Friday, July 24, 2009

Pentrefelin Stud, The Big Pit, Blaidd Stud, and Hywi Stud

On Friday John Riley came to Pentrefelin to pick me up and meet with other Australians to do some stud visits. First though we toured around Pentrefelin so John could see the horses, it was also a great opportunity for me to get some photos of Claires beautiful ponies. She has some lovely horses including Gwryfach Gideon a lovely C Stallion, Pentrefelin Darcy Bussle a C mare, Pentrefelin Bodecia, Pentrefelin Pearl, Navestock Seren, and Pentrefelin Bonneddiges. John and I then left to meet with the Australians.

We met with Tara and Elizabeth D'Hont and as the others were going to be a little while we decided to do a bit of sightseeing in Blaenavon. We eventually found the big pit after much frustration and Tara, Elizabeth and I decided to take a tour down it. Our travel guide was very funny and it was a great experience, but unfortunately photographs were not alowed down it. It was a amazing place and also very cold and eerie.

We then met up with the rest of the Australians and we went to Blaidd stud where we were met by Len and Sue Palmer. Sue brought out an amazing amount of food which was delicious and much too much for eight of us. They were very friendly and showed us their lovely ponies even though it was raining. They showed us their lovely stallion Bookham Lodge Peter Pan who everyone was very impressed with.

We then went on to Hywi Stud where we were met by Roger and Rhian Davies and the rest of the family. They showed us their ponies who we were all very impressed with including the beautiful stallion Pentrepiod Welsh Flyer, and the mares Hywi Showgirl and Hywi Rhian as well as all the other lovely ponies that we saw. Unfortunalely the photos are not very good as my camera didnt want to focus because of the dust in the indoor school.

I would like to thank all for showing us their beautiful horses.

Tryfel Photos

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tryfel and Glebedale Studs

On Thursday we visited Chris Cobley of the Tryfel stud, it was pouring with rain, yet he still showed us his ponies. He had a lovely filly and a beautiful brood mare. We did not get too wet as they were all in stables, it was just when he insisted that we see them move that we got a little wet. He definitely is a great character and makes you laugh (when you can understand him) and I would like to thank him for showing me his ponies. We then had to sprint to the car because it was pouring!

We then went to Glebedale stud where we were met by a very tired Jill Williams, who had just arrived back from Finland where she was judging. It was still raining quite substantially so she showed us around her ponies in the car. I was very impressed with her mares and an absolutely stunning steel grey filly and a roan sec B filly. She also had some lovely young stock who while still growing into their skin would be lovely when they were older. She also had a very cheeky orphan foal who tried to push us around! Jill and her family were really lovely and also had some lovely cows, I would like to thank them for showing us around. I apologise for not get any photos cause it was raining so much.

Saturday, July 18, 2009