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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

TEMPORARY CONTACT DETAILS - updated 18 April 2020

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

The office is functioning, as far as possible, as normal. Mail is being received and despatched as normal. Please continue to send in your passports for updating as long as it is safe for you to do so. You can use the Royal Mail on line service to pay for and print off labels: see - https://parcel.royalmail.com/

You can also:

Your support during this unprecedented time is much appreciated.

Take care and stay safe.

Katherine

Temporary email: secretaryfellponysociety@gmail.com (Please do not use the Hotmail account as the number of messages received has exceeded its storage space. Your message will not get through.)

Temporary Phone number: 017683 52861 (during normal FPS office hours please).

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.

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.

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.

Payment details updated 10 March 2016

FIS testing update, August 2020

FIS testing is voluntary (unless applying for a stallion licence). An owner can therefore source a lab themselves or purchase a kit through the Society. If purchased through the Society a vet must take the sample and check the identity of the pony by scanning the microchip and checking it against the passport. The result will be forwarded to the owner by the lab, via email, without the Society having sight of it. (An email address must be supplied on the sample packet for this purpose). 10 August 2020 More >>>

Missing our Breed Show?

It would have been the FPS Breed Show on Sunday 2 August, where many of you would have visited the merchandise tent to purchase goodies. 31 July 2020 More >>>

Filly Foal FIS test refund (2020 only)

Council have agreed the Youngstock and Performance awards, Stallion Show Colt Premiums and Breed Show Progeny premiums cannot be awarded this year due to the coronavirus situation. It has therefore been agreed that the surplus grant be used as a one-off offer to refund (or partially refund) the payment of the FIS test for filly foals born in 2020.

22 July 2020 More >>>

Compulsory Microchipping - Reminder

With effect from 1 October 2020 it will be a legal requirement for all horses in England to be microchipped. 22 July 2020 More>>>

FPS Breed Shows Cancelled

9 July 2020 More >>>

Animal Health Trust and Genetic Services to close

6 July 2020 More >>>

Memorandum & Articles of Association updated

30 June 2020 More >>>

FPS Sales list advertising

If you wish to advertise Fell Ponies for sale on the FPS website or place a Wanted Ad, THIS SERVICE IS FREE TO FPS MEMBERS. 17 June 2020 More >>>

Calendar 2022 - Call for Photos

Early call for photographs for the 2022 Fell Pony Society Calendar.

13 June 2020 More >>>

Animal Health Trust Update - May 2020

28 May 2020 More >>>

Chairman's Statement

Interim statement which would have been given at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

21 May 2020 More >>>

FPS membership fees increase from 2021

21 May 2020 More >>>

British Equestrian Federation Update

The latest BEF guidance on equestrian-related activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 21 May 2020 More >>>

FIS (Foal Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Testing Update

20 May 2020 More >>>

Stallion Licensing - Testing Update

20 May 2020 More >>>

FPS Breed Show Update

18 May 2020 More >>>

Questionnaire about who keeps and breeds rare equine breeds

12 May 2020 More >>>

2020 Breeding Season – Travelling Mares and Stallions to Stud, and COVID-19 precautions

4 May 2020 More >>>

British Equestrian Federation - Further update

15 April 2020 More >>>

Festival of Fells Show postponed

March 2020 More >>>

Annual General Meeting postponed

19 March 2020

Stallion Show cancelled

Sadly due to the current situation with Coronaviris (Covid-19) Council have agreed to cancel (or possibly postpone) the FPS Stallion & Colt Show scheduled for Saturday 9 May. At this point in time the FPS Breed Show will go ahead on Sunday 2 August. 19 March 2020

Combined Native Pony Roadshow postponed

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Agenda for FPS Council meeting

(active only when a Council meeting is due)

RBST Agriculture Bill Briefing 2019

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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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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 >>>

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

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