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Any amendments made after the Rule Book has gone to print will be listed below.

Key Changes for 2019:
The NPS wishes to highlight the following key changes to the 2019 Rule Book:

    • NPS/KELLYTHORPE STUD Open Ridden Show Pony/Show Hunter Pony Gold Medal Championship -The owner does not have to be an NPS member for the pony to enter this competition or to qualify but the owner must be a Qualifying or Life member of the NPS to enter the final.
    • The definition of an affiliated class for the purposes of eligibility for the NPS national championship qualifiers is a class affiliated to the NPS, BSPS or Ponies (UK)
    • NPS/DARGAVEL M&M Young Ridden Pony National Championship will now be considered a Restricted class. Any pony that qualifies for the final, but does not submit an entry for the final, will retain it’s novice status the following year
    • Ridden stallions MUST display a stallion bridle marker available from the NPS office or from any other society. In Hand stallions (2 years old and over) are advised to display a stallion bridle marker.
    • Any Owner, Rider, Producer or Horse/Pony that is banned for any period of time as a result of any disciplinary action taken by BSHA, BSPS, CHAPS or SHB(GB) may not compete in NPS Affiliated classes at the discretion of the NPS Council
    • Special Show Stewards were introduced in 2018 and full details on their role can be found in the Rule Book
    • The new Welfare code of practice is now available on