30th October 2009 : Autumn Cob Sales 2009

Over the three days more than one thousand cobs passed through the sales ring. In between conversations, refreshments and shopping we managed to photograph more than one quarter of the entries and there are over four hundred photos in the Archive. Once again the sun shone at Builth and we enjoyed our usual autumn break in our horsebox at the top of the hill in the lorry park. Staying at the same spot as as we did for our summer holidays at the Royal Welsh Show! Hopefully , the collection of photos captures the atmosphere of the sales for those who could not make it and is a reminder of a happy weekend for the many thousands who came to Builth. Photographed above is the most expensive cob, Fronarth Fonhesig, at 11,200 pounds and below, in a blurred picture, the most famous, Henfynyw Bailey. Perhaps he was still blurred when collected from his stable!