DPS Activities Committee Day – Stallion/Colt Parade, Demos & more.





8th April 2018

Richmond Equestrian Centre

Commencing 10am.

  • Parade of Stallions and Colts registered with the DPS
  • Demonstrations of Working Hunter, Side-Saddle and Driving Ponies
  • Gymnastic Polework clinic
  • FREE Entry for spectators


10 am – Points of a Dales Pony Demo

* Stallion and Colt Parade

* Driving Demonstration

* Side-Saddle Demonstration

* Working Hunter Demonstration

2pm – Polework lessons commence

6pm – End.



  • To enter your pony into the Stallion/Colt parade contact Sarah Evans – sarahweb3@hotmail.co.uk
  • Polework sessions – with John Hales – 30 minute sessions. Private £22.50, Pairs £12.50 each. Gymnastic polework to improve suppleness, rhythm and improve partnerships. Contact Laura Pennell – pennell87@googlemail.com to book in.

Exmoor Pony Society Study Day


 Sunday 18th March 2018      10 am   – 4pm

Mill Lane Stables , Brayton Nr Selby YO8 9LB

Presented by EPS panel judges Mrs Sue Burger and Mrs Amanda Hill

 Learn what judges look for , correct tack for ponies , turnout for handlers & riders and an opportunity to check your judging ability by  assessing ponies against the breed standard .

An opportunity to increase your knowledge of the Exmoor Pony , particularly valuable for those who wish to judge the breed .

Morning session        10 am .         In hand inc. youngstock/  Breed standard /                                                                                                 judging self-assessment                                                                                                    

Lunch break                12.30  – 1.30pm ( café on site )

Afternoon session      1 pm            Ridden ponies

TICKETS     pre- booked                   £12    ( Exmoor Pony Society members)

                                                             £14    ( non members)

                   On the day                      £14     ( EPS members)

                                                             £16     ( non members)

Enquiries & tickets ( cheques payable to Northern Exmoor Show , bank transfer by arrangement )  Denise Sykes . Greens Farm , Greens Lane  Stacksteads, Bacup,  Lancashire OL13 0JL

 sykes.d2@sky.com    Tel 07795 117236

******     All tickets to be collected at the venue on the day *******

Spring Despatch Deadline – Area news & Veteran Special

The deadline for the Spring Despatch is looming….1st Feb!

Please send in your area news & plans for 2018, any interesting article for consideration and don’t forget this is a “ Golden oldie” special. We need your stories and tales of your veterans. Send to either Anna Pennell or Amy Balmer as normal please


New Native Pony Show for the South



Native Pony Magazine have launched a new event for 2018, The Native Pony Show. To be held on 28th April 2018 at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Wiltshire, BA14 6QT. The unaffiliated show will allow competitors to take part in breed specific in-hand, mixed ridden and working hunter classes. Open to all registered M&M breed owners, the Native Pony Show is anticipated to be a great day for participants. As the show is being held two weeks before Royal Windsor, it is also a great opportunity for competitors to use is as a warm up!

The Native Pony Show is an unaffiliated showing show run exclusively for Mountain and Moorland Breeds. This is a great opportunity for people to get out and about with their natives and enjoy a fun showing environment. There are over 70 classes for people to select from, the show will really offer something for everybody. All entrants will have the opportunity to compete for the Native Pony Magazine Supreme of Show as well as various class championships throughout the day. In true Native Pony style, there will be fantastic rosettes and sashes to be won.

Judges have been announced for the show and are a line-up of affiliated panel judges that will offer competitors a great wealth of knowledge and experience in the ring. A full schedule is available to download from www.thenativepony.com and entries are currently being taken for all classes. Competitors can enter in advance via post or online at redpin.lite.events, pre-entries will close on 23rd April 2018 and entries will be taken on the day.
Said Sara Haines, Editor of Native Pony Magazine “This event is really exciting for us and fits perfectly with the magazine and our promotion of M&M breeds. There has been a great response for people so far and the support we have received is really positive. We are hoping that this will become a regular fixture in the equine calendar.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available with chances to promote your business or stud through ring, class or championship sponsorship. For more information about the Native Pony Show please contact Briony Simpson on 01380 730888 or email brionysimpson@redpin.co.uk

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….


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