With a whole host of memberships available to those with native ponies, it is difficult to know which society to join in order to compete in any qualifiers for the RIHS (Royal International Horse Show), HOYS (Horse Of the Year Show), or Olympia. Most societies also have winter and summer championship shows. Use the click . . . → Read More: 2013 Showing Memberships
Photography by Peter Yates
October and November are an important and very busy time for the Exmoor Pony enthusiast; free living herd owners are gathering ponies back to the farms, breeders are preparing foals for their inspections and prospective purchasers are visiting herds to choose their perfect pony. The effort required at this time of . . . → Read More: Bringing Home the Ponies
Spring has arrived with a glut of glorious sunshine to boot! The arrival of the weather comes with both the good and the bad, but with caution and preparation we can make sure that we do the best by our ponies. Sweet itch (an allergy to insect saliva) is a threat that affects many ponies . . . → Read More: Spring is here!
Today, the Horse Of the Year Show (HOYS) have announced some important changes to Mountain and Moorland ponies in 2013. New Forest ponies who are usually overshadowed by the Connemara’s now have their own stand alone qualifying classes, a total of 8, which will be implemented throughout next season. At the final, however, they will . . . → Read More: HOYS M&M changes for 2013
Dorset farrier, Peter Yates, gives his view when considering using shoes on young native ponies.
I always remember the words my instructor said to us when we started our farrier training, “Shoeing horses is a mutilation of the horses foot”. You could have heard a pin drop. He went on to quantify the whys and . . . → Read More: When to shoe, or not?
The NPS have decided that ALL Highland, Fells and Dales can compete in RIHS M&M WHP qualifiers by jumping around the 138cms course, regardless of their height, yet will be judged within their own height category.
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Do you think this is a good idea? How well will it be . . . → Read More: Exciting news for Highland/Fell/Dales riders!
This notice has been issued by the Dales Pony Society and has been published on the NPS website. We hope you find it useful.
NOTICE TO ALL PANEL JUDGES
The recent popularity of Dales ponies in mixed Mountain & Moorland showing classes has been causing some concern to the Dales Pony Society, in that the . . . → Read More: Dales Pony Society – Guidance to Judges
As the traditional showing season draws to a close a new season of showing immediately begins – the winter show season. Winter showing is becoming increasingly popular and the competition fierce, it is therefore essential that our ponies are kept looking in tip-top condition during the hardest months of the year. Foal and youngstock shows . . . → Read More: Showing Native Ponies in Winter