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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.
Patron - HRH the Prince of Wales
Supported by a grant from the Horserace Betting Levy Board
Please see attached information regarding two upcoming NPS conferences which may be of interest to judges and members. They will cover a variety of topics from "The Way of Going of Ridden Ponies" to an "In Depth Look at Limbs". The conference in February forms part of an NPS weekend including new judges assessments, the AGM and a traditional Ceilidh held by NPS Scotland. NPS AGM Weekend Information and Catherston Conference Programme
Diary date for the Cumbria Fell & Dales Show is Saturday 30 May 2015. Details to follow next year.
2015 Points Competition Form available here or on the Society page
North West Auctions, near Kendall, M6 J36 Saturday 25 October 2014. Fell Ponies and Dales Ponies. For details visit Sales Page
Details of the Native Pony Magazine Winter Dressage Performance Championship 2014/15
Invitation to DPS Panel Judges to the Highland Pony Society Members' Study Day in Aberdeen on Saturday 25 October 2014.
Call for old photographs of Dales ponies for a potential centenary publication. As a minimum the name of pony and year of photograph are required. Other details, such as owner, breeder and location, may be used if available. Please contact Ian Graham or come and see me at the AGM
Susie, Secretary of the HPS, thinks you may be aware of this amazing book which was launched in time for the Royal Highland Show last month. It is a guide to everything you should know about handling and working with an entire and it covers all British native breeds so is just as appropriate to you as to Highlands. Here is a link to it: http://www.highlandponysociety.com/shop/society-merchandise/book/native-pony-stallion.html There are still a few copies signed by the author available.
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 new Passports page and the Services page for the most up to date information.
DPS official clothing can now be purchased from Nationwide Uniforms. Please visit the website at our page
Horserace Betting Levy Board Online 2013 Code of Practice at codes.hblb.org.uk
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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