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The Society maintains its own stud book and registers, and licenses all approved Dales Pony Stallions. It runs a Spring and a Summer breed show, a Performance show, an Annual Points Scheme, a Midlands show, a Southern show, an East Anglian show, an Annual Pleasure Ride and an Annual Driving Rally. A newsletter is published for Members in the Spring and Autumn.
Patron - HRH the Prince of Wales
Supported by a grant from the Horserace Betting Levy Board
Fell Pony Society Judges Fresher Day Sunday 3 April 2016, all DPS judges welcome. Details here
It is with deep sorrow that the Society has been requested to inform members of the recent death of Mr Keith Dickinson, a very good and popular member, who will be sorely missed. We have also been requested to let members know that his funeral will take place on Thursday 4 February at Woodside Methodist Church, Horsforth at 11:45.
Full update to the Centenary 2016 page.
The NPS will be running its 2016 Judge's Conference on Saturday 12 March 2016 at Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre in Gloucestershire. This event is open to Judges and Members of all showing societies. Details here.
Notes for President Rides for DPS for organisers in 2016.
HFD Scotland new show for 2016 on 15 May 2016 at Brechin Castle Equestrian, Scotland, DD9 6RL. One ring for Dales ponies and Fell ponies – judged by Mrs Sheila Brooks, Roxburghshire. One ring for Highland ponies – judged by Mrs Angela MacLeod, Islay. In each ring there are 8 In hand classes, In hand Championship, 4 ridden classes and a Ridden Championship. Supreme of the show with all Champions and Reserve Champions forward, judged by both judges. More details at https://hdfscotland.wordpress.com/author/lesleymw/
2016 Points Competition Form available here or on the Society page
"Hands-On" Training Day for In Hand Showing on 16 April 2016 at Low Grassgill Farm, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6QB. Come and get involved with learning how to turn out your pony correctly, and show In-Hand ponies to best advantage. All Welcome, bring your own lunch. Please contact Amy Balmer to book a place, Tel: 07966 537760
DPS official clothing can now be purchased from GGGear. Please visit the website at our page
Defra has informed the Society of further changes that will be made this year, the format of passports in 2016 and to the minimum operating standards for organisations that process equine passports.
Just a quick reminder of some of the rules ...
Please refer to the Services, Passports and Forms page for more details and the most up to date information.
Horserace Betting Levy Board Online 2015 Code of Practice at codes.hblb.org.uk
For £10 you can place an advert on the Sales List on the website. This covers 3 months for both the Word document and the website page entry
DNA testing for Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome (FIS) continues to be available through the Society. Please contact the Secretary for sample bags and arranging the test with the Animal Health Trust. The fee is £50.00 for each test for UK members from 1 January 2012.
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