Special award for Welsh supporter

  • Dr Wynne Davies has received a special award for his services to the Welsh Pony and Cob breed

    Dr Wynne Davies has been awarded the Sir Bryner Jones Memorial Award by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for his “exceptional contribution to the Welsh Pony and Cob breed”.

    A life-long Welsh pony and cob enthusiast, Wynne has bred all four sections of Welsh ponies and cobs from his family’s Ceulan stud, which was established in 1904. He has won numerous prizes at the Royal Welsh and has been particularly successful in the progeny classes.

    He was chosen by a panel of judges from the 11 people nominated for the award because in addition to his successful work as a breeder and judge, “he has spent a lifetime collecting, compiling and disseminating information about Welsh ponies.”

    Wynne has written many highly-regarded books about Welsh ponies and cobs including most recently, One Hundred Glorious Years – The Welsh Pony and Cob Society 1901-2001, which charts the history of the welsh pony and cob over the last 100 years.

    Wynne is also a regular contributor for Horse & Hound magazine and has reported on every Royal Welsh Show since 1954.

    “I was absolutely delighted when I heard I had won,” said Wynne, who was received the award by Princess Anne at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. “My many years of breeding and judging around the world has left me with many fantastic friends who I would like to thank.”

    The Sir Bryner Jones Memorial Award is give annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to that year’s theme, which is chosen by The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society committee each year.

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