Saturday, 28 April 2012

Best In Show Trophy

As promised a quick post to show you all the Best In Show perpetual Trophy, The Buckmaster Trophy. That can be won at the West Wales Miniature Extravaganza tomorrow.

This Trophy is for the Miniature Horse & Miniature Shetland, Best In Show.
All Champions & reserve Champions, All Supreme and Reserve Supreme, go forward to this Separate Class. This class will be judged on presentation and Movement.
The Best in Show will get a Rosette, Sash, Trophy to be held for one year, plus a Trophy to keep. A Sunday meal for 2 at the Stag & Pheasant Public House in Carmel, which has been very kindly donated by Sarah Griffiths, who is the Landlady.

The Reserve Best In Show will get a Rosette, Sash and a Trophy to Keep..
Harry and Courtney, groomed and bathed Warrior today, as they are taking him. Harry was as soaked as Warrior, by the time they came in.

Are You Ready For Tomorrow?

Last minute preparations, are currently taking place for the Show tomorrow. You know the sort of thing, pens that work, Toilet Roll for the Loos, setting up the trailer, making sure every one knows what they are doing.
All Classes are now being held under cover, due to the inclement weather.

As promised here is a sneaky peek of the Champion and Reserve Champion Trophies for the Miniature Shetland Ponies and the Champion and Reserve Trophies for the Miniature Horses.
Wonder who will be going home, with one of these tomorrow?  Whoever wins these, keeps them.
Harry and Courtney will be showing Warrior tomorrow at the show. Harry is showing Warrior in the Broken Coloured Class and in the Stallion Class. Courtney never having showed before will be in the Senior Handler Class and the Novice Class.
They will be getting Warrior ready this afternoon, I expect they will all be soaked to the skin, by the end of the day..

Friday, 27 April 2012


As you can imagine, it takes a lot to put on a Horse, Pony Show of any description.
But its all coming together very nicely and Traci & Jon would like to thank everyone, that has already sent in their Postal entries for the West Wales Mini Extravaganza.

Entries can be made on Sunday. There will be willing helpers, ready to take your entries. I'm one of them. Glutton for punishment.  There are 32 Classes, so there is something for everyone. All classes will now be held inside due to the inclement weather.
Here are some of the lovely Trophies, that can be won on the Day.  This is not all of them, wait until you see the Champion and Reserve Champion Trophies, and then there's the Best In Show "The Buckmaster Trophy".  I'll give you a sneak peek, of them before Sunday.
Harry & Courtney have decided that they will be showing Warrior, they both have two classes each. Tomorrow, they are going to get Warrior ready, he's supposed to be having a nice hot bath. His Rugs are all washed and dried, just hoping that the rain holds off a bit tomorrow. But I don't know why I'm worried, they will all be soaked once they've finished...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

West Wales Mini Extravaganza Update

Since I last posted about the West Wales Mini Extravaganza, things have moved on at a pace. I hope your all ready...

Best In Show
The Show is being held at Coombe Parke Riding Center, Peniel, Carmarthen SA32 7HT, on the 29th April 2012. Both indoor & outdoor arenas will be used.
There was some worry from Competitors about the parking, but the show has been given permission to park in the field, so there is plenty of parking for everyone.

The Show is now affiliated to  NPS Area 28, St. Clears Show and Llanddarog Show. The show is also a qualifier for The Royal London Show -  and The Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain

Just Three Of The Trophies
Young stock- Classes 1, 2, 3 Champion and Reserve
Coloured - Classes 4 & 5 Champion and Reserve
4 Years and Over - Classes 6, 7, 8 Champion and Reserve

Classes 1 to 8 are Qualifiers for The Royal London Show and all First Place competitors will receive a Royal London Rosette.
First, Second and Third place competitors will also receive a qualification card for The Royal London show.

All Champions and Reserves Receive a Trophy which YOU KEEP.

All Champions and Reserves go through to the
Miniature Shetland Supreme Championship

The Reserve Supreme Champion will receive the following:-
Fantastic Large Rosette
Beautiful Sash
Trophy to Keep
Bag of Feed from Countrywide Store

The Supreme Champion will receive the following:-
Fantastic Large Rosette
Beautiful Sash
Trophy to Keep
£20.00 Voucher from Countrywide Store
Bag of Feed from Countrywide Store
Foal Rug kindly donated by Amanda Breakall of Minihorsesales.

Set of Traveling Boots donated by Lydia of Lydees Shetlands.

The Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion go forward to THE BEST IN SHOW.
Also as Great Britain is hosting the Olympics this year, the Supreme & Reserve Champions will receive a 2012 Olympic Rosette, especially designed by Caroline Marsh of UK Rosettes.

Olympic Rosette
Best In Show Sash
The Royal London Show Qualifier Rosettes
Miniature Shetland Sashes
The Beautiful Rosettes and Sashes were made by Caroline Marsh of UK Rosettes.

Anthony Reynolds - Professional Photographer will be in attendance.

John Davies, Registered Farrier, will be in attendance.
Traci and Jon would like to thank their Sponsors for their kind donations. Without their kind generosity this show would not have taken place.

Sarah Griffiths -The Stag & Pheasant Public House, have donated a Meal for two for the Best In Show.
Emerald Vets Ltd - Brian Cotter - Tumble
Caroline Marsh - UK Rosettes.
Countrywide Store- Keri Thomas - Carmarthen
Jane & Wyn Williams.
Mr J A Holmes
Llandarog Show
The Wright Family - Hericus Miniature Shetland Stud have sponsored the Miniature Shetland - Young stock Championship.
Mr Ian & Mrs Jackie Oliver - Cwmllynfell Stud have sponsored the Miniature Shetland Coloured Championship.
Sandra Davies has sponsored Miniature Shetland - 4 Years & Over Championship.
Sophie Shufflebottom - Vivid Stud
Alex Morris
Justin Scott-Morgan & Lucinda Dargavell
Delyth Dargavel
Angela Cutler - Kitana Miniatures.
Miranda Bowen, Animal Portraits Artist has kindly sponsored the Show and will be in attendance with her wonderful Portraits, Linen Bags and hand made cards.
Miniature Horse Grand Champion
Anwen Francis - For all her help with publicity.

Middlemoor Minis, will have a stall at the Show, selling Bridles, Rugs, Boots and I've just seen some fabulous new stock that Su will be bringing magnetic number holders.
Lydia from Lydees Best Dressed Minis will have a stall at the show, selling Rugs, Boots, bandages etc;.

There would appear to be some confusion over who is running The West Wales Mini Extravaganza.
This show is being organized and run by TRACI AND JON WILSON and no one else.
The judges have been chosen by them and no one else. There is nothing untoward in this, their first show.
If you have any queries and need further clarification please contact Traci on
This show is intended to be A FUN DAY OUT.

Personally, I will not be showing on the day, but will be in the Big Trailer with Traci, taking entries and looking after the Cups. Please pop by and say hello. My Son Harry & Ben's Girlfriend Courtney will be showing. Hope to see you all there...
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