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The Fell Pony Society

Registered Charity, Number 1104945.
The Fell Pony Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee 3233346.

Patron: Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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. It produces two Magazines per year, lists of ponies for sale and a regular calendar of events.

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Bank House, Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6XF.

Office e-mail:
Temporary e-mail is also still active:
Tel/Fax: 0 17683 53100.

The office is manned Monday to Thursday. You can leave a voice message or send an email to if the Secretary is unavailable. Visitors will only be seen by appointment.

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

Payments to the Society

Payments to the Society can be made by post, BACS or bank transfer. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to "The Fell Pony Society". BACS details here. Members can also find the details in the Fees and Charges section of the FPS Magazine.  All Bank transfers should be in English pounds sterling and any charges should be paid in the country of origin.
Also, our bank makes a charge for the receipt of an electronic transfer from overseas please add 2 for transactions up to 100 and 7 for transactions greater than 100. The Society does not have the facility to take card payments.

If you wish to pay your membership by Standing Order, please request a mandate to set the payment up with your bank, because the Society cannot do it on your behalf.

Updated 14 October 2021


FPS Show and Sale on Saturday 28 October 2023

Catalogues are available to download from or Tel: 015395 66200.
Pre sale show is at 9.00am, followed by the sale at 10.30am. 19 October 2023

More details on the News Page More >>>.

FPS web site

The FPS web site manager will be unavailable for a few days from 31 October so please be patient about any updates you would like to have made on the site, eg adverts to be posted, edited or removed.

This does not affect any other FPS Office transactions. 24 October 2023

Voluntary DNA Testing of Filly Foals in 2024

Voluntary DNA testing of filly foals (uncapped numbers) will be offered for 1 year only, from January 2024, test paid by FPS. For further details please read the item on the News page. 13 Sept 2023

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The Fell Pony Society Annual Show and Sale

The Fell Pony Society Annual Show and Sale will be held on Saturday 28 October 2023, at NWA J36 Rural Auction Centre, LA7 7NU. 10 August 2023

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No member shall be entitled to vote for the election of the Council if his or her subscription has not been paid on or before 15 February.

There are still a number of members who have not updated their Standing Order from last year, from 25 to 30. If this applies to you and you wish to remain a full member of the Society then please send the 5 owing by the 15 February if you wish to vote for Council.

If the 5 owing is not received these memberships will be processed as Associates with a 5 donation.

Payments can be made by bank transfer or by sending a cheque / PO made payable to The Fell Pony Society. We cannot take card payments.

Foal / Registration Applications

Just a reminder - any foal registration/passport application forms arriving with the Society in December are charged double fees. They should reach the office by no later than 31 December.  Applications received after this date will be treated as late registrations requiring DNA parentage testing.

All service details for this year's coverings must be with the Society by 31 December - both online and service books.

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 buy or sell a Pony

Paperwork to check when buying or selling. 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 send either 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

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.

The Grassroots Online Registry has been updated (25 May 2022) and the interface looks slightly different but should function as before.

Grassroots database original link >>>
Alternative link (if the original link has changed for you): Grassroots 2021 >>>