Legged Friend For Son Of Catherine Zeta Jones
actress Catherine Zeta Jones is determined that her two-year old
son Dylan will not lose touch with his Welsh heritage. So, she was
naturally delighted when the Welsh Pony & Cob Society presented
her with a Welsh Mountain pony especially chosen for Dylan.
President of the Noah's Ark Appeal, the Welsh actress joined cricketer
Ian Botham in Cardiff on Saturday April 27th, where the pair took
part in a walk to raise money for the charity - which aims to build
Wales's first ever children's hospital. The pony was presented to
Ms Jones shortly before the walk, although she opted to complete
the walk on two legs instead of four.
seven year-old pony - Highland Jinks - has taught countless
children to ride, under the expert supervision of Kathleen
James, who has bred and successfully shown Welsh Mountain
ponies for the past thirty years. When asked why 'Jinks' was
chosen for Dylan, Ms James was in no doubt that the pony's
attributes make him a natural choice for children:
"Jinks has an excellent temperament and a very sweet
nature, which is obviously important for any child learning
to ride and handle a pony. He has taught lots of children
to ride and knows his job inside out, I am sure he will give
Dylan an enormous amount of pleasure".
The 11.2 hands-high pony was a sponsored gift from the Welsh
Pony & Cob Society, a charity which is dedicated to the
breeding and preservation of native Welsh ponies. Although
it is renowned for presenting ponies to the royal family,
Ms Jones's obvious desire to educate her son about his Welsh
heritage and ensure he doesn't lose touch with his roots made
the decision to give Dylan the pony an obvious one.
The Pony will soon make its journey to Bermuda
The Noah's Ark Appeal is a charity which is raising £5 Million
to build Wales's first children's hospital. Catherine Zeta Jones
agreed to become patron of the charity in
September last year.
" Ms Zeta Jones was also presented with a hand-made saddle
for the pony, kindly donated by Messrs Evans Bros. Auctioneers &
Estate Agents, West Wales. She also received a hand-stitched bridle
hand stitched and presented by Mr & Mrs Graham Butt of Llwynon