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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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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,
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
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 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 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
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: 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
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 - 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: email@example.com; T: 07740 198149 (Linda) or 07860 803888 (Louise); NB. Out of normal working hours and before 21:30.
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. www.peebles-show.co.uk
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
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
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: https://mfys.lite.events/index.php?id=1#event2
Stables and Hook Up are available to book directly with Onley: Midlands Foal & Young Stock Show Stable Bookings (myridinglife.com)
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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, 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.
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 email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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