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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.

SOCIETY OFFICE ADDRESS

Bank House, Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6XF

Tel/Fax: 0 17683 53100. E-mail: secretary@fellponysociety.org.uk
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 secretary@fellponysociety.org.uk 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

HIGHLAND, FELL, DALES AND EXMOOR COMBINED NATIVE ROADSHOW 2020

NORTHERN EVENT: SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020
UNICORN CENTRE, Stanton Way, Hemlington, Middlesborough, TS8 9LX.

SOUTHERN EVENT: SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020
UNICORN TRUST, Granary Cottage, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham, GL54 1JZ.

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RBST Agriculture Bill Briefing 2019

From Christopher Price, RBST CEO:

For the last 40 years the conservation of our native livestock and equines been entirely thanks to the hard work of a few dedicated tenacious individuals. But the new Agriculture Bill will change all that. In future they will have some help from the Government.

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British Equestrian Federation responds to EHV-1 outbreak

The British Equestrian Federation acknowledges the diagnosis of a case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at an equestrian centre in Hampshire on 8 January 2020.

The Federation supports the actions of the centre, who have ceased all activity, including cancelling shows and hire bookings, until further notice. The Animal Health Trust has issued advice stating that all horses who have recently visited the centre are immediately isolated for a period of 14 days and that owners seek veterinary advice regarding clinical monitoring and laboratory test clearance.

EHV-1 outbreak update 13/01/20
On Thursday 9 January, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) issued an update following the confirmed diagnosis of EHV-1 (Equine Herpes Virus) at an equestrian centre in Hampshire, which has now been named as Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre in Fareham. In consultation with the Animal Health Trust, the BEF is today strongly recommending that any horse or pony who visited Crofton Manor EC between 20 December and 7 January is tested by a veterinary surgeon for EHV. This is in addition to the originally recommended isolation period of 14 days and daily clinical monitoring. Owners of any horses or ponies who have been to Crofton EC in the specified period should liaise directly with their veterinary surgeon on the testing process and advice.

EHV-1 is a contagious disease that can be spread through direct and indirect contact, with the virus surviving in the environment for several weeks. Clinical signs include a high temperature, coughing, nasal discharge, lethargy and loss of appetite. Severely affected animals can display neurological symptoms, and pregnant mares can also suddenly and unexpectedly miscarry their unborn foal.

The BEF recommends that all horse owners remain vigilant for signs of the virus, maintain excellent biosecurity and consult with their vets if they are concerned. 15 January 2020

Agenda for FPS Council meeting

(active only when a Council meeting is due)

Deadlines for Breeders

· The current Equine Identification regulations require the applications for foal passports to arrive with the Society within 6 months of birth or 30 November whichever is the later. However in addition to the above, FPS regulations require applications to be received by no later than 31 December (irrespective of age) or the application will be treated as late and will require late registration fees and confirmation of the sire and dam by DNA. Double fees may also apply if applications are received during December.

· Service Books / notifications of coverings online must be notified by 31 December in the year of covering; if not, any resulting foal will have to be DNA typed to confirm the sire prior to registration.

When completing stallion service certificates please complete all the details fully, including full name and registration number of stallion and mare and full dates of covering to include at least month and year. Month on its own with no year is unacceptable. 20 November 2019

Membership is due for renewal 1 January

Membership is due for renewal 1 January each year. If you have not already done so please send your payment as soon as possible. If you would like to pay by Standing Order please contact the office for a mandate, or for the bank details if you wish to set the standing order up yourself.
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FPS Calendar 2020

Ideal pony-lover's present! Plus Fell-themed cards and more. See the Merchandise page for details.

FPS calendar cover

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure - July 2019

More >>> September 2019

Equine Passports

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

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 to the FPS office. More >>>

4 - Compulsory Microchipping

With effect from 1 October 2020 it will be a legal requirement for all horses in England to be microchipped (this applies in Wales from 12 February 2021 and in Scotland from 28 March 2021).
When your vet implants a chip for the first time, the barcode label should be placed in the passport with the stamp and signature of the vet beside. The owner should either send the passport or a scanned copy of the passport to the Society as soon as possible so that the records can be updated.

Updated 4 July 2018

Equine Register – National Equine Chipchecker

https://www.equineregister.co.uk/home

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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