Bush fires are scary at the best of times, however as we flew over Sydney in the dark it really hit home just how bad the NSW fires are. Bright red fire fronts that seemed to stretch for hundreds of miles greeted us and it did for a brief moment make me wonder exactly what conditions we were going to be greeted by on Friday morning but thankfully apart from the occasional snake, helicopter and a little smoke haze the show went on and without a hitch.
Most sections were really well supported, especially the welsh mountain and welsh ponies, there really wasn’t too many weak ponies in these classes, with a number of ponies I would have taken home myself.
Today was junior day, two legged and four legged youngsters coming out to strut there stuff, as well as led and ridden show hunters and child classes. The supreme led and ridden show hunter was Imperial Muskrat a very sweet and pretty dapple grey gelding owned by the Stevenson Family who worked beautifully in hand under saddle to take both broad sashes home.
Best welsh mountain young stock was for the second year awarded to the big moving chestnut colt Armanii Park Robin Hood who was firing on all six to take the sash from Dr Harry Coopers Arcadian Dreams come true who was the champion filly.
Victorian Breeders Jenny and Wes Gardner had a great win with their home bred beauty Karanga Rapsody in Blue taking the best young stock welsh pony, a very feminine and well balanced grey filly shown by Gary Le Broc.
Best young stock welsh pony of cob type was another Victorian Bred pony Indi shes all that!! an appropriately named buckskin yearling filly who showed that she really is all that, as she strutted her way to Best cob type.
Junior part bred filly was the super pretty Bamborough Betty Boop who cleaned up with the best young stock part welsh pony for owners Bamborough stud.
The foal futurity was also judged today and the partbred futurity went to another really nice type Kerri Park Magic who worked and looked a million bucks! the purebred futurity went to another super moving pony Woranora Nesta.
Full coverage of the NSW All Welsh will be in our 2013 Oct/Nov issue.