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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. 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.

Affiliated classes at non-FPS shows and Other shows and events not affiliated to the FPS are listed here below the FPS Calendar.

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FPS Calendar of Events

List Updated:   (MM/DD/YYYY format)

Dates in Bold are confirmed, the rest are TBC.

Recurring fixed dates

1 January - all FPS membership subscriptions due for renewal

1 February - FPS Magazine copy deadline, Spring issue

15 February - For eligibility to vote for Council, your annual subscription must be paid by this date.

1 October -  FPS Magazine copy deadline, Autumn issue

2024 FPS dates

FPS shows listed here are reported in the twice-yearly Magazine and on the Show Results page of this site.

Dates in Bold are confirmed, the rest are TBC.

6 April (Saturday) - Annual General Meeting, Orton, Cumbria. For eligibility to vote on any matter at the meeting, your annual subscription must be paid by this date.

21 April  (Sunday) - Ride & Picnic by kind invitation of Judy & Nick Hill to be held at their home in Lutterworth, Leics. See  Midlands East Area Group page

3 - 5 May - Highland and Fell Pony Camp, Linnel Wood near Hexham. Organisers Sarah Charlton and Chris Grant. See the Camp's Facebook page

11 May (Saturday) - Stallion & Colt Show, Dalemain, Cumbria.

The Horse of the Year Show qualifier will be held at this show. NB - Change of Judge.  Mrs Pam Cox is unable to judge the Fell Pony Society HOYS qualifier on 11 May due to family illness. Mrs Alison Bell is replacing her. All competitors have been notified by email today, 30 April 2024.
Schedule [PDF] [DOC]
Entry Form [PDF] [DOC]
HOYS Qualifier Entry Form  [PDF] [DOC]
Equifest Qualification Card - Competitors should print off a qualification card prior to show day from the Equifest website

Also, your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show. Sponsorship packages are offered; thank you to those who have already spoken up to sponsor us.

12 May (Sunday) - Dorset Show, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester. See South West Area Group page and www.dorsetfellshow.co.uk

26th May CANCELLED DUE TO WATERLOGGED GROUND; 14th July & 8th September.  (all Sundays)  -  Midlands East Horse & Pony Shows at Gotham Show Field, Leake Road, Gotham, Nottingham. NG11 0LE.   See  Midlands East Area Group page.

2 June (Sunday) - South Cumbria Show, Westmorland County Show Ground, Crooklands, Near Milnthorpe, Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NH.
Schedule  [PDF] [DOC]
Entry Form   [PDF] [DOC]

16 June (Sunday) Midlands Fell Pony Show - MESG and MWSG combined show, Gotham Show Ground, Gotham, Nottingham NG11 0LE.  See  Midlands East Area Group and Midlands West Area Group pages.
Schedule [PDF]

24 July - South West Area Support Group Show at the Dunster Country Fair, Castle Lawns, Dunster. See South West Area Group page for links to schedule etc.

4 August (Sunday) - Breed Show, Dalemain, Cumbria.
There will be no HOYS qualifier at this show.
Schedule   [PDF] [DOC]
Entry Form     [PDF] [DOC]

Owners must be current FPS members to exhibit at this show.
Timetable [XLS]
Equifest Card [PDF]

Also, your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show: please see the sponsorship packages (thank you to those who have already spoken up to sponsor us.)

Please get your entries in early.

8 September - Southern Breed Show, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Hall Place, Burchetts Green Rd, Burchett's Green, Maidenhead SL6 6QR. The schedule will be available from www.fellsouthernshow.com

26 October - FPS Sale at NW Auctions, Crooklands

16 November - Foal & Youngstock Show

Further dates to follow once confirmed.

Important—the above dates and venues may be subject to change. Please check with the FPS Office for confirmation.

More dates are added here as the new year progresses. Many other FPS events, socials, and educational days are also listed on the Area Support Groups' pages - see UK map to find your area.

FPS Display Team 2024

We welcome confident riders and handlers with Fell ponies to join the Team! Our performance and information stand booking dates will be updated here as they are confirmed.

1 & 2 June - Countryfest, Westmorland County Showground

21 July -  Coniston Country Fair

18 August - Lakeland Country Fair

26 August, Bank Holiday Monday - Black Combe Country Fair

Keep in touch with us and see what we do on the Display Team's Facebook page. 23 June 2024

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Shows with FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

The Fell Pony Society encourages UK horse shows and overseas shows to affiliate their Fell Pony classes to the Society, which means that they run them under FPS showing rules and with FPS panel judges wherever possible. The Society does not insure or run these shows but will provide FPS rosettes, on request, for a small fee (Overseas, postage costs for the rosettes will be higher). Please ask for details from the Show Affiliation Secretary, Michelle Thorpe, Winterbutlee Farm, Shawforth, Nr Rochdale, Lancs. OL128XE, Tel: 01706 853843 — Fax: 01706 217886 — e-mail: info@wellbrowfell.co.uk

Affiliated Shows are not routinely reported in the Magazine or on this site but we welcome news of outstanding performances. Please get in touch with the webmaster/ Magazine Editor, Sue Millard,Tel: 07340 309636 — e-mail:  ponywriter001 @gmail.com

List of UK Shows with FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes, alphabetical; updated: (MM/DD/YYYY format)

A list of some of the FPS Affiliated UK shows is below. We will continue to update this 2024 list as show secretaries let us know they are running.

Where these shows have also sent us schedules and links to entry forms, the details are given below this list.   

Border Union Show    26th July
Bucks County Show    29th August             
Cumberland Show    8th June
Dalston Show    10th August
Devon County Show    16th, 17th 18th May
Dunster Show     16th August
Ennerdale Show    28th August
Garstang Show    3rd August
Hertfordshire County Show    25th-26th May
Keswick Show    26th August
Melplash Show    22nd August
Midlands Fell Pony Show     16th June
Millom and Broughton 31st  August
NCPA Cumbria Spring show 12th May
New Forest & Hampshire County Show    30th & 31st July, 1st August
Nidderdale Show    22nd September
NPS Area 4     26th August
NPS Area 5     12th May
NPS Scotland Summer Show    8th June
NPS Summer Championships    6th-8th August
Penistone Agricultural show 14th September
Royal Bath and West Show    30 May-1st June     
Royal Cornwall Show    6th-7th June               
Royal Lancashire Show    19th, 20th 21st July
Royal Norfolk Show    26th-27th June           
Royal Windsor Show    1st-5th May   
Sandringham    9th June
South of England Show    7th-9th June
Suffolk Show    29th-30th May
The Royal Highland Show    20th-23rd June
Three Counties Agricultural Show    16th June
Wensleydale     24th August
Westmorland County Show     11th-12th September
Wolsingham Show    8th September
Worsley Gala Show    19th May

Overseas Shows with FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

Stewardship Awards of North America (SANA)    June 27th-30th

Details sent to us by UK Shows with FPS-Affiliated Fell or M&M classes, chronological

12th May 2024 - NCPA Cumbria Spring show, Greenlands Equestrian Centre, Wreay, Carlisle CA4 0P. Schedule

May - HIGHLAND, FELL AND DALES SCOTLAND SHOW at Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre. Web site.

May - Northumberland County Show, at Bywell near Stocksfield. Full schedule available here: https://www.northcountyshow.co.uk/index.php/exhibitors/horsesWeb site

June - NPS Scotland Summer Show, Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder PH3 1JZ. The show offers in hand championships for all the native breeds and lovely trophies for each of the NPS Scotland Summer Show Breed Champions. There are Mountain & Moorland ridden and working hunter classes for everyone and dressage for those who wish to take part. Non members are most welcome. Any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Schedule and entry details are on the website at www.npsscotland.co.uk. and  More >>>
Entries can only be accepted by Entrymaster. (NO entries on the day).

June - Royal Cornwall Show has Fell classes. Entries are now live on Showing Scene: https://showingscene.com/events/royal-cornwall-show-jun-2024/horses

June - Sandringham Pony & Horse Show has Fell classes. Starts at 9am. Dedicated Fell ring. Judged by Robin Avery. The Sandringham schedule is available here, or by email: Sandringhamfps@gmail.com. . Book via this link, or contact Perdee Gould,  07881 096000.

June - Royal Norfolk Show (Wednesday  & Thursday).  Web site Trade and entry details - https://trade.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk/equine Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT.

June - Cumberland Agricultural Society - Equine Section
East Park, Brisco, Carlisle CA4 0RB. E: horsesecretary@cumberlandshow.co.uk; T: 07740 198149 (Linda) or 07860 803888 (Louise); NB. Out of normal working hours and before 21:30.

July 20th - Penrith Show will be holding Fell Pony classes on 20th July:
REGISTERED PONY
4 years old and over, to be shown mounted
REGISTERED BROOD MARE WITH OWN FOAL AT FOOT
FOAL OUT OF MARE FROM PREVIOUS CLASS
REGISTERED YEARLING
Colt, Filly or Gelding
REGISTERED FILLY OR GELDING
2 or 3 years old
REGISTERED MARE OR GELDING
4 years and over, to be shown in hand
Championship & Reserve
4 trophies and 2 special rosettes
https://penrithshow.co.uk/exhibitors/exhibitor-horses/
and
https://penrithshow.co.uk/.../2024-equine-entry-form_1.pdf
Closing date 24 June 2024

July - New Forest & Hampshire Show. Web site and More >>>

August - NPS Area 4 North of England Summer Show. Cambden Equestrian Centre, Nun Monkton, YO26 8EH. Schedule  Web site

August 26th - Keswick Show. They are taking entries now for the Fell Pony Classes at this year’s Show, which are:-
Best Broodmare with Foal at Foot
Best Foal
Best Gelding or Mare 4 years and over not entered in any other class
Best Yearling, Filly, Colt or Gelding
Best Two or Three Year old, Filly, Colt or Gelding
Best Mare or Gelding to be brought into the ring mounted.  Four years old and over, 50% for manners, ride and presentation in the ring, 50% for conformation and breed characteristics.
Potential exhibitors can contact the Equine Secretary (Lucy Roast) with any queries: equine@keswickshow.co.uk
They are taking both Postal and On Line Entries (via EntryMaster, https://keswickshow.lite.events/) and Entries close on 8th August.

August - Dufton Show near Appleby, Cumbria. Web site

September - Westmorland Show, Cumbria. Web site

October - Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.  Web Site

December - The Midlands Foal and Youngstock Show, Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Warwickshire, CV23 8AJ.


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Other Fell classes; Mountain and Moorland Classes; Rare Breed Shows / Sales.

We do our best to keep this list current but it is getting longer, so details may sometimes be out of date. Please get in touch (ponywriter001 @gmail.com) if your show with Fell classes is not listed or if your details need updating.

Dates of many British agricultural shows are listed on Stackyard (opens in new window).

June - The Lincolnshire Show (Wednesday & Thursday).
 https://lincolnshireshow.co.uk/competitors/equine

June - The Royal Cornwall Show (Thursday - Saturday)
https://www.royalcornwallshow.org/competitors/equine/

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 via '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 nr, Stocksfield.
http://www.northcountyshow.co.uk/

May - RARE AND TRADITIONAL BREEDS SHOW, SHERBORNE CASTLE COUNTRY FAIR, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5NR. It is a one day show run in conjunction with a country fair which attracts 15-20,000 people – so is great publicity for rare breeds. Show Secretary is Ruth Summerley, 4 Watercombe Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2ED, Tel 01935 428405, e-mail dorset.rarebreeds@yahoo.co.uk, Website www.sherbornecountryfair.com

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, secretary@peebles-show.co.uk

August - Weardale Show. Classes for Fell Ponies http://www.weardale-show.co.uk/

September - Romsey Show. RIHS WHP qualifiers, Nursery Stakes, Veteran qualifiers, Novice and Ridden horse classes, M&M Ridden Novice and Open classes, M&M In Hand classes. www.romseyshow.co.uk

If there isn't a show listed near you here, try looking on Stackyard, which has a UK-wide list of agricultural shows which may have a class that we don't know about.

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