The NPS and WPCS sale at Malvern last week saw some low prices despite quality ponies coming forward

A good standard of ponies were offered for sale at the National Pony Society (NPS) and Welsh Pony and Cob Society (WPCS) auction at Malvern on 6 September.

The sale saw a strong turnout of vendors and purchases, with the vast majority of catalogued ponies forward. However, prices were in most cases disappointing, with the majority of ponies selling for under £450.

There were a few exceptions to this rule. Coombehill Loyalty, a petite five-year-old chesnut Section B gelding, made the sale’s highest price at £3,700. By Pennwood Casanova, out of Gigman Louisiana, this beautifully turned out lead-rein pony already has an impressive track record.

A 14.2hh part-bred cob, Milbrook Park Riverdance, reached the second highest price at £1,300, with Lan Garth, a five-year-old chesnut Welsh Section D mare by Lan Garth Triple out of Friskney Rainbow reaching £1,040.

Blackslough Christmas Cavalier, a roan Section B gelding by Douthwaite Grenadier sold for £920, while several ponies made the £750 mark. Two ponies achieved £2,000 but were not sold.

For more details on upcoming sales, contact Brightwells (tel: 01432 355300) or visit www.brightwells.co.uk