19th August 2009 : Danaway Open Day

For many years Danaway Welsh Cobs have been synonymous with extravagant action and excitement in the showring. From the day in 1988 when a two year old colt (Trevallion Harry) from the East of England stormed round the ring at Lampeter leaving competitors from the West of Wales in his wake, Danaway has produced a succession of great showing cobs. Hundreds came to Sittingbourne on 16 August to see the source of so many stunning cobs. We were not disappointed: a sunny day, a marvellous brochure, excellent catering, an enormous amount of organisational effort and forty six cobs. I have tried to capture, with the photos in the archive, something of the drama of the afternoon. It was great to see the famous stallions and mares and fascinating to see the youngstock - the next generation. Not only the cobs but lots of young and very young Attrells who ran like the wind and demonstrated a flair for showing which bodes well for the future of the breed and Danaway Welsh Cobs.