The Council & Officers

The Council

The Council consists of twelve Members of the Society.  Members of Council continue in office for a term of three years: four Members of Council retire each year.  They are elected by the members, a vote being taken if more candidates are proposed than there are vacancies on the Council.

The Council:

  • Has control over all the affairs and property of the Society.
  • Makes or amends regulations regarding the Registrations and Transfers, The Dales Pony Stud Book, Stallion Licences and Service Book, Stallion, Colt and Mare Premiums, the Breed Shows, and the distribution of awards.
  • Reviews the Judges’ List.

Annual General Meeting

The Society holds its Annual General Meeting in the Winter of each year.  This is usually at the beginning of November and is held in the environs of Barnard Castle in County Durham.

The notice calling the AGM includes the audited accounts of the Society, whose financial year runs from 1 September to 31 August.



The President is an Honorary Member of the Society and represents the Society on special occasions and promotes its objectives and aims.  The President is Mr Jeff Daley.

Chairman and Vice-Chairman

The Chairman of the Society is Mrs Anne Alderson and the Vice-Chairman is Mr David Raper.


The Secretary is the main contact point for information about the Society.  The Secretary is Mrs Jo Ashby.

Green Farm, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 4GH

Telephone : 01142 885 869


Unless the enquiry concerns urgent passport information, please contact the Secretary after 1 p.m.

Assistant Secretary

The Assistant Secretary for Show Affiliations is Mrs Sue Webster.


Show Affiliation form

Show Secretary

The Show Secretary is Mrs Rene Bradley

Email: Show Secretary


Points Competition Secretary

The Points Competition Secretary is Miss Sarah Evans.

Please see the Points Competition page HERE


The Treasurer is Ms Jo Pearson.

Email: DPS Treasurer