Administration Changes

Administration Changes

Important – Please Read Carefully

Changes to Dales Pony Society Administration from 1 September 2021

Dales Pony Society Members, we told you in the last edition of the Dales Despatch that there were going to be significant changes in the way the Society runs once Jo Ashby, our hard working Secretary of many years, had retired from office. From 1 September, all pony registrations, transfers and changes to passports and Society memberships will be handled by Pedigree Livestock Services Ltd, and all other matters will be handled by our newly appointed Honorary Secretary, Claire Crow. This page gives you the new contact details for Pedigree Livestock Services, and for Claire, along with who you should now contact depending on your needs. The Society office at Green Farm, Sheffield will close on 3 September.

Pedigree Livestock Services Ltd

Andy Ryder and his team at Pedigree Livestock Services specialise in looking after breed society records and administration. Based near Carlisle in Cumbria they are a small friendly company, with experience in using the Grass Roots system which the DPS uses for its record keeping and administration. The company currently looks after a number of cattle societies as well as the British Palomino Society. Members will be able to contact the PLS office from 9am to 5pm 5 days a week, which offers an improved benefit as DPS office hours are currently afternoons only. Contact details for are:

The Dales Pony Society
Holme House

Phone: 01768 870523

Please use Pedigree Livestock Services for any of the following requirements:

  • To request a Foal Registration Form and Hair Sample Bags
  • To return a Foal Registration Form and Hair Sample Bags
  • To transfer a pony to your ownership
  • To return a transfer slip if you have sold a pony
  • To report a Lost or Stolen Passport and request a Duplicate
  • To record the start or ending of a loan arrangement
  • To have a passport issued by another Society overstamped
  • To return a passport for updating to gelding status following the castration of a colt
  • To return a passport for cancelling following the death of a pony
  • To request a new stallion service book
  • To request a FIS or DNA test
  • To join the Society as a new member (membership form can be downloaded from the website)
  • To pay your annual subscription to the Society
  • To notify the Society of any name, address or contact details changes
  • For Passport enquiries from DEFRA or any other Enforcement Agency

Fees for those services which are chargeable can be found on the Fees and Tariffs page. Please pay by bank transfer wherever possible, the Society Bank details remain the same and can be found on the bottom of each page of the website.

Claire Crow – Honorary Secretary

Claire has a wealth of knowledge about the Dales Pony, following in her father’s footsteps as a breeder and exhibitor of top class Dales ponies at the Castle Hill Stud. Claire will be working part time as Honorary Secretary for the Society, and can be contacted by phone, email or post at:

Dales Pony Society Honorary Secretary
Castle Hill Farm
West Yorkshire

Phone: 07877 316864

Please contact Claire for any of the following:

  • For advice on the Dales Pony or attending breed shows
  • For advice on buying or selling a pony
  • To place an advert on the Sales or Wanted Lists
  • To apply to join the Probationer Judges Scheme
  • To notify of the Society of any changes to the Judges Lists
  • To apply to licence a stallion
  • To raise an issue or suggestion you would like discussed by Council
  • If you are an external organisation other than DEFRA

This information will also be available on the Society website when it will be updated just after 31 August 2021.
Don’t forget that many of the questions you have can be quickly answered by looking at the website and also many of the forms you need are downloadable from there.