Welara is a new pony breed establish in 1981 by a group of ranchers in
southern California. It resulted by crossing the Arabian
horse and Welsh pony.
Lady Wentworth was the first person known to breed this pony. She used
the stallion Skowronek on mares imported from the Coed Coch Welsh stud
farm in North Wales. This pony exhibits the best qualities of both the
Arabian and Welsh
breeds. Welara ponies are characterized by their beauty, gentle disposition,
quick, eager intelligence, and versatility. If pure Arabs
are too small to meet requirements for the Arabian stud book, then they
International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds, Bonnie L. Hendricks,
1995, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.
Marcella Nadler, California, USA
Updated May 13, 1999