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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.

Other shows and events not affiliated to the FPS are listed below the FPS Calendar.

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


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, annual subscription must be paid by this date.

1 October -  FPS Magazine copy deadline, Autumn issue

2023 dates

1 October (Sunday)South West Area Group are going to the beach for a Fell & Fell friends meet up.

Saturday 14 October 2023 - The Scottish Smallholders Festival, The Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, EH28 8NB. 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Stand promoting the breed, sale of FPS merchandise, display of Fells with other Native Breed Ponies. For a full programme visit - Programme of events - Scottish Smallholder Festival

28 October (Saturday) - Annual Fell Pony Society Sale, North West Auctions, Kendal.
Entry forms will be available to download from NW Auctions' web site, or by contacting NWA, tel: 015395 66200,  email:
Remember to get your foal registrations/passport application forms done in plenty of time - they must be lodged with the FPS by mid September at the latest.
Entries to NWA, closing date 29 September. 

18th November - Foal & Youngstock Show, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CA11 0AH 
Schedule [PDF] [DOC]
Entry form  [PDF] [DOC

2024 dates

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

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

The HOYS qualifier will be held at this show.
Schedule  to follow
Entry Form  to follow
HOYS Qualifier Entry Form  to follow
Equifest Qualification Card   to follow

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.

tbc May - Highland and Fell Pony Camp, Linnel Wood near Hexham,

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

tbc May - Festival of Fells Spring Show amalgamated with Derbyshire Show, venue tbc.

May,  July,   September (all Sundays)  -  Midlands East Horse & Pony Shows at Gotham Show Field, Leake Road, Gotham, Nottingham. NG11 0LE.   See  Midlands East Area Group page

June (Sunday) - South Cumbria Show, Westmorland County Show Ground, Crooklands, Near Milnthorpe, Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NH.
Schedule  to follow
Entry Form   to follow

tbc June - Derbyshire Show

9 June - Sandringham Fell, Dale & Friends Show, Norfolk
See  Midlands East Area Group page

July - South West Area Support Group Show at the Dunster Country Fair, Castle Lawns, Dunster. See South West Area Group page

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

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

Also, your generous sponsorship makes a significant contribution to the running costs of the show: please see the example sponsorship packages (Similar packages will be offered for 2023; 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 soon be available from

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 2023

We welcome confident riders and handlers with Fell ponies to join the Team! Our performance and information stand booking dates will be posted here when confirmed. Keep in touch with us and see what we do on the Team's Facebook page. 13 Jan 2023

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Shows which hold FPS-Affiliated Fell Pony classes

Dates are approximate at the moment and based on previous years' dates. We will update the 2024 list as show secretaries let us know they are running.

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: 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 and  More >>>
Entries can only be accepted by Entrymaster. (NO entries on the day).

June, Royal Norfolk Show (Wednesday  & Thursday).  Web site Trade and entry details - Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Showground, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT.

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

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.  Web site

August - Peebles Show has a number of Mountain & Moorland classes suitable for Fell Ponies.  Entries can be taken online.

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

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

4-8 October 2023 - Horse of the Year Show, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT.  Web Site

HOYS Poster

October - Rare Breeds of the Year Show ARENA UK, Allington Lane, Allington, GRANTHAM, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF. Web site

3rd December The 2023 Midlands Foal and Youngstock Show is being held at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Warwickshire, CV23 8AJ. With over 150 Classes this year, Midlands Foal and Youngstock Show is by far the biggest in the UK, with top class judges, stunning rosettes, sashes and prizes. This year sees a 'Festive Championship' included in the schedule. This is open to all competitors who are wearing something 'Festive'. i.e. A Christmas Jumper, Christmas Fancy Dress etc. This Championship has been sponsored by Rowen Barbary Horse Feeds. £35 will be awarded to the Champion and £15 to the Reserve. 

Entries open on Friday 1st September.
Postal entries close Friday 24th November
Online entries close Tuesday 28th November

Online entries can be made via the following link:  

Stables and Hook Up are available to book directly with Onley:  Midlands Foal & Young Stock Show Stable Bookings (  

They still have lots of Sponsorship opportunities available starting from £20 per class. If you are interested in sponsoring please get in touch. Your kind generosity means that they can provide some beautiful rosettes and sashes for competitors to win. They would also be grateful for any prizes you wish to donate to the show.

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Other Fell classes; Mountain and Moorland Classes;
& Rare Breed Sales. (UK and overseas.)

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 ( 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).

June, The Royal Cornwall Show (Thursday - Saturday)

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,

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.


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, 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 - 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.

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