Changes to Dales Pony Society Administration from 1st July 2023

Important – Please Read Carefully

As the last step in our transitional change to Society Officials following the retirement of long-standing Secretary Jo Ashby and Treasurer Ian Graham, the Society are bringing the secretarial work currently handled by Pedigree Livestock Services back in-house. From 1st July, our Honorary Secretary, April Lawn (née Hughes), will be taking over all aspects of secretarial work currently covered by PLS, including pony registrations, transfers, changes to passports and Society memberships. 

We would like to thank Andy Ryder and his team at Pedigree Livestock Services Ltd. for their work over the last two years, in particular Lucie Graham whom many of you will have liaised with. The Society office at Holme House, Carlisle, will close on 30th June. 

For further information and contact details for April, please see the Secretary Change Notification Flyer.

2023 Stud Visits

2023 Stud Visits

Open to Dales Pony Society members and enthusiasts, there is no charge to attend these events but places must be pre-booked, directly with the stud owners. 

Saturday 1st July 2023 – Essiecroft Stud
Helen & Mark Snowden, Essie Croft Farm, Rhynie, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4HN
Tel: 01464 861120 Email:

Saturday 29th July 2023 – Earnwell Stud
David & Irene Lovegreen, Manor House Farm, Hutton Henry, Hartlepool, Co. Durham, TS27 4RX
Tel: 01429 836592 Mob: 07752 572111 Email:

Saturday 19th August – Nipna Stud
Anna Pennell, The Cottage, Home Farm, Brough Park, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7PJ
Mob: 07949 989976 Email:

Area 14 Clinic, Lunch and Hack Date

Area 14 Clinic, Lunch and Hack Day – Sunday 23rd July, Longfield Equestrian Centre, Todmorden

10.30am Clinic with Sarah Field

Lunch at local pub or picnic TBC

Afternoon hack around Lumbutts Village towards Stoodley Pike to return for about 3pm

Contact Area 14 Rep Lisa Hargreaves for further information on

Open to all members

(Area 14 – Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire)