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
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, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.