The Dales Pony Society runs several shows a year. These are open to members only (join here).
The Spring Stallion & Breed show is held on the first Saturday in May near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
The Summer Breed show (& HOYS qualifier) is held on the first Saturday in August near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
Schedules for the above two are sent to all members automatically.
There are regional breed shows held each year; the Southern, the Midlands, Derbyshire, East Anglian and Cumbrian. See below for details
Please note that the shows listed and many other events can contribute to the Points Competition. Please see the Society page for more details.
Dales Pony Society Shows and Events
Please note the following definitions when making entries for DPS shows.
Owner: The person whose name appears in the passport and stud book
Exhibitor: The person who makes the entry to the show
Handler/Rider: The person who is handling or riding the pony in the ring
The Exhibitor needs to be a paid-up Full Member. The Handlers and Riders need to be paid-up Members.
- Dales Pony Activies Day - Stallion & Colt Parade, Demostrations and more
- DPS Spring Show
- Sandringham Fell, Dales & Friends Show
- Cumbria Fell & Dales Show
- DPS Southern Show
- Derbyshire Fell & Dales Show
- Midlands Show
- DPS Summer Show
- DPS Performance Show
- Midlands Photo Show (open to all)
- Supper Dance
- Foal Show
Affiliated and Associated Shows
Please note that the shows wishing to affiliate should see the Services, Passports and Forms page for details.
2017 Affiliated shows - these will be updated to 2018 - most shows continue to affiliate every year so will give members a guide to shows carrying the DPS rosettes.
NPS Scotland Spring - SNEC, Oatridge, Edinburgh - April 22-23 2017
NPS Area 14 Spring - Ashfields Carriage Driving & Polo Centre, Stansted - April 23 2017
NPS Area 4 Spring - Richmond Equestrian Centre - April 30th 2017
Dorset Fell & Dales Show - Hurn Bridge Equestrian, Christchurch - April 30th 2017
Fell, Dales & Friends Show - Sandringham Estate - May 6th 2017
Nottinghamshire County Show - Newark-upon-trent - May 13/14th 2017
Highland, Fell & Dales Scotland Show - Brechin Castle Brechin, May 14th 2017
Devon County Show - Westpoint, Exeter - May 18th-20th 2017
Native Pony Festival - Crescent Farm, Throckley - May 21st 2017
Heathfield Ag.Show - Little Tottingworth Farm, Heathfield - May 27th 2017
Hertforshire County Show - Redbourn - May 27-28th 2017
Surrey County - Stoke Park, Guilford - May 29th 2017
Royal Bath & West Show - Shepton Mallet, Somerset - May 31-June 3rd 2017
Suffolk Ag.Show - Trinity Park, Ipswich - May 31-June 1st 2017
Midland Counties Show - Arena UK, Grantham - June 3/4 2017
Royal Cornwall Ag.Show - Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge - June 8-10th 2017
South of England Show - Ardingly - June 9th 2017
Derbyshire Festival of Showing - Somerford Park, Congleton - June 10-11th 2017
Cumberland County Show - East Park, Carlisle - June 17th 2017
Lincolnshire Show - Grange-de-lings, Lincoln - June 21-22 2017
Royal Highland Show - Ingliston, Edinburgh - June 25th
Royal Norfolk Show- Norwich - June 28-29th 2017
Kent County Show - Maidstone - July 7-July 9th 2017
Ryedale Show - Welburn, Kirkbymoorside - July 25th 2017
New Forest & Hampshire County Show - Brockenhurst - July 26-27th 2017
Hinderwell Show - Hinderwell - August 11th 2017
Sedgefield Show - Sedgefield - August 12th 2017
Reeth Show - Reeth - August 28th 2017
Bucks County - Weedon, Aylesbury - August 31st 2017
Dorset County - Dorchester - Sept 2-3rd 2017
Bowes Show - Gilmonby, Bowes - Sept 9th 2017
Romsey Show - Romsey - Sept 9th 2017
Eggleston Show - Eggleston, Barnard Castle - Sept 16th 2017
Newbury & District Show - Newbury, Thatcham - Sept 16-17th 2017
Rare Breeds of the Year Show - Arena UK, Grantham - Oct 7th 2017