The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events 2015

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.

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

Outside the United Kingdom, FPS Branches run activities for Fell pony owners. They are listed on the International Affiliates page.

Details for listed FPS dates will be added as the year goes on.

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

2015 - FPS Shows, Events and Sales

1 February (Sunday) Holiday Inn (formerly the Aston Hotel) Darlington (Just off A1 at Junction 59).
Come and join the North East Support Group for a 2 course carvery lunch followed by an entertaining and knowledgeable talk from Dougy & Jackie Parkinson on driving and competing with Fell ponies. Booking form and details here.

Sunday 8th March 2015 Training Day / Clinic at Stonechester Farm, North Road, Willington DL15 0TZ. Start: 10.00am Finish: 4.00pm. Details and booking Form (DOCx) (PDF)

21 March (Saturday) Fell & Dales Warm Up Show at Inglewood Equestrian Centre, Penrith, Cumbria. Updates will be posted on the Cumbria fell and Dales Pony Show Facebook page. Schedule available here and

28 March (Saturday) Annual General Meeting, Orton, Cumbria.

3 May (Sunday) Dorset Fell Show, Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre. Details and Schedule

9 May (Saturday) Stallion and Colt Show, Dalemain, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria.

Stallion and Colt Show Schedule: (.doc) (.pdf)

Stallion and Colt Show Entry Form: (.doc) (.pdf).

Would you like to take up one of our class sponsorship "packages"? Details here.

9 May (Saturday) Sandringham Fell Show, 10am start, on the Sandringham Estate, West Newton gate, PE31 6AZ. Sandringham Fell Show Schedule (.pdf) Sandringham Fell Show Entry form (.pdf)

30 May (Saturday) Cumbria Fell & Dales Pony Show at Greenlands E.C., Wreay, Carlisle. Updates will be posted on the Cumbria Fell and Dales Pony Show FB page, and also at . Schedule is available here, Timetable here.

Please note: this Show is only open to FPS or DPS Members and NO ENTRIES ARE TAKEN ON THE DAY.

6 June (Saturday) South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal, Cumbria.

South Cumbria Show Schedule (.doc) (.pdf) - South Cumbria Show Entry Form (.doc) (.pdf)

14 June (Sunday) at Bakewell showground, Bakewell, DerbyshireJune Derbyshire Fell, Dales and Highland Show. Derbyshire F. D. H. Schedule (.doc)

12 July Southern Convention at The Glyn, Redbrook, Gloucestershire, with a breed talk & informal judging clinic with Peter Boustead and a presentation by Alan Ashcroft DipWCF on the importance of a good foot. There will be a hog roast for lunch. Numbers are limited and pre-booking is essential. Details and Booking form.

8 August (Saturday) Breed Show, Dalemain, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria. Please note (22 April): change of Judge for Ring 3 and HOYS qualifier. Mr C Turner will now judge. Schedule (amended) below.

Breed Show Schedule: (.doc) (.pdf)

Breed Show Entry form: (.doc) (.pdf)

HOYS Qualifier form: (.docx) (.pdf)

Breed Show Timetable: (.xls) (.pdf) .

Would you like to take up one of our class sponsorship "packages"? Details here.

23 August Greenholme Stud, Cumbria, open morning by kind invitation from Mr. Bill Potter with a breed talk by Mr. Bert Morland, followed by lunch at The Cross Keys Inn at Tebay and a driving and riding demonstration with Paul Metcalf & Julie Robinson at Killington. Everyone is welcome to visit the ponies at Greenholme. However pre-booking is essential for the buffet lunch and the demo session. Details and booking form.

13 September (Sunday) Southern Breed Show, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.

20 September The Fell Pony Society's Performance Trials for Registered Native Ponies at Linnel Wood, Hexham on Sunday September 20th has been cancelled. Due to Bob's recent stroke we are unable to host this event in 2015. All of us at Linnel Wood are very grateful for all your support. Many thanks - Bob, Sarah, Jenny and Lucie Charlton. 12 July 2015

Sunday 11th October - Pleasure Ride at Manor Farm, Nether Silton, nr Thirsk YO7 2JY by kind permission of Alex & Sarah Guthe. Approximately 10 miles, on a mixture of moorland tracks, Cleveland Way, forestry and country roads. Details and booking form.

24 October (Saturday) FPS Show and Sale, NW Auctions, Kendal, Cumbria.

The entry fee for the Annual Sale will be £20 per pony, of which £10 will be refunded if the pony is presented at the sale or a vet certificate is produced to explain its non-appearance.

Autumn Social Date TBA

8 November Foal & Youngstock Show, commencing at 11.00am prompt at


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

Agricultural Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes


Saturday 29th August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria have affiliated their Fell classes with the Society this year. Entries close on Saturday 15th August. Schedules can be found on their website,

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).

25 & 26 April 2015 - NPS Scotland Spring Show

Enter on line or download an entry form for the Spring Show from the NPS Scotland web site,

2 May - Rare Breeds Sale, North West Auctions, Kendal, Cumbria

25 May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell nr, Stocksfield. Entries close 25th April. Schedule Entry form

17 July - Jumping Clinic with Polly Thom open to all in the Derby Arena at Crockstead Equestrian Centre, Halland, East Sussex, BN8 6PT, on Friday, 17th July, 2015. Details and booking form.

13th – 15th August - Stoneleigh Horse Show will be running a wide range of ridden and in hand showing classes including a full set of Horse of the Year Show qualifiers. There will be no membership stipulations for any showing classes, including all Horse of the Year Show qualifiers. Before any qualification is verified for Horse of the Year Show, competitors who are not current members of the relevant society must become so within 7 working days of the date of the qualifier. The schedule can be found here.

Saturday 29th August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies: Stallion 4 years and over, Mare and Gelding 4 years and over, Mare with foal at foot; foal to be judged, 2 and 3 year old Filly/Colt/Gelding, Yearling Filly/Colt/Gelding. Champion – Fell Pony Shield. Schedule available here:

10th and 11th September - NATIVE PONY AND SPORTS HORSE STALLION PARADE at BLAIR CASTLE. Entries Close: 14TH August 2015
Following the success of the stallion parades in previous years at Blair, The Longine FEI European Eventing Championship 2015 is once again inviting stallion owners to showcase their horses/ponies at this year's event. Entry form and full details.

Sat 3rd October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show, Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs, PE28 2DY. Entries close 18 September. Schedule : Entry form

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