oa SA Horseman - Fifty years of SA Welsh

Volume 2, Issue 2
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This year the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of South Africa celebrates its 50th anniversary. We at SA Horseman wish to use this opportunity to wish all the Welsh fanatics a happy fiftieth! But where did it all start? And how did this breed establish itself in South Africa?

It all started in 1948 when Mrs Rosalie Lasbrey, on an extended visit to the United Kingdom, took the opportunity to look at different breeds of Mountain and Moorland Ponies with the idea of starting a small stud for breeding children's ponies in South Africa. She was very impressed by Tan-y-Bwylch Berwyn at the horse of the year show, and set out to buy some in-foal Section A mares and a stallion.

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