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 on 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.

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.

Dales Pony Society Shows and Events

Stallion Premium Scheme

Shows included in the Stallion Premium Scheme are indicated in the list below. Points are gained on a yearly basis by the progeny of licenced stallions, providing certain criteria are met. Please contact the Honorary Secretary for further information.

DPS Spring Show
DPS Summer Show
DPS South Show
DPS Foal Show
Dales Classes the Clydesdale Area 12 Show TBC
Appleby Show
Bowes Show
Brough Show
Crosby Ravensworth Show
Durham County Show
Eggleston Show
Great Yorkshire Show
Mirfield Show
Native Pony Festival
NPS Area 4 Show
NPS Summer Show
Reeth Show
Royal Cornwall
Royal Windsor
Sedgefield Show
Stanhope Show
Weardale Show
Wolsingham Show

Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year

The Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year scheme will be run in 2023.  Details of the qualifying shows will be published once they have been arranged, but will include the DPS Spring and Summer Shows. The Final will be held at the NCPA Spectacular Show on 1st October at the Northallerton Equestrian Centre.

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.

Affiliated and Associated Shows

Please note that the shows wishing to affiliate should see the Affiliation details.

Future Affiliated Shows

16th April Dales East Anglia Sandringham
11th-14th May Royal Windsor
21st May NCPA Yorkshire
18th-20th May Devon County Show
31st May-1st June Suffolk show
27th-28th May Hertfordshire
1st-3rd June Royal Bath and West
3rd-4th June Midlands County
4th June DPS Southern Show
9-11th June South of England
8th-10th June Royal Cornwall
10th June NPS Scotland Summer
10th June Cumberland
10th June DPS Area 5 Derbyshire Festival
21st-22nd June Lincolnshire Show
22nd-25th June Royal Highland
28th-29th June Royal Norfolk
21st-23rd July Royal Lancashire Show
25th July Ryedale Show
30th July-1st August New Forest and Hampshire County Show
1st-3rd August NPS Summer Champs
10th August Appleby Show
12th August Sedgefield
16th August Danby Show
17th August Brough Show
23rd August Egton Show
26th August Bilsdale Show
26th August Weardale Show
28th August Farndale Show
28th August Reeth Show
28th August NPS Area 4 North of England Show
31st August Bucks County Show
31st August Crosby Ravensworth Show
2nd-3rd September Wolsingham Show
2nd-3rd September Dorset County Show
9th September Bowes Show
9th-10th September Stanhope Show
16th September Eggleston Show
24th September Nidderdale Show
1st October NCPA Northern Spectacular
3rd December Midlands Foal and Youngstock Show

Potential Affiliated 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.

Native Pony Festival - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Nottinghamshire County - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Royal Three Counties - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Kent County - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Border Union Show - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Hinderwell Show - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Mirfield Show - Didn't affiliate in 2023
Dorset County - Didn't affiliate in 2023