Abergavenny Mighty Me

Donys Importance - Rhyd-Ddu Rosina

Chestnut 13.2hh


Welsh Section C stallion

Available both natural & AI

Abergavenny Mighty Me arrived at Glenwood as a weanling straight from the breeder. Mighty is an absolute pleasure to have around and has a straight forward attitude. He is proving already to be a star being lightly shown, he was 2nd Yearling 2017 at the Royal Highland and in 2018 he won the 2/3 year old class at the Great Yorkshire & Reserve Champion Welsh at the Border Union. Only one outing in 2019 due to moving to Yorkshire where he was 4th at the Great Yorkshire. He travels with mares, behaves well and goes out in the field every day.


Results so far :


  • 2nd Scottish and Northern Welsh yearling class

  • 2nd Northern Welsh Wetherby yearling class

  • 2nd Royal Highland Show yearling class

  • 6th Great Yorkshire Show

  • 2nd Richmond Welsh Show


  • 1st Great Yorkshire Show 2/3 year old class

  • 1st Welsh Section C 1-3 year old & Reserve Champion Overall Welsh at Border Union



  • 4th In Hand Welsh Section C Class at Great Yorkshire Show


Donys Importance is a superb sire as you will see below. He is certainly bred in the purple. Dony’s Importance has bred a great deal of good stock. In 2009 as a yearling he won the Winter Fair, and the following year as a two year won the Royal Welsh.


In 2010 his season started at Towerlands were he secured Supreme of show. He won the two-year-old class at the Royal Welsh show, and was 2nd at the Welsh Winter fair as a yearling.

At the 59th Annual Glanusk Welsh Stallion Show 2017 he was 1st Section C stallion, Section C Champion and Inhand Supreme Reserve Champion. Dony’s Importance fulfilled his name, proving that he was the all-important Section C when judged by Stuart Morgan before ending up Reserve Supreme of Show.

At the International Welsh Show 2017, where Dony’s Importance was Section C Champion, the judge Dafydd Morris described him as giving a “breathaking show enjoyed by us judges and a very enthusiastic crowd”.

He was also 1st Section C at Devon County and 1st Section C stallion & won the Silver Medal at Towerlands Park Welsh Show in 2017.

At Lampeter Show saw his daughter Caederwen Aur Cymru win the yearling section C filly class, and 2nd here out of 13 entries forward.


Donys Rosette was a twice winner of the Royal Welsh and Royal of England. She was a tremendous broodmare with all of her daughters going on to bred champions including Rhyd-Ddu Rosina.

Rhy-Ddu Rosina dam of Abergavenny Mighty Me has proved to be an exceptional mare. She is the foundation mare of the start of breeding Welsh C stock at Abergavenny Stud and she has certainly done her job very well. All her daughters are breeding Champions. Abergavenny Bayleaf is a great example of this being Reserve Champion at the Royal Welsh in 2008 and Reserve Champion C at the Royal Welsh in 2014. Ryd-Ddu Rhua another daughter in 2008 was Champion at Shropshire and West Midlands. Abergavenny Glory Bee another Dam of Bayleaf in 2014 was Reserve Champion Yearling at the Royal Welsh and in 2015 was 1st in the two year old class at Lampeter.

The Welsh Pony and Cob Society 2018 Journal published an article by Mr Johnathon Batt, owner of Abergavenny Stud stating the following:

“The presence of the Sections Cs at the stud would be down to myself… My parents purchased Rhyd-Ddu Rosina from Roger Davies of Hywi Stud. Rosina being bred by Geraint Davies of Rhyd-Ddu Syud Rosina was everything I was looking for in a Section Cand most importantly had the pedigree that was sure to produce.... The influential Section Cs my stud would be based on were Synod Roger, Synod William, Menai Fury Parc Marvel, Parc Ruby, Donys Rosette, Synod Glory Bee and Synod Gwendoline.

I crossed Rosina with Parc Hebog (Menai Cadfridog x Parc Ruby by Synod Roger). This was to be a great choice as they produced Abergavenny Bayleaf who has done so much for me, being a twice RWAS Female Champion and Reserve Chetwynd Cup in 2008 and 2015. Bayleaf has also produced three RWAS winners Abergavenny Ellie-May, Glamour Cat and Glory Bee. Rosina has been such a good foundation mare for us, she also produced Abergavenny Hetti (Gwenllan Mabon) sold to the Wayman family as a yearling and went on to be Champion RWAS Winter Fair 2012".

His Grandsire Ceibach Bonnheddtwr and Granddam Donys Rosette bred Rhyd-Ddu Rhisian who was foaled in 1998. She went on to be Champion at the Royal Show in 2007 and was Reserve Female Champion at the Royal Welsh that same year. Synod Glory Bee Dam of Donys Rosette also won the Royal Welsh.

Synod Roger was 2nd Welsh Section C stallion at the Lampeter Show, and 1st at the Royal Welsh in the same year. Parc Marvel also had a successful showing career being placed highly numerous times at Lampeter Show and the Royal Welsh.

Abergavenny Mighty Me’s half-sister Abergavenny Bayleaf has also had a very successful showing career to date. She was 1st at the Royal Welsh in 2008, and then in 2014 she was 1st at the Royal Welsh.  On both occasions she took the Female Championship and Reserve Overall title at the show.

If you interested in bloodlines, then Abergavenny Mighty Me has very interesting ones. In his breeding you will find a Section C stallion called Menai Fury, who was owned by the Menai Stud. The outstanding Menai Fury (Gredington Oswalt x Menai Ceridwen) was foaled in 1963, he was described by Peter Jones of The Menai Stud as “probably the best I have had the privilege if showing. He was a sensational mover and although he only won the Royal Welsh stallion class once, he was placed second on five occasions. It is as a sire that he made an indelible impression on the Welsh Section C’s. I don’t think there has been another stallion before, or since Fury that has had such an influence on the Section C’s in general” said Mr Jones.

Cerdin Jones of the Synod Stud saw the quality in Menai Fury, meaning that his blood runs pretty thick in the veins of all the Synod Section C’s. Abergavenny Mighty Me has quite a few Synod Section C’s in his breeding including Synod Roger, Synod Glory Bee, Synod Glamour Chick, Synod William and Synod Gwendoline. Ponies and cobs with Menai breeding still to this day have tremendous success in the show ring and their bloodlines are much sought after in this country as well as abroad.

As you can see Abergavenny Mighty Me has been bred from a long line of successful Welsh Section Cs.  


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