Dartmoor Pony Society

Dartmoor Pony Society

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.

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About the breed

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.

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Latest News

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31st DARTMOOR PONY MOORLAND SHOW Sunday 3rd September 2023

This Show at Princetown saw a Widecombe-bred stallion, Shilstone Rocks Lightning, take the Supreme Championship with Reserve Supreme Champion going to Barda Apollo, Thanks to Judge Heather Banbury and ring steward Hazel Pearse.

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Dartmoor Breed Show 13th August 2023

Characterful stallion Moortown Crusader, was awarded Supreme Champion overall with Reserve Champion going to the beautiful filly, Springwater Mia, owned by Nicola Tyler. Thanks to our judges Mrs A. Nicholls, Miss T. Mizzi and Mrs M. Taylor.

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Eastern Dartmoor Pony Show 2023 results

Please see below for full results. Supreme In Hand Champion – Moortown Honeymoon II, Reserve – Fields Of Remembrance, Supreme Ridden Champion – Salcombe Frowder Cove, Reserve – Blackertor Vermont. Thank you very much to our judges named below.

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