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The Fell Pony Society
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Challenge

The Fell Pony Society is delighted to announce that this year we will keep the spirit of the centenary community alive by launching the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Challenge. This will run along the same lines as the 100 mile challenge that we ran in our Centenary year.

brown pony with a colourful rosette
The Challenge will celebrate the life of our late Queen and run from her birthday, 21st April, to 31st October 2023.

It is open to all UK and international FPS members. Entrants are invited to complete 96 miles, one for every year of the late Queen’s life, with their Fell ponies and Fell pony friends. 

Local Area Support Groups will manage the registration, which will cost £5 per person per pony (in the UK; overseas £10), and cover the presentation, and/or distribution of the beautiful rosette (pictured here) that will be awarded to those who complete the challenge.  Again the miles can be accumulated in any discipline, eg, riding, driving, long reining or leading ponies; and entries by teams as well as individuals are invited.

We hope that you will join us in this celebration of the life of our late patron and that we will all have as much fun completing this challenge, and sharing our experiences, as we did in our Centenary year.

The contact details, registration form and tracker form are available below.

Jane Rawden

In the meantime, do join the Society so you can take part!


Registration Form 

Tracker Form

1 Contact your UK Area Group Representative (listed below) who will e-mail you a letter containing details of how to pay your fee to take part in the Challenge.

2 Pay your fee, and send the Area Rep your registration form including your 2023 FPS membership number.

3 When you complete (by 31st October) send the Area Rep your filled-in Tracker form.

4 Receive your rosette at an Area get-together in November or December. Rosettes will be posted if you can't attend.

You don't need to join your Area Group (though they'd really like it if you did), but you must be a current FPS member.

UK Area Group Representatives for the 2023 Challenge

Scotland North

Jacqueline Cheetham

Scotland South

Judy Fairburn

North West

Catherine Wrigley

North East

Eileen Walker

Midlands West

Diane Key

Midlands East

Kayley Radford

South West

Sue Howes

South East

Rowena Day

If you are not sure which UK Area you belong to, please consult the UK map in the Spring 2023 Magazine (p63), or the Area Support Groups page,

Overseas Contacts for the 2023 Challenge

North American entrants, please contact:

For more Overseas contacts, please see the Overseas Affiliates page:

For members in any Overseas countries, if there is no-one able to deal with your entry money, please contact Midlands East


Registration Form 

Tracker Form



Jane Rawden
Katherine Wilkinson
Eileen Walker
Claire Simpson
Glenis Cockbain
Sue Millard
Janet Wood
Cath Wrigley
Victoria Parker
Nicola Chippendale
Samantha Audley
Liz Whitley



Reminders of the Centenary

Limited Edition Silk Head Scarf

Having presented Her Majesty, The Queen with her personal gift at Royal Windsor Horse Show, to share the Centenary Celebrations we asked David Watson and Laura Pennell if they would allow The Fell Pony Society to produce a limited edition of the silk head scarf.

purple silk headscarf with black pony heads and white flowers

A few are still available to order direct from The Fell Pony Society office, £100 plus £10 P & P for special delivery.  Available via mail order only. E-mail: or

Read More >>> about the story of the scarf. 22 May 2022

Educational Video: The Fell Pony - Type and Conformation

Tom LLoyd's new DVD was launched at the Stallion & Colt Show 2022. This is part of the Society's educational activities as a charity, in celebration of our 100th year. It is available to purchase from the Society, £15 & P&P. You can also watch it online on Tom's Vimeo account or his Facebook page

14 May 2022

Midlands East Centenary Book

Midlands East Area Support Group are gathering material for a Centenary Book showcasing Fell Ponies from the region over the last 100 years (for more details please see Midlands East Group Page). January 2022

Centenary Book 2022

Celebrating 100 years of looking after the Fell Pony breed: read more at Jackdaw E Books and see how to get your copy from the Society Office
  1 Jan 2022