The Dartmoor Pony Society is the guardian of the rare breed and represents the Registered Dartmoor Pony worldwide. We welcome all new members.
The Society realises it is a difficult time for all our members. If you find yourselves in difficulties with your ponies please do not hesitate to let the Society know, and we will see if we can help in some way.
Making payments to the Society
The Society appreciate payments to the Dartmoor Pony Society paid directly into the Society’s bank. The details are as follows:
Lloyds Bank Account: Dartmoor Pony Society, Sort code 30-96-23, Account No. 00807482
Please ensure that you include a reference so we can allocate your payment correctly. It would also be helpful if you could e-mail the Office saying you have made a payment into the bank.
Transfers and Loans
If you are transferring ownership of a Dartmoor pony, exporting a Dartmoor pony or when wishing to lease or loan a Dartmoor pony click on Transfers and Loans for the necessary information about fees and procedure.
Online Stud Book
To access Grassroots, please follow this link to the Online Stud Book
All fully paid up members can access Grassroots. If you have mislaid this form or have forgotten your access details please contact the Office.
The DPS runs several competitions throughout the year including the Dartmoor Pony Society TopSpec Performance Awards, the DPS Ridden Showing Series, Part-Bred Awards, South West Awards and the Inhand Showing Award. For more details on the different schemes, please visit the Awards page.
For Privacy statement regarding these competitions please see SHOWS page
The native pony breed of the county of Devon in the South West of England. The ponies have been recorded living on the wild and inhospitable moors of Dartmoor since the Middle Ages. The ponies have the metabolism to prosper in the tough and uncompromising conditions they have to contend with.
The ponies have an exceptional temperament and breeders have long realized their potential as children’s ponies with the ability to make wonderful companions, give endless fun, and if required compete and succeed in all spheres of competition.
The primary role of the Society is to maintain the Stud Book which holds records tracing back the pedigrees of the registered Dartmoor Pony for over 100 years. The original records were held in the Polo Pony Stud Book, and then in the stud books of the National Pony Society.
Finally thirty years ago the Dartmoor Pony Society took over maintaining the Stud Book and issues in hard copy form all the foal registrations, transfers and re-entries into the Stallion and gelding sections each year. A very interesting publication for all those interested in the Dartmoor Pony.