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    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.
    Qualifying Membership or Life Membership
    This is designed for Owners who wish their pony to:
    • Compete in any Horse of the Year Show M&M, Riding Pony, Show Hunter Pony, or Working Hunter Pony qualifiers
    • Compete in the NPS Royal International Horse Show Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter qualifiers
    • Qualify for the NPS Summer Championship Finals
    • Be awarded NPS Silver Medal Rosettes at NPS affiliated shows (excluding Breed Shows)
    Qualifying and Life Members will also benefit from:
      • Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance (for further details on the insurance benefits please HERE )
    • Reduced entry fees at both the NPS Spring Festival and NPS Summer Championships
    • Reduced passport application and transfer fees for ponies in the British Riding Pony Studbook
    • A copy of the NPS Annual Review which is a high quality full colour round up of all NPS events and breeding news over the preceding 12 months
    • Free subscription to Showing World magazine
    Qualifying and Life Members will also benefit from:
    • Vote in Council Elections
    • Stand for election to Council
    • Apply to become a NPS Judge
    Non-Qualifying Membership
    The main difference between Qualifying and Non-Qualifying membership is that Non-Qualifying members do not have the ability to be able to qualify any ponies owned for Horse of the Year Show, Royal International and NPS Championships. Non-Qualifying Members still benefit from:
    • Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance (for further details on the insurance benefits please HERE )
    • Reduced passport application and transfer fees for ponies in the British Riding Pony Studbook
    • A copy of the NPS Annual Review which is a high quality full colour round up of all NPS events and breeding news over the preceding 12 months
    • Free subscription to Showing World magazine
    Compete in the NPS Dressage Finals Non-Qualifying members may also:
    • Vote in Council Elections
    • Stand for election to Council
    • Apply to become a NPS Judge
    Associate Judge and NPS Officer Membership
    This membership package is aimed at NPS Judges and NPS Area Committee members who are not looking to compete or breed. Associate Judge and NPS Officer Members still benefit from:
    • Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance (for further details on the insurance benefits please HERE )
    • A copy of the NPS Annual Review which is a high quality full colour round up of all NPS events and breeding news over the preceding 12 months
    • Free subscription to Showing World magazine
    Associate Judge and NPS Officer members may also:
    • Apply to become a NPS Judge
    This membership package does not allow voting rights or give the member the right to stand for election.
    Junior Membership
    This membership package is aimed at young competitors under the age of 18 as at 1st January. Junior members still benefit from:
    • Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance (for further details on the insurance benefits please HERE )
    • Free subscription to Showing World magazine
    • Ability to compete in Horse of the Year Show qualifiers and also ride in the NPS M&M WHP Final at the Royal International Horse Show.
    • Compete in the NPS Dressage Finals
    This membership package does not allow voting rights or give the member the right to stand for election.
    Performance Membership
    This membership package is aimed at both adults and juniors who only want to compete in either the NPS Dressage Finals or the NPS Event Pony Finals. Performance members still benefit from:
    • Free subscription to Showing World magazine
    • Compete in the NPS Dressage Finals
    This membership package does not allow voting rights or give the member the right to stand for election.

    TABLE OF BENEFITS

    Benefits Life Qualifying (Ind & Fam) Non Qualifying (Ind & Fam) Junior Associate Judge/Officer Performance
    Public Liability & Accident Insurance
    Annual Review
    Newsletter (electronic only)
    Free Showing World (UK Only)
    Voting Rights in the Council Election
    The Right to Stand for Election to Council
    Eligibility to apply to be an NPS Judge
    Reduced Rate Registration/Transfers
    Reduced Entry Fees for NPS Spring & Summer Shows
    Eligibility for Showing Finals
    Eligibility for Silver Medals
    Eligibility to compete in HOYS/NPS RIHS Qualifiers
    Eligibility to Compete in NPS Dressage Finals
    Eligibility to enter Young Rider Final