The W.P.C.A.O. is a provincial chapter of the Canadian Welsh Pony and Cob Society which offers Ontario members a quarterly Provincial newsletter and information about Ontario events, while focusing on promoting Welsh ponies & cobs in Ontario. The group offers
- an annual social potluck luncheon,
- supports events such as clinics,
- runs the Canadian All Welsh Show which occurs each year in mid-summer, and
- offers an annual High Point Awards program for consistent strong performance across a variety of breeding and performance classes.
The W.P.C.A.O. holds an annual championship to select the very best animal of the year. Qualifying shows are held throughout the year from which ponies are slected to compete at the Royal Winter Fair in the Champion of Champions Program.
Shows generally include
- line classes,
- saddle classes, and
- driving classes.
The W.P.C.A.O. also offers members free website and newsletter advertising for their animals, vehicles, tack, and farms . For 2015, current members can enjoy free advertising for classifieds and one half page ad in our Welshbeat Newsletter (full page ads are $5). Website ads on our Classifieds, Directory & Stallions page are FREE for 2015 for current members. Send advertising e-mail requests, including photo attachments, to Kim Ralston (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please mail hard copy photographs and cheques (payable to the Welsh Pony and Cob Association of Ontario) to Kim Ralston – 6097 Leask Road, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H8L7. Photographs will only be returned if accompanied with a self addressed postage paid envelope.
For more information on having fun with your Welsh pony or cob in Ontario, contact any of the board of directors!
If you are interested in the constitution of the Welsh Pony and Cob Association of Ontario, please click here to read more: WPCAO Constitution