumbly Our Molyn taking champion and Lucy Griffiths’ Penstrumbly Valentino taking reserve.

Reserve overall in hand was taken by the Owen Family with the section A Crumpwell Blue Lucy, while Kath Hall was both shocked and delighted to take champion with her Penstrumbly Our Molyn.

A new awards section was introduced in 2018 sponsored by the Remlock stud which was for young handlers.

In third place was Olivia Thomas of the Glyncoch stud, reserve champion Chloe Evans of the Cwmplas stud, and a worthy winning was Bethan Everitt of the Tireve stud, which the association has seen improve dramatically this season to show its section C mare to great success.

The ridden champion was taken by Beth and Marged Simons and Longhalves Lollapaloosa, with Rhiannon Evans hot on their heels with Gweunydd Ceidiog.

Beth and Marged were also reserve working hunter champion with their homebred Marbeth Milwr bach, but the workers champion was dominated once again by Soffia Cynwyl with Millford Fair Honeybear.

The driving champion was Lester Dagge with Cwmeudwy Cadno and very closely in reserve was Jenny Todd with Tregole Isabelle. A special mention must be made to Jenny who has flown the Dyfed flag high with her driven exhibit Tregole Isabelle winning her class in the BDS Wales finals, winning at BDS Addington and winning Pembrokeshire County Show with Angharad Morris driving Jenny’s exhibit.

The association has an active winter programme, meeting monthly on the second Thursday of every month between October and April in The Forge in St Clears.

The association is a social association with no show and in 2019 it celebrates 25 years, one of the founder members Brian Llewellyn will have the honour of being president in this celebratory year.