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
- NPS Area 14 Spring Show
- Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Show
- 09/05/2020 - 10/05/2020
- Devon County Agricultural Society Show
- 21/05/2020 - 23/05/2020
- Heathfield Agricultural Show
- Hertfordshire County Show
- 23/05/2020 - 24/05/2020
- Surrey County Agricultural Society Show*
- Suffolk Agricultural Association Show
- 27/05/2020 - 28/05/2020
- Royal Bath and West Show
- 28/05/2020 - 30/05/2020
- Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association Show*
- 04/06/2020 - 06/06/2020
- South of England Show
- 11/06/2020 - 13/06/2020
- Cumberland County Show
- Royal Highland Show
- 18/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
- Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Show
- 24/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
- Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association Show
- 01/07/2020 - 02/07/2020
- Kent County Agricultural Society Show
- 10/07/2020 - 12/07/2020
- New Forest and Hampshire County Show
- 28/07/2020 - 30/07/2020
- Ryedale Show
- Sedgefield Show*
- Danby Show
- Appleby Show*
- Rosedale Show
- Brough Show*
- Egton Show
- Bucks County
- Farndale Show
- Dorset County Show
- 05/09/2020 - 06/09/2020
- Bowes Show*
- Romsey Show
- Stanhope Show*
- Eggleston Agricultural Society Show*
- Newbury & District Agricultural Society Show
- 19/09/2020 - 20/09/2020
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