• John Kyle Thanks @OCEquestrian @dpequestrian @lizhalliday @sinead_c_Halpin @ColemanEventing Gina, Shannon & Zara for joining me on @USEFNetwork #R Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/26/2015 9:42:32 PM
  • USEF Network Watch: Laura Sumrall's "Let it Go" Wins World Freestyle Reining Title http://t.co/nyxH9ygoPc 4/26/2015 4:45:06 PM
  • Brenda Sparks And just like that, it's empty. Until next year! #RK3DE @KyHorsePark @RolexKentucky @USEFNetwork @USEventing http://t.co/Wl9o4blbvr Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/26/2015 4:42:37 PM
  • USEF Network Thank you all for watching our live coverage from #rk3de. We hope you all enjoyed it! 4/26/2015 3:34:49 PM
  • USEF Network Michael Jung & Fischerroncana FST win the 2015 @RolexKentucky Three-Day Event presented by @LandRover! http://t.co/KNtzRQ0vpP 4/26/2015 3:18:42 PM
  • USEF Network Tim Price & Wesko have one rail, so they will finish 2nd at #rk3de 2015 on 40.3. http://t.co/b3jHKBvTfi 4/26/2015 3:17:13 PM
  • USEF Network Michael Jung & Sam have a couple rails and 8 faults. They will finish top 3 with a 44.7 #rk3de http://t.co/iHUnmsPWZh 4/26/2015 3:13:33 PM
  • USEF Network The defending champs, @foxpitteventing & Bay My Hero, are clear! at 46.9, they guarantee a top 4 finish. #rk3de http://t.co/q9brszhmgl 4/26/2015 3:10:36 PM
  • USEF Network With all the U.S. riders done, @DuttonEventing & Fernhill Cubalawn will be the @USEquestrian 4* National Champions! #rk3de 4/26/2015 3:07:38 PM
  • USEF Network Improvise & @billlevett have 12 faults, so they'll finish on 60.6. #rk3de http://t.co/ScsbvupnNC 4/26/2015 3:06:35 PM

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Welsh Pony and Cob

The Welsh Pony and the Welsh Cob get their names from the mountainous region of Wales in Northern England from which they originate. Pre-dating the Romans, Welsh ponies could be found roaming the region, climbing mountains, leaping ravines, and running through rough terrain, resulting in the[...] development of an extremely intelligent pony with remarkable soundness and tremendous endurance. Able to subsist on sparse vegetation and survive the severe winters, the ponies were prized by local farmers who began breeding them for use as sturdy work ponies.

Welsh Ponies were first imported to the United States in the 1880s and their popularity has grown significantly over the years. Welsh Ponies and Cobs are well-known for their friendly personalities and even temperaments; they are extremely intelligent and easily trained. There are four distinct types of Welsh recognized by its United States registry. Section A, otherwise known as the Welsh Mountain Pony, may not exceed 12.2 hands (50 inches), while the Section B Welsh Pony can be up to 14.2 hands in height. Both Section A and Section B ponies should exhibit the classic, strong, sturdy conformation coupled with the stamina, endurance, and hardiness found in their ancestors. Even more powerful and sturdy, Section C (Welsh Pony of Cob Type – not to exceed 13.2 hands) and Section D (Welsh Cob – exceeds 13.2 hands with no upper height limit) should possess as much substance as possible and typically have a moderate quantity of feathering on their lower limbs. All Welsh types can be of any color except pinto. Today, Welsh Ponies and Cobs can be found competing in nearly every discipline, including hunters, pleasure driving, dressage, eventing, combined driving, heavy harness, and English and Western pleasure. Welsh Ponies and Cobs are ideal for the growing child, and have the spirit and endurance to challenge an adult; they are truly trusted companions that you will never outgrow.

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Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America

USEF Recognized Association

The Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America serves to maintain a registry for the recording of pedigrees and transfers of Welsh ponies and cobs, to promote the breeding and use of the breed, while striving to maintain its purity and trueness to type and to further its welfare in every way.
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Staff Contact

Welsh questions? You can email or call Natalie Norwood, Welsh Representative. You can also go to the Staff Directory for a more detailed list of numbers.

nnorwood@usef.org
859 225 6951

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