Cadlan Valley Stud

Welsh Ponies

A tremendous Horse of the Year show 3 wins for Cadlanvalley ponies

What could only be described as an exciting few days with the first win for our ponies was with Kathleen Scotts Cadlanvalley Sandpiper produced and ridden by Katy Marriott Payne he is the NPS Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain and Moorland Ridden Welsh B of the Year. No stranger to HOYS as he has qualified every year since four years old and has won it before in 2015. Then on another day it was a win in The Spencer Family Lead Rein Pony of Hunter Type of the Year Championship for Cadlanvalley Super Ted owned by Lisa Kerr ridden by Ness Kerr and produced by Graig Eleanor.This was his second win at Hoys as two years previously he won with Cate Kerr a sister to Ness. To give both sisters a win was amazing.Then our third win was in the PUK Junior M&M Ridden Small Breed Pony of the Year with Cadlanvalley Mikado and our grandaughter Libby Grota and they were also Reserve Champion .So thrilling to see a pony win at Hoys home bred and ridden by youre grandaughter is everyones dream.Our advert for the 2018 Welsh Pony and Cob Society Journal sums up HOYS 2017.

2017 Showing Council /Showing Awards Show Personality of the Year

We were just thrilled to be nominated for the HOYS Breeder of the Year Award Catagory.Then to be picked for the final six studs to go forward to the final was amazing as the other finalists were Tiger Horses, Sharpator Stud (Shetlands) Lostock Stud (Coloureds) Rotherwood Stud (Welsh B and Riding Ponies) and Brookfield Stud (Riding Ponies) so were in excellent company.Not for a minute did we ever think we would win this Breeder of the year award but we did.As this was done on a public vote we would like to say a big thank you to the many of you that supported us by voting and for the nomination in the first place. Great to see Welsh ponies can be succesfull against other breeds.A big well done also to our grandaughter Libby Grota who was nominated for Junior Rider of the year and ended up Reserve a great acheivement.Thank you to my daughter Hayleyand grandaughter Libby for representing us on the night.


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Cardigan schoolgirl Libby Grota can look back with pride at another highly successful showing season following a long list of awards and there is surely more to come from this talented youngster in 2018 .

Libby, supported by her mum Hayley  travelled extensively across the UK this term and gained a string of great results at some of the most prestigious championships including both the BSPS Winter and Summer Championships ,The Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Royal International Horse Show and The Great Yorkshire to name just a few.

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Showing World The Horse of the Year Show breeder of the year award

Well I didn’t think 2017 could get much better, well done Libby our very talented grandaughter for Res Junior rider of the year. Watching it live from home and feeling so blessed to have been nominated in the first place and to have Hayley and Libby on that stage in such prestigious company made me so proud.But when they announced Cadlanvalley Stud was the winner was such a shock but a nice one.Thank you so much to everyone who voted and who have supported us over the last forty off years it has been a memorable journey , and thank you also to the breeders of all the lovely stallions and mares we have purchased as without them this award would not have been possible.

Ceredigion WPCS Foal show

First ever show for our B filly foal Cadlanvalley Golden Jubilee by Russetwood Elation dam Stockham Domino – Champion B foal


It was a great honour for my husband to judge the Welsh B,s at the 2017 show ,after exhibiting our own ponies since 1976 and first winning at the 1979 show it seemed really strange not to be an exhibitor there.There were some outstanding exhibits forward and he tried to pick ponies similar to what we breed with substance and bone.We do breed a lot of palominos but would never put colour over breed type.These were the major Prizewinners of the 2017 Show.


WAXWING PENNY GOLD Pic by Theo Ten Brinke




SKELLORN BARBIES IMAGE Pic by Anthony Reynolds



WAXWING GLAMOUR Pic by Geert Verbass



PADDOCK RIO Pic by Fabien Pallerin



JANPETE TOM THUMB Pic by Fabien Pallerin

Showing Awards Finalists

Thank you for the nominations for the Showing Awards. As a family so proud that my grandaughter Libby has been nominated for Junior Rider and Cadlanvalley Sandpiper nominated for Pony of the year beside the breeder award.

Please click on graphic to go to the voting site,
voting closes 7th of September 2017


Sandpiper made his 6th appearence at Olympia and for the second year in succession was Best of Breed Welsh B