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 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