The Fell Pony Society

Registered Charity, Number 1104945.
The Fell Pony Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee 3233346.

Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

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.



Following Government Guidelines the FPS Secretary is continuing to work from home.

The office is functioning, as far as possible, as normal. Royal Mail is forwarding items addressed to the Office in Boroughgate, so all the Society's post continues to be received and despatched as normal. You can use the Royal Mail on line service to pay for and print off labels: see -

You can also:

Your support during this unprecedented time is much appreciated.

Take care and stay safe.


Temporary email: (Please do not use the old Hotmail account. Your message will not get through.)

Temporary Phone number: 017683 52861 (during normal FPS office hours please). To phone a UK number from overseas, replace the leading 0 with 0044 or with your international access code + 44.

The Society Office at Bank House, Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6XF remains closed but we hope to relocate there shortly.

(Tel/Fax: 0 17683 53100. E-mail:

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 can be found in the FPS magazine; if you are joining the Society for the first time please phone the Secretary for the bank details). 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 your bank, because the Society cannot do it on your behalf.

Updated 6 May 2021


Full details of News items can be found on the News Page



Important information for all who export live animals to the EU.

Animal Health Regulations (2021) (6 July 2021)

Breed Show Accommodation 31 July - 1 August

We have received some enquiries from exhibitors at the Breed Show who are looking for accommodation More >>> 22 July 2021

Breed Show Sponsorship – 1 August 2021

Your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show, including the hire of toilets and jumps; the provision of Gate Attendants and First Aiders; and the setting up of the show field.

To see the Sponsorship Packages that are are available - More >>>
1 July 2021

Enquiries from EU owners and breeders

Following Brexit, 1 January 2021, the Society as a Passport Issuing Office can no longer update or issue passports for Fell Ponies that are in the EU. Please be assured that we are still working very hard on trying to find a solution to this issue but it will take some time. For specific details of what we are / are not permitted to do at present, please see the News page. 6 May 2021

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Agenda for FPS Council meeting


(this is an active link only when a Council meeting is due)

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

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 original link >>>
Alternative link (if the original link has changed for you): Grassroots 2021 >>>