A PURE BRED Arabian yearling colt born and bred in west Wales has been judged a world champion in Paris.

Breeders Sue and Emrys Jones are over the moon with the success of their Llwynbedw stud colt at the Arabian horse world championships held in Paris where he won the Arabian yearling colt title.

Admiraal was born at Llwynbedw, Ffairfach, near Llandeilo, out of one of Sue and Emrys's best mares, Hanyyah, who was herself reserve European champion as a two year old. His sire Emerald J was also European champion.

Admiraal left Ffairfach in 2017 to go to his new home at Al Muawd stud in Saudi Arabia after being selected as the best offspring of Emerald J.

He went to his first show, the biggest in Saudi Arabia and won the championship. He then went on to Dubai and won that championship too – and picking up £185,000 dollars in the process.

He was then bought by the ruler of the Emirate of Ajman who sent him back to Llandeilo to be promoted by European trainer of the year 2018 Rhodri Jones.

Admiraal went on to win the Nations Cup title in Germany, the UK title in England and the European title in Belgium. At the end of 2018, he was still unbeaten and only the world title was left.