Camping passes for Summer Champs

Dont forget to order your tent/caravan passes for summer champs. These can be ordered online when you do your entries or on your postal entry form. These passes do need to be displayed this year due to the revised parking arrangements. Online entries close 17th July https://nps.gsshowsystem.com

NPS Area Events 2019

NPS Areas will be running shows on the following dates in 2019: NPS Area Scotland 20th-21st April – Spring Show – SNEC 8th June – Summer Show – Strathallan Castle 23rd August – NPS Scotland Finals – Blair Castle 19th October – In Hand Show – Netherton Equestrian NPS Area 4 1st – 3rd March – …

Equine Flu

The NPS is following the latest advice from the British Equestrian Federation in regards to the equine flu outbreak. The BEF continue to monitor the situation closely and following the latest veterinary advice have confirmed that it is not necessary to cancel non-racing equine events at this time. NPS Area 7, Native Pony Festival and …

Members Survey

A survey of current 2018 members and non renewing 2017 members was undertaken earlier this year. The results can be viewed HERE

British Riding Pony Performance Scheme

New for 2019! All overstamped and registered British Riding Ponies are eligible to enter the new Performance Scheme which will recognise ponies that are successful in all spheres of equestrianism. Points accumulated in Dressage, Jumping, Ridden Showing, In Hand Showing and Utility sections will lead to a league table with fabulous prizes for each section. …

Annual Review

The NPS is pleased to invite members and non-members to submit inclusions for the 2019 Review. The cost of advertisements and pictures in the photo gallery have been frozen at last year’s prices to ensure great value for money. The stallion listings are free of charge to NPS members and just £10 to non members …

Polite Reminder

We are aware that an NPS member recently posted photographs of a pony being worked at home with a rider who was too large for it. Members are asked to bear in mind rule 2.1 f) and the welfare principles which underpin the introduction of that rule. Wherever possible the NPS would encourage members to ensure that ponies …

AGM Ball Tickets

Tickets are now available to be purchased for the 2018 AGM Ball Saturday 24th February 2018 Warwick Hilton Hotel, Warks, CV34 6RE 7pm for 7.30pm Until Late… 3 Course Meal Live Entertainment , Raffle & Auction Dress Code: Black Tie To purchase tickets please contact the NPS Office or download the booking form Ticket Booking …

Highland Pony Society Judges’ Seminar

The Highland Pony Society will be holding a Judges Seminar at Netherton Equestrian Centre on the 24th March 2018. There will be no charge for this seminar. Refreshments will be provided on arrival. Speakers will comprise national judges and a veterinary surgeon. ‘Guinea pig’ ponies of various breeds, including Highlands, will be used. Topics will …

Trustee Vacancy

For 2018 there will be one Trustee vacancy, which under the current constitution is for a period of 2 years, but may be extended to a period of three years subject to the resolutions to be presented at the 2018 AGM. Please consider standing for election. The role of the Trustees is invaluable to support …

NPS Spring Festival Judges

Judges for the 2018 Winter Finals are now available on the Spring Festival page.  The Winter Finals are held at the NPS Spring Festival which this year is at Vale View Equestrian Centre on Sunday 8th April. The remaining Judges will be announced shortly  

Demo Summer

Summer Championship The National Pony Society 112th Summer Championship Show 2018 31st July – 2nd August 2018 at Three Counties Showground, Malvern The Summer Championships are the culmination of the NPS showing year, holding our prestigious finals for which competitors have travelled the country to qualify for. With two impressive Gala Evening Performances held under …

Dope testing at the 2017 Summer Championships

Further to the National Pony Society Council’s decision to undertake dope testing at the 2017 Summer Championship Show, the following results can now be released. Three separate animals were randomly selected for testing. 1.A sample taken as a random test from Inspector Montablano at the National Pony Society (NPS) Summer Championship Show showed the presence …

Autumn Festival

Autumn Festival The National Pony Society Autumn Festival 2018 Held on 23rd September 2018 at Solihull Riding Club. 2018 DOWNLOADS & INFORMATION: Results Mark Sheets Photographer Entries Secretary: The National Pony Society National Pony Society, Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG. 01420 88333 Email: shows@nationalponysociety.com TO ENTER ONLINE PLEASE CLICK HERE 2018 DOWNLOADS …

Code of Practice

WELFARE CODE OF PRACTICE   The Member Bodies of the Showing Council have adopted a Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses & Ponies at Shows and Events. The document has been produced to provide advice and support to members, competitors, show organisers, stewards, judges, volunteer assistants and spectators. For a full copy of …

Area News & Events

Area News & Training Welcome to the latest News & Whats on page for all the NPS Areas. We aim to keep all our Members and Supporters up to date with the very latest news and updates – make sure you visit this page regularly or become a fan on Facebook!

Map & Links

The National Pony Society AREAS When you become a Member of the National Pony Society you will automatically be allocated to your Area. You can see which Area you belong to by looking at the Area Map. However, it doesn’t matter which Area you live in or where your pony is kept, you can chose …

NPS

The National Pony Society AREAS When you become a Member of The National Pony Society you will automatically be allocated to your Area. You can see which Area you belong to by looking at the Area Map. However, it doesn’t matter which Area you live in or where your pony is kept, you can chose …

Husbandry

Husbandry The NPS is very grateful to British Horse Society, World Horse Welfare, Redwings and Zoetis for it’s help in producing these articles and guidance. Atypical Myopathy For information on Atypical Myopathy please download this helpful leaflet courtesy of the BHS: Atypical Myopathy Leaflet. For more information visit the BHS website Body Condition and Cresty Neck …

Training & Events

Forthcoming Events:  BHS need your help! In partnership with the University of Nottingham the BHS have launched a new Equine Wound Project to generate essential information on wound healing. To help them find the answers they need the help of all horse owners and invite anyone who owns or cares for a horse which has suffered …

Introduction

Introduction The National Pony Society formed with the intention of improving and encouraging the breeding of quality 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 …

Performance Pony

Performance Ponies Performance Ponies The British Riding Pony has long been associated with the glamour and tradition of the show ring, but many registered ponies also compete with great success in other disciplines. The NPS supports this by offering classes for sport pony breeding, event pony and dressage at the Summer Championships. In addition the …

Ponies of the Past

Ponies of the Past Key ponies over the decades The NPS is keen to gather photographs and information on famous British Riding Ponies from the past, whose bloodlines still influence our breed today. Every Thursday a special feature is run on our social media pages to commemorate significant ponies from the past. If you would …

Breeders

How to advertise. The NPS Annual review is an ideal place to advertise your stud and youngstock. The Review is sent to all NPS members, and is an excellent reference tool for the season and in years to come. Adverts range from a half page in black and white to a double page colour advert. …

Stallions At Stud

  How to advertise your stallion. The NPS Annual review is an ideal place to advertise your stallion. The Review is sent to all NPS members, and is an excellent reference tool for the season and in years to come. Adverts range from a half page in black and white to a double page colour …

Passports

PASSPORTS Postal Address: The National Pony Society Stud Book Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG Telephone: 01420 88333 Email: studbook@nationalponysociety.com The NPS is authorised by DEFRA as a Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO). The NPS can issue passports for ponies that are being registered as British Riding Ponies into one of the sections of …

The British Riding Pony

THE BRITISH RIDING PONY Introduction The National Pony Society (NPS) was founded in 1893 by interested and concerned breeders who came together to promote the breeding of polo ponies and high-class riding ponies. These ponies became known as the British Riding Pony, and became the most popular mount for children’s riding ponies as their popularity …

Assessment Scheme

Assessment Scheme Applying to become an NPS Judge can seem like a daunting process but there are is a lot of help along the way.This page contains all the forms you will need to apply to join the NPS Judge’s scheme and also helpful guidelines on what will happen on each step of the way. …

Young Judges

National Pony Society Jennie Seymour Young Judges Competition Competitors should make every effort to familiarise themselves with the format of the competition and the specific skills being assessed. However most importantly they should enjoy the experience of taking part and hopefully feel that the experience has been worthwhile and improved their knowledge. Many NPS Areas …

Conferences

Judges Conference From 2016 in alternate years there will be a Conference followed the next year by a Judges Assessment, eg Assessment 2019, Conference 2020. Therefore Judges will be required to attend a Conference every four years instead of three to remain on the panel. They are held at a wide variety of venues throughout …

NPS Judges

NPS Judges NPS Judges The National Pony Society judges are one of the most highly trained panels of Judges. With specialist judges for the Riding Pony Breeding & Hunter Pony Breeding Panels (RPB/HPB) and the Mountain & Moorland Panel (MM). The Judges Selection Committee oversees all judging activities. CALENDER OF EVENTS 2019 Judge’s Assessment – …

Dressage

NATIONAL PONY SOCIETY SUPREME DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP 2018/2019 This competition was introduced to encourage both performance and education of British bred ponies and their riders. Qualifiers will run from the 1st April 2018 through to 31st March, 2019 and culminate in the NPS Supreme Dressage Championship Final to be held at the prestigious show venue Date …

Competition Structure

Competitions Competition Structure The National Pony Society offers a whole host of exciting competitions that cater for everybody. Whether you are aiming for Horse of the Year Show or the Royal International, or have a Novice pony, are a young rider, show in hand, prefer workers or flat classes, and whether you have a plaited …

Qualified Ponies

Qualified Ponies All ponies that qualify for the any NPS Championship show, will receive a qualification card in the ring. These cards may be returned either once awarded or with entries to the finals once they open. If entering online, qualification cards must still be sent to the main NPS Office, address details below. The …

NPS Scotland

NPS Scotland Finals – Blair NPS Scotland Finals and Silver Medal Championships – Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Atholl, Perthshire The NPS Scotland Finals are held in late August at the prestigious Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Scotland’s premiere BE Three Day Event. Qualifiers are held at a number of Shows throughout the season …

Why Should I Join ?

WHY SHOULD I JOIN? NPS membership offers a huge range of benefits depending on the type of membership. The table at the bottom of this page summarises all the benefits for each type of membership. NPS membership runs until 31st December each year. Remember it is only the OWNER of the pony who needs to …

Books & Merchandise

BOOKS & MERCHANDISE × The History of the British Riding Pony The History of the British Riding Pony is the fruit of many years of dedicated research and writing by an acknowledged expert on the subject. Drawing on archive material, the book explains how bloodlines emerged over the years and how the types we now …

Contact

Contact us OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Or you can email a Member of the Team at the following:   Membership Enquiries membership@nationalponysociety.com General Enquiries admin@nationalponysociety.com Show & Affiliation Enquiries shows@nationalponysociety.com NPS TELEPHONE LINES OPEN 01420 88333 Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm Please send all postal correspondence to: The National Pony …

What we do

WHAT WE DO The Charity The National Pony Society (NPS) is a charitable body that was established 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 …

HOYS

HOYS Horse of the Year Show NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Pony of the Year Championships The National Pony Society are the very proud long term sponsors of the renowned NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Pony of the Year Championships held at the worlds most famous horse show, Horse of the Year Show. They are …

RIHS

RIHS The Royal international Horse Show The National Pony Society are the proud organisers of the prestigious NPS/ NAF M&M Working Hunter Pony Championship held annually at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead in the last week of July. The NPS/NAF M&M WHP RIHS Championship is one of the hardest competitions to qualify for. …

Qualifying Shows

NPS Qualifying Shows Shows Holding Qualifying Rounds The NPS holds Ridden, In Hand and Working Hunter Pony Competitions as well as Silver Medal Championships, qualifying rounds for the Royal International Horse Show Working Hunter Pony Championship and the famous NPS/ Baileys Horse Feeds Mountain & Moorland Pony of the Year There are NPS Competitions for …

Summer Championship

  Summer Championship The National Pony Society 113th Summer Championship Show 2019 6th – 8th August 2019 at Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern   The Summer Championships are the culmination of the NPS showing year, holding our prestigious finals for which competitors have travelled the country to qualify for. With two impressive Gala Evening Performances …

Spring Festival

Spring Festival The National Pony Society 18th Spring Festival 2020 Saturday 25th April 2020 – Date for your diary – held at the Royal Three Counties Showground, Malvern The Spring Festival is the host of the highly contended M&M Winter Finals, with many M&M, SP and SHP Summer Championship qualifiers up for grabs, and the …

Affiliation

Affiliation to the NPS Summer 2019 We are pleased to invite shows to affiliate to the NPS for 2019. Shows running from 1st April 2019 – 28th July 2019 are to have 2019 qualifiers for the NPS Summer Championship. The finals will be held at the NPS Summer Championship Show at Royal Three Counties Showground, …

Our Structure

Our Structure National Pony Society’s Council Members: HRH The Princess Royal NPS Patron Mr Len Bigley President 2019-2020 Mr Rodger James President Elect Mrs Jackie Webb Chairman Mrs Marie-Claire Nimmo Vice-Chairman Mr Steven Strang Treasurer Mr Gordon Grainger NPS Scotland Representative Mrs Jill Godden Representative of the BRPSB & Council member Mrs Madge Taylor M&M …

Our History

History The Start The Polo Pony Stud Book Society was formed in a large tent in the Royal Agricultural Society’s show yard in Chester in 1893, 20 years later it was renamed the National Pony Society. In 1896, HRH the Prince of Wales became the first in a long line of Royal Patrons. At the …

Our Sponsors

SPONSORS The NPS would like to thank all our valued Sponsors for their generosity, without whom the Society would be unable to provide the high standard of activities enjoyed by our Members. Please click on the links below to visit our sponsor’s websites for more information on their products and services. If you are interested …

Stud Book

THE STUDBOOK Volumes 86 & 87 will be available at the end of 2019 Postal Address: National Pony Society Studbook, Arthur Rank Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG Telephone: 01420 88333 Email: studbook@nationalponysociety.com STUDBOOK VOLUMES Stud Book Volume 73 Stud Book Volume 74 Stud Book Volume 75 Stud Book Volume 76 Stud Book Volume 77 …

Rule Book

RULEBOOK The current rule book is sent to all members in their membership pack but can also be downloaded here. RuleBook 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 …

How to Join

HOW TO JOIN THE NPS There are three ways you can become a member of the NPS. Online Postal Telephone For a full list of benefits of membership, please click HERE Online You can take out membership through our online system- http://nps.gsshowsystem.com or click HERE. If you have been a member at any time since …

Latest News

Latest News Welcome to the latest News & Whats on page for all the NPS Areas. We aim to keep all our Members and Supporters up to date with the very latest news and updates – make sure you visit this page regularly or become a fan on Facebook!

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