Garnfach Lark (by Cathedine Telynor, out of Garnfach Ruby)
Dam:- Blaentawe Vivien (by Llanarth Meredith Ap
Braint, out of Llanarth Lady Vivien)
Type:- Welsh Cob Section D
Foaled:- 25th April, 1998
Other info:- Alfie arrived from Ireland in
December, 2003. He was quite a nervous character to begin with but he soon
settled down and started to work to please you. It was immediately evident that
he loved to jump and he went straight out in the 2004 season as an Open M&M WHP.
He had a successful season including taking the WHP Championship at Central and
West Fife Show and being 2nd Reserve in both the Welsh Section D Open Ridden and
WHP Championships at the Elite Final.
Unfortunately at the beginning of 2005, Alfie hurt his back whilst playing in
the field at will be off work resting for the foreseeable future.
During the summer of 2006, Alfie made a gentle return to showing ridden by Holly
Miller. This successful partnership proved they will be knocking on the door
next year by winning their first Olympia qualifying class at Blair in August
Alfie is again contesting the ridden and WHP classes in 2007 ridden by Holly
Miller and has had much success, including a picture and a write up in Horse and
In mid April, my friend, Elaine, asked if, after 2 years sitting in the
field, babysitting youngsters, she could bring Alfie out again under saddle. We
decided to go ahead and have been delighted with his results this season, which
included a 6th at the Derbyshire County Show (out of 36), 6th at the Royal
Highland in both the M&M WHP and HOYS Ridden. Reserve M&M WHP Champion at Braco
and Ridden Supreme Champion at the Scottish All Welsh Show where he also won a
In September, 2010, we decided to take Alfie to compete in BE90 at Wee Burgie
and could not believe it when he finished 3rd overall, 1.5 points behind the
winner despite being the smallest competitor there! His jockey said he was a
machine over the jumps, loving every minute!
In an even stranger twist of fate, Elaine decided to take Alfie to his first
dressage test, a very risky choice for our little fire cracker! However, the
chilled out Alfie appeared and he managed to contain his energy and finish 5th,
a result of which I am very proud,