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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, 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.
Supported by a grant from the Horserace Betting Levy Board
Midlands Show at Walsall, Sunday 20 July. See Events page for more details and schedule.
HPEC North East and DPS Area 2 M&M Dressage Competition on Sunday 16 March 2014, Crook, Co. Durham. See details.
The HBLB is continuing to support the CEM voucher scheme that was trialled in 2013, to cover the cost of the laboratory fee for testing of stallions that have not previously been tested for CEM. To qualify for the free test, swabs must be taken by a veterinary surgeon. They must be accompanied by the HBLB voucher , attached, completed and signed by both the stud/owner and the vet, and sent to one of the 3 participating labs. The lab will report the results of the test back to the vet and there will be no lab fee for the owner/vet.
Please be aware of changes in legislation relating to the issue and updating of equine passports that came into effect on 1 February 2014. Defra has informed the Society that further changes will be made this year to the minimum operating standards for organisations, such as the Dales Pony Society, that process equine passports. Please check regularly the Services page for the most up to date information.
FPS/DPS Warm Up Show at INGLEWOOD EC, Penrith, Saturday 5 April. See Events page for more details and schedule.
Native Pony Magazine's new virtual Dressage Performance Championships. See this flyer for more details.
The Rare Breeds of the Year Show is on 4 October 2014, Houghton, Cambridgeshire. See Events page for more details.
Please note the date of the Performance Show is now Saturday 23 August 2014
DPS official clothing can now be purchased from Nationwide Uniforms. Please visit the website at our page
Are you interested is being the Native Pony Magazine's sponsored rider for 2014? See this flyer for more details.
2013 Points Competition Results available of the Results page
The Subscription Reminder Form for 2014 was unfortunately omitted from the Autumn Newsletter mailshot. Please could you use this form to renew your subscription. Please pass on the form to any member if you feel may not have access to the internnet. Alternatively, please contact the Treasurer if you wish to use a Standing Order for next and future years.
Due to the high interest in the Dales pony for harness work, the Council is considering sponsoring a Driving turnout to attend the British Driving Society's show at Smith's Lawn, Windsor in 2014. The pony needs to move smartly and be presented to a high standard of driving turnout. If any member feels thay could fulfil these criteria and would like to go, please contact the DPS Secretary.
2014 Points Competition Form available here or on the Society page
Horserace Betting Levy Board Online 2013 Code of Practice at codes.hblb.org.uk
See Events page for latest dates and details on DPS and associated shows
Look out for Areas 4 & 14 news and events on the DPS Area Events link on High Close Dales Ponies
For £10 you can place an advert on the Sales List on the website. This covers 3 months for both the Word document and the website page entry
DNA testing for Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome (FIS) continues to be available through the Society. Please contact the Secretary for sample bags and arranging the test with the Animal Health Trust. The fee is £50.00 for each test for UK members from 1 January 2012.
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