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 2022:
The NPS wishes to highlight the following key changes to the 2022 Rule Book:
It is an advisory rule that whiskers are not to be trimmed for any breed. This rule will become mandatory for 2023.
It is strongly recommended that body protectors are worn in all NPS jumping competitions especially over fixed obstacles.
Bitless bridles and running gags are not allowed in any competition.
In most ridden plaited pony competitions (WHP, Open, novice, leading rein and first ridden), the owner does not need to be a member to qualify for the final, but must become a Life or Qualifying member to compete in the final.
No child under the age of 5 may compete in in-hand competitions.
The marks awarded for style when jumping in WHP classes will now take into account the suitability of the rider for the size of the pony they ride.
The Betty Skeet Memorial British Riding Pony (Show Pony) Home Produced In hand Championship has been extended to include Show Hunter ponies.
For the Anthony Evans/ NPS Arena Eventing Challenge Final, ponies that qualify at 60 and 70cm will jump 70cm in the final and ponies that qualify at 80 and 90cm will jump 90cm in the final.