Mr Andrew Horn

The Dales Pony Society were saddened to hear of the passing of long standing Society member, Mr Andrew Horn (Griseburn Stud). 
Mr Horn’s funeral service will take place on Saturday the 27th May at 11am at St Peter’s Church, Great Asby CA16 6EY followed by the wake at Great Asby Village Hall CA16 6EZ – all welcome (burial – family only).

Mr Robert “Bob” Corner

The Dales Pony Society were saddened to hear of the passing of long standing Society member, Mr Robert “Bob” Corner.
Mr Corner’s funeral will take place on Thursday 25th May at Durham Crematorium (DL1 3TQ) at 10.30am

2023-2024 Bursary scheme

Following the success of the 2022-2023 round of applications for the DPS Education and Training Bursaries we are delighted to open up applications for the 2023-2024 bursaries. These are open to any DPS member under the age of 30 and full details can be found on the application form attached and on the website. We welcome applications from both new candidates and also from those who were unsuccessful in 2022 as it really was a strong field of candidates. The aim of the bursary is offer financial assistance to access further training for two young Dales Pony Society members on registered Dales ponies up to the value of £250 each in the period from the 2023 AGM to the 2024 AGM.

The bursary may be used (for example) for :

A series of lessons with an instructor, in any discipline

Cross-discipline tuition (for example, a dressage rider who wishes to take lessons with an approved Trec instructor)

Attendance on a short, intensive training course with approved instructors.

Application window is now open and shuts on the 1st of September 2023. If you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Anna Pennell on 07949 989976

The form can be found here – Bursary-Scheme-Application-Form-2023

DPS Spring Stallion Show – SUNDAY 7th May

The schedule for the DPS Spring Stallion Show held at Barnard Castle is now available and be be downloaded HERE

The Entry form can be downloaded here

Please note that paper copies of the schedule are no longer sent out unless specifically requested

We are looking for sponsors for the classes, a class costs £15 and all funds help to run the shows. Please do get in touch with the show secretary if you can help

Yearbook Mail-out

The 2022 Yearbook has arrived back in the office and we look forward to members receiving it alongside their 2023 membership cards in the upcoming few days. (25/02/2023)

DPS Foal Show 2022

The DPS Foal show was held on Saturday 12th November at Barnard Castle Auction Mart. With the classes overseen by Mr R. Wall (Raygill) he found his champion in Mr L Thompson’s homebred filly foal Wearside Elizabeth and reserve in the colt foal class winner Sparket Workshipful Master owned by Mr & Mrs R Waite and bred by E Jones. 

The full results were as follows; 

Class 1 – Colt Foal
1st Sparket Worshipful Master Exhibited by R Waite
2nd Castle Hill Diamond Dave Exhibited by L Waite
3rd Sowermire Bracken II Exhibited by C Parker

Class 02 – Filly Foal
1st Wearside Elizabeth Exhibited by L Thompson
2nd Roandale Cherry Blossom Exhibited by C Parker

Class 3 – Best Pair (by the same sire or same breeder)
No Entries

Class 4 – Part Bred Foal
1st Roandale Twinkle Exhibited by C Parker
2nd Rosethwaite Blue Sky Exhibited by A Letten
3rd Roandale Gunsmoke Exhibited by B Pickthall

Lucy Jones Photography kindly took photos for the day and they can be found here

2022 Performance Points Awards

Huge Congratulations to all those who entered the 2022 Performance Points awards; we are delighted to bring you the results below. They can also be found on the Results page. 

Rosettes and trophies will be presented at the 2022 AGM held on the 12th November at Barnard Castle.

Thank you also to Sarah Evans who organises these awards every year on behalf of the Society. 

2022 Dales Points Results