My name is Sarsh Beers and I am from a small village in County Down in Northern Ireland.My grandparents founded our stud nearly 30 years ago initially starting with driving ponies and then diversified to welsh ponies breeding section A's,C's,D's and part breds.My first pony was Erbach Lyn a black welsh section C given to me by my grandmother when I was six years old,he was completely home produced and broken by us and we enjoyed many years of sucess.
We have been good friends with Rhydgwilliam stud since our stud began as our foundation mares(which we still ahve)came from the stud.It was here where my love and passion for mountain ponies began!I loved it there with beautiful ponies roming the welsh hills and was very lucky to show ponies for the stud during visits which also started my showing bug.Towards the end 2009 I was given my beloved Rhydgwilliam Cockatoo to show and we have been very lucky and have had great sucess together since thensomething I hope continues.Cockatoo is everything I love in a welsh pony and he has the most superb temperament .With my continuing studies training as a veterinary nurse it is difficult to dedicate my time fully to the ponies but I have used the time to introduce new blldlines to the stud through breeding and purchasing and I am very excited for the future with some lovely ponies coming up the ranks.
2015 has started well attending training shows with our yearling colts who have had alot of sucess bringing home the ribbons.One of our two year old colts has passed his license and the show season is begining.....so alot to look forward to.My 14 year old sister has also started showing in hand and ridden and attended her first show with my Erbach Lyn and he looked after her so well,its great to see the next generation getting involved and Lyn is still enjoying showing despite being 16 years old now.
I am delighted to have the support of Galloping Geldings for 2015.We have all worked hard with the ponies and I am delighted our efforts have been acknowledged and appreciated.I choose to apply to Galloping Geldings for sponsorship as they had showed real team feel when enquiring for products and showing items and were very welcoming.Being family run it also coincides with our own stud values ,so I think we will work well together.x
News so far in 2015
Rhydgwillim Cockatoo is having a very sucessful season inhand results are as follows:
NIAWPCS... 1st and Champion Welsh
1st and Reserve Champion M&M and reserve Supreme in hand.
NPS Spring Show ..1st and Reserve Champion M&M and 1st champion Welsh.
NI Festival ..1st and Champion Welsh.2nd M&M
Ballynahinch Charity Show..1st and champion welsh and M&M
Ballinrobe show..1st and Champion Welsh and overseas WPCS Medal winner
IPS Spring Show ..2nd Welsh and M&M
Punchestown Show..1st and Champion Welshand M&M and overseas WPCS medal winner
Lurgan Show..1st and Champion Welsh and M&M
Saintfield Show...1st and Champion Welsh ,2nd M&M and Reserve Supreme of Show
NPS Summer Show...1st and Champion M&M and Silver medal Rosette Winners and 1st Champion Welsh.
We have travelled to a variety of shows both in the north and south of Ireland so far this year and have gained great results and above all had fun!!Our two foals this year will be brought in soon for halter training to attend some shows later in the year.The Royal Welsh show is fast approaching which we attend every year which we are all looking forward to.xx
Christmas came early with the arrival of Blackhill Ingrid a show and broodmare from Fayre Oaks sale in October.She has been a great asset so far and has been lightly shown so far this season.
Our only foal,Loneash Eirin (Thistledown Blue Moon x Ashenvale Evelyn) was weaned in October and attended some winter training shows gaining 2 x 1st and 2 x 3rd pleasing considering she was against older ponies.We aslso had a new arrival of Loneash Goodnight Sweetheart a full sister to our stud stallion Rhydgwillim Cockatoo.
The show saeson is now well under way with results as follows:
NPS Spring Silver medal rosette show- Rhydgwillim Cockatoo 1st m &m small breeds and reserve champion ,1st welsh a stallions reserve champion ,silver medal rosette, champion in reserve champions challenge.
Blackhill Ingrid-4th in mixed m & m of 8 entries and only mare ,1st welsh a mares.
NI Festival -1st welsh a and champion ,finalist in the cuddy
Killyleagh Show-Blackhill Ingrid -2nd in mixed m & m class.
NWIAWPCS show -Rhydgwillim Cockatoo 1st welsh a stallions and reserve champion
Lurgan show -Rhydgwillim Cockatoo 2nd welsh a stallions
Blackhill Ingrid 3rd mares
Armagh show-Rhydgwillim Cockatoo 1st welsh a and champion ,2nd m & m reserve champion
Saintfield show- 2nd welsh and reserve champion Rhydgwillim Cockatoo
Now that university has finished we hope to get some of our young stock out to show and some older ponies broken to be shown under saddle.