‘Bringing the Welsh Cob Home’ project will be a celebration of Ceredigion’s heritage. The strong family-and-horse connection that put rural Welsh-speaking Cardis at the beating heart of London is now all but lost. However, in London, a number of Welsh Cob enthusiasts have preserved milk carriages from the Welsh dairies’ heyday and as a centrepiece to the 2018 Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs (August 12th), the ‘Bringing the Welsh Cob Home’ project will enable 12 of these preservationists to bring their cobs and carriages ‘home’.
The project aims to:
- inspire a new generation of Cardis to work collaboratively and pro-actively whilst utilising their adopted or inherited sense of identity as a central dynamic towards success
- raise awareness of the role played by the Welsh Cob in the London Welsh dairies as well as the story of the dairymen themselves – a platform that will re-energize the history within Ceredigion’s cultural heritage.
Activities relating to the project include:
- a theatrical show at the 2018 Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs on the 12th August (in Cae Sgwar) celebrating the story of the Cardis in London (man and horse) with the preserved units as an integrated part of the story telling
- talks will take place during visits to local schools, clubs and interested groups and a DVD will also be produced explaining the importance of the Welsh Cob in Ceredigion’s history.
- an exhibition in various locations in the county to publicise the project
Latest project news
On Sunday, 12th August, as part of the Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs, a number of Welsh Cob enthusiasts exhibited their cobs and preserved milk carriages in the ‘Bringing the Welsh Cob Home’ pageant.