Merlod Mynydd Cymraeg
Welsh Mountain Ponies
Croeso i Moelbanc – Welcome to Moelbanc Stud
The History of Moelbanc Section A Stud
Moelbanc Stud is owned and run by Felicity Wills (aka Fliss or Fil Wills) who moved to Moelfryn in 1985 and fell in love with everything. The farm faces Cardigan Bay and is situated on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains with the banc rising to over 1000′ above sea level.
Fliss has owned horses and ponies for over 45 years and her grandfather bred Cleveland Bay horses in the late 1800’s, for 20 years she followed in his footsteps. In her retirement years, she completely fell in love with and decided to downsize to, Section A Welsh Mountain Ponies, whom she has been breeding successfully for the past 9 years.
The Welsh Mountain pony stud started with the purchase of 2 in foal foundation mares from the Fayre Oaks Section A/Section B sale in 2009. Her Section A Welsh Mountain Pony stallion Coedbach Sophistication, aka Teddy, arrived in the late autumn of the following year. He had impeccable Coed Coch blood lines, a fabulous temperament and has been ridden, driven and shown. In his latter years he covered mares at the stud, who’s foals have all inherited his wonderfully endearing temperament, and a few of whom can be seen out on the local show circuit and are doing very well in Section A classes both as foals and later as yearlings and 2yr olds.
In October 2016 Fliss purchased a new Stallion, Briolen Midas. A striking Palomino. Another stunning example of the section A Mountain pony breed, standing smaller than Teddy but who is just as impeccable in blood lines and temperament. His foals from 2018 and 2019 are a real credit to his temperament and breeding and all have shown wonderful promise to become very versatile ponies in the future.
Fliss can be found enjoying the local shows with her showing team, and wonderful ponies and realising a long term ambition for her stud has also attended the 2018 Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd with Stallion Briolen Midas, and the Centenary of the Royal Welsh Show in 2019 with Moelbanc Alw and her foal at foot Moelbanc Othelo.
Please scroll through the menu above to find out more about our lovely ponies. More information about how the stud is run can be found on the About us Page.
Photographs by Storm Development.