Welsh Pony and Cob Society
Section A
For Sale

Established 1964

Quality Welsh Mountain Ponies based on Coed Coch lines,
together with Welsh Ponies of Cob Type, Welsh Cobs,
and Shetlands.

Hope Section A's August 2012
Hope Section A's on the hill


"Visitors are always welcome to view our ponies, kept as close to their natural environment as possible, yet still producing winners...."




The Hope Herd running in their natural environment above the Towy Valley
The Hope Herd running in their natural environment above the Towy Valley


The first "Hope" pony to be registered with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society was in 1964 though ponies and Cobs were kept by John’s father, Gwilym Harris, long before that time, also at the Hope Farm, originally a public house, having been in the family some 150 years. Today it is the base of the 360 acre farm that is also home to pedigree Blue Faced Leicester and Jacob Sheep as well as Welsh Black cattle.

Several of the Mountain Ponies trace back to the "Paylands" stud of Linda’s aunt, Daphne Pennick, a long time breeder from Essex

Cennen Fusilier and John in the early seventies

The first stallion to stand at Hope was Cennen Fusiler by Coed Coch Planed, bred by the late.Emrys Bowen and purchased as a yearling in 1965. His influence is still in the herd today.


Visitors to the stud are most welcome, but please phone first. The stud is situated in South West Wales, within an hour of Builth Wells, some two miles from the A40 in Llandeilo, alongside the B4302, leading to Talley.

Contact - John and Linda Harries

Hope Farm, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA19 7UR, UK.

Tel: (+44) 01558 822430


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Last updated 22nd February 2019

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