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—FPS Membership due for renewal
1 Feb—FPS Magazine deadline, Spring 2016
7 Feb—NE Support Group's 2 course carvery lunch followed by an informative talk on 'How to plan a modern worm control programme for your equines' given by David Booth and Claire Shand of Westgate Labs. Details and booking form
2 April (Saturday)—FPS AGM, Orton, Cumbria
1 May (Sunday)—Dorset Fell Show, Hurn Bridge E.C.
7 May 2016 (Saturday)—Sandringham Fell, Dales and Friends Show, to be held on the Sandringham Estate, West Newton gates, PE31 6AZ.
Would you like to take up one of our class sponsorship "packages"? Details here.
Entries for Breed Show close on Saturday 9 July with late entries paying double, accepted to 16 July.
1 September—FPS Magazine deadline, Autumn 2016
11 September (Sunday)—Southern Breed Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture. www.fellsouthernshow.com
15th October 2016 (Saturday) 7pm—Supper followed by Auction of Gifts and Promises, Stoneybeck Inn, Nr Penrith, CA11 8RP
Offers of gifts and promises - please contact The FPS office, tel: 017683 53100, email firstname.lastname@example.org
TICKETS are £12.50 each from the FPS office - still a few left.
Ticket purchases, Promises, Gifts and BIDS can be made any time up to the night of the auction on Saturday 15th. LIST OF GIFTS AND PROMISES
10 Oct 2016
29 October (Saturday)—FPS Show and Sale, Kendal, Cumbria. Show 9.30am, Sale 11.00am. Order of sale – 1) Ponies 4 years+, 2) Youngstock 1 – 3 years and 3) Foals.
Closing Date for entries is 7 October ’16 with all passport applications to be sent to the office by 16 September.
Entry fee of £20 / pony with £10 refunded if the pony is presented at the sale.
'Upset price' at bidding is increased to £100 for colt foals, and £150 for filly foals and all other ponies.
Judge for the Show is to be agreed at September Council meeting. Prize money, paid by FPS, increases to £10, £8 and £6 in line with other FPS shows.
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, 2016, Fell and Dales Warm-up Show, Newton Rigg E. Centre, CA11 0AH Schedule and entry form
5th June 2016 - Cumbria Fell and Dales Show, Jenkinsons Field, Clifton Road Ends, Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria. Schedule, Entry form and Timetable are now available. Please note that entries can be made online this year via Equo - the link is on the SHOW AND TRAINING DATES page.
30th May 2016, Northumberland County
Show, at Bywell near
Stocksfield. Schedules can be downloaded from the website,
or ring the Show office to ask for
a posted copy. Entries are now open and can be
submitted online or by post.
Northumberland County Show, Hexham Auction Mart, Tyne Green, Hexham, NE46 3SG. Office: 01434 604216 www.northcountyshow.co.uk
Saturday 28th August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria. http://duftonshow.co.uk/
Dates of British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).
30 April-01 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,
Entries close Friday 22 April 16.
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 - Rare Breeds Sale, North West Auctions, Kendal, Cumbria. www.nwauctions.co.uk/
May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell
Saturday 13th August - Peebles Show. Elaine Marshall (Steward, M & M section at Peebles Show) has asked us to circulate some info about the M&M classes:
Peebles Show usually has a good showing of Fell Ponies in its M & M classes, and there are other fun classes to participate in. Although entries officially close today, the secretary will accept email entries up until the end of the month. www.peebles-show.co.uk, email@example.com
August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies: Stallion 4 years and over, Mare and Gelding 4 years and over, Mare with foal at foot; foal to be judged, 2 and 3 year old Filly/Colt/Gelding, Yearling Filly/Colt/Gelding. Champion – Fell Pony Shield. http://www.weardale-show.co.uk/
18 September 2016 - Horseman's Sunday at Lytham Hall, 2 pm till 4 pm.
It is the 21st Anniversary of this 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.
They ask for nominations of Fell ponies and their owners to attend the service. Details in their letter.
October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show, Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs, PE28 2DY.