The National Pony Society formed with the intention of improving and encouraging the breeding of “high class riding ponies” and experienced and dedicated breeders and owners form the bedrock of its membership. One of the society’s principal objectives is to promote and share knowledge about the use and management of ponies and to act in an advisory capacity in reported cases of ill treatment of ponies. The pages that follow are intended to provide useful information and links to assist with these aims.
In recent years the NPS has made contributions to the British Horse Society’s national castration scheme, in an effort to discourage indiscriminate breeding and facilitate access to further welfare education. NPS members have had the opportunity to attend BHS welfare training days and the NPS now have a number of trained NPS Welfare Officers in various parts of the country.
The NPS aims to promote and protect the highest welfare and education standards in all its activities and will continue to ensure these priorities influence all its work.