Shows and Events
The Dales Pony Society runs several shows a year. These are open to members only. Information on how to join is on the Membership page.
The Spring Stallion & Breed show is held on the first Saturday in May near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
The Summer Breed show is normally held on the first Saturday in August near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
Schedules for the above two are sent to all members automatically.
There are a number regional breed shows held each year. See Dales Pony Society Shows and Events below for details.
This page was last updated on 8 April 2021.
Stallion Premium Scheme
Many of the DPS organised shows and other shows are within the Stallion Premium Scheme. These are indicated in the lists below with an asterisk.
Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year
The Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year scheme is under review for 2021.
Entry Form Definitions
The following definitions apply when making entries for DPS shows.
- Owner: The person whose name appears in the passport and stud book
- Exhibitor: The person who makes the entry to the show
- Handler/Rider: The person who is handling or riding the pony in the ring
The Exhibitor needs to be a paid-up Full Member. The Handlers and Riders need to be paid-up Members.
Points Competition Applicability
Many of the shows listed and many other events can contribute to the Points Competition. Please see the Points Competition page for more details.
Dales Pony Society Shows and Events
Affiliated and Associated Shows
Please note that the shows wishing to affiliate should see the Affiliation details.
Future Affiliated Shows
- Heathfield Agricultural Show - Cancelled in 2021
- Native Pony Festival*
- Surrey County Agricultural Society Show* - Cancelled in 2021
- Hertfordshire County Show - Cancelled
- 29/05/2021 - 30/05/2021
- NPS Area 14 Spring Show
- Suffolk Agricultural Association Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 02/06/2021 - 03/06/2021
- Midland Counties Show
- 05/06/2021 - 06/06/2021
- South of England Show
- 11/06/2021 - 13/06/2021
- Cumberland County Show - Cancelled in 2021
- The Derbyshire Festival
- 12/06/2021 - 13/06/2021
- Royal Highland Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 17/06/2021 - 20/06/2021
- Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 23/06/2021 - 24/06/2021
- Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 30/06/2021 - 01/07/2021
- Devon County Agricultural Society Show
- 02/07/2021 - 04/07/2021
- Kent County Agricultural Society Show - Update due mid-April
- 09/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
- NPS Scotland Summer Show 2021
- 24/07/2021 - 25/07/2021
- New Forest and Hampshire County Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 27/07/2021 - 29/07/2021
- Ryedale Show - Virtual in 2021
- Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Show
- Danby Show - Cancelled in 2021
- Appleby Show*
- Sedgefield Show*
- Brough Show*
- Rosedale Show
- Egton Show
- Bucks County
- Royal Bath and West Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 27/08/2021 - 29/08/2021
- Bilsdale Show 2021 - To be confirmed
- Farndale Show - Cancelled in 2021
- NPS Area 4 Summer Show*
- Reeth Show*
- Dorset County Show - Cancelled in 2021
- Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association Show* - Cancelled in 2021
- 09/09/2021 - 11/09/2021
- Bowes Show*
- Romsey Show - Under Review for 2021
- 11/09/2021 - 12/09/2021
- Stanhope Show*
- 11/09/2021 - 12/09/2021
- Eggleston Agricultural Society Show*
- Newbury & District Agricultural Society Show - Cancelled in 2021
- 18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
Future Associated Shows
Potential Affiliated and Associated Shows
This list will be updated as the shows affiliate. Most shows continue to affiliate every year so will give members a guide to shows carrying the DPS rosettes.
Royal Three Counties - Malvern - June
Durham County Show - June
Royal Lancashire Show - July
Border Union Show - Kelso - July
Crosby Ravensworth* - August
Nidderdale Show -Sept
Rare Breeds of the Year Show* - Arena UK, Grantham - Oct