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