Coed Coch Lili was the solid rock on which our small stud is built. Through her son and daughters, all our home-bred Section A's are direct descendents of Lili.
Her first foal, born in 1979, was a colt, Nerwyn Cadno. In later years she produced Nerwyn Pelydryn by Coed Coch Penadur, who was stud stallion at the Polaris Stud until its dispersal; Nerwyn Leah by Gartconnel Salad; Nerwyn Lola by Baledon Jonathon (sold to the Sunwillow Stud) and finally Nerwyn Linda by Coed Coch Llafar.
Her untimely death at the age of fifteen was a great loss to us, and the fact that she was an irregular breeder means that the three offspring we retained are extremely precious and are much sought-after bloodlines.
During her showring career Lili was very successful and won prizes at some of our major county shows, including Championships at Devon County, Royal Lancashire, Anglesey County, Ponies UK, Oswestry, Meirioneth County, Clwyd Association and the North Western Association to name but a few. She also won first prize at the Royal Welsh Show in 1985.
Nerwyn Leah was most successful as a brood mare for us. She bred mainly to our two stallions Nerwyn Tywysog and Verdrefawr Daniel. When mated to Tywysog she produced Nerwyn Gwyrthiol, Nerwyn Lieta, Nerwyn Llewelyn (exported to South Africa) and Nerwyn Lawnslot. Mated to Daniel she produced Nerwyn Leila, Nerwyn Lorna, and Nerwyn Lorena.
Leah was shown very successfully as a youngster, winning many Championships as a foal, yearling and two and three year old. As a yearling, she was second in her class at the Royal Welsh out of 68 entries, and as a two year old was placed third. We did not show her much as a brood mare as she got fed up of showing and therefore we thought it best for her to breed instead.
Her early death was a great loss to us.
Tywysog was the second son of Cadno and we chose to retain him as he was again of pure Coed Coch bloodlines.
He was lightly shown over the years; as a two-year-old colt he was second at the Royal Welsh and won many championships. He was also Section A Stallion Pony of the Year at the Northern Counties Ponies Association.
It is, however, as a sire that he made his mark with us. He sired two full brothers and two full sisters out of Nerwyn Leah - Nerwyn Llewelyn and Nerwyn Lawnslot; and Nerwyn Gwyrthiol and Nerwyn Lieta. Llewelyn was exported to Jean Budler's Llandilo Stud in South Africa and Lawnslot is now being shown successfully under saddle. Lieta is now under the ownership of Catrin Williams of the Deucoch Stud.
It was a very difficult and heartbreaking decision to have to put this wonderful stallion to sleep at the age of eighteen. He has proved to be an invaluable asset to our stud, and his passing leaves a large void that will be extremely difficult to fill.
Nerwyn Lisa [2000-2007]
Nerwyn Lisa was a full sister to Nerwyn Leila, Nerwyn Lorna and Nerwyn Lorena.
Daniel was bought as a yearling to hopefully be our outcross to place on our mares. He exceeded all expectations and has definitely clicked with our stock, producing some outstanding mares for us, including Nerwyn Leila who was Reserve Female Champion at the 1999 Royal Welsh Show, and Nerwyn Lorna who was sold for £2000 at the 2001 Fayre Oaks sale.
This should not have come as any surprise, as his own dam Verdrefawr Blodwen won at the Royal Welsh Show on numerous occasions.
We showed Daniel successfully; as a youngster he was placed Second at the Royal Welsh as a two-year old and Third as a three-year old. He won many prizes, although he did not get shown much as an adult.
Radmont Pom-Pom [1983-2008]
Radmont Pom-Pom was bought as a foal in 1983 at the Chester Sale from Mr & Mrs Watkins as a companion to another filly foal.
She was lightly shown over the years, and her winnings included Junior Champion as a three-year-old at Cerrig-y-drudion Show.
However we concentrated more on breeding with her as she was such a successful dam. She produced fifteen foals, the first in 1988, Nerwyn Pelen by Nerwyn Pelydryn (Coed Coch Penadur x Coed Coch Lili), followed by eleven with Nerwyn Cadno who seems to have suited her and together they have produced some outstanding stock.
By Cadno, she produced Nerwyn Perl (1990), Nerwyn Pryderi (1991), Nerwyn Pert (1992), Nerwyn Prydferth (1993), Nerwyn Propor (1994), Nerwyn Peraidd (1995), Nerwyn Pannwl (1996), Nerwyn Primadonna (1997), Nerwyn Persain (1998), Nerwyn Pwyll (2000), Nerwyn Pela (2003).
In 2004 she produced a stunning chestnut filly by Churtoncroft Hywel, Nerwyn Petal.
2008 she produced a dun colt foal by Betws Anrheg which was to be her last, Nerwyn Pererin. Shortly after foaling Pom-Pom succumbed to a weak heart and died leaving us with the problem of bringing up her son!!
Polaris Tilia [1984-2009]
We bought Polaris Tilia as a yearling at the Fayre Oaks Sale solely because of her bloodlines. She was a three-quarter sister of Coed Coch Lili, having the same dam, and her father was a son of Coed Coch Pryd - the sire of Lili.
We have two daughters of Tilia retained at the stud - Nerwyn Tarina and a two-year old filly Nerwyn Tlws (both by Nerwyn Cadno). Nerwyn Trydar, her son is also doing well under saddle with the Rowlands family. We lightly showed Tilia, and she was very successful, winning Championships and Welsh Pony & Cob Society medals.
Cadno was the first foal we bred here at Nerwyn. He was born in 1979 by Coed Coch Barrog and out of Coed Coch Lili. We decided upon this mating as both parents bring together all the main female lines present at Coed Coch. It was definitely the right decision to take as Cadno has been both an outstanding show stallion and sire during his thirty one years with us.
Over the years Cadno won many Championships too numerous to mention, I list just a few of his main wins which include Male Champion and Reserve Supreme Section A at the Royal Welsh, championships at Great Yorkshire, Leicester County, United Counties, Royal Lancashire and Anglesey County.
He had sired some outstanding stock for us, especially females. At the moment we have retained ten of his daughters and two sons. He has also sired beautiful stock for other breeders, with one of his daughters sold at the 2000 Fayre Oaks Sale for a price in excess of £2,000.
Nerwyn Prydferth [1993-2017]
Having had a successful showring career as a youngster Prydferth was broken to ride by Lowri and did not get used much for breeding. Her son Nerwyn Pryd was exported to France.