The WPCSC records are kept by the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Ottawa, Canada. Included in these records is information making up Stud Book, transfers of ownership, and more. There is much information relevant to our Society and the membership on the CLRC website.
CLRC has a full WPCSC membership directory as well as pedigrees, registered progeny, and more information on all Welsh Ponies and Cobs registered with the WPCSC since the first two were imported. They were numbered 1M and 1F and were born in 1907.
The Stud Book
The Society is responsible for the accuracy of the Canadian Stud Book, which contains details of every Welsh Pony registered in Canada. This annual lists names, birth dates, parents, and breeders of each Welsh either born or imported into Canada. A new volume is added each year. Copies of the stud books are available from the head office. The Stud Book is divided into four (4) sections and a Half-Welsh Registry, as follows:
Section A – The Welsh Mountain Pony
Section A Mountain Ponies shall provide for registration of those ponies not exceeding 12.2 hands (50 inches) at matured height. When both parents are Section A ponies, the progeny is to be registered under Section A. Should a pony at any time exceed the height limit for Section A, application for transfer of registration to Section B should be made by the owner, and such transfer shall be authorized by the Board of Directors providing that the height of the pony is certified by a licensed veterinarian on the form prescribed by the Society.
Section B – The Welsh Pony
Section B Welsh ponies shall provide for the registration of those ponies not exceeding 14 hands (56 inches) at matured height. When both parents are Section B ponies or when one parent is Section A and one parent is Section B, the progeny shall be registered under Section B.
Section C – The Welsh Pony of Cob Type
Section C shall provide for the registration of Welsh Cobs not exceeding 13.2 hands (54 inches) at matured height.
Section D – The Welsh Cob
Section D shall provide for the registration of Welsh Cobs exceeding 13.2 hands (54 inches) at matured height.
If a registered pony is mated with another registered pony the resulting progeny shall be eligible for registration in the section indicated in the following table, provided it fulfills all other requirements of this Article.
A + A = A B + B = B C + C = C D + D = C or D
A + B = B B + C = C or D C + D = C or D
A + C = C B + D = C or D
A + D = C or D
Ponies and Cobs are eligible for registration if they are already registered in the Stud Book of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society (Great Britain), or the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, Inc. Section A and Section B ponies registered in the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia Stud Book will be accepted provided they are directly descended in all lines of pedigree from ponies registered in the Stud Book of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society (Great Britain). Section C and Section D Cobs will not be accepted.
Imported Welsh ponies and Cobs shall be granted Canadian Registration only according to the Rules of Eligibility stated in Article 19 which are in effect at the time of the application for registration. You can find this information on page 11 of the WPCSC Constitution.
In order to be eligible for Half-Welsh papers, either the sire or the dam must be a registered purebred Welsh pony or a registered purebred Welsh Cob.