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Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A)

Country of Origin: Wales

Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A)

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All sections of the Welsh ponies come from Wales and the Welsh Mountain Pony registers under Section A of their studbook. The Mountain pony is the original, an ancient breed that inhabited Wales prior to Roman invasion, of the four types of cobs, this is the oldest.

Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A)

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The mountain ponies are thought to be descendant of the Celtic ponies, however their confirmation indicates that there was some Arabian influence along the way.

4 Welsh Pony Types

Based on the blood of the mountain type, 3 other types have emerged.

Section A – Which is the mountain pony and they may not exceed 12.2 hands.
Section B – A slightly larger animal that stands 12.2 – 13.2 hands
Section C – A pony of cob type and a more robust animal standing up to 13.2 hands
Section D – The Welsh Cob which is a horse type standing 14 – 15.1 hands


Average height 12.2 hands


Head is small & handsome with straight or slightly concave profile
Eyes are large
Ears are small & pricked
Neck is shapely & arched
Back is short & straight
Chest is deep & broad
Shoulder is long & sloping
Legs are sturdy with broad joints
Hooves are round & tough

Traditional Colors

All colors except pinto patterns


Friendly & kind
Trustworthy & intelligent

Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A)

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Riding pony
Light draft
Show pony

Welsh Mountain Pony Products

Helpful Links

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Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Welsh Cob Enthusiasts
Scottish Welsh Pony & Cob Association
The Irish Association of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Canada
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of New Zealand
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of France
Welsh Pony & Cob Society of South Africa

Where to Buy

Dukeshill Welsh Mountain Ponies
Primrose Farm
Gleiniant Welsh Mountain Ponies
Brandy’s Welsh Mountain Ponies

Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) Studs

Runshaw Stud
Woranora Stud
Wyann Welsh Mountain Stud
Bellingara Stud


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