Cadlan Valley Stud

Welsh Ponies

Glamorgan WPCS Medal Show



We had a very enjoyable day at Glamorgan WPCS Medal Show ,we took Cadlanvalley Buzby for the stallion class and his yearling daughter Cadlanvalley Miss Precious .Pleased to say they both won and Buzby went on to be Section B Champion and then Supreme in hand of show.

Novice Cadlanvalley Valegro 3 shows & 3 wins FOR SALE

Valegro continued his winning ways by going to Hereford Marches  and wins a good Ridden Welsh A & B class he then went to NPS Spring Festival and won The Pure Novice Final and also won and was Reserve Champion Picton Qualifier at the same show. He has done 3 shows we have been extremly pleased as he has taken everything in his stride and winning at them all.He is FOR SALE and details are on the ridden page and FOR SALE Page.

Horse and Hound article on the stud

We would like to thank Rebecca Heywood and Anthony Birkett Reynolds and all the team at Horse and Hound for asking to do an article on our stud. We felt very honoured to be asked by such a prestigious magazine.


Our first ridden show of the season

Our first ridden show of the season was Mid Wales BSPS, it was great to see in the Novice Small Breeds that the first three ponies we had bred. First was Cadlanvalley Valegro ridden by Libby, second was Cadlanvalley Sirocco ridden by Sarah Russell and third was Cadlanvalley Rio Grande ridden by Liane Evans.We were pleased that Valegro went on to be Novice Champion.

It was Libbys first ride on Cadlanvalley Buzby as she has not been old enough to ride a stallion until this year.We have waited a long time to see her ride him in the ring,and they were two stars together.Buzby was Open Champion and then finished Supreme of show.

Cadlanvalley Valegro Novice Champion

First 3 Novice Small Breeds Cadlanvalley Valegro, Sirocco and Rio Grande

Champion Open M&M and Supreme of Show Cadlanvalley Buzby


First foal of 2018 born 13/3/2018

We were pleased to wellcome our first foal of 2018 a chestnut colt by Cadlanvalley Georgie Boy dam Cadlanvalley Miss Prim by Cadlanvalley Buzby. He has the most beautifull head and tremendous bone.( Pics to follow)


Thank you Showing Journal Magazine

We would like to thank Janetta Le Four for the recent article on our stud in her February 2018 issue of The Showing Journal Magazine. We hope everyone enjoyed reading it.




He made his seventh consecutive appearance at Olympia 2017 and won his Third Title of Best of Breed Welsh B , no mean feat in itself to qualify every year since a 5 year old with numerous placeings in the top 10 for several years, it was lovely for him to go all the way this year. Well done to Kathleen Scott his owner and Katy Marriott Payne his producer.


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 Hayley and grandaughter Libby for representing us on the night.



An extract from

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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