Comprehensive, factual and beautifully illustrated, this book will be of interest to the specialist as well as anyone fascinated by this most popular breed of UK native ponies.
The Welsh Mountain Pony can be regarded as the 'fountain' of the breed and its origins are even traced back to the times of Julius Caesar. In "The Welsh Pony", Dr Davies explores the history and development of the breed, the breed standard, the leading studs and personalities, and the shows, auctions and performance. He also extracts, from more than 120,000 Mountain ponies registered in the Welsh Stud Book over the last century, four families which he considers to have been most influential. Complete with numerous stunning photos, chapters based on Royal Welsh Show champions 1904-2004, and an appendix containing information never previously collated (including lists of Royal Welsh champions 1904-2004, Fayre Oaks Sale statistics 1954-2004 and WPCS sire ratings), "The Welsh Pony" is a must have for anyone with an interest in this most fascinating of breeds.
Dr. Wynne Davies has been a member of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society since 1948 and continues to maintain the famous Ceulen stud that his father started in 1904. Dr. Davies has judged in Britain and overseas plus is the author of numerous books and a regular contributor to many equestrian magazines.
Hardcover, 232 pages, many photos, an index, 7.5 x 0.9 x 9 inches, ISBN-10: 9780851318707, ISBN-13: 978-0851318707