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. In 2020 it will be held on the the second Saturday, 8 August.

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.

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 2020.

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


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.


NPS Scotland Spring - SNEC, Oatridge, Edinburgh - April 

NPS Area 4 Spring - Richmond Equestrian Centre - April 

Fell, Dales & Friends Show - Sandringham Estate - May 

Native Pony Festival - Crescent Farm, Throckley - May 

Midland Counties Show - Arena UK, Grantham - June 

Royal Three Counties - Malvern - June 

Derbyshire Festival of Showing - Somerford Park, Congleton - June 

Durham County Show - June 

Ryedale Show - Welburn, Kirkbymoorside - July 

Royal Lancashire Show - July  

Border Union Show - Kelso - July  

Hinderwell Show - Hinderwell - August 

Appleby* - Appleby in Westmorland - August 

Sedgefield Show* - Sedgefield - August 

Brough Agricultural Show* - August 

Reeth Show* - Reeth - August 

NPS Area 4 North of England Show* - August 

Crosby Ravensworth* - August 

Bucks County - Weedon, Aylesbury - August

Wolsingham Show* - Sept 

Dorset County - Dorchester - Sept 

Bowes Show* - Gilmonby, Bowes - Sept 

Stanhope Show* - Sept 

Romsey Show - Romsey - Sept 

Eggleston Show* - Eggleston, Barnard Castle - Sept 

Newbury & District Show - Newbury, Thatcham - Sept 

Nidderdale Show -Sept 

Rare Breeds of the Year Show* - Arena UK, Grantham - Oct