The Dutch Welsh Pony and Cob Society (NWPCS) is very happy to welcome the numerous foreign visitors to the NWPCS National Stallion Grading Show (CHK) February 8th and 9th at the National Equestrian Centre in Ermelo.
The programme is at the end of this article
The NWPCS was founded in 1959, which means that it celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Currently, the NWPCS has about 1200 members. Along with the National Stallion Show at the beginning of February each year, the NWPCS annually organizes six regional shows (RK) and the National Mare Grading Show (CMK) which is held in August.
Due to Dutch Horse Law, the NWPCS stallion licensing in 1959 until 1995 differed from the licensing in the United Kingdom. A stallion only received a licence if it was accepted by the national judging committee. Additional requirements included approval by a veterinarian and a correct pedigree confirmed by a DNA-test (both parents). In order for offspring to be registered in the NWPCS-studbook, this was obligatory, even if the stallion was already licensed according to the procedures in the UK.
An important change was made by us in 1995. From that point on, the licensing of Welsh stallions sections A, B, C and D became identical to the procedure in the United Kingdom. All offspring of stallions who obtaine a license in this way are registered in our studbook. As a result, our National Stallion Show has become a show where stallions can additionally get approved as an NWPCS breeding stallion (stamboekhengst). Thus, for a Welsh Pony or Cob to be registered in the NWPCS Studbook it is not necessary to have an NWPCS approved sire, but quite a number of breeders and owners prefer to use such an approved stallion over a licensed stallion.
However, when breeding and / or showing a Welsh, there is no difference between the offspring of a licensed stallion and that of a stallion approved at the NWPCS Stallion Show.
NWR: Dutch Welsh Ridingpony
Apart from the 5 regular sections of the WPCS, the NWPCS has added a sixth: the Dutch Welsh Ridingpony (NWR). This is in fact a Welsh Partbred with a minimum of 25% registered Welsh blood crossed only with Arabian, Anglo-Arabian and/or English Thoroughbred. The aimed height of the NWR is between 146 and 148cm (14.2hh).
Like the other NWPCS-approved stallions, in order for an NWR stallion to become an NWPCS approved stallion, it has to be accepted by the national judging committee, approved by the vet and DNA-tested. In addition, the NWR-stallion needs to have successfully completed a performance test.
Programme National Stallion Show
Friday, February 8th, 2019
PRINSES AMALIA HAL
|8.30 a.m.||Section B: 4 groups of 3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of 4-year-old and older stallions|
|10.40 a.m.||Section A: 3 groups of 3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of 4-year-old and older stallions|
|11.50 a.m.||Show – Pas de deux (driving)|
|12.05 a.m.||Section C: 3-year-old colt, followed by 1 older stallion|
|12.15 a.m.||Section D: 3-year-old colt, followed by 1 group of 4-year-old and older stallions|
|1.00 p.m.||WPBR: 1 group of 3-year-old colts|
|1.30 p.m.||Show – Pas de Deux (ridden)|
|1.45 p.m.||NWR: 4 groups of 3-year-old colts, followed by 1 group of 4-year-old and older stallions|
|1.00 p.m.||The inspection of the section B colts and stallions on hard surface, followed by|
|1.45 p.m.||The inspection of the section A colts and stallions on hard surface, followed by|
|2.30 p.m.||The inspection of the section C and D colts and stallions on hard surface, followed by|
|3.00 p.m.||The inspection of the WPBR colts and stallions on hard surface, followed by|
|4.30 p.m.||The inspection of the NWR colts and stallions on hard surface, followed by|
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
PRINSES AMALIA HAL
|8.30 a.m.||4-year-old section B stallions|
|8.40 a.m.||5- and 6-year-old section B stallions|
|8.45 a.m.||4-year-old section A stallions|
|8.55 a.m.||5- and 6-year-old section A stallions|
|9.00 a.m.||6- to 9-year-old section A stallions|
|9.05 a.m.||10-year-old and older section A stallions|
|9.10 a.m.||4-year-old section C stallions|
|9.20 a.m.||10-year-old and older section C stallions|
|9.25 a.m.||4-year-old section D stallion|
|9.30 a.m.||Show – Cones driving|
|9.50 a.m.||4-year-old WPBR stallions|
|9.55 a.m.||4-year-old NWR stallions|
|10.10 a.m.||5- and 6-year-old NWR stallions|
|10.15 a.m.||7- to 9-year-old NWR stallions|
|10.20 a.m.||NWR Championships|
|10.35 a.m.||Honoring newly appointed judges|
|10.55 a.m.||Second viewing section B colts and stallions|
|11.50 a.m.||Section B championships|
|12.05 a.m.||Honoring Breeder of the Year|
|1.00 p.m.||Ridden NWR stallions who did the performance test and have been registered as an approved stallion in the NWPCS Studbook last year.|
|1.20 p.m.||Voluntarily ridden class for stallions of 1.38m and over|
|1.30 p.m.||Voluntarily ridden class for stallions under 1.38m|
|1.40 p.m.||Honoring predicate stallions|
|1.45 p.m.||Show – Handlers race|
|2.05 p.m.||Second viewing section A colts and stallions|
|2.50 p.m.||Section A championships|
|3.05 p.m.||Second viewing section C colts and stallions|
|3.15 p.m.||Section C championships|
|3.25 p.m.||Second viewing section D colts and stallions|
|3.30 p.m.||Section D championships|
|3.40 p.m.||Second viewing WPBR colts|
|3.50 p.m.||Section WPBR championships|
|4.00 p.m.||Second viewing NWR colts and stallions|
|5.00 p.m.||Election of the best trotting NWR colt|
|5.15 p.m.||Overall Supreme Championship|