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 Dales Pony Festival is planned for June in 2022.  The location is to be confirmed.

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.

This page was last updated on 21 November 2021.

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 and the show where the final will take place will be published once they have been arranged,

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


  • No confirmed future 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

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