The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events 2014
This list contains FPS meetings and FPS shows, mostly in the North of England. Many other events are organised throughout Britain by Fell Pony Society Area Support Groups. See the UK map. 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.
Details for the dates listed will be added as the year goes on. The list is not "trimmed" when events have gone by, because most of them recur annually at around the same date. Look out for them next year.
29 March - EGM and AGM, Orton Market Hall, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3RJ, at 1pm.
5 April 2014 (Saturday) CUMBRIA FELL AND DALES Warm Up Show at Inglewood EC, Penrith. Amended Schedule now available (12 March 2014). The Show will not take entries without Membership cards. In order to avoid disappointing Members on the day, please note that the show welcomes pre entries (and indeed this is a cheaper and easier way to enter) but if people want to enter on the day, they MUST bring their FPS or DPS Membership card with them.
13 April MWSG Spring Festival of Fells Show at Tedsmore EC, Oswestry, Shrops. Judge Mrs R Eastwood, classes for all. Tel: Debbie Roberts-Jones, 01691 652843. Schedules can be downloaded from www.westmids-fellponies.org.uk from mid-Feb.
4th May 2014 (Sunday) SW Area Dorset Fell show at Hurn Bridge equestrian centre. Full details are on the website. www.dorsetfellshow.co.uk
Matt's Equestrian Photography have posted all images of the Fell Pony society Stallion and Colt show 2014 online to view and purchase. The website to view the images is www.mattsequestrianphotography.com.
8 June (Sunday) South Cumbria FPS Show, Crooklands, Kendal.
15th June (Sunday) Midlands West, Derbyshire Fell, Dales and Highland Pony Show, Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Schedule and Entry Form now available. Entries Close 1st June 2014. NO LATE OR TELEPHONE ENTRIES.
28 June and 20 July The Young Person's Group are holding an Open Day and Breed Talk at Murthwaite Stud on 28th June 10.30-2.00.
Sunday 20th July, 1.30-5.00, Lownthwaite Stud Open Day, Celebrating 125 Years. Tea & biscuits will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch. Address: The Lodge, Gamblesby, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1HR. Any further information needed, please email Frances: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile: 07779 276 888. Or look at the YPG Facebook page or NWASG Facebook page.
26th July, Severnvale Stud Open Day. Informal showing clinic & breed talk with Leanne Russell & Michael Goddard. 10.30 start at Frampton-on-Severn church, GL2 7EH. FPS Young Person's Group meeting to be held at lunchtime in the village pub, all FPS members under-35 welcome to attend.
3rd August - North West Area Group Fells & Friends Fun Ride and BBQ, at North Fell Dyke, Lamplugh, CA14 4SH. Bookings close 26th July. All details on ride booking form.
9 August - Breed Show, Dalemain
Breed Show Schedule available here: .doc .pdf
Breed Show Timetable available here: .doc .pdf
Breed Show Entry Form available here: .doc .pdf
HOYS entry form available here: .pdf
Send completed forms to FPS Office, to be received by Saturday 19 July 2014. Late entries, up to 26 July, double fee. Entries received after 26 July will be returned.
Show Sponsorship Packages. We are looking for potential sponsors for the Breed show. Details of the packages in this document. Please get in touch with Rachael Brunskill, email@example.com, tel: 07990 606 362.
FPS will also be holding a raffle during the day of the Breed Show - prizes welcome!
23 August - FPS Young Persons' Group "Talk and Stud Visit" to Townend, Haltcliff, Nr Wigton. Application form. We have restricted the numbers to 50 places and priority will be given to FPS younger persons, and then to FPS North West Group members, and will be allocated on a first come first served basis (on receipt of booking form & payment).
14 September – FPS Southern Show, Ascott under Wychwood
21 September – FPS Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham.
Class 1 Registered Fell Pony
Class 2 Small Registered Native Pony: Shetland, Dartmoor, Exmoor and Welsh A&B
Class 3 Large Registered Native Pony: Connemara, New Forest, Dales, Highland, Welsh C&D, excluding Fells
For more details please see the information sheet.
Please complete the Entry Form — ONE PER PONY PLEASE. Send with appropriate entry fee and SAE if confirmation of entry is required. Cheques should be made payable to The Fell Pony Society and sent to:
Mrs Sarah Charlton, Linnel Wood, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1UB
Tel Number 01434 673262 (no calls after 9.00pm please)
Entries close Friday 12th September.
Late entries will always be considered, please ring Sarah Charlton
on 01434 673262 but NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
Enquiries can be made by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 18th October - FPS Autumn Social at Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 8RP. 1 mile from J41 of the M6. Hot Buffet Supper at 7pm, followed by Auction of Promises. We will take phone and internet bids! (Details later.) Tickets £12.50. Please contact Mary Longsdon, Tel / Fax: 01629 640709.
The following ‘Promises’ are offered (we will happily add more!):
Mrs Walker – Guided Ride on Hamsterley Common, Picnic
Lunch and Rackwood Stud visit.
Andrew Thorpe – Items from Tack Shop
John Greener – Handmade set of shoes and belt.
Christine Robinson – B & B for 2 plus ponies & lesson.
Mary Longsdon – Holiday cottage for 2, 1 week in Derbyshire.
Barbara Bell – 6 Bags of Horse Feed.
Barry Mallinson – Horse gear.
Bill Potter – Stallion Service.
Paul Metcalfe – A Day’s Carriage Driving.
David Wilkinson – 50 bales of hay.
Colin Roberts – A dozen eggs a week for 1 year.
Peter Boustead – One day Salmon Fishing on the River Lune. Stallion Service.
Glenis Cockbain – Weekend in a Tepee at Rakefoot Farm, Keswick.
Sue Millard – Taster session of carriage driving.
Sarah Charlton – 5’9” New Zealand Rug.
Claire Simpson – B & B for people and ponies, weekend of sale, 2 miles from auction.
NWSG – hanging basket made from horse shoes.
25 October – North West Auctions at J36 Rural Auction Centre - The Fell Pony Society's Show & Sale. The Sale entry form is now available for vendors. One photo per entry may be submitted, via e-mail only, for inclusion in the on-line catalogue only.
Please read all the conditions of sale on the entry form, including age of foals, microchipping and weaning. PLEASE NOTE: All foal registration papers must be lodged with the Fell Pony Society by 20th September 2014, to allow time for passports to be prepared.
Also note the new order of Classes - foals will be sold last, so if you have sold an older pony you can guarantee a space in the wagon for a foal.
2 November – FPS NW Area Foal & Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg, Penrith. Foal Show Schedule
More details of FPS events to follow.
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.
Including Overseas events
Saturday 16th August 2014 Peebles Show, Nether Horsburgh Farm, Cardona, EH44 6RE. Closing Date for entries for Peebles Show is 28th July. "We have received special Fell rosettes, to be awarded at the show, and there are some new classes which have been added this year, as well as the usual classes for Registered and Unregistered Mountain & Moorland ponies. The new venue at Nether Horsburgh is spacious and flat, so come along and enjoy the show!" Schedules and Entry forms can be downloaded from www.peebles-show.co.uk.
Fell Pony Day, 28th September 2014 from 10:00 – 17:00, at Monnendijk, Dongen, Netherlands. A fun day for riders and drivers, with activities for children, and stalls and shows. Poster...
The Affiliated Shows list is in preparation [8 September 2014] and will soon be included here. Most of the shows are listed on Stackyard (see below).
Dates of British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).
3 May 2014 (Saturday) NW Auctions Rare Breeds Sale, entries for Fell Ponies welcome. Further details available from NW Auctions' web site or tel: 015395 66200. www.nwauctions.co.uk, email email@example.com.
Rare Breeds Show – 28th September Organised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Please contact Janet Blair 01494 673159. Bury Farm, Slapton, nr Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. Details from www.rbs.org.uk or Georgina Blair 07796685992
4th October - Rare Breeds of the
Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs PE28 2DY. Fell Pony Contact: Mrs L Brooks, 49 Elderdene, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, OX39 4EJ. Telephone: 07710282382/01844 345426. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rare Breeds Schedule is available here.