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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 2020:
The NPS wishes to highlight the following key changes to the 2020 Rule Book:

    • Microchipping of all horses is a legal requirement in England from October 2020 and therefore a compulsory requirement for all horse/ponies (excluding foals) competing in NPS affiliated classes from that date
    • Annual Equine Influenza vaccinations are a compulsory requirement for all horses/ponies competing in NPS affiliated classes.
    • Home Produced and Amateur rules have been updated to include Brand Ambassadors but exclude ancillary services.
    • Plain coloured over-reach boots are allowed in the jumping and ridden phases of WHP classes.
    • The NPS/Ringside M&M Open Ridden Summer and NPS/Area 10 Winter qualifiers are restricted to animals five years old and over.
    • The threshold for winnings for novice lead rein and first ridden classes has been raised to £10.
    • NPS/NAF Novice M&M WHP rules have been brought in line with the NPS/Picton M&M Novice flat classes.
    • The Ridden Register has been introduced for plaited ponies wishing to compete in NPS ridden classes who may not satisfy requirements for entry into the British Riding Pony studbooks.
    • No membership is required to qualify for the NPS/Kellythorpe Open, NPS/Roseberry Stud Novice, NPS/Palmfields & CE Fuller First Ridden & Leading Rein finals, but the owner must be a Qualifying or Life member to enter the Final.
    • NPS/Roseberry Stud Novice SP/SHP rules have been brought in line with the NPS/Picton M&M Novice flat classes.
    • An intermediate section has been added to the NPS/Rivervalley Stud Open WHP National Championship.
    • Horse/ponies competing in NPS/Mole Valley Farmers Part Bred Ridden and In Hand classes may be shown plaited or unplaited to suit type.
    • For Ponies contesting M&M Silver Medal qualifiers in Scotland the first qualification awarded will take precedence irrespective of the country when the qualification was won. A pony may only qualify for the Silver Medal Final once in a season.
    • The NPS Winter Final qualifying season starts from 1st