Registration Rules

1 General
1.1 Ponies can only be accepted for Registration through the Dales Pony Society. Applications will only be accepted for ponies in the first year of their life. Exceptions to this rule will be considered by the Council.
1.2 All ponies to be exhibited at the Dales Pony Society Spring Show and Summer Show must be Registered or eligible for registration in The Dales Pony Stud Book.
1.3 Any two Inspectors may refuse to register a mare and any three Inspectors may refuse to register a stallion pony which in their opinion is not suitable. In such cases their word is final and reason for rejection need not be given to the Member of the Society or person owning the rejected pony.
1.4 No Inspector or Member of the Council may inspect his or her own pony for Registration.
1.5 Only a limited number of Dales Ponies were inspected as “Foundation Stock”. The Council of the Society reserves the right to re-open and close The Dales Pony Stud Book to such entries, and to alter fees for the same as is deemed judicious by the Council.
2 Stallions
2.1 Colts eligible for stallion status must be by a registered, licensed stallion, and be out of a Section A mare, and must display correct markings.
2.2 All stallions are re-entered in The Dales Pony Stud Book when licensed.
2.3 Stallions must be licensed from the age of three years.
2.4 Colts out of Section B, C or D mares, or mis-marked colts out of Section A mares are not eligible for stallion status. These colts will be registered as gelding status colts and issued with a registration number followed by the letter G denoting gelding status. They will be re-entered in The Dales Pony Stud Book as geldings when castrated.
3 Mares, Fillies and Geldings
3.1 Section A: By a registered, licensed stallion, out of either a Section A or a Section B mare, and displaying correct markings.
  Section B: By a registered, licensed stallion and:
  a) Out of either a Section A or a Section B mare but displaying incorrect markings.
  b) Out of a Section C mare.
  Section C: By a registered, licensed stallion and out of a Section D mare.
  Section D: Passed by two Inspectors as being true to type, height and colour (Closed 31 December 1971).
4 Suspected or Doubtful Pedigree
4.1 All cases of suspected or doubtful pedigree of ponies and all cases of alleged misrepresentation relating to them which may be brought under the notice of the Society, shall be dealt with by the Council and the following procedure shall be observed:
  a) If the Council resolve to investigate the case, it shall be referred to a special Committee, with instructions to investigate the same accordingly, and to report thereon, to a subsequent Meeting of the Council.
  b) The pony will be brought by the owner to a place appointed by the Society for inspection by the Special Committee.
  c) Ten days before the Meeting of the Council at which such report is intended to be considered, notice of such intention shall be given to the Council in the manner prescribed.
  d) The Council shall have discretionary power to publish or not the result of any such enquiries and of expressing or withholding any opinion upon the case and of otherwise dealing with the same in any manner they think fit.
  e) Misrepresentation of any pony, other than its true form and colour, will have its registration erased from The Dales Pony Stud Book, and the owner’s name crossed off the Register of the Society, at the discretion of the Council.
5 Stud Book
5.1 The first volume of The Dales Pony Stud Book shall contain “Foundation Stock” deemed suitable by the Council.
5.2 The second and subsequent volumes of The Dales Pony Stud Book shall contain entries of stallions and mares of “Foundation Stock” and the progeny thereof.
5.3 No name which has been used in The Dales Pony Stud Book may be used again. To allow the Secretary to carry out this Rule, he or she is allowed to add a number to the name on the Registration Form when necessary.
5.4 A Prefix may be registered with the British Central Prefix Register which provides the owner with a distinctive name and is of service in tracing the pedigree of an animal, and enables the Owner to have his entries placed together in The Dales Pony Stud Book.

Entry into the Dales Pony Society Stud Book is part of the process to produce the Equine Passport.