2018 Membership Fees

Please note the 2018 membership fees have increased.

Many members haven’t updated their standing order, please update directly with your banks or download a new standing order form from the membership page and send direct to your bank.

If your 2018 standing order has already been paid, could you please pay the additional to the secretary. 

SW Judges Seminar

SW Judges Seminar to be held at World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA on Saturday 31st March 2018 – 10.30am to 4pm

The Dales Pony Society, The Dartmoor Pony Society, The Exmoor Pony Society, The Fell Pony Society and The New
Forest Pony and Cattle Society have joined together to organise a judges seminar to refresh judges and other interested parties on breed type, characteristics and way of going in a ridden class.

Open to all NPS Mountain & Moorland, BSPS Heritage and Breed panel judges. Probationary and potential judges are warmly invited. There will be no charge for current panel or probationer judges. Other interesting parties are most welcome to attend and a donation of £5 to cover some of the cost would be most appreciated. Tickets will be issued on a first come basis.

More detail click here….


Dales Dinner Dance 2017

Dales Pony annual dinner dance!!
To be held Friday 27th October 2017 at The Countryman, Bolam. Tickets are on sale now, £15 per person to include 2 course meal and disco afterwards.
All money raised goes back to the society. Please come and support this event. For tickets or further information please contact Rachael Cook or Alison Eccles.

Midlands Photo Show

Midlands DPS (Area 11) Photo Show 2017
Closing Date 29 October 2017
In Hand Classes Judge: Rodger James
Class 1: Foal
Class 2: 1-2 year old
Class 3: 3-4 year old Classes 1 to 3 Youngstock Champion/ Reserve
Class 4: Mares 5+ years
Class 5: Geldings 5+ years
Class 6: Stallions 5+ years
Class 7: Veteran over 15 years Classes 4 to 7 In Hand Champion/ Reserve
Class 8: Part/Unregistered Dales/Dales like cob
Class 9: Open registered M+M
Ridden Classes
Class 10: Registered Dales 5+
Class 11: Part/unregistered dales/Dales like cob
Classes 10 and 11 to ideally show trot, else stood up.
Classes 10, 11,16 and 17 Ridden Champion/Reserve
Class 12 Open registered M+M Stood up.
Fun classes, Open
Class 13: Fancy Dress
Class 14: Pony and Pooch
Class 15: Paddock antics
Best position over jump, pony and rider, max 2ft. Judged on pony and rider.
Class 16: Registered Dales
Class 17: Part/unregistered dales/dales like cob
Class 18: Open registered M+M
Quality Rosettes to 6th. Specials as Judge sees fit. Champion and Reserve as detailed above.
£3.50 per class or 3 for £10
Plus one payment per address of £2 towards postage.
Payment: PayPal sent ‘as a gift to friends and family’, to: mary.roach@btinternet.com Or cheques payable to: Mary Roach.
1) All photos to be amateur ones, not to have been taken in the show ring. Copyright must be with the entrant. No professional photos allowed.
2) In Hand photos must be side-on, showing the whole pony and preferably no handler.
3) All ponies to be registered with DPS except for classes 7,8,9,10 and 12
4) Classes may be merged or split depending on the number of entries.
5) Only ONE photo/pony per class in in-hand classes 1 to 12 Max of two photos/pony for classes 13 to 18
6) Please make sure it is obvious which class(es) you are entering!
7) Judges and organizers decisions are final.
8) All profits to go to the Midland Show fund. Please pay with entry.
9) All classes will be judged ‘blind’ ie the judge will not know the identity of the entrant.
Rosette to highest overall Area 11 member.

Entries preferably emailed to mary@mrharness.co.uk
Or by Post to: Mary Roach, Kingswood Hollow, Stanford Road, Great Witley, Worcs. WR6 6JG with sae if you want them returning.

PLEASE ENTER AND HAVE FUN! Closing date 29 October 2017