About the Society

The Society is both a Registered Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Company No. 3553410.  Registered Charity 1079619.


To promote and encourage the breeding of high class Dales Ponies.


To maintain and publish The Dales Pony Stud Book for the registration of Dales Ponies.  See Services.

To publish and disseminate information on all matters concerning Registered Dales Ponies.  See Newsletter Articles.

To hold shows of ponies.  See Events.


Please see the Membership page.


HRH the Prince of Wales

The Council

The Council consists of twelve Members of the Society.  Members of Council continue in office for a term of three years: four Members of Council retire each year.  They are elected by the members, a vote being taken if more candidates are proposed than there are vacancies on the Council.

The Council:

  • Has control over all the affairs and property of the Society.
  • Makes or amends regulations regarding the Registrations and Transfers, The Dales Pony Stud Book, Stallion Licences and Service Book, Stallion, Colt and Mare Premiums, the Breed Shows, and the distribution of awards.
  • Reviews the Judges' List.

Annual General Meeting

The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in the Winter of each year.  This is usually at the beginning of November and is held in the environs of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

The notice calling the AGM includes the audited accounts of the Society, whose financial year runs from 1 September to 31 August.



The President is an Honorary Member of the Society and represents the Society on special occasions and promotes its objectives and aims.  The President is Mr Jeff Daley.

Chairman and Vice-Chairman

The Chairman of the Society is Mr Rodger James and the Vice-Chairman is Mrs Jill Graham.


The Secretary is the main contact point for information about the Society.  The Secretary is Mrs Jo Ashby.

Green Farm, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH

Telephone : 01142 885 869

Email: info@dalespony.org

Unless the enquiry concerns urgent passport information, please contact the Secretary after 1 p.m.

Assistant Secretary

The Assistant Secretary for Show Affiliations is Mrs Sue Webster.

Email: swebster@ploughcott.freeserve.co.uk

Show Affiliation form

Show Secretary

The Show Secretary is Mrs Rene Bradley

Email: Show Secretary

Public Relations Officer

The Public Relations Officer is Miss Anna Pennell.

Email: a.pennell@yahoo.co.uk

Points Competition Secretary

The Points Competition Secretary is Mrs Jill Graham.

Please Email Jill to receive a Points Competition Form, if you can't read this one - Word 95


The Treasurer is Ms Jo Pearson.

Email: DPS Treasurer


Current Judges List

Judges Code of Conduct and Practice:

  • Judges are reminded that as members of the DPS Judges Panel they are representing the Society and should conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, and show consideration to exhibitors and show staff.
  • An annual review of the Judges Panel is carried out by the Council. Retraining or removal from the Judges Panel are options open to the Council should their performance or conduct not be of a sufficiently high standard.

Full details of Requirements and Code of Practice attached here.


HBLB Code of Practice

The HBLB has now launched a mobile app including both the HBLB Codes of practice, that apply largely to breeding, and the National Trainers Federation Codes, that apply to horses in training. It is available at no cost on iOS via iTunes, and will be released on the Android system in approximately a month. The press release is attached here.

Horserace Betting Levy Board Online 2015 Code of Practice at codes.hblb.org.uk


Contacts for area activities are found on the Areas page.

Registered Office

Green Farm, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH