The Welsh Pony and Cob Society reports record entries from around the world for its Centenary Show

Welsh pony and cob enthusiasts from around the world are expected to flock to the Royal Welsh showground for The Welsh Pony and Cob Society’s Centenary Show on 1-2 August.

Entries have been received from members in New Zealand, Australia, USA and throughout Europe, as well as in record numbers from the UK.

The Welsh Centenary show is going to be a very special celebration of the Welsh breeds,” says WPCS spokesperson, Dr Wynne Davies. “Many international members are visiting the UK especially for the show.”

The two-day show, which was postponed from last year due to FMD, has a wide range of classes for registered Welsh pure and part-breds, including in-hand, ridden, mini, working hunter pony and driving. Horse & Hound is providing championships trophies for the ridden classes.

Massive entries will ensure all classes are full, making the event an ideal outing for all native pony enthusiasts.

A special invitation-only “international reception”, sponsored by Horse & Hound, is taking place the night before the show for overseas visitors, while a centenary dinner will be held on Thursday evening.

The dinner is going to be a real Welsh occasion with harpists, a male voice choir and a number of soloists performing to traditional Welsh music during the evening,” says Wynne.

Tickets for the centenary dinner cost £25 each and are available from WPCS head office (tel: 01970 617501).

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