14th April 2010 : An eventful start to the year

Our first foal of 2010 was born on April 8. He is Rainhill Pendragon (pictured above), a chestnut colt by Gwynfaes Culhwch out of Rainhill Rosebud. He is a full brother to Rainhill Olwen, Rowena and Alonzo the Brave. He is the second cob to join us this year because, in January, Gwynfaes Annest, a chestnut roan filly by Gwynfaes Culhwch arrived. Annest will be a companion for Ffleur and we hope to show her in yearling classes. Initially Annest is on loan from Meirion and Dianne Evans but she is so affectionate and smart that it will be hard to let her go! It seems only yesterday that our stock was woolly and muddy, but the show season has already started! At the Southern Counties WPCA Show on April 11 Bryncadno Ffleur won the yearling filly class and four year old Rainhill Rowena was second in the barren mare class. Six year old Rainhill Olwen, who shares her birthday, April 8, with full brother Pendragon, is pictured below. This year she is again being ridden by Debbie Cooper and started the season well with two wins and the reserve ridden championship at the Glamorgan WPCA Spring Show.