One of the highlights of the Festival is undoubtedly The running of the stallions. Strutting like peacocks, eyes wide, nostrils snorting, tails held high, it truly is a sight to behold!
“It’s little wonder that the cob has been described as the best ride and drive animal in the World”
A description of Welsh cob Action
Free, true and forcible. The knee should be bent and the whole foreleg should be extended straight from the shoulder and as far forward as possible in the trot. Hocks flexed under the body with straight and powerful leverage.
Brynithon Northern Wind, shown by Peter Rodway, Cwmcerrig Stud, Running of the stallions, 2012. Photo Storm Development.
Fronarth Welsh Lion, Fronarth Stud at Aberaeron Festival, Running of the stallions, 2007.
Dafydd Ty Coch Evans, Goruchel Stud demonstrating exceptional paces. He is showing a Welsh Cob Section D Stallion, Running of the stallions, Aberaeron Festival, 2007.
Carneuadd Hywel, Walena Stud shown by Mathew Dixon in 2012.