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NPS Stallion Schemes & Awards

 

NATIONAL PONY SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL STALLION ASSESSMENT – NEW FOR 2021

This year the NPS has teamed up with Trakehners UK to offer an International Assessment for our Stallions. This is an opportunity for owners who wish to learn more about formal assessment processes, or who are looking to develop a broader market for their stallion. NPS stallion owners are invited to bring their stallions forward for assessment by a specialist international sport horse judge from the Trakehner Verband.

The assessment will appraise each stallion’s conformation and paces in hand and loose. Marks and feedback will be provided on their suitability to sire competition ponies. All marks will be confidential to the stallion owner, so this offers a one-off, risk- free opportunity for your stallion to have a “dry run” at an assessment format, as well as an opportunity to learn more about international assessment processes.

*Update from the Assessment Day*

The highest marks of the day were awarded to Martine & Lee Harding’s Sport Category registered The Squire (Acado x Oldhills Princess Belle by Rotherwood Peter Pan) bred by Wayne Rees. This 4 year old stallion was praised for his temperament and harmonious paces. The other stallions forward were also highly scored with a number of 8s awarded.
After very positive feedback from the participants, we will look to run a similar event in 2022.

 


 

NATIONAL PONY SOCIETY STALLION PREMIUM SCHEME – NEW FOR 2021

The Premium Scheme will recognise NPS licensed stallions whose progeny have been successful in competition in breeding classes at designated British Riding Pony (BRP) Premium Shows. There is no fee to be paid and all stallions that are registered or overstamped with the NPS and hold a valid NPS licence are eligible for the scheme.

Premiums are awarded annually. A stallion that has been awarded three annual Premiums (not necessarily concurrently) will be designated a lifetime Super Premium stallion. There will be slightly different criteria for stallions 8 years old and under who may be awarded a Young Stallion Premium.

Stallion owners will be able to use the Premium status of their stallions in any marketing material. All Premium and Super Premium stallions will be listed in the NPS Annual Review and on the NPS website.

BRP Premium Shows will include, but not be limited to:

NPS Area Shows holding BRP breeding classes;

NPS Spring Festival, Summer Championship and Great British In Hand Show;

Key County and Agricultural shows which offer NPS Silver medals in BRP breeding sections.

 

A list of BRP Premium Shows will be posted on the NPS website.

 

Rules:

  • Eligible stallions to be registered/overstamped and licensed by NPS.
  • Offspring must be registered or overstamped by the NPS.
  • To obtain a premium ranking, a stallion will need to have sired 3 different offspring who have won an NPS affiliated BRP breeding class at a BRP Premium Show in one calendar year.
  • Premium ranking to last for 1 year only.
  • To obtain a lifetime Super Premium ranking, a stallion will need to have obtained a premium ranking for 3 years, not necessarily concurrently.
  • Young Stallion Premium – for stallions 8 years and under, siring 2 different animals who have won at a BRP Premium Show in one season.
  • Premium results will be announced in November each year and the results will be included in that year’s Annual Review

 

Results 2021

The following NPS Licensed Stallions have been presented with an NPS Premium Award for 2021:

Alonby Chardonnier, owned by Mrs N Brook & Mr I Boylan

Cusop Julian, owned by Mrs C M Morris & Mrs M M Kerrell

Jackets Shades of Blue, owned by Miss Caroline Cochran

Llanarth Aristocat, owned by Mrs C M Morris & Mrs M M Kerrell

Rotherwood Spring Storm, owned by Miss Kelly L Phillips

Stanley Grange Regal Empire, owned by Mrs Jane Cross

A huge congratulations to all connections on this fabulous achievement.

 


 

NATIONAL PONY SOCIETY STALLION AWARDS – CHANGES FOR 2021

 

The National Pony Society presented awards at the AGM each February, reflecting successful BRP sires from the previous season. The stallion awards programme is being expanded for 2021 and includes results from both ridden and in hand BRP classes.

Rules:

  • Eligible stallions to be registered/overstamped and licensed by NPS.
  • Offspring must be registered or overstamped by the NPS.
  • Points to be awarded based on results in NPS affiliated BRP breeding classes, NPS affiliated Hack & Riding Horse breeding Ottergayle classes and NPS affiliated BRP ridden classes at BRP Premium Shows.
  • Points will also be awarded to ponies who have qualified and entered the Children’s Riding Pony, Show Hunter Pony, Show Pony Leading Rein and First Ridden and Show Hunter Pony Leading Rein Finals at the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) and Horse of the Year Show (HOYS).
  • Points to be calculated as follows:

In Hand

  • 1 point for a class win at a standard BRP Premium Show;
  • 2 points for a Silver Medal win at a standard BRP Premium Show;
  • 5 points for a Championship win at an NPS Championship Show (Spring, Summer, Great British In Hand Show).
  • 3 points if qualified and entered HOYS Supreme In Hand Final
  • 5 points if top 5 placing in HOYS Supreme In Hand Final
  • 10 points for a win in the HOYS Supreme In Hand Final

Ridden

  • 1 points for a class win in an NPS affiliated BRP ridden class;
  • 5 points for a Championship win at an NPS Championship Show (Spring & Summer).
  • 2 points if qualified and entered at RIHS or HOYS;
  • 3 points for a top 3 placing at RIHS or HOYS;
  • 10 points for a win at RIHS or HOYS.