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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
Midlands Show Results now on Results page
Schedule for the Performance Show on Saturday 23 August 2014 at Richmond Equestrian Centre, Catterick.
Schedule for the Summer Breed Show Saturday 2 August 2014.
Please support Caitlin of the GB TREC team with
Dales pony Adamfield Flashlight with her fundraising event.
"I am organizing a pleasure ride, to invite people to experience the fantastic riding opportunities in and around Malham in the Yorkshire Dales and to fundraise for the GB TREC squad. I am a member of the Young Riders Squad, and with my nine year old Dales pony Adamfield Flashlight I have qualified to represent Great Britain in the World Championships of Le TREC. We are raising funds towards the cost of transporting the squad of eight horses and riders to Bologna in Italy in September.
The ride will be approximately 15 miles, using quiet country lanes, bridleways and the stunning open moorland that surrounds this beautiful Dale. There will be a wide variety of terrain and opportunities for canters and will include a stop for a picnic lunch (if people bring their own lunch and are prepared to hold their pony!). We have secured the use of an enclosed field to park in, in the village centre. We are asking for a minimum donation of £20 and it will include parking and tea and homemade cakes on our return. I know the route well, but riding will be at your own risk. As usual it is recommeded that riders have third party liability insurance. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to come and it is numbers limited, so first come, first served. The easiest way for us to accept donations is via PayPal (email@example.com) or cheque. 10.30am on Saturday the 2nd of August. Really hope you can come, it should be a fantastic day of riding and laughs!".
Susie, Secretary of the HPS, thinks you may be aware of this amazing book which was launched in time for the Royal Highland Show last month. It is a guide to everything you should know about handling and working with an entire and it covers all British native breeds so is just as appropriate to you as to Highlands. Here is a link to it: http://www.highlandponysociety.com/shop/society-merchandise/book/native-pony-stallion.html There are still a few copies signed by the author available.
Spring Show Results
Call for old photographs of Dales ponies for a potential centenary publication. As a minimum the name of pony and year of photograph are required. Other details, such as owner, breeder and location, may be used if available. The photograph needs to be pre-1992. Please contact Ian Graham or come and see me at the Summer show
The HBLB is continuing to support the CEM voucher scheme that was trialled in 2013, to cover the cost of the laboratory fee for testing of stallions that have not previously been tested for CEM. To qualify for the free test, swabs must be taken by a veterinary surgeon. They must be accompanied by the HBLB voucher , attached, completed and signed by both the stud/owner and the vet, and sent to one of the 3 participating labs. The lab will report the results of the test back to the vet and there will be no lab fee for the owner/vet.
Please be aware of changes in legislation relating to the issue and updating of equine passports that came into effect on 1 February 2014. Defra has informed the Society that further changes will be made this year to the minimum operating standards for organisations, such as the Dales Pony Society, that process equine passports. Please check regularly the new Passports page and the Services page for the most up to date information.
Native Pony Magazine's new virtual Dressage Performance Championships. See this flyer for more details.
The Rare Breeds of the Year Show is on 4 October 2014, Houghton, Cambridgeshire. See Events page for more details.
DPS official clothing can now be purchased from Nationwide Uniforms. Please visit the website at our page
2013 Points Competition Results available of the Results page
2014 Points Competition Form available here or on the Society page
Horserace Betting Levy Board Online 2013 Code of Practice at codes.hblb.org.uk
Look out for Areas 4 & 14 news and events on the DPS Area Events link on High Close Dales Ponies
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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