Ridden Pony of the Year

Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year 2024

The final of the prestigious Dales Pony Society Ridden Pony of the Year is kindly hosted by NCPA Northern Spectacular Show, which in 2024 will be held on 6th October at Northallerton Equestrian Centre. Ponies can qualify for the final at selected shows listed below and will be awarded with a qualification card either in the ring or afterwards via post (Society members only). Please note that qualification may be gained in a traditional ridden class, but all paces will be expected in the final. If a pony is already qualified, the qualifier will be passed down the line to third place.

Prize money will be presented to the Champion (£50) and Reserve (£25) kindly sponsored by Fourforest Dales, alongside sashes kindly sponsored by Penmire/Stanmar Stud. All qualified ponies taking part in the final will be presented with a finalist rosette.

Entries to the final are to be made directly to NCPA, who will liaise with the Society regarding those qualified; there is a small class fee. The NCPA Northern Spectacular Show will also be running other Dales Pony classes throughout the day, full details can be found on their website.

Qualifying Shows:

4 May DPS Spring Show (Traditional Ridden and Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve, plus 1st and
                2nd place in the DPS Ridden PoY separate class)
3 Aug DPS Summer Show (Traditional Ridden and Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve, plus 1st and
               2nd place in the DPS Ridden PoY separate class)

27 May DPS Area 2 Have a Go Show (Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve)
2 Jun DPS Area 6 South Show (Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve)
8 Jun DPS Area 5 classes at Derbyshire Festival (Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve)
14–16 Jun Royal Three Counties (Overall Dales Ridden Champion and Reserve)
9– 12 Jul Great Yorkshire (1st and 2nd place in the Dales HOYS Ridden)
6–8 Aug NPS Summer Champs (1st and 2nd place Dales Open Ridden ‘Black Country Saddles’ Class and
                 1st place Dales Novice Ridden NPS/Picton Class)
Aug TBC DPS Area 1 classes at Clydesdale Area 12 Show (Ridden Class Winner)
Aug TBC DPS Area 7 classes at Poshnags South East (Overall Ridden Champion and Reserve)
Aug TBC Appleby (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
Aug TBC Brough (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
25 Aug TBC Crosby Ravensworth (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner) 
26 Aug NPS Area 4 (Overall Dales Ridden Champion and Reserve)
31 Aug Weardale (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
7–8 Sep Wolsingham (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
14 Sep Bowes (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
14– 15 Sep Stanhope (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
Sep TBC Eggleston (Dales Breed Ridden Class Winner)
6 Oct NCPA Northern Spectacular (Overall Dales Ridden Champion and Reserve)