The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events 2015
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.
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.
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 www.sparketequestrianevents.co.uk
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.
9 May (Saturday) Sandringham Fell Show, 10am start, on the Sandringham Estate, West Newton gate, PE31 6AZ.
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. Schedule will be available here and www.sparketequestrianevents.co.uk
6 June (Saturday) South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal, Cumbria.
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.
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 (Sunday) Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham, Northumberland.
24 October (Saturday) FPS Show and Sale, NW Auctions, Kendal, Cumbria.
Autumn Social Date TBA
More details 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.
More details to follow.
Dates of British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).
2 May - Rare Breeds Sale, North West Auctions, Kendal, Cumbria