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South Island Welsh Show 2019

Dawn Elliot - Saturday, February 09, 2019

The 2019 South Island All Welsh Show was a very special for Hollybank Crusader (Nawarrah Park Lady’s Man x Amaranda Charmian). Attending his first ever show at the age of two years under Australian judge Elizabeth D’hondt, “Colin” was awarded Champion Section B Gelding, Best Section B Exhibit, Grand Champion Purebred Gelding and went right though to win Supreme Purebred Welsh Exhibit along with a NZWPCS Silver Medal. A big thank you to Karolina Dyszy for helping with the show prep and to Abby Sinclair for leading Colin on the day.

Hollybank Antonio also had a terrific day, winning Champion Junior Section B colt/filly, Grand Champion Purebred Junior and Supreme Paced Exhibit. Thank you to Sarah Cronin for leading Tony, and Tony also helped Sarah and Abby to both win their Handler classes.


 

Bendigo Royal Charm

Dawn Elliot - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

It was decided after the 2018 South Island All Welsh Show that Bendigo Royal Charm aka Milly would be retired from the show ring. Milly has had a spectacular show career, including winning the Supreme All Breeds Award at the Canterbury Breeders Show in 2010 when she was just two years old and was Runner-Up Supreme All Breeds there in 2016. She was Supreme Inhand Exhibit at the Canterbury Welsh Show for 4 years in a row from 2014-2017 and Supreme Purebred Exhibit at the South Island All Welsh Show in 2017 and 2018, winning 4 WPCS gold medals and 2 silver medals, along with many other Champions and Supremes along the way and some years off in between having babies. "Queen Milly" would now like to reign supreme in the paddock at home, bossing everyone around because she knows that she really is the Queen, and will be having some more babies....after producing 4 colts we are hoping the filly fairy might finally pay her a visit!

 

Methven A&P Show 2018

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hollybank Vienetta (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Hazelmere Vanita) wrapped up the show season at Methven A&P Show on the 17th March with Champion Welsh Youngstock, completing her "triple" for the season of three outings for three champions. We had some role reversal for the day with Izzy Jack doing the leading and me being the groom.

South Island All Welsh Show 2018

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, February 11, 2018

A repeat of last year's success at the South Island All Welsh Show, with Bendigo Royal Charm having another clean sweep of Best Section B Exhibit, Grand Champion Purebred Mare, Supreme Paced Exhibit and Supreme Inhand Purebred Exhibit. A huge thank you to Lauren Farquhar for making the trip over from Australia again this year to help with show prep and leading ponies. Also successful at the show was Hollybank Vienetta (Champion Section B Junior), Cedar Park Regal Man (Champion Section B Gelding, Champion Section B Ridden and Supreme Ridden Purebred Exhibit) and Hollybank Rumble in the Jungle (Reserve Champion Section B Gelding)

Otago-Taieri A&P Show 2018

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, January 28, 2018

Another southern jaunt in January for Hollybank Sunshine and his mum Skibbereen Serenity to Mosgiel for the Otago-Taieri A&P Show. Skibbereen Serenity was Champion Adult and Hollybank Sunshine was Reserve Champion Youngstock, with Champion Youngstock and Supreme Welsh honours this time going to Sunshine's aunty Hollybank Wee Whisper and Philip Peter.

Pictured - Hollybank Sunshine (Imperial Messiah x Skibbereen Serenity)

Canterbury Welsh Show 2018

Dawn Elliot - Monday, January 15, 2018

The January 2018 Canterbury Welsh Show held at the Christchurch Showgrounds was a brilliant day for the Stud and all its connections. Bendigo Royal Charm was Supreme Paced Exhibit and Supreme NZ Bred Exhibit. Skibbereen Serenity (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Kylandee Chintz) was Reserve Champion Section B Adult. Hollybank Sunshine (Imperial Messiah x Skibbereen Serenity) was Supreme Foal. Hollybank Wee Whisper (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Karanga Windchime) owned by Philip Peter was Champion Section B Youngstock and Supreme Section B Exhibit. Cedar Park Regal Man (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Bendigo Precious Gem) owned by Hollybank Stud and shown by Sarah Fitzgerald/Abby Sinclair and Sarah/Olive Cronin was Champion Section B Gelding, and Champion Lead Rein. Hollybank Rumble in the Jungle (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Imperial Revue) owned by Ashleigh O'Connor was Reserve Champion Section B Gelding.

Pictured clockwise from top left:-Bendigo Royal Charm, Hollybank Sunshine, Hollybank Rumble in the Jungle, HollybankWee Whisper, Cedar Park Regal Man.

 

Southland Welsh Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

We made the long trip south to Gore for the 2017 Southland Welsh Show with Skibbereen Serenity and her colt foal Hollybank Sunshine (Imperial Messiah). Little Hollybank Sunshine was making his showing debut and had a cracker of a day, winning Champion Section B Youngstock and then being awarded Runner-Up Supreme Purebred Exhibit! His mum Skibbereen Serenity completed the double act with Champion Section B Adult.

A big thank you to the Southland Welsh Pony & Cob Group for putting on a great show and really turning on the weather for us.


 

Ashburton A&P Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, October 29, 2017

A repeat of last year's success, Skibbereen Serenity (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Kylandee Chintz) was again Champion Adult and Supreme Welsh Exhibit. Congratulations also to Philip Peter with Hollybank Wee Whisper (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Karanga Windchime) who was Champion Youngstock, and Rowan Bartlett with Hollybank Penarth (Nawarrah Park Lady's Man x Glenmore Penllwyd) who won his age group class.

 

Royal Welsh Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

While holidaying in the UK in July 2017, I had the fantastic opportunity to travel down to Builth Wells in Wales to attend the Royal Welsh Show. To say I was blown away would be an understatement. I was lucky enough to find myself staying in the same little pub in Llangadog as Emily Ensor (also from NZ) and together we had four full on days at the show. My two favourites from the show were yearling Section B filly Waxwing Glamour and yearling Section B colt Walseker Colrado (pictured).

Methven A&P Show 2017

Dawn Elliot - Sunday, March 19, 2017

A cold wet finish to the show season at the 2017 Methven A&P Show, with Skibbereen Serenity picking up her third Supreme Welsh Exhibit for the season.