History of the Tyngwndwn Prefix and how the stud began
We are a small stud specialising in Welsh Ponies of Cob type, but you will also find the other three sections at Tyngwndwn.
The family have been involved in breeding Welsh cobs since 1918 and the present bloodlines are direct descendants of the foundation stock, our aim is to keep to the same type with good confirmation action and excellent temperament,
The Tyngwndwn prefix was formed back in 1939 when my grandparents returned from London after the war, and was used by my father Geraint Jones until he married my mother Mary Jones in 1961, they decided to use the Nebo prefix which my mother was already using, so the Tyngwndwn prefix did not have an use until 1976 when my parents gave my brother and I a chance to choose a filly foal each to refound the Tyngwndwn stud, my decision was a section C filly Tyngwndwn Siani Felen, and this was the beginning of the present day section C’s at the Tyngwndwn Stud, up until 1992 when Huw and I got married, my brother Owen and I shared the Tyngwndwn prefix, and also both of us had much involvement with the Nebo prefix so when I got married we all decided that it would be best for Owen to share the Nebo prefix with my parents and Huw and I would use the Tyngwndwn prefix and of course by now our two daughters Catrin and Lowri also use Tyngwndwn, I hope this has given you and idea of the Nebo and Tyngwndwn connection, and both stud’s run on a very similar breeding policy.
33710 NEBO SHANI
Sire; Revel Tic Tac 6557 – Dam; 15986 Excelsior Siani
Shani was bought as a foal from my mother’s cousin who only kept the one mare, On my parent’s visit to see the mare and her three-day old foal, her pretty head, two bold eyes and hind quarters that carried a fantastic tail setting took their attention as being “something special” and true it was. She was typical to the end; being a champion herself in the show ring she also produced three Royal Welsh winners.
As a two-year-old Shani was covered with Bengad Snapdragon, and a little dun filly was born, she in turn was covered with Nebo Brenin and produced Nebo Bouncer.
Shani matured in to a lovely mare with plenty of depth and welsh character, we decided to cover her with Nebo Brenin, and her progeny are mentioned below:
Nebo Dainty: Sold at Llanarth sale
Nebo Cracker: 1st and young stock champion Royal Welsh as a yearling
Tyngwndwn Siani Felen: In 1976 Owen and I had a chance to choose a filly foal each and I chose this chestnut filly to refound the Tyngwndwn Stud, and this was the beginning of the C’s at Tyngwndwn. Shani Felen won the Royal Welsh as a yearling, and was sold to Scotland as a two year old, now that we had sold Shani Felen I was without a pony again and being only nine years old it was decided that a mountain pony would be more pleasurable for me, so therefore Nebo Shani moved on to form the Tyngwndwn stud. Not only did she breed me some champion ponies but also taught me to show as her temperament was unique.
Tyngwndwn Corker: sold as a Yearling
Tyngwndwn Moonlight: the only daughter we have left out of Shani, she has won the Royal Welsh on three occasions, and she has also bred three Royal Welsh winners, (Look further down the page for more details)
Tyngwndwn Smasher: Sold as a foal
Tyngwndwn Tiger: sold as a yearling to Cheryl Mace, 1st Lampeter stallion show, International Champion
Tyngwndwn Master; 1st Lampeter Stallion show, N.P.S. Aberystwyth, he was then sold to Yorkshire
Tyngwndwn Crackerette; Sold as a mare after being successfully shown with us.
Tyngwndwn Crackerjack and Tyngwndwn Dancer; Both unfortunately died as yearlings.
When Shani stopped breeding to Nebo Brenin we decided to turn her out with the Welsh mountain pony stallion Arvon Pip. She produced her last foal,
Tyngwndwn Copper Coin, who is the sire of our black Welsh mountain pony stallion Tyngwndwn Terence (please read Section A page for more details).
Not often do you find a mare of this calibre that could equally breed prize-winning Welsh Mountain Ponies and Welsh Ponies of cob Type.
“SHANI WAS SPECIAL IN EVERY WAY”
66444 Tyngwndwn Moonlight
Sire; Nebo Brenin – Dam; Nebo Shani
1980 – 2004
Three times Royal Welsh winner
Twice female and reserve overall section C champion
Moonlight was born on a glorious moonlit evening; her life was triumphed with glory from that moment on. Her first appearance in the show ring was Lampeter stallion show where she headed a strong class of yearlings, her showing career went from strength to strength, she loved every show and never let us down, her champions are far too many to mention but she clinched nearly every major show throughout England and Wales. Unfortunately she was never crowned the overall champion at the Royal Welsh but gained a red rosette on three occasions and was credited two gold medals for the female champion and two reserve overall champions.
Moonlight had fifteen foals and produced some lovely stock all by her half brother Nebo Bouncer, just to mention a few they include four Royal Welsh winners Tyngwndwn Bridesmaid and Brenhines who both won as foals, Tyngwndwn Daylight who won as a four year old and as a nine year old when she went one step further than her mother and went overall section C champion bringing the Lady Chetwynd cup home to Tyngwndwn for the first time ever, and Moonlight’s last off spring Tyngwndwn Moonlady possibly the most like Moonlight won in 2005 as a three year old an achievement her mother did 22 years previous and in 2006 she won the barren mare class and went on as her full sister daylight did in 2003 to be female champion and overall section C champion. Tyngwndwn Mischief who has been second on three occasions at the Royal Welsh, Tyngwndwn Bouncing Boy qualified for the ridden championship at Olympia.
Moonlight was a pleasure in every way, the foundation of the section C’s at Tyngwndwn and is sadly missed by us all.
100078 TYNGWNDWN DAYLIGHT
Dam: Tyngwndwn Moonlight – Sire: Nebo Bouncer
1993 – 2008
TWICE ROYAL WELSH WINNER
2003 Overall Section C Champion
Daylight was the first foal we bred after our marriage the Autumn prior, as soon as we set eyes on her we knew she was a treasure and a special one at that, with her dam Moonlight coming to the end of her showing career we were so lucky to be blessed with a daughter to take over. Daylight’s showing career which commenced on the top exactly like her sire and dam winning the yearling class at Lampeter Stallion Show, she kept going from strength to strength winning championships at most of the major shows achieving no less than eleven Welsh Pony and cob Society medals (1 Gold, 5 Silver & 5 Bronze) two reserve Breeders in hand Championships (now Cuddy in-hand Champion) and supreme champions galore.
Daylight won the Royal Welsh on two occasions first as a junior brood mare, then as a ten year old she won the senior brood mare class going on to win the Paddock Dawn Cup, the champion rosette and gold medal for the Female championship and for the first time ever bringing the Chetwynd Cup for the supreme welsh pony of Cob type to Tyngwndwn, a very special occasion for us being every breeder’s ambition and dream, our heart full gratitude to the judge Mr Brynlie Williams who in his judges report described Daylight as “a little mare who is truly typical of section C with looks and movement”, during that season she was also awarded a silver medal at the United Counties and Bronze at the national Welsh show Shrewsbury quite an achievement to win the three possible medals.
She also proved a valuable broodmare producing the Royal Welsh winner Tyngwndwn Henrietta who in turn produced Tyngwndwn Lion King and Tyngwndwn Angharad, three of Daylight’s daughters have been exported Lucy to Canada, Rose Queen to Finland and Sioned to Norway, and we have two fillies by Nebo Liam at Tyngwndwn.
It is with great sadness that we mark the death of Daylight at the young age of 15; she was one in a million, a real friend with fantastic temperament who had an amazing ‘look at me’ attitude in the show ring.
‘Daisy’ will be sadly missed by all the family, but will never be forgotten, and we thank her for the immense success the brought upon the Tyngwndwn Stud.
“Our memories are treasured for ever”
The Reed Family
Nebo Brenin and Nebo Bouncer have made a distinctive influence on our stud.
We are truly grateful to them both
Sire; Parc Welsh Flyer – Dam; Nebo Rosebud
Following is a tribute which I wrote for Brenin, there is no doubt that Brenin will always be my favourite stallion, we basically grew up together, he had such a fantastic temperament that any child would be safe in his company.
A tribute to a very special stallion
It was a very sad day at Nebo on the 3rd February 1998, Brenin died quietly in his stable after a healthy twenty-seven years of life. He was buried near his dam, close to the stable yard.
Brenin no doubt was one of the most successful Welsh Cobs that has been bred, not only in the show ring, but also as a sire of substantial stock to the end. His last son at Nebo is Nebo Sion born in 1998.
His showing career has been nothing but success having won at most county shows, including the supreme champion at The Lampeter Stallion Show in 1984, his action, quality and temperament excelled him in the driving world, winning the Royal Welsh Show in 1986.
Brenin has been a prolific stock getter for us, and also for many other studs, our Welsh Pony and Cob Sirerating scheme proves this, he topped the Section D`s on eight occasions and the Section C`s nine times, he has also sired two sirerating winners Nebo Daniel and Nebo Bouncer.
May we as a family thank Brenin, not only for the success he brought upon Nebo and Tyngwndwn, but also for being a true and gentle friend.
“We all miss you”
Sire; Nebo Brenin – Dam; Nebo Siani Lwyd
Bouncer has a huge impact on the section C’s at Tyngwndwn, he sired all the foals that Moonlight had, four of which won at the Royal Welsh including the two champions Tyngwndwn Daylight and Tyngwndwn Moonlady. Moonlight and Bouncer travelled to many a shows together as there’s only a year’s different in their age, only once did Moonlight manage to beat Bouncer for a championship, over the years I had the privilege to show Bouncer at quite a few shows for various reasons, possibly the most memorable was the 1988 Royal Welsh when Bouncer and Daniel had a championship each in their respective sections, Owen showed Daniel for the Lloyd’s Bank in hand championship and I showed Bouncer and he took the championship and had his ticket to represent the breed at the Horse of the Year Show in London, I also won the championship for the best handler and Owen was reserve with Daniel, and in 1992 I showed Bouncer again at the Royal Welsh and he took the section C champion and I again won the best handler with him. Bouncer has won the Royal Welsh on seven occasions and has been overall champion four times. Although he is owned by my brother Owen and bred by my parents he is very close to my heart, and we are grateful to Bouncer for producing such lovely stock for us at Tyngwndwn.
TYNGWNDWN DANCING PRINCESS
Out of Tyngwndwn Dancing Queen
By Thorndon Parc Prince
Was the first from the Tyngwndwn Stud to be exported to Australia during 2000. Where she has been shown with tremendous success by her new owners John and Carole Riley of Pitts Worth Queensland
“We wish them all the best with Princess”
The above photo was taken at the 2005 Lampeter summer show, from left to right Nebo Joni Jones, Rhydspence Russet and Pica Primrose. Joni Jones was purchased at the Builth Sale by the Davies family Brynmeillion stud and is ridden by the daughter Adel, they won the section D ridden class and Champion welsh ridden. Centre Rhydspence Russet who is kindly on loan from Chris and Pat Gibbons for Catrin (11) to ride, Russet was M+M First Ridden winner and M+M Champion, she was also Reserve Supreme of show. On the Right is Primrose who is ridden by Lowri (9). Primrose won the A ridden and reserve welsh champion to Joni Jones, Primrose + Lowri were also Champion in the Young Handlers
“Quite a Day”