Showing Welsh Ponies, Cobs and Half Welsh

What do I need to show Welsh?

Tack

Stallions and Colts over two years of age from all sections can be shown in a plain brown or black leather snaffle bridle, or an in-hand stallion bridle.

Mares can be shown in a plain brown or black leather snaffle bridle, an in-hand show bridle, or an in-hand leather slip. Section A, C and D mares can be shown in a white web halter.

Foals and Yearlings can be shown in a leather halter or a in-hand slip. Section A, C and D foals and youngstock can be shown in a white web halter.

Geldings can be shown in a plain brown or black leather snaffle bridle or an in-hand show bridle. Section A, C and D geldings can be shown in a white web halter.

Half Welsh can be shown in a plain brown or black leather snaffle bridle or an in-hand show bridle.

Where can I get Welsh tack?

You can find in-hand show bridles at:

The Tack Shoppe of Collingwood

The Welsh Cob Shop

Just For Ponies

You can find white web halters at

Hazell’s Halters

The Welsh Cob Shop

Apparel

The number one thing about your apparel when showing Welsh ponies, cobs and half welsh is safety. Choose shoes that you are able to run in. Paddock boots are a popular choice. Whatever you wear should not distract from your pony or cob. Keep things sensible, neat and safe. Many exhibitors wear pants that are the opposite colour of their animal’s legs so the judge can clearly see them. Ladies can wear skits as long as they do not restrict movement. Dress shirts, bests and jackets are suitable tops. Riding outfits are also appropriate. Do not wear crop tops or halter tops. Wear gloves not only to protect your hands but to finish the look. Well fitting brimmed hats are also appropriate as long as they are not overly distracting and stay on your head while running. Long hair should be pulled back and away from your face.

Grooming

Welsh Ponies and Cobs are a native breed and therefore are presented as natural as possible. The long hairs of the ears should be neatly trimmed. There is no need to trim the inside of the ears. Long hairs of the jaw line should also be cleaned up. Manes and tails should be as natural as possible, however thick and long manes can be tidied up to be even in length and to show off the neckline. Section B can have shorter manes, and can be plaited. The top of the tail should lie flat. All welsh ponies and cobs should have silky feathers. Half Welsh can be presented as hunter or sport pony and can be fully trimmed, including the feathers, along with a plaited mane and tail.