The Fell Pony Society
The Fell Pony Society's aim is to foster and keep pure the old breed of pony which has roamed the northern fells for years and to circulate knowledge and general information about the pony breed.
The Society deals with the Registration of Ponies, applications for Membership and export matters, and produces two Magazines per year, lists of ponies for sale and a regular calendar of events.
FPS STALLION LICENSING – changes with effect from 1 January 2014
Full details on the Registration Fees page.
5 December 2013
2013 SEBA SCOTTISH BRED HORSE/PONY OF THE YEAR
Anyone who thinks they may have a suitable Scottish bred pony for this award, please contact the FPS office a.s.a.p. The pony does not have to be still in Scotland, only bred there! Download the nomination form.
28 November 2013
A large photograph
£5.00 & £1.50 P&P
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'The Fell Pony' DVD
The Fell Pony Society's DVD features the ponies at home amid breath taking scenery on the fells in Cumbria. They are still bred here as they have been for hundreds of years, running on the ground that made them what they are today.
The DVD records interviews from some of the hill farmers who run the ponies on the open fells, in which they talk about the ponies and how they manage them and give an insight into why it is so important for the breed to hold onto the remaining hill herds.
The DVD was filmed by Alan and Denise Tibbitts of DVX Productions with narration by Brian Blessed and together they have produced a DVD that will be of tremendous value to all with an interest in native ponies.
The DVD is available from the Fell Pony Society office
at a cost of £15, plus £1.50 postage and packing
for the UK and Europe, or £3 for the USA and Canada.
Check that the pony has been issued with a Fell Pony Society passport, as this confirms that the pony is a registered Fell pony. If an older pony has an ID-only passport, please check with the FPS office who will be able to confirm whether the pony is registered or not.
Please check that the pony and the passport match and if necessary get the microchip in the pony scanned prior to purchase.
If in any doubt and it is important to you that the pony is registered, we would suggest that you contact the office prior to purchase. This may prevent a problem that we cannot resolve later.
Only a small percentage of Fell ponies registered with the Society are also recorded with a microchip company. If they are, then their paperwork tells the owner what do if there are any changes, ie ownership or death, but there is usually a charge and the Society does not do it for them.
If owners have transferred ownership though the Society then the microchip is automatically recorded on the database (link below) for that pony and FPS can verify it to anyone who asks, including Trading Standards, DEFRA, Police etc.
Also note that it is illegal for someone to sell any horse/pony without a passport.
Updated 28 November 2013
Online Access to the Fell Pony Stud Book
Council have agreed to give Society members free access to the Society's Grassroots database, so that they can view animal details, member details, pedigrees and progeny lists online.
To access this, you need to enter your access number (not your membership number) and password, as notified to members since Spring 2009.
Notification of Changes via the Web
Members who use the online access to the Stud Book (above) might like to consider notifying the office of some transactions via the web.
Members can now notify the office of deaths, castrations and stallion services – it doesn’t update our database directly, but transfers the information so that it can be downloaded in the office.
Stallion owners can enter service records via the web and print off a copy of the record for the mare owner. This will remove the need for posting service books backwards and forwards each year, saving postage costs for both the stallion owner and the Society.
If you are interested in doing this, please get in touch with the office (email@example.com), and we’ll learn together!
For deaths and castrations, the passport still needs to be sent in to the office as soon as possible after the event (within 30 days).
On Wednesday 12 May 2013, I attended a meeting of ‘Native Pony and Rare Breeds GB’ to consider the new proposals following E U legislation regarding equine identification and passports. Major changes are planned to take place later this year.
If you have foals to register this season, please do so as soon as possible to avoid the possible delays and additional costs which may occur when the new system is introduced.
Also, can I remind you that it is a legal requirement to notify the passport issuing office i.e. the FPS Office, within 30 days, of a change of owner or death of a pony.
Eileen A Walker - Chairman
13 June 2013
New FPS Office E-mail address
Following episodes of hacking of the web-based e-mail account last year the FPS Secretary now has a new e-mail address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hotmail address will be removed from all FPS paperwork over the next month or so and the account will eventually be closed down.
2 May 2013
REVISED FEES FOR 2013
Please note the revised fees for registration, change of ownership etc., effective from 1st March 2013. Members of the Society pay the lowest range of fees.
Overseas fees include a standard surcharge to reflect the cost of mailing documents.
The full list can be seen on page 20 of the Spring 2013 Magazine and on the Registration and Fees page.
26 February 2013
STALLIONS & COLTS AVAILABLE AT STUD
We receive many enquiries in the office regarding 'Stallions Available at Stud'. Stallions at Stud can be listed on the FPS website, free of charge; please ask the FPS office for more details.