The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events 2016
This list contains FPS meetings and FPS shows, mostly in the North of England. The list is not "trimmed" when events have gone by, because most FPS events recur annually at around the same date. Look out for them next year.
Many other events are organised throughout Britain by Fell Pony Society Area Support Groups. See the UK map of FPS Area Support Groups. Click on your area on the map to discover what is happening there.
Other shows and events not affiliated to the FPS are listed below.
Outside the United Kingdom, FPS Branches run activities for Fell pony owners. They are listed on the International Affiliates page.
More FPS dates and fuller details will be added as the year goes on.
1 Jan – All FPS memberships due for renewal
1 Feb – FPS magazine deadline, Spring 2017
Sunday 5th February 2017, NE Support Group Sunday Lunch at Holiday Inn (formerly the Aston Hotel), Darlington DL1 3NL (Just off A1 at Junction 59). Details and application form.
1 April (Sat) – FPS AGM, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria
6 May (Sat) – Sandringham MESG Fell, Dales,
Exmoor and Friends Show, at 10am.
Sandringham Estate, West Newton gates PE31 6AZ.
20 May – Stallion Show, Dalemain, Penrith
11 June – South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal
18 June – Derbyshire Fell & Dales Show
6 August – Breed Show, Dalemain, Penrith
1 September – FPS Magazine deadline, Autumn 2017
10 September – Southern Show
17 September – Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham
28 October – Annual Show and Sale
12 November – NWSG Foal and Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg
Important—All these dates and venues are provisional.
Please check with the FPS Office for confirmation.
Many other FPS events, socials, and educational days are listed on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.
5th March, 2017, Fell and Dales Warm-up Show, Newton Rigg E. Centre, CA11 0AH Schedule and entry form
June 2017 - Cumbria Fell and Dales Show, Jenkinsons Field, Clifton Road Ends, Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria.
May 2017, Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield.
Last Saturday in August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria. http://duftonshow.co.uk/
Second Thursday in September - Westmorland Show, Cumbria
October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show, Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs E28 2DY. www.rbys.org.uk
Dates of British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).
April/May - Mundole Spring Show at Mundole Equestrian, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SG, have Olympia qualifiers for all Heritage breeds including an Individual class for Fells and Dales. Schedules can be accessed on ‘Notices’ on their website, www.mundoleequestrian.com
NPS Scotland Spring Show. Enter on line or download an entry form for the Spring Show from the NPS Scotland web site, www.npsscotland.co.uk
May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell
August - Peebles Show. Peebles Show usually has a good showing of Fell Ponies in its M & M classes, and there are other fun classes to participate in. www.peebles-show.co.uk, email@example.com
August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies http://www.weardale-show.co.uk/
September 2016 - Horseman's Sunday at Lytham Hall. Service of readings, hymns, prayers, poetry and the "sermon on the mount" with a blessing of each horse. Free entry. Commemorative rosette, and a competition for the silver Stirrup Cup for the best turned out horse.
October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show, Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs, PE28 2DY.