Dales Pony Performance Points Awards

Huge Congratulations to all those who have entered the 2023 Performance Points awards. 

The results can now be found 2023-Dales-Points-Results 

The trophies and rosettes/prizes will be awarded at the 2023 AGM on Saturday 11th November at Barnard Castle, Co Durham

A full article on the Performance Points awards will be in the 2023 Yearbook. 


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.

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 a.pennell@yahoo.co.uk

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 rajwaite@aol.com

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