The current rule book is sent to all members in their membership pack but can also be downloaded here.
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 http://www.nationalponysociety.com/codeofpractice/