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 German 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.
The assessment is limited to a small number of stallions in this first year and entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The assessment day will be held at Solihull Riding Club on 24th August and will run at the same time as the National Stallion Association Assessments, so there will be an opportunity to see what is involved with those tests at the same time. There will be a fee of £50 to enter the assessment.
For guidance and to enter please download the form below.
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.
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.