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  1. #1
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    Default Welsh Breed Shows, Hunter Breeding, Dressage Breeding, Oh My!

    Head spinning here, prematurely of course as baby wont be home until October anyway

    But I would like to show the new kid in hand. Its something I have never done before and know nothing about. He is half Welsh and also registered VPBA, futurity nominated. My intention is for him to be a hunter pony, but I think my local NC show options will mostly be dressage, so I suspect we will be showing a lot in Virginia. But close and easy exposure is good too, so perhaps we will be doing the triangle thing anyway.

    Where do I even begin? That doesnt even include questions about breed shows! He will be a yearling next spring so perhaps I have another year or two before I have to think about this?

    Guidance appreciated, pony gurus!
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    So, don't hold back..........what's his pedigree?
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    Oh Randee, I am sorry, you were probably at Upperville during naming thread...

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    Well, I've shown my half Welsh in both DSHB and Welsh shows, but I'm out West, so I don't know how different it is over there.

    The Welsh crowd out here is GREAT, and REALLY helpful. I absolutely love going to the shows. I think it's great exposure, and a great excuse to play with the ponies

    Here is my Half Welsh filly:

    DSHB class, 5 months:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

    Welsh show, 9 months:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

    Welsh show, yearling:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

    Welsh show shows, 2yo year:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...d=270894961941
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1460861447

    And my yearling, both Welsh shows:
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    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1460861447


    I haven't really gotten into the hunter stuff because I don't intend to go that direction really with these two... May play around with it, but it won't be a career.

    Hold old is the colt now? I took my filly out starting at 5 months old, the colt I waited until he was a year. A lot depends on their maturity levels too. You want to make it a good experience, and I don't like rushing into it if they aren't ready.
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    If your market is for Hunter Ponies, then stay at Hunter Shows to show in the Pony Breeding Classes.......

    What name did you settle on?
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    Beignet, DD would.not.give.it.up makes Papa happy too of course which never hurts

    This will be a whole new chapter for us.
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    I have written a fairly extensive "how to" for Welsh showing in hand. I plan to eventually make it into a little booklet, but need to retrieve it off of my computer that died. When I find it, I will send it on to you.

    The Welsh shows are not only lots of fun, but a great venue to show off a great quality youngster like yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideagoldenpony View Post
    I have written a fairly extensive "how to" for Welsh showing in hand. I plan to eventually make it into a little booklet, but need to retrieve it off of my computer that died. When I find it, I will send it on to you.

    The Welsh shows are not only lots of fun, but a great venue to show off a great quality youngster like yours.
    Oohhh when you get it, can you send it to me too?!? I'll need it as well to show my new little guy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideagoldenpony
    The Welsh shows are not only lots of fun, but a great venue to show off a great quality youngster.
    I've never done this and need to!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideagoldenpony
    I have written a fairly extensive "how to" for Welsh showing in hand. I plan to eventually make it into a little booklet, but need to retrieve it off of my computer that died. When I find it, I will send it on to you.
    Add me to your list please!
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    All of our foals start showing at two months of age. While our goal is to breed for the pony hunter circuit, I believe that getting them out in any type of venue (hunter pony, welsh shows, sport pony, etc.) just helps prove their worth and makes them more marketable.

    I've found that showing them at a young age helps get them broke for just about anything, instills confidence and starts them down the right path. We always get asked how we get our babies so well behaved and obedient...but it's because we drag them out with their mommas to several shows during the year and they are regularly getting bathed, clipped, trailered, etc.

    Below is our 2010 Canadian National Section B 2 & Under Colt showing as a weanling (trot photo) and then just came home from a Sport Pony show a couple of weeks ago showing as a yearling and beat out the Mature Stallions and Mares for overall Reserve Grand Champion Sport Pony. He is super well behaved and polite and really enjoys showing! The Welsh shows tend to be reasonably priced and gets them the same experience in the ring as other venues!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaBred View Post
    I've never done this and need to!!!
    fun for 2012!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideagoldenpony View Post
    I have written a fairly extensive "how to" for Welsh showing in hand. I plan to eventually make it into a little booklet, but need to retrieve it off of my computer that died. When I find it, I will send it on to you.

    The Welsh shows are not only lots of fun, but a great venue to show off a great quality youngster like yours.
    You wouldnt be at all prejudiced, would you?!!!! Ah, you know I am just teasing

    I would really appreciate it.
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    Add me to the list for the e-mail please Gretchen!!!

    Cute baby, EqTrainer, good luck with him...whatever you plan to do I am sure it will be a blast.



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    I hope he will be a good friend to my daughter and an all around fun pony who is willing to do a lot of things thanks so much!
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