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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. 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.

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List updated 8 April 2023.

Dates in Bold are confirmed, the rest are TBC

1 January - all FPS memberships due for renewal

1 February - FPS Magazine copy deadline, Spring 2023

15 February - For eligibility to vote for Council, annual subscription must be paid by this date.

1 April (Saturday) - Annual General Meeting, Orton, Cumbria. For eligibility to vote on any matter at the meeting,
annual subscription must be paid by this date.

2 April (Sunday) - ‘Training Day’ at Marwood Equestrian Centre, Barnard Castle. Details will be on the North East Area Group page shortly.

16  April (Sunday) - Sandringham Fell, Dale & Friends Show, Norfolk
See  Midlands East Area Group page

23 April (Sunday) - Dorset Fell Show will be held this year at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, DT2 8PY. See South West Area Group page and

13 May (Saturday) - Stallion & Colt Show, Dalemain, Cumbria.
The HOYS qualifier will be held at this show.
Schedule  [DOC] [PDF]
Entry Form [DOC] [PDF] Entries close 22 April.
HOYS Qualifier Entry Form [PDF] Equifest Qualification Card [PDF]

Also, your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show.  Sponsorship packages are offered for 2023; thank you to those who have already spoken up to sponsor us.

tbc May - Highland and Fell Pony Camp, Linnel Wood near Hexham,

tbc May - Festival of Fells Spring Show,  Staffordshire.

tbc, several dates - Groundwork/Natural horsemanship demo, Visit to Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary, Forfar; Autumn pony stud visit.  Details will be on the Scotland Area Group page and Facebook group when dates are confirmed.

27 May -- 18 June - ‘Our Common Heritage' Exhibition

Friends of the Lake District have been collating all the interviews for the Our Common Heritage project which includes some of the Fell pony interviews which they held last year during the Fell Pony Exhibition. They will be interpreted in the ‘Our Common Heritage Exhibition’ which they are running at the Old Courthouse at Shap in June.  Start: 27th May, 2023 at 10:00am, End: 18th June, 2023 at 5:00pm

They are creating 7 boards linked to different aspects/themes of the commons and 1 board will focus on Fell Ponies. This will include basic information about the breed, links to the common and quotes taken from the transcripts.

28 May,  9 July,   3 September (all Sundays)  -  Midlands East Horse & Pony Shows at Gotham Show Field, Leake Road, Gotham, Nottingham. NG11 0LE.   See  Midlands East Area Group page

4th June (Sunday) - South Cumbria Show, Westmorland County Show Ground, Crooklands, Near Milnthorpe, Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NH.
Schedule [DOC] [PDF]
Entry Form 
[DOC] [PDF] Catalogued entries close 22 May but entries are taken on the field at £15 per entry.

tbc June - Derbyshire Show

17 June (Saturday) -  visit Rackwood Fell Ponies, Crook nr County Durham. Details will be on the North East Area Group page shortly

26 July (Weds) - South West Area Support Group Show at the Dunster Country Fair, Castle Lawns, Dunster. See South West Area Group page

6 August (Sunday) - Breed Show, Dalemain, Cumbria.
There will be no HOYS qualifier at this show.
Schedule  [DOC] [PDF]
Entry Form  [DOC] [PDF] Entries close Saturday 8 July 2023; late entries to 15 July at double fees. Owners must be current FPS members to exhibit at this show.
Timetable to follow
Equifest Card [PDF]

Also, your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show: please see the 2022 example sponsorship packages (Similar packages will be offered for 2023; thank you to those who have already spoken up to sponsor us.)

Please get your entries in early.

10 September - Southern Breed Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green Rd, Burchett's Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR. The schedule will soon be available from

1 October - FPS Magazine copy deadline, Autumn 2023

tbc late October (Saturday) - Annual Fell Pony Society Sale, North West Auctions, Kendal.
Entry forms will be available to download from or by contacting NWA, tel: 015395 66200,  email:
Remember to get your foal registrations/passport application forms done in plenty of time - they must be lodged with the FPS by mid September at the latest.
Entries to NWA, closing date tbc. 

18th November - Foal & Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg,Penrith, CA11 0AH 
Schedule  to follow
Entry form to follow

Important—All the above 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 also listed on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.

FPS Display Team 2023

We welcome confident riders and handlers with Fell ponies to join the Team!

This year we’re not undertaking such an exhausting programme of events as we did for the Centenary. We will perform at:

Countryfest, 3 & 4 June, Kendal County Showground

Lakeland Country Fair, 20 August, Torver, Cumbria

Black Combe Country Fair, 28 August, Black Combe, Bootle, Cumbria

We are also taking the information stand to Sandringham Show (16 April),  Cartmel Show (2 August) and to Westmorland County Show (13 & 14 September).

Keep in touch with us and see what we do on the Team's Facebook page. 13 Jan 2023

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Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

Dates are approximate at the moment and based on previous years' dates. We will update the 2023 list as show secretaries let us know they are running.

May, HIGHLAND, FELL AND DALES SCOTLAND SHOW at Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre. Web site.

May, Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Full schedule available here: site

June, NPS Scotland Summer Show, Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder PH3 1JZ. The show 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. Any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Schedule and entry details are on the website at and  More >>>
Entries can only be accepted by Entrymaster. (NO entries on the day).

June, Royal Norfolk Show (Wednesday  & Thursday).  Web site Trade and entry details - Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT.

June - Cumberland Agricultural Society - Equine Section
East Park, Brisco, Carlisle CA4 0RB. E:; T: 07740 198149 (Linda) or 07860 803888 (Louise); NB. Out of normal working hours and before 21:30.

July - New Forest & Hampshire Show. Web site and More >>>

August - NPS Area 4 North of England Summer Show. Cambden Equestrian Centre, Nun Monkton, YO26 8EH.  Web site

August - Peebles Show has a number of Mountain & Moorland classes suitable for Fell Ponies.  Entries can be taken online.

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

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

4-8 October 2023 - Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.  Web Site

HOYS Poster

October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show ARENA UK, Allington Lane, Allington, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF. Web site

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Other Fell classes; Mountain and Moorland Classes;
& Rare Breed Sales. (UK and overseas.)

We do our best to keep this list current but it is getting longer, so details may sometimes be out of date. Please get in touch ( if your show with Fell classes is not listed or if your details need updating.

Dates of many British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).

June, The Lincolnshire Show (Wednesday & Thursday).

June, The Royal Cornwall Show (Thursday - Saturday)

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.


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. Show Secretary is Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2ED, Tel 01935 428405, e-mail, Website

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 - Romsey Show. RIHS WHP qualifiers, Nursery Stakes, Veteran qualifiers, Novice and Ridden horse classes, M&M Ridden Novice and Open classes, M&M In Hand classes.

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