Hendre Welsh Cobs
The first Welsh Cob to be registered under the Hendre prefix was Hendre Gwen who was bought as a foal. Hendre Gwen (f.1923) (Penllether Trotting Model x Bryngwyn Gwen by Trotting Jack) was a small type of Welsh Cob of impeccable breeding. Bill Northwood bred Hendre Shan out of Hendre Gwen by Brenin Gwalia. Shan proved a very useful brood mare, with her offspring enjoying much success in the showring.
Shan bred some outstanding stock including Hendre Tegwen (f.1960) by Caradog Llwyd. Tegwen was bought by Ann Wheatcroft and became the dam of several successful performers including Verwood Roger and Lockeridge Vulcan.
Hendre Gwenno (f.1957) (Hendre Shan by Meiarth King Flyer) proved herself, not only successful in the showring, but as a prolific brood mare. In 1964 Gwenno produced Hendre Gwenllian by Brenin Gwalia. Gwenllian won an enormous class of 2 or 3 year olds at the 1966 Royal Welsh show from Rhandir Rosina and Llanarth Lady Valiant and about a dozen others and eventually stood reserve female champion.
Hendre Blodwen (f.1963) by Brenin y Bryniau is a daughter of Hendre Gwenno; Blodwen bred Hendre Tanwen (f.1968) by Rhosfarch Frenin. Tanwen is the dam of Hirfryn Lynwen by Llanarth Flying Comet who was sold to Holland and became a Dutch driving champion.
Another daughter of Hendre Gwenno was Hendre Beth (f.1967) by Honiton Michael ap Braint and Beth was bought as a three year old by Mostyn Isaac and produced Ty�r Capel Morgan and Ty�r Capel Rita, the dam of Ty�r Capel Comet.
Hendre Menna (f.1974) by Llanarth Flying Comet out of Hendre Gwenno was very successful in harness and as a brood mare and she is the dam of the Royal Welsh driving winner Kindale Black Diamond.
The stud continues today with Hendre Gwenno�s influence still in evidence. Hendre Beth�s grand-daughter Gobannium Ceinwen (f.1992) by Ty�r Capel Morgan out of Tyreos Duchess has been an exceptional brood mare. Ceinwen�s daughter, Hendre Elin by Cascob Braveheart is going to be an exciting prospect for the future.