Showing Welsh Cobs

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Showing Welsh Cobs
 


 

Welsh Mountain Pony: Section A

Breed Standard
Height - Not exceeding 12hh
Colour & Markings - Any colour except piebald and skewbald
Head - Small, clean -cut, well set on and tapering to muzzle. Eyes bold. Ears well placed, small and pointed. Set well up on the head, proportionately close. Nostrils wide and open
Jaws and Throat - Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of jaw
Neck - Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be
cresty in the case of mature stallions
Shoulders - Long and sloping well back. Withers moderately fine, but not "
knifey". The humerus upright so that the foreleg is not set in under the body
Forelegs - Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm,
well developed knee. Short flat bone below the knee, pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense
Body - Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with 
well sprung ribs
Hindquarters - Lengthy and fine. Not
cobby, ragged or goose-rumped. Tail well set on and carried gaily
Hind - Legs Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind leg
not be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and hooves dense
Action - Quick, free and straight from the shoulder, well away in front. Hocks and knees well flexed with straight and powerful leverage and well under the body
General - Character Hardy, spirited and pony like

 

Trimming rules for showing
Must be shown in as natural a state as possible, manes and tails must not be
plaited with the exception of a single long plait behind the ear. 
Animals, 3 years old and under must not be body clipped for showing purposes. Animals 4 years old or over, which have been clipped for winter activities can be shown. Fresh clipping for spring shows is not permissible.  Legs must not be clipped. 
Long hair under the jawline and those protruding from the ears may be trimmed off leaving as natural a line as possible. The whiskers around the muzzle may be trimmed. 
If the mane and tail are very thick, they can be discreetly thinned to show off the
topline and the hindquarters. The tail should look natural and should not be “banged” (levelled off square).

Tack for In Hand showing
White webbing halters are the norm for young stock and adult females, although smart leather bridles can also be worn. Stallions and colts 2yrs and over must be suitably 
bitted and shown in a leather bridle.

 

Welsh Pony: Section B


 

Breed Standard
Height - Not exceeding 13.2hh
Colour & Markings - Any colour except piebald and skewbald
Head - Small, clean -cut, well set on and tapering to muzzle. Eyes bold. Ears well placed, small and pointed. Set well up on the head, proportionately close. Nostrils wide and open
Jaws and Throat - Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of jaw
Neck - Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be
cresty in the case of mature stallions
Shoulders - Long and sloping well back. Withers moderately fine, but not "
knifey". The humerus upright so that the foreleg is not set in under the body
Forelegs - Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm,
well-developed knee. Short flat bone below the knee, pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense
Body - Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with 
well-sprung ribs
Hindquarters - Lengthy and fine. Not
cobby, ragged or goose-rumped. Tail well set on and carried gaily
Hind Legs - Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind leg 
not be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and hooves dense
Action - Riding action. Free and straight from the shoulder, well away in front. Hocks well flexed with straight and powerful leverage and well under the body
General Character - The Section B is a riding pony with quality, riding action, adequate bone and substance, hardiness of constitution with pony character

 

Trimming rules for showing
Must be shown in as natural a state as possible, manes and tails must not be
plaited with the exception of a single long plait behind the ear. Animals, 3 years old and under must not be body clipped for showing purposes. Animals 4 years old or over, which have been clipped for winter activities can be shown. Fresh clipping for spring shows is not permissible.  Legs must not be clipped. 
Long hair under the jawline and those protruding from the ears may be trimmed off leaving as natural a line as possible. The whiskers around the muzzle may be trimmed. 
If the mane and tail are very thick, they can be discreetly thinned to show off the
topline and the hindquarters. The tail should look natural and should not be “banged” (levelled off square).

Tack for In Hand showing
Colts 2yrs and over must be shown
bitted in a leather bridle. Young stock, mares and geldings can be shown in either a leather slip or leather bridle.

 

Welsh  Pony of Cob Type: Section C

Breed Standard
Height - Not exceeding 13 hands 2 inches
Colour & Markings - Any colour except piebald and skewbald.
Head - Full of quality and pony character. A coarse head and roman nose are most objectionable
Jaws and Throat - Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of jaw
Neck - Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be
cresty in the case of mature stallions
Shoulders - Strong but well laid back
Forelegs - Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm. Well developed knees with an abundance of bone below them.
Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense. When in the rough a moderate quantity of silky feather is not objected to, but coarse, wiry hair is a definite objection
Body - Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with
well sprung ribs
Hindquarters - Lengthy and strong. Ragged or
drooping quarters are objectionable. Tail well set on
Hind Legs - Second thighs strong and muscular.
Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind leg not be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and hooves dense
Action - Free, true and forcible. The knee should be bent and the whole foreleg should be extended straight from the shoulder and as far forward as possible in the trot. Hocks flexed under the body with straight and powerful leverage

Trimming rules for showing
Must be shown in as natural a state as possible, manes and tails must not be
plaited with the exception of a single long plait behind the ear. 
Animals, 3 years old and under must not be body clipped for showing purposes. Animals 4 years old or over, which have been clipped for winter activities can be shown. Fresh clipping for spring shows is not permissible.  Legs must not be clipped. 
Long hair under the jawline and those protruding from the ears may be trimmed off leaving as natural a line as possible. The whiskers around the muzzle may be trimmed. 
If the mane and tail are very thick, they can be discreetly thinned to show off the
topline and the hindquarters. The tail should look natural and should not be “banged” (levelled off square).

Tack for In Hand showing
White webbing halters are the norm for young stock and adult females, although smart leather bridles can also be worn. Stallions and colts 2yrs and over must be suitably
bitted and shown in a leather bridle.

 


Welsh  Cob: Section D

Breed Standard
General Character - Strong, hardy and active with pony character and as much substance as possible.
Height - No upper height limit.
Colour & Markings - Any colour except piebald and skewbald.
Head - Full of quality and pony character. A coarse head and roman nose are most objectionable
Jaws and Throat - Clean and finely-cut, with ample room at the angle of jaw
Neck - Lengthy, well carried and moderately lean in the case of mares, but inclined to be
cresty in the case of mature stallions
Shoulders - Strong but well laid back
Forelegs - Set square and true and not tied in at the elbows. Long strong forearm. Well developed knees with an abundance of bone below them.
Pasterns of proportionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and round. Hooves dense. When in the rough a moderate quantity of silky feather is not objected to, but coarse, wiry hair is a definite objection
Body - Muscular, strong and well coupled back and loins. Deep girth with
well sprung ribs
Hindquarters - Lengthy and strong. Ragged or
drooping quarters are objectionable. Tail well set on.
Hind Legs - Second thighs strong and muscular.
Hocks to be large, flat and clean with points prominent, to turn neither inwards nor outwards. The hind leg not be too bent. The hock not to be set behind a line from the point of the quarter to the fetlock joint. Pasterns of propostionate slope and length. Feet well shaped and hooves dense.
Action - Free, true and forcible. The knee should be bent and the whole foreleg should be extended straight from the shoulder
abd as far forward as possible in the trot. Hocks flexed under the body with straight and powerful leverage

Trimming rules for showing
Must be shown in as natural a state as possible, manes and tails must not be
plaited with the exception of a single long plait behind the ear. 
Animals, 3 years old and under must not be body clipped for showing purposes. Animals 4 years old or over, which have been clipped for winter activities can be shown. Fresh clipping for spring shows is not permissible.  Legs must not be clipped. 
Long hair under the jawline and those protruding from the ears may be trimmed off leaving as natural a line as possible. The whiskers around the muzzle may be trimmed. 
If the mane and tail are very thick, they can be discreetly thinned to show off the 
top line and the hindquarters. The tail should look natural and should not be “banged” (levelled off square).

Tack for In Hand showing
White webbing halters are the norm for young stock and adult females, although smart leather bridles can also be worn. Stallions and colts 2yrs and over must be suitably
bitted and shown in a leather bridle.

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