The Dales Pony Society runs several shows a year. These are open to members only (join here).
The Spring Stallion & Breed show is held on the first Saturday in May near Barnard Castle, Co Durham.
The Summer Breed show (including HOYS qualifier) is 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 regional breed shows held each year; the Southern, the Midlands, Derbyshire, East Anglian and Cumbrian. See below for details
Please note that 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
Please note the following definitions 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.
Affiliated and Associated Shows
Please note that the shows wishing to affiliate should see the Services, Passports and Forms page for details.
Affiliated shows - these will be updated to 2019 dates 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 14 Spring - Ashfields Carriage Driving & Polo Centre, Stansted - April
NPS Area 4 Spring - Richmond Equestrian Centre - April
Dorset Fell & Dales Show - Hurn Bridge Equestrian, Christchurch - April
Fell, Dales & Friends Show - Sandringham Estate - May
Nottinghamshire County Show - Newark-upon-trent - May
Highland, Fell & Dales Scotland Show - Brechin Castle Brechin, May
Devon County Show - Westpoint, Exeter - May
Native Pony Festival - Crescent Farm, Throckley - May
Heathfield Ag.Show - Little Tottingworth Farm, Heathfield - May
Hertforshire County Show - Redbourn - May
Surrey County - Stoke Park, Guilford - May
Royal Bath & West Show - Shepton Mallet, Somerset - May
Suffolk Ag.Show - Trinity Park, Ipswich - May
Midland Counties Show - Arena UK, Grantham - June
Royal Cornwall Ag.Show - Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge - June
South of England Show - Ardingly - June
Derbyshire Festival of Showing - Somerford Park, Congleton - June
Cumberland County Show - East Park, Carlisle - June
Lincolnshire Show - Grange-de-lings, Lincoln - June
Royal Highland Show - Ingliston, Edinburgh - June
Royal Norfolk Show- Norwich - June
Kent County Show - Maidstone - July
Ryedale Show - Welburn, Kirkbymoorside - July
New Forest & Hampshire County Show - Brockenhurst - July
Hinderwell Show - Hinderwell - August
Sedgefield Show - Sedgefield - August
Reeth Show - Reeth - August
Bucks County - Weedon, Aylesbury - August
Dorset County - Dorchester - Sept
Bowes Show - Gilmonby, Bowes - Sept
Romsey Show - Romsey - Sept
Eggleston Show - Eggleston, Barnard Castle - Sept
Newbury & District Show - Newbury, Thatcham - Sept
Rare Breeds of the Year Show - Arena UK, Grantham - Oct