The trailer, which was jointly purchased by the FUW Carmarthen office and St.Clears Trailer Manufacturer CLH, will now be used to transport a horse’s head statue, made out of horseshoes, to various events and venues.
At the end of the feature year the trailer will then be auctioned at an organised event, with the proceeds of this auction going to the Carmarthenshire 2017 RWAS Feature County/Sir Gar .
The money collected by Carmarthenshire Feature County will go towards improving the facilities of the Equine area of the RWAS.
Each year the Royal Welsh Show has a different Host or Feature County. This has its origins in the early history of the show, when its location changed year on year moving around the 13 old counties in Wales.
Over the course of their year each feature county takes particular responsibility for fund raising and organising a variety of events, in order to raise funds to support the development of Llanelwedd and promote the Society, its work and all their shows and events.
FUW Carmarthen administrative assistant Joyce Owens, who is also the RWAS Carmarthen Feature ladies committee secretary, said: “The trailer has already been put to good use, as it transported the horse’s head statue to the Winter Fair 2016 and Spring Festival 2017. The statue is a great attention grabber, and was donated by the Lady Ambassador Georgina Cornock-Evans and has helped us in our fundraising campaign. The trailer and the statue will be further used to visit different events and locations over the coming year within the Carmarthenshire Area to help us promote the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and the reason for fundraising in 2017.
“We are very grateful to FUW and CLH for giving us this trailer as a transportation means of the Horse’s Head Statue, which is an integral part of the promotion of the Carmarthenshire 2017 RWAS Feature County Fund raising Activities for Equine.”