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 1000 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.
My New project for 2011 has been to start breeding pedigree Polled Herefords, see the new page.
October 2012 Update:
We have recently exported our first Welsh Cob to France: Aran Lady Jane (full sister to both Aran Storm and Aran Poppy on our ‘For Sale’ page) will be one of the foundation broodmares of a new Welsh Cob stud in the Normandy area. She joins several other Aran cobs who have gone across the Channel over the years to live in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.
Al and Bean
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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