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Welsh Pony (Section B)

Country of Origin: Wales

Welsh Pony (Section B)

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All sections of the Welsh ponies come from Wales and the Welsh Pony registers under Section B of their studbook. This pony breed is a larger version of the Welsh Mountain Pony which was the foundation for the breed.

Welsh Pony (Section B)

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This pony was created by breeding local mountain ponies with Hackney blood and that of small Thoroughbred stallion named Merlin. Because of Merlin’s strong influence over the Welsh Pony they are often called Merlins.

During various points over the years Section B of the welsh studbook has been opened to half-breeds which has helped to produce a lighter & taller pony.


Average height 12.2 – 13.2 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


Riding pony
Light draft
Show pony

Welsh 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

Family Partners Welsh Ponies
Goodhills Welsh
Briarfair Farm

Welsh Pony (Section B) Studs

Kenwood Stud
Rhoson Stud
Heniarth Stud


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