The Fell Pony Society
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.

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.

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

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

2018 FPS Shows, Events and Sales

1 Jan - All FPS memberships due for renewal

1 Feb - FPS magazine deadline, Spring 2018

7 April (Sat) - FPS AGM, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3RL

22 April (Sunday) – Pleasure Ride at Millstones, Bootle, LA19 5TJ, to help raise funds for the Promotions Team.
There will be two routes to cater for lead rein/novice riders and more experienced riders, roughly 5km and 8/10km respectively, to be followed by tea/coffee and home baking. The fee will be £15 per pony or £12 for lead rein ponies. Further information will be added here or on the ‘Fell Pony Society Promotions Team’ Facebook page. Entry form. Poster.

5 May - Sandringham MESG Fell, Dales, Exmoor and Friends Show, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, PE35 6EN.

12 May - Stallion & Colt Show, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB.
Schedule: [PDF] [Word .doc] Entry Form: [PDF] [Word .doc]

If you would like to sponsor a class at the Stallion & Colt Show, here are the details. More >>>

10 June - South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7NH
Schedule [PDF] [Word .doc]
Entry Form [PDF] [Word .doc]

24 June - Derbyshire Fell & Dales Show, Barleyfields Equestrian Centre, Ash Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6HT. Schedule (PDF)

5 August - Breed Show, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB.
Schedule [PDF] [Word .doc]
Timetable [PDF] [Excel .xls]
HOYS Qualifier Entry form [PDF] [Word .docx]
Entry form [PDF] [Word .doc]

Entries close 7 July - late entries to 14 July at double fees.

If you would like to sponsor a class at the Breed Show, here are the details. More >>>

1 September - FPS Magazine deadline, Autumn 2018

9 September tbc - Southern Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Berkshire, SL6 6QR.

16 September - Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham, NE46 1UB. Schedule [.doc] Entry form [.doc] Entries close 24th August 2018.

27 October - Annual Show and Sale - NWA J36, Crooklands, Kendal, LA7 7FP, tel: 015395 66200 or
Entry forms now available. Foal registrations to be lodged with the Society by 16 September and closing date for entries is 1 October.

10 November (Saturday) - NWSG Foal and Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg, Penrith CA11 0AH. Schedule [.doc] [.pdf] Entry form [.doc] [.pdf]

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

Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

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

Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre. Web site.

May, Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Web site

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

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

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:
Web site.
Horse Classes Schedule

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

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

6th October (Saturday) - Rare Breeds of the Year Show 2018: ARENA UK, Allington Lane, Allington, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF. Web site Schedule. Entry Form

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,

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

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

May SHERBORNE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR AND RARE BREEDS SHOW, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28 MAY 2018 at Sherborne Castle Country Fair, 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 will be available on the Sherborne Castle Country Fair Website. Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2ED,
Tel 01935 428405,  by email from or by downloading from the website Closing date for entries: 5 May 2018.

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.,

August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies

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.

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