Congratulations to Ashley and Scarlet Porter on the wonderful achievements of their home bred Vanoca Park Ladysmith at the International Welsh Show in Sydney last weekend. Ladysmith swept all before him to take the ultimate title of International Best Welsh Exhibit of the Show. Beautifully shown by Scarlet, Ladysmith took Championship after Championship.
We were so proud to be ringside and share in the excitement because Ladysmith is by Llanfairbryn Goldrush (Glynyarra Park Doulton x Llanfairbryn Foxy by Coed Coch Bedwyn (Imp)). Ladysmith’s dam Nattai Dark Lady stood Runner Up Supreme Champion Welsh Mountain Pony to her son, a feat we have never seen before. So ringside there were proud ‘grand parents’ from Llanfairbryn and Nattai and a proud ‘great grandparent’ from Glynyarra.
A truly mighty effort by Vanoca Park Ladysmith and the Porter family.
Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to all those who made this truly International Welsh Show the massive success it was, particularly our COM and International Show Chairperson Michele Baker and COM member and International Show Secretary Kym Shingleton - it will be talked about in Australia and abroad for a long time to come. You did our country and Society proud. What a celebration as an important part of our Society’s 50th Year.
In January our gorgeous homegrown Fantastic Mr Fox won Supreme of Show at the Gippsland RPG Youngstock Show @ Berwick winning a bronze society medal, which was a thrill.