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Weydown Stud

A small Welsh Section B stud, based on proven; Downland, Solway Master Bronze, Cottrell & Eyarth bloodlines Breeding for; Quality, Type and Temperament.


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NEWS 2015

Weydown Swallowtail (2015)
Lemonshill Falcon x Cottrell Little Gem
2nd place at The Royal Welsh Show 2015 - Weydown Royal Consort

Denis was delighted when asked by Melvyns owner Elle Horler to show him at the Royal Welsh Show......

We thought his type, coupled with substance, bone and correct conformation, would suit the judge Miss Fiona Leadbitter of the Thornberry Stud and so it proved.

In a large class of yearling colts, with many ponies who'd enjoyed success throughout the season, Melvyn excelled himself in finsihing 2nd behind the outstanding Waxwing Peru.

This capped off a very successful season for Elle andher sister Hannah, who produced Melvyn beautifully throughout, picking up many wins at medal shows throughout the UK.

Congratulations from all at Weydown!!

photos courtesy of MBFOTO (top) and Theo Ten Brinke (bottom)

Weydown Swallowtail (2015)
Lemonshill Falcon x Cottrell Little Gem
3rd May 2015
A FILLY foal!!

We are thrilled to bits with this filly from our beautiful old mare COTTRELL LITTLE GEM - just what we'd ordered.

Again she is by Lemonshill Falconis, very feminine and with plenty of "look at me" - with the loveliest "pingy" trot!


Weydown Romeo (2015)
Lemonshill Falcon x Weydown Tabitha
27th April 2015
Colt foal No.2 - Weydown Romeo

It would appear that our brief run of fillies has come to an abrupt end BUT we couldn't be happier with this big, scopey foal by the Supreme ridden and in-hand champion Lemonshill Falcon out of our daughters Sophie' mare WEYDOWN TABITHA, who herself is regally bred being by our senior stallion Cwrtycadno Cadfridog and out of the lovely Carolinas Bewitched who was by Carolinas Purple Emperor and out of Downland Philomel.

This colt is a fantastic, effortless mover with a big frame, plenty of bone, and great at both ends.

Surely a great ridden prospect for the future?

Sold to Parcglas Ponies in Ireland

Weydown Choir Boy (2015)
Adagio de l'Aurore x Cottrell Little Nell
12th April 2015
Our first foal of 2015

Delighted with our first foal of the season, a chestnut roan colt from COTTRELL LITTLE NELL and by the Supreme in-hand and ridden champion; Adagio de l'Aurore (Heniarth Wood-Wind x Etincelle Ravignan).

This boy certainly has a wonderful pedigree, a mix of champion bloodlines from all over Wales and Europe.

He has masses of presence and is an outstanding mover, with the look of his mother at the same age

He will be for sale to a show home, where his undoubted potential will be fulfilled.

Sold to Elle Horler in UK

NEWS 2014

Heniarth Touchstone (2014)
Adagio de l'Aurore x Heniarth Ting-a-Ling
24th July 2014
A Royal Welsh Winner!!

We were delighted to be there to witness our new boy pick up a red rosette at his first ever show - THE ROYAL WELSH!! No pressure on us then.................

Congratulations also to Heniarth who's stallion; Heniarth Wood-Wind, won the stallion class, Male Championship and then went on to claim the Overall Section B Championship and Reserve Overall Welsh exhibit in the Tom & Sprightly!

Photo courtesy of Ingrid Delaitre

Heniarth Touchstone (2014)
Adagio de l'Aurore x Heniarth Ting-a-Ling
18th June 2014
A new pony!!

Very excited to announce that Touchstone will be joining the stud as our future show and an outcross stallion for our Cadfridog mares..... with grateful thanks to Richard and Mei at Heniarth.

Having admired Eyarth Windflower, since seeing her as a two year old, we couldn't possibly pass up the opportunity to buy a colt with two crosses of this lovely mare. Touchstone' sire is the very promising colt of Ingrid Delaitre's; Adagio de l'Aurore, who is by Heniarth Wood-Wind and out of the beautiful mare Etincelle Ravignan and his dam the full sister to Wood-Wind, being by the RWAS Champion Lemonshill Top Note and out of Windflower.

Full pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/heniarth+touchstone

Weydown Royal Consort (2014)
Moelview Prince Consort x Cottrell Little Gem
26th April 2014
A colt foal

Fully three weeks earlier than expected, our lovely Cottrell Little Gem, produces the most beautiful colt foal, by the the young Supreme Ridden Champion Moelview Prince Consort (Moelview Chieftain x Llangeitho Princess Royal).

This colt is a full blood brother to our retained yearling Weydown Out of the Blue, but looks, even at this early age, to show the same qualities as his sire and brother - with huge presence and lovely movement.

Sold to Elle Horler in UK

Weydown Skylark (2014)
 Lemonshill Falcon x Cottrell Little Nell
12th April 2014
A filly foal

After a run of four consecutive colt foals; Cottrell  Little Nell finally produces us a filly.

By the Supreme Ridden Champion, HOYS & Olympia qualifier Lemonshill Falcon (Douthwaite Signwriter x Lemonshill Firecrest.

We couldn't be more pleased......she has great substance, bone and quality and a truly Welsh attitude.


Moelview Prince Consort (2010)
Moelview Chieftain x Llangeitho Princess Royal
29th March 2014
Moelview Prince Consort

Championships, Supreme Championships AND Horse of the Year Show QUALIFIER........

Congratulations to our former stallion and his new owner Sam Roberts, who have made a fantastic start to their ridden career together....not bad for a four year old!!


Weydown Out of the Blue (2013)
Moelview Prince Consort x Cottrell Little Nell
8th October 2013
One for the future??

After much deliberation we have decided to retain Harvey for the foreseeable future.

Having watched his sire, perform beautifully, after only 4 weeks under saddle for his new owner and with his grandsire Cwrtycdano Cadfridog now 24, we thought it might be fun to run on and show Harvey during 2014. We think he is a very balanced, quality colt with good limbs, conformation and fantastic movement, so it will be interesting to see how he matures.

Weydown Reflection (2013)
Moelview Prince Consort x Waxwing Arum
1st October 2013
A fond farewell

We said a sad goodbye to Arum and Reflection or "Harris" who both made the long journey to Scotland, Arum returning to the Waxwing Stud following her loan spell with us and Reflection off to start a new life with Greig Stables and family.

Very grateful to Tom and David for entrusting us with this lovely little mare, who produced two outstanding colt foals for us, but sadly not the longed for filly.

Of course the very best of luck go to Greig and Harris!

Weydown Hermione (2002)
Carolinas Wild Card x Carolinas Bewitched
28th August 2013
News from The USA

Delighted to hear news from Gretchen Aitken of Family Partners Welsh Ponies (Clanfair Stud) in the USA.

Hermione was sold to Gretchen as a foal, then sold on, only to be bought back by Anna, Gretchens daughter earlier this year.

Very happy to report she is in foal to their lovely young colt Mynach master Class for a 2014 foal

Moelview Prince Consort (2010)
Moelview Chieftain x Llangeitho princess Royal
26th August 2013
Sadness and excitement

We bid a sad farewell to Consort who moves onto pastures new. He has been sold to a top ridden home where we feel sure he will be a great success and fulfil his undoubted ridden potential.

We wish him and his new owners all the best and look forward to following his success in the show ring.

We are delighted with his first crop of foals, one of which will be retained and three mares are safely in foal to him for 2014.

Photo as a yearling

Cwrtycadno Cadfridog (24 years old)
Sarnau Rheolwr x Talhaearn Eirlys y Pasg
11th July 2013
He's back!!

It's great to welcome home our old boy, having spent just over a year in France with Ingrid Delaitre, who he provided with 2 lovely fillies from her beautiful mare Etincelle Ravignan.

Sadly, his covering season didn't go anything like as expected due to circumstances outside of everyone's control, but he returns home to grace our paddockss with his beauty and to see out his days with his three daughters.....

Weydown Bewitched
Moelview Prince Consort x Weydown Tabitha
15th May 2013
Another  filly foal!!!

Delighted for our daughter Sophie when her young mare Weydown Tabitha, gave birth to their first foal, by Moelview Prince Consort.

Sophie has named her Bewitched, after her grand dam who we very sadly lost at the age of 10 and Tabitha was her last foal.

Weydown Personality
Kenwoods Royalist x Cottrell Little Gem
29th April 2013
A filly foal!!!

Thrilled with our new arrival, a filly from our new mare who we imported from Holland last year.

This filly has size, substance and bone and is a beautiful mover.

Her sire is beautifully bred being by Steehorst Freelance (Eyarth Harlequin) and out of Keston Personality who was a full sister to the illustrious Keston Royal Occasion.

Her dam is by our senior stallion Cwrtycadno Cadfridog and out of Cottrell Royal Glance, making her a full sister to our own Cottrell Little Nell.

Weydown Reflection
Moelview Prince Consort x Waxwing Arum
26th April 2013
New arrival

Our second foal of the season and our second colt, no fillies for 5 years and a run of 10 succesive colts....

However, very pleased with this boy who is a spitting image of his mother in terms of markings and full of quality and presence

Weydown Out of the Blue
Moelview Prince Consort x Cottrell Little Nell
18th April 2013
New arrival

Very happy to announce the arrival of our first foal of the year, a very smart chestnut colt out of Cottrell Little Nell and by our young stallion; Moelview Prince Consort.

Out of the Blue is a colt of good Welsh type, with quality and substance and is fantastic mover who oozes presence.
1st January 2013
Happy New Year

We would like to wish all our family and friends a happy and prosperous 2013.

We love this recent photograph of Froggy from Ingrid Delaitre looking for a French pot of gold.......He celebrates his 24th birthday today.

Many thanks again to Ingrid for continuing to take such great care of the old boy and fingers crossed for a successful covering season.

NEWS 2012 

Cottrell Little Gem
Cwrtycadno Cadfridog x Cottrell Royal Glance
3rd November 2012
New arrival

We are delighted to announce the arrival of the lovely mare; Cottrell Little Gem (Cwrtycadno Cadfridog x Cottrell Royal Glance) a many times champion in Holland for the Kenwood Stud.

Little Gem joins her full sister; Little Nell and we are very honoured to add another Froggy daughter to our small stud. She is scanned in foal to the top Dutch stallion Kenwoods Royalist who is beautfully bred being by Steehorst Freelance and out of the beautiful mare Keston Personaility who herself was a full sister to the legendary Keston Royal Occasion.

Huge thanks to Maurice and Mildred.....

Cottrell Leonardo
Cwrtycadno Cadfridog x Cottrell Liberty
3rd October 2012
Horse of the Year Show

We are delighted to report that Cottrell Leonardo a son of Froggy has won the Ridden NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds final at the NEC in Birmingham. Congratulations to Leo and his owner Sam Roberts.

Froggy has a fantastic record of siring HOYS qualifiers these include Cottrell Lara a 2x Cuddy qualifier, Cottrell Amaretto 2x Ridden final qualifier and now Leonardo.

Of course Froggy himself attended the HOYS in-hand final back in 1996 when he qualified as Supreme Champion at the Royal Welsh.

1st October 2012
Candlelight de l'Aurore

We have received regular updates from Ingrid.

As you can see she is maturing into something rather special, befitting of her fantastic parentage.

We are also delighted to hear that Etincelle, who has been running with Froggy all summer, is safely in foal and we keep our fingers crossed for another filly of the same calibre in 2013.

Many thanks to Ingrid for the updates and for this lovely photograph.

17th June 2012
Show success.....
Weydown Honey Buzzard

We made the trip to nearby Great Bookham to watch; Weydown Honey Buzzard (Cottrell Little Nell x Mynach Master Mariner) at his second show of the season at the South Eastern Association Silver Medal Show.

His first show of the season saw him finish a very respectable 2nd to the eventual champion at Towerlands Silver Medal Show back in April. this time he went one better to win his yearling class and later become reserve section B youngstock champion.

18th April 2012
New arrival......
Weydown Olympian

Our 2nd and final foal was born at the sensible time of 3pm and continues the colt theme bringing our total in the past five years to 7 with only 2 fillies.

By our senior stallion Cwrtycadno Cadfridog and out of Cottrell Little Nell, we think he is rather nice being a colt of good size with plenty of bone and substance he is also a brilliant mover with lots of Welsh character.

Photo taken at 12 days

SOLD to Danny Daelemans (Liezelshof Stud) Belgium
17th March 2012
Weydown Song-Writer

A first foal for our young mare; Waxwing Arum! Not the long overdue filly we had specifically requested but a very nice colt foal all the same. By the young Supreme Champion; Heniarth Wood Wind and out of the beautiful mare; Eyarth Windflower, who has won the RWAS an incredible 6 times as well as Section B Champion.

SOLD to France
14th March 2012

A 'Froggy' in France
We were delighted to receive a text message from Ingrid Delaitre in France, to say that her beautiful mare Etincelle Ravignan had delivered her a long awaited filly, by our senior stallion Cadfridog. As you can see Candlelight De L'Aurore has done her parents proud and Ingrid is over the moon with her. This little filly is a sister to the 2 year old Champion and medal winning colt Adagio de L'Aurore (by Heniarth Wood Wind).

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Contact - Denis, Julie, Sophie & Emily Hounsham

Meadow Cottage Farm, Churt Road, Headley, Hants. GU35 8SS, UK.

Tel : (+44) 01428 713793

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