Driving - Beginnings

The driving on the continent was first introduced by Belgian driver Rudy Kerremans in 1992 by taking a complete Sec C grey team all by (or out of full sister to) the great winning stallion Templedruid Welshman and from this beginning numbers spread via Edwin Flerchers and Mia Allo across Europe.

Kerremans very large training centre at Puurs (Antwerp) homes now a large number of Templedruid stock - principally sec C’s and Welsh Part Breds.

The first team of Rudy Kerremans.

T Welshman pictured here at 20 years old ran out with his mares, usually, the whole year.
He was the first of our Sec C’ s bred from Sec D stallion Llanarth Welsh Flyer out of Sec A mare Gredington Jane, one of the original filly foals (born 1971). After a very successful hand showing career he went under saddle aged 6 and ridden by Stephanie Turner swept all before him under saddle getting to Olympia in 1988 and 1989 having won Northleach both years and having won a ridden championship at ponies (uk).

T Ganesh.
Julie Hoskyns (Isle of Wight, UK)
T St Agness with foal by T. Welshman.
As examples here is Julie Hoskyns (Isle of Wight, UK) driving an FEI pair. The light roan is T Ganges, gelding son of Welshman (and full brother to the stud sire T. Gironde). He is the only pony from the U.K. to have qualified and attended every World Championship FEI Driving competition. He now drives with Templedruid Nagorno, another son of Welshman, born in the same field three days later.


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