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 typically held on the first Saturday in May near Barnard Castle, Co Durham. - NOTE for 2023 it will be SUNDAY 7th May due to the Coronation

The Summer Breed show is normally held on the first Saturday in August near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

The Foal Show is held on the morning of the AGM, which is usually the second Saturday of November, in Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

Schedules for the above these events 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.

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 will be run in 2022.  Details of the qualifying shows will be published once they have been arranged. The Final will be held at the NCPA Spectacular Show at the Northallerton Equestrian Centre.

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

  • No confirmed future events
  • Future Associated Shows

  • No confirmed future events
  • 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