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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

2020 FPS Shows, Events and Sales

1 January – all FPS memberships due for renewal

1 February – FPS Magazine deadline, Spring 2020

4 April – Fell Pony Society AGM, Orton Market Hall, Penrith. Cumbria, CA10 3RU

3 May - Festival of Fells Spring Show, Rodbaston Equestrian Centre, Rodbaston Drive, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5PH. Schedule [.docx] [PDF] Entry form [.docx] [PDF]

3 May - Dorset Fell Show, Moreton Equestrian Centre, Dorchester. DT2 8RF https://dorsetfellshow.co.uk/

9 May – Fell Pony Society Stallion & Colt Show, Dalemain, Penrith. CA11 0HB

30 May – (Saturday) Fell Pony Society Midlands East Support Group- Sandringham Show, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk.

7 June tbc – Fell Pony Society South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal. LA7 7NU

28 June - Derbyshire Fell Pony Show, Barleyfields EC, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6HT

2 August – Fell Pony Society Breed Show, Dalemain, Penrith. CA11 0HB

13 September – Fell Pony Society Southern Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Maidenhead. SL6 6QR

1 October – FPS Magazine deadline, Autumn 2020

31 October – Fell Pony Society Annual Show and Sale - NWA J36, Crooklands, Kendal. LA7 7FP http://www.nwauctions.co.uk/

November tbc – NWSG Foal & Youngstock Show

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

More dates are added here as the new year progresses. Many other FPS events, socials, and educational days are alsolisted on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.

FPS Display Team 2020

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

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May 2020 - Countryfest, Kendal
19th July - Coniston Country Fair, Coniston
5th August - Cartmel Show, Cartmel (merchandise only),
6th August - Sheep Dog Trials, Kendal (merchandise and petting pony)
31st August - Blackcombe Country Fair, Millom
5th September - Lowick Show

If you would like to be involved in 2020 or want some more info, we will be having a team practice session early next year (date TBC), where you are welcome to come along, meet us all, and see what we get up to.

Please let one of the committee know or drop us a message on the Team's Facebook page.

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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