Welsh Cobs near Abergavenny was founded in 1967, with the
initial breeding of Welsh Mountain ponies.
The foundation cob mare,
Cathedine Victory Maid, was purchased in 1972 in foal to
the famous stallion, Hendy Brenin. The subsequent foal was
a colt, Aran Idris, affectionately known as "Carrots"
due to his spectacular colouring. He became the stud stallion
until his untimely death in 1992. His progeny have excelled
in the performance field, especially in show jumping.
At present, the broodmares
are all descendants of Hendy Brenin and have inherited his
wonderful temperament and quality of bone. Aran Bronwyn
is the granddam of the stud, being the last daughter of
Hendy Brenin and Victory Maid. Her daughters, grand-daughters
and great grand-daughters make up the breeding stock of
the present stud.
is the present stud stallion continuing the Hendy Brenin
The Aran stud is situated
in the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of outstanding
natural beauty. The land rises steeply to 1,000 feet, and
the cobs are kept outside all the year round. The exception
being the foals, which during their first winter are housed
at night and are out during the day. Welsh cobs are a hardy
breed and can cope with bad weather, being well protected
by their thick coats and long manes and tails.
October 2015 Update
We have had an eventful year with the cobs; Aran Annabel was sold in the Spring to a lovely family to be a mother/daughter share with lots of Riding Club and Pony Club fun in her future. We have also recently sold Aran Poppy and she has gone to Kent to do dressage. Unfortunately, we lost our stud stallion, Brenhindy Taran Y Storm, at the grand age of 26 at the end of the Summer. Consequently, our broodmares are having some time off as we search for a suitable stallion to take them to next year. Claire and Monty have been enjoying themselves this year doing fun rides and going to the beach for the first time in June.
August 2015 Update
The Hereford cattle are increasing with twins Dave & Daphne and three lovely heifers Delilah, Daisy and Doris, sired by Romany 1 Frisky or Moorside 1 Joseph.
Claire & Monty at the Badminton Fun Ride
Barnes, my niece, is now a fully qualifed McTimoney-Corley
Animal Manipulator / Spinal Therapist specialising in horses
and dogs, she can be contacted on the telephone number below.
Visitors welcome by appointment tel: 01873 890230
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