Welsh Welcomed at International Equestrian Festival Parade
RELEASE: June 17, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Martha L. Stover
The Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA) would like to encourage members to participate in the upcoming International Equestrian Festival (IEF) Parade of Breeds. This event will be held in downtown Lexington, concurrent to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park, September 25-October 10, 2010.
While all breeds are encouraged to participate, the WPCSA makes a special appeal to their membership to participate in order to feature all of the sections of Welsh Ponies, Cobs and Half Welsh during the festival in downtown Lexington.
The multiple sections will not only represent the wide array of types and bloodlines, but the versatile use of the Welsh, and it's crosses in several disciplines to an international public.
"I believe the IEF is an excellent venue for the cross promotion of the breed and its enthusiasts," said Kelly Gage, acting liaison between the IEF and WPCSA.
”It is often a surprise to many to find that the Welsh breed comes packaged in a variety of sizes and shapes. From a diminutive 11 hands to well over 16 hands, the Welsh breed will fit any of your equine needs.” Additionally, Martha Stover, WPCSA, commented, “This is truly a breed to have in your family for life!”
The IEF, which is playing host to the Spanish Riding School and will be broadcasted nationally by HRTV and covered by major equine media publications, is expected to attract 600,000 people throughout the three week period. For more information, please visit the IEF website at: www.horsecapitalproductions.com
If you are interested in participating, please contact Kelly Gage via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or phone, (859) 699-7383 for details.Welsh Ponies and Cobs
The Welsh breed offers a variety of solutions to fit the equine needs of young and old. Athletic and hardy, flashy and sporty, intelligent, sound and reasonably easy to keep, a Welsh will find its way into your home and into your heart.
Ranging in height from a diminutive 11 hands to well over 16 hands, the breed is divided into four distinguishable types or “sections,” plus Half Welsh, each strictly limited by the percentage and combination of Welsh parentage. In all cases, the general appearance of strong, hardy, “pony-like character” should be evident.
All Welsh Ponies and Cobs registered with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America (WPCSA), the governing body of Welsh in the U.S., can trace their ancestry back to their native Wales. It is from Wales that ponies and cobs are still lured back to the states to continually widen the gene pool of this popular breed.
For more information about Welsh Ponies and Cobs, please visit the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America at www.welshpony.org