Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Wales has a rich heritage of native ponies. The Welsh Pony Stud Book is divided into four sections.

The Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) was produced by the Arab crossed with the Celtic Pony. The Welsh Mountain Pony was crossed with a small Thoroughbred called Merlin to produce the Welsh Pony (Section B).

The Welsh Pony of Cob Type (Section C) and the Welsh Cob (Section D) differ only in size and were probably the result of crosses of the Welsh Mountain Pony with Spanish horses and possibly the now extinct Old Welsh Carthorse.

SECTION A (The Welsh Mountain Pony)

Origin: Wales.
Colour: any solid colour.
Height: up to 12 hands.
Conformation: small concave head, bold eyes, and a wide forehead. Crested neck, sloping shoulder, short back and legs, round dense hooves, and high set tail.
Character: intelligent, spirited, kind.
Uses: riding, breeding, driving.

SECTION B (The Welsh Pony)

Welsh PonyOrigin: Wales.

Colour: any solid colour.

Height: up to 13.2 hands.

Conformation: very similar to Section A but taller, lighter build.
Character: intelligence, spirited, kind.

Uses: riding.

SECTION C (Welsh Pony of Cob Type)

Welsh Pony Cob TypeOrigin: Wales.

Colour: any solid colour.

Height: up to 13.2 hands.

Conformation: very similar to Section A but taller, lighter build.

Character: intelligence, spirited, kind.

Uses: riding.

Section D (Cob)

Welsh CobOrigin: Wales.

Colour: any solid colour.

Height: no upper limits.

Conformation: bold, prominent eyes, broad head,, strong limbs, heard wearing joints, abundance of flat bone.

Character: courageous, powerful, agile.

Uses: riding, driving.

Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America
P.O. Box 2977 Winchester, VA 22604
Tel: (540) 667-6195
Fax: (540) 667-3766
Email: info@welshpony.org
Website: www.welshpony.org

Welsh Pony & Cob Society UK

6 Chalybeate Street,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 1HP, UK.
Tel: 01970 617501
Fax : 01970 625401
Email: secretary@wpcs.uk.com
Website: www.wpcs.uk.com