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Calendar of Events

This list contains FPS meetings and FPS shows, mostly in the North of England. The list is not "trimmed" when events have gone by, because most FPS events recur annually at around the same date. Look out for them next year.

Many other events are organised throughout Britain by Fell Pony Society Area Support Groups. See the UK map of FPS Area Support Groups. Click on your area on the map to discover what is happening there. Outside the United Kingdom, FPS Branches run activities for Fell pony owners. They are listed on the International Affiliates page.

More FPS dates and fuller details will be added as the year goes on.

Other shows and events not affiliated to the FPS are listed below the FPS Calendar.

FPS Shows, Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Fell Classes, M&M Classes & Rare Breed Sales

2019 FPS Shows, Events and Sales

1 Jan - All FPS memberships due for renewal

1 Feb - FPS magazine deadline, Spring 2018

6 April - FPS AGM

28 April (Sunday) - Midlands West Support Group ‘Festival of Fells’ Spring Show - to be held at Burlton Manor Equestrian, Burlton Manor, Burlton, Nr Shrewsbury, Shrops, SY4 5TD. Details >>>

5 May (Sunday) - Dorset Fell & Dales Show. Hurn Bridge equestrian centre (next to Bournemouth airport). For schedule & online entry please visit www.dorsetfellshow.co.uk

11 May - FPS Stallion & Colt Show.
Schedule: [.doc] [PDF]
Entry form: [.doc] [PDF]

Closing Date for entries - ***Saturday 27 April 2019***
It is recommended that ponies travelling to shows are vaccinated for Equine Flu, but vaccination as a condition of entry will not be required.(See News page). Advice updated 27 March 2019

Please consider sponsoring a class at the Stallion show - details are here

18 May - Sandringham Show

9 June - South Cumbria Show.
Schedule [.doc] [PDF]
Entry form [.doc] [PDF] Please pay particular attention to the rules on Equine Influenza vaccination.

23 June - Derbyshire Fell & Dales Show, in memory of Miss Mary Longsdon MBE. Barleyfields EC, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6HT. Schedule [PDF]

14 July - Midlands East Horse & Pony Show (Run under the auspices of the Fell Pony Society) Gotham Show Field, Gotham, Nottingham NG11 0LE. Schedule [PDF]

4 August - FPS Breed Show


Following the Council meeting of 16th July it has been decided that ALL ponies attending the Breed Show must have a current vaccination certificate, the second or last vaccination to have been given before 27 July 2019.

Your pony's passport must be checked before your pony is unloaded. If all is in order you will be issued with a bridle / halter number which must be displayed on the pony when out of your vehicle.

If you have entered and your pony is not vaccinated please contact the FPS Secretary who will arrange a full refund of fees by 31 August.

Because of the time required to check passports it has been agreed that ponies will NOT be measured this year.

* Schedule [doc] [pdf]
* Entry Form [doc] [pdf]
* HOYS Qualifier form [doc] [pdf]
* Timetable [.xls] [pdf]

8 September - FPS Southern Show. The Fell Pony Society will be holding its Thirtieth Annual Southern Show at Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead. SL6 6QR.
This year we are very lucky to have Mr Michael Goddard, Mrs Jenny Crane,
Miss Jane Paterson and Ms Debbie Spears judging at the show.
Entries close on Monday 19 August 2019. To download a show schedule or
to enter online please visit the website. www.fellsouthernshow.com

22 September - National Pony Society (NPS) Bi-annual Assessment Day will be held at the Stanley Grange Stud, North Yorkshire, TS9 6QD by kind permission of Mr Jerome Harforth. More >>>

Performance Show cancelled.

There has been so much rain at Hexham in the last few days and over night that Sarah Charlton and family have had to CANCEL the Performance Show in memory of Bob Charlton. They would have been unable to park anyone up and the forecast is horrid. All entrants have been e-mailed. If you were coming to spectate, please accept our apologies, but there will be nothing to see. 28 Sept 2019

1 October - Autumn magazine deadline

13 October - The Fell Pony Society Probationer Judges Assessment day will be held on Sunday 13 October at Inglewood Equestrian Centre, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8RP. More >>>

Saturday 26 October - FPS Show and Sales of Fell ponies at North West Auctions, Crooklands near Kendal, J36 of the M6, postcode LA7 7FP.

9 November - Foal & Youngstock Show CANCELLED

Important—All these dates and venues are provisional.
Please check with the FPS Office for confirmation.

Many other FPS events, socials, and educational days are listed on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.

FPS Display Team 2019

The Team are booked to perform their displays "Introducing the Fell Pony" and "Musical Ride" at the following shows in Cumbria:

1st and 2nd June - Countryfest, County Show Ground, Kendal.
6th July - Skelton Show, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith.
21st July - Coniston Country fair, Coniston Old Hall, Coniston.
10th and 11th August - Lowther Country Fair, Lowther Estate, Penrith.
26th August - Black Combe Country Fair, Bootle.
7th September - Lowick Agricultural Show, Lowick.

FPS Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Events & Rare Breed Sales

Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

17 March 2019, Fell and Dales Warm-up Show, Newton Rigg E. Centre, CA11 0AH. Web site

Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre. Web site.

28 May, Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Full schedule available here: http://northcountyshow.co.uk/images/exhibitors/horses/entry/show-schedule.pdf

You can enter on-line here: https://portal.northcountyshow.co.uk/merchant.

Entries close on Friday 26th April 2019. Web site

2 June - Cumbria Fell and Dales Show, Jenkinsons Field, Clifton Road Ends, Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria. Web site, Schedule available

June - Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT. Web site

8th June - NPS Scotland Summer Show, Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder PH3 1JZ.

This year the show is returning to its old home of 15 years after a 3 year gap. It offers in hand championships for all the native breeds and lovely trophies for each of the NPS Scotland Summer Show Breed Champions. There are Mountain & Moorland ridden and working hunter classes for everyone and dressage for those who wish to take part. Non members are most welcome. Download poster.

Schedule and entry details are on the website at www.npsscotland.co.uk. Any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

16th June - Cumberland Show. M&M and Fell Pony classes. Closing Date for Entries: 18th May 2018. Horse Secretary: Margaret Ogden, Dalmar House, Barras Lane Estate, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7NY. T: 07899 741378. E: horsesecretary@cumberlandshow.co.uk
Web site.
Horse Classes Schedule

14th July - FPS-MESG Midlands East Horse & Pony Show (Run under the auspices of Fell Pony Society) Gotham Show Field, Gotham, Nottingham NG11 0LE. E-mail: nicshortland@yahoo.com. For more information see Facebook Group page "Midlands East Horse & Pony Show".

Last Saturday in August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria. Web site

Second Thursday in September - Westmorland Show, Cumbria. Web site

5th October (Saturday) - Rare Breeds of the Year Show 2019: ARENA UK, Allington Lane, Allington, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF. Web site

FPS Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Events & Rare Breed Sales

Other Fell classes; Mountain and Moorland Classes;
& Rare Breed Sales

Dates of British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).

April/May - Mundole Spring Show at Mundole Equestrian, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SG, have Olympia qualifiers for all Heritage breeds including an Individual class for Fells and Dales. Schedules can be accessed via 'Notices' on their website, www.mundoleequestrian.com

NPS Scotland Spring Show. Enter on line or download an entry form for the Spring Show from the NPS Scotland web site, www.npsscotland.co.uk

May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell nr, Stocksfield.


Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR. It is a one day show run in conjunction with a country fair which attracts 15-20,000 people – so is great publicity for rare breeds.

The schedule and entry form are available below. Show Secretary is Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2ED, Tel 01935 428405, e-mail dorset.rarebreeds@yahoo.co.uk, Website www.sherbornecountryfair.com. Closing date: 30 April 2019. Entries received after the closing date may be considered for acceptance, but will be subject to a late entry surcharge and will not be included in the catalogue. More Details: Letter :: Supplement :: Entry Form :: Entry Form Supplement

August - Peebles Show. Peebles Show usually has a good showing of Fell Ponies in its M & M classes, and there are other fun classes to participate in. www.peebles-show.co.uk, secretary@peebles-show.co.uk

August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies http://www.weardale-show.co.uk/

September - Romsey Show, 14th September 2019. RIHS WHP qualifiers, Nursery Stakes, Veteran qualifiers, Novice and Ridden horse classes, M&M Ridden Novice and Open classes, M&M In Hand classes. www.romseyshow.co.uk

September 2016 - Horseman's Sunday at Lytham Hall. Service of readings, hymns, prayers, poetry and the "sermon on the mount" with a blessing of each horse. Free entry. Commemorative rosette, and a competition for the silver Stirrup Cup for the best turned out horse.

October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show, Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs, PE28 2DY.

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