The Fell Pony Society

Registered Charity, Number 1104945.
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

The Fell Pony Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee 3233346

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.


Bank House, Boroughgate, Appleby,

Cumbria CA16 6XF

Tel/Fax: 0 17683 53100. E-mail:
To phone a UK number from overseas, replace the leading 0 with 0044 or with your international access code + 44.

The office is manned Monday to Thursday. You can leave a voice message or send an email to if the Secretary is unavailable. Visitors will only be seen by appointment.

Payments to the Society, e.g. for membership, services or goods, can be made by post or by bank transfer. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to "The Fell Pony Society". Bank details >>> (Bank details are also in the FPS magazine).

The Society does not have the facility to take card payments over the phone.

If you wish to pay your membership by Standing Order, please request a mandate to set the payment up with your bank with a payment date of 1 January. You need to arrange this with your bank, because the Society cannot do it on your behalf.

updated 10 March 2016

Learning with Fells

The Society will consider applications from adult as well as juniormembers. Priority will be given to those aged 10 – 18 years of age. It is hoped that sufficient numbers will come forward for visits. More >>> 10 April 2019

Latest RBST Watchlist shows resilience of native breed livestock sector

A decade on from the last recession, Britain’s native livestock breeds are proving resilient in the face of economic challenge. More >>> 8 April 2019

Equine Viral Arteritis

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) notes (1) the recent positive cases of Equine Viral Arteritis that have been diagnosed in 2 non-thoroughbred stallions at a premises in Dorset. The BEF will monitor this situation closely and it is important to note that there is no threat to public health. 8 April 2019. More >>>

Membership is due for renewal

Membership is due for renewal 1 January each year. If you have not already done so please send your payment as soon as possible. More >>>

Agenda for FPS Council meeting

More >>> (active only when a Council meeting is due)

Update on Equine Flu vaccinations re FPS Stallion & Colt Show

More >>>

Updated BEF guidance following outbreak of equine influenza:

New advice re unvaccinated horses and ponies, and maximising protection for foals. More >>>

4 March 2019

Equine Identification (England) Regulations came into force on 1 October 2018.

There are a number of key changes which will affect horse owners/keepers and/or breeders. The relevant authorities will now have civil powers to enforce the law.

More >>> on the News page

22 November 2018

Equine Passports

What to do when you buy or sell a pony, geld a colt or stallion, or a pony dies.

1 - When you purchase a Pony

Paperwork to check when purchasing. More >>>

2 - While you are an Owner

IMPORTANT: Please read about your passport responsibilities! More >>>

3 - Death of a Pony

You MUST return the passport More >>> Updated 4 July 2018

Fell Pony Stud Book - Grassroots

To access animal details, member details, pedigrees and progeny lists via the Grassroots database, log in using the link below, with your access number (not your membership number) and password, as notified to members since Spring 2009. This service is free to Society members.

Grassroots database >>>

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