The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events 2013
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.
23 March, Saturday
Annual General Meeting, 1 pm. Orton Market Hall, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3RJ
7 April, Sunday
Midlands West Inaugural Spring Show, Shropshire. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: Tedsmore Equestrian, West Felton, Oswestry SY11 4HD. Changed to indoor venue because field is too wet. Details and Schedules from the FPS Midlands West web site or telephone Mrs D Roberts-Jones on 01691 652843
5 May 2013, Sunday
Dorset Fell Show at Hurn Bridge Equestrian Centre. All details including schedule are on the show website, www.dorsetfellshow.co.uk
11 May, Saturday
FPS Stallion and Colt Show, Dalemain, Ullswater, Penrith. New for 2013—separate classes for Geldings will be added this year with Qualifiers, so please bring your geldings as this will be a chance to show them off.
11 May, Saturday
FPS MESG Fell, Dales, Highland and Friends Show. To be held on the Sandringham Estate by kind permission of HM The Queen. West Newton Park, Norfolk. Classes for Fells, Dales, Highlands and Fell-friends. More details on MESG page.
1 June, Saturday CANCELLED
Cumbria Fell and Dales Pony Show, at JENKINSONS FIELD
It is with great regret that Ellen and I have had to cancel this year's Cumbria Fell and Dales Show. We are both absolutely gutted but due to the heavy rainfall on saturday and the subsequent damage caused to the field, we respect the farmer's decision that the field is not fit to use. Please pass the message to all and we are confident that the show will go ahead in 2014. We will destroy all cheques posted to us. However, if you would prefer us to return yours we will do so if you let us know. We thank everyone for all their support and look forward to seeing you all this summer. With our best wishes, Hilary and Ellen, 20 MAY 2013
1 June, Saturday
NCPA Cumbria Show, Carlisle
9 June, Sunday
South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal, Cumbria. Details from Paul & Bev Metcalfe, 01539 621655.
16 June, Sunday
Derbyshire Fell, Dales and Highland Show, Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire. For a schedule please send SAE to Miss M G Longsdon MBE, Eaglets, Little Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NN or download here.
28 July, Sunday
Greenholme Stud Open Day, Stony Gill, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3QY. 10 am start. Katie Edgar will be doing the catering. Bill Potter says: ALL WELCOME.
10 August, Saturday
Fell Pony Society Breed Show, Dalemain, Ullswater, Cumbria. New Venue for 2013—in the large field past the house going towards Pooley Bridge. This field has got good access and is dry with plenty of parking!
8 September, Sunday
Fell Pony Society Southern Show, Crown Farm, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxon. SAE to Georgina Blair, 18 Gurnells Road, Seer Green, Beaconsfield HP9 2XJ, Tel 07796 685992, www.fellsouthernshow.com
22 September, Sunday
Fell Pony Society Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham. Dressage, cross country and show jumping, plus a special section just for Fell ponies. Information and Rules :: Entry Form
26 October, Saturday
At J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria (for sat nav directions use postcode LA7 7NU).
Show at 10:00am. In Hand Show Classes for Foals, Youngstock 1-3 years old, and ponies 4+ years old,at 10am (in hand only). Judge: Mr GHB Mallinson (Hardendale Ponies).
Sale at 11:30am. Entry form and conditions of sale.
Entries to Mrs K Robinson, NWA J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FP. Fee per animal £10, non refundable. Entries close Thursday 3rd October 2013.
27 October, Sunday, at 11 am
NOTICE OF AUTUMN GENERAL MEETING
To be held on Sunday 27th October at 11 am.
at Tebay BRSA Club, Church Street, Tebay CA10 3SP
PLEASE NOTE TIME OF MEETING
AUTUMN GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
1 Apologies for absence
2 Approval and adoption of Annual General Meeting Minutes of 23 March 2013
3 Matters arising from the Minutes
4 Chairman’s Report
5 Secretary/Treasurer’s Report
Any other business
A buffet lunch at approx. 12:15pm (ticket cost £6.50 per person).
To be followed by a Talk
by Alison O’Neill “the Barefoot Shepherdess” (Shacklabank ponies). For further details & to book tickets for lunch & talk contact the office giving numbers attending & email/address/phone. We need to have numbers by 18th October.
16 November CANCELLED for
Foal Show, Inglewood E C, Penrith
More details and events to follow.
Important—All these dates and venues are provisional.
Please check with the Office for confirmation.
Many other events are listed on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.