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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. NPS membership runs until 31st December each year. Remember it is only the OWNER of the pony who needs to become a Qualifying or Life member in order to qualify for the Summer Championships.

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.

Breeder’s Membership

This membership package is aimed British Riding Pony breeders who are not looking to compete, or vote/stand in council elections.

Breeder Members still benefit from:

  • Reduced passport application and transfer fees for ponies in the British Riding Pony Studbook
  • Stand an NPS Licensed Stallion at Stud
  • 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
  • Apply to become a NPS Judge

To be eligible for this membership the breeder must comply with one of the following conditions:

  • Have a prefix registered with the NPS
  • Registered or overstamped stock with the NPS in the last 5 years
  • Own an NPS Licensed stallion

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)
Junior Associate
Judge/Officer
Breeders
Public Liability &
Accident Insurance
Annual Review
Newsletter
(electronic only) (Inc Performance)
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 (Inc Performance)
Eligibility to enter
Young Rider Final