Welcome to the Dales Pony Society

The Society maintains its own stud book and registers, and licenses all approved Dales Pony Stallions. It runs a Spring and a Summer breed show, a Performance show, a Foal show, an Annual Points Scheme, a Midlands show, a Southern show, an East Anglian show, an Annual Pleasure Ride and an Annual Driving Rally. A newsletter is published for Members in the Spring and Autumn.

Patron - HRH the Prince of Wales

Supported by a grant from the Horserace Betting Levy Board.


Latest Items

Very sadly we have to inform members of the death yesterday of Mrs Sybil Lee, of Halifax, West Yorkshire. Judge, breeder (Waltroyd ponies) and long time member of the Society, Sybil will be sadly missed. We send our sympathies to her husband David.

Our Treasurer, Mr Ian Graham, is planning to retire from this position in the next few months, presenting this financial year's figures at the AGM. He is also proposing relinquishing his responsibilities as company secretary and editor of the website. If you would like to express an interest in any of these positions, then please contact the Secretary at info@dalespony.org

We are considering using email to inform members of events and important notices. In order to do this we need to check that the email address we have in our records is correct and up to date. If you are a member, please could you send an email, titled Email Address Check, containing your name and, if possible, your membership number to the Secretary at info@dalespony.org


News in advance of the Midlands Show, Cirencester on Sunday 9 July 2017

The showground will be open from 2pm on Friday 7 July. There is plenty of room for people to corral their ponies. We are planning a fish & chip supper on Friday evening which will be charged at cost.

On Saturday there will be two informal hacks around Cirencester Park which is nearly all off road hacking and you can ride for miles, one hack will leave in the morning and one in the afternoon. The mobile weighbridge will be on site all day Saturday for people to use. For £10 you will get your pony weighed, measured and condition scored. On Saturday evening Jill Graham has kindly offered to do a talk on Dales Confirmation which will be followed by a BBQ, for which a small contribution will be charged. There will be a hot horse shower available all day Saturday but slots will need to be pre-booked and a small fee will be charged.

Then the show will be on Sunday which all being well will run with some qualifiers this year. More details to follow once the schedule has been completed by Lynette Morrison 07811 366385, email: lynettemorrison@tfycollections.co.uk.

The Spring Show Schedule and Entry form is now available on the Events page. It includes the DPS Ridden Pony of the Year. Check out the Events page to see if you are qualified.

Would you like to be a sponsor for the Spring and Summer shows? If so, please contact the Show Secretary or see the sponsorship form on the Services page.

2017 Points Competition Form on the Society page.

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About the Breed

The Dales pony is one of the United Kingdom's native mountain and moorland pony breeds. The breed is known for its strength, hardiness, stamina, courage, intelligence, and good disposition.

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The Society is both a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. We aim to promote and encourage the breeding of high class Dales Ponies.

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