The Fell Pony Society
Calendar of Events

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.

FPS Shows, Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Fell Classes, M&M Classes & Rare Breed Sales

2018 FPS Shows, Events and Sales

1 Jan - All FPS memberships due for renewal

1 Feb - FPS magazine deadline, Spring 2018

7 April (Sat) - FPS AGM, Orton, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 3RL

22 April (Sunday) – Pleasure Ride at Millstones, Bootle, LA19 5TJ, to help raise funds for the Promotions Team.
There will be two routes to cater for lead rein/novice riders and more experienced riders, roughly 5km and 8/10km respectively, to be followed by tea/coffee and home baking. The fee will be £15 per pony or £12 for lead rein ponies. Further information will be added here or on the ‘Fell Pony Society Promotions Team’ Facebook page. Entry form. Poster.

5 May - Sandringham MESG Fell, Dales, Exmoor and Friends Show, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, PE35 6EN.

12 May - Stallion & Colt Show, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB.

10 June - South Cumbria Show, Crooklands, Kendal LA7 7NH

24 June - Derbyshire Fell & Dales Show, Barleyfields Equestrian Centre, Ash Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6HT.

5 August - Breed Show, Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0HB.

1 September - FPS Magazine deadline, Autumn 2018

9 September tbc - Southern Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Berkshire, SL6 6QR.

16 September tbc - Performance Trials, Linnel Wood, Hexham, NE46 1UB.

27 October - Annual Show and Sale - NWA J36, Crooklands, Kendal, LA7 7FP, tel: 015395 66200 or

10 November NWSG Foal and Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg, Penrith CA11 0AH.

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.

FPS Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Events & Rare Breed Sales

Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

March, Fell and Dales Warm-up Show, Newton Rigg E. Centre, CA11 0AH. Web site

Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre. Web site.

May, Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Web site

June - Cumbria Fell and Dales Show, Jenkinsons Field, Clifton Road Ends, Brougham, Penrith, Cumbria. Web site

June - Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT. Web site

Last Saturday in August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria. Web site

Second Thursday in September - Westmorland Show, Cumbria. Web site

October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show 2017 - Change of location, due to Houghton Hall closing down: ARENA UK,  Allington Lane, Allington, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF. Web site

FPS Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Events & Rare Breed Sales

Other Fell classes; Mountain and Moorland Classes;
& Rare Breed Sales

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,

NPS Scotland Spring Show. Enter on line or download an entry form for the Spring Show from the NPS Scotland web site,

May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell nr, Stocksfield.

29 May 2017 Dorset RBST Show at Sherborne Castle Country Fair, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR hold a class for Highland, Fell, & Dales, any age or sex. Schedule of classes Entry form or contact Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2ED,
Tel 01935 428405,  by email from or by downloading from the website

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.,

August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies

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.

FPS Events & Sales | Affiliated Classes / Shows | Other Events & Rare Breed Sales