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The National Pony Society was formed in 1893, 'to encourage the Breeding, Registration and Improvement of Riding Ponies and Mountain & Moorland ponies and to foster the Welfare of Ponies in general'.

In conjunction with the British Horse Society, it is the officially appointed liaison between the Government and all those concerned with Ponies and is represented on all major horse and pony organisations.

Through its Council the Society organises the following:

1. The maintenance of its British Riding Pony Stud Book, Register, Appendix and Baseline, Larger Height Register, Sports Categories Register and the International Stud Book and Register.

2. An annual Summer Championship Show with a variety of classes for Riding Ponies, Hunter Ponies, Mountain & Moorland Ponies, Hacks, Part Bred Ponies, Children's Riding Ponies, as well as the Finals of many of the Society's Championships. There is also a Spring Festival, again with a variety of classes and many qualifiers for NPS Competitions and Finals of the NPS Winter Series.

3. National Championships, with qualifiers throughout the country and the Finals held at important events towards the end of the season.

4. An Affiliation Scheme to encourage classes for registered Riding Ponies and Mountain & Moorland Breeds at Shows all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

5. An up-to-date list of qualified Judges, reviewed annually in order to ensure that the competence of these is maintained at a high level. (The Probationary Judge's Scheme gives prospective Judges an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience before being considered for inclusion on the Panel proper).

Members receive a copy of the Annual Review, which includes reports from the Breed Societies and NPS Areas. The Society is a DEFRA approved Passport issuing organisation and provides Equine Passports for registered and non-registered ponies. The Society is represented on the Welfare Committees of the British Horse Society and The National Equine Welfare Council.

All Members are eligible to join in the activities of the NPS Areas covering the United Kingdom. Their activities include Shows, Educational Events and a variety of pony and social occasions. NPS Scotland organises an Annual Show, attracting entries from south of the border in addition to Scotland. It also organises shows, open days, discussions and many other local events. In all these ways The National Pony Society's Members throughout the United Kingdom, wherever they live, may participate in Society events; competitive, instructional and social.

 

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NPS MEMBERSHIP 2017
Memberships for 2017 are now available online or through the website.
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NPS REVIEW 2016
We are now taking bookings for the NPS Review 2016. Advertising and Photo Gallery bookings
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RULEBOOK UPDATE
At a recent meeting of the National Pony Society Council a complaint re class 3 Irish registered Connemara ponies being shown in the UK was discussed.
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NPS JUDGES & RULE BOOKS
The NPS 2017 Judges & Rules books are now available. Please see the website for more details
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NPS YOUNG JUDGES COMPETITION
Entries are now open for the NPS Young Judges Competition.
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IMPORTANT
NPS Office Relocation. Full details on the news page
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NPS STALLION DISKS
From 2014 all ridden stallions competing in NPS classes whether owned by NPS members or non-members are required to clearly display a stallion marker.
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NPS AREA TRAINING
Please see the News or Area Training page for dates and details
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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2016
The Society is delighted that many of our longstanding sponsors are supporting us through the 2017 season.
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NPS QUALIFYING SHOWS
The NPS Qualifying Shows are now available online
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