Dartmoor Pony Society

Dartmoor Pony Society

The Dartmoor Pony Society is the Mother society of the breed and represents the Pedigree Dartmoor Pony worldwide. We welcome all new members.


Our telephone number is now 0191 4290 400
For all queries regarding Passports, Registrations, Transfers and Stallion Licensing
please contact The Passport Administrator passports@dartmoorponysociety.com
Send passports to Dartmoor Pony Society, Swn Yr Afon, Thornhill Road, Cwmgwili SA14 6PT

Please contact the Secretary
Mr Chris Grant dpssec@dartmoorponysociety.com
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. The office remains open as usual. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Making payments to the Society

The Society would appreciate that all payments to the Dartmoor Pony Society be paid directly into the Society’s bank account if possible. 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.

Your co-operation in this matter would be most appreciated.

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

“Ped-e-Web” has been made available to members courtesy of Mrs E Newbolt-Young who sponsored the set up costs, and those members who have contributed to the running costs.
To access Ped-e-Web follow this link Online Stud Book
All fully paid up members can access the on line stud book “Ped-e-Web”. Please remember to return the Data Protection form sent to you so “Ped-e-Web” can be as comprehensive as possible. If you have mislaid this form or have forgotten your access details please contact the Office.



DPS Ridden Showing Series

The Dartmoor Pony Society will hold this competition in 2023 open to all members.

For downloadable entry forms see Awards page

Dartmoor Pony Society TopSpec Performance Awards

Open to all Registered Dartmoor Ponies owned by Members.

Organized by the Society and kindly sponsored by Top-Spec , this award is for ridden and driven ponies. It does not matter at what level you compete.

Performance cards are available at the cost of £6.00 per pony.

TopSpec sponsor prize money which is split between the overall prize winners.

For more details go to Awards page

Part-bred Awards

For both in-hand and ridden ponies. For more details and an entry card please contact the Secretary, see Contacts page. Free to enter for members.

South West Awards

This in-hand showing competition is for members living in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset who do not show a Dartmoor pony outside these counties. Free to enter. Contact Tisha Roberts on 01647 277389 or Caroline Belam at carolinebelam@gmail.com or on 01364 643215 for more details.
Each pony needs a separate entry card, ideally to be sent out via e-mail with a list of eligible shows.

In-hand Showing Award 2023

This will be taking place again in 2023 and run again by Lynda Calcutt. It open to fully and supplementary
registered ponies owned by members of the Dartmoor Pony Society. There is no charge to enter. Sponsors are needed to help the awards to take place. If you are able to sponsor, please email Lynda at calcutt@frinton.net.
The In-hand award includes ALL OPEN SHOWS except star shows. All classes can be counted except novelty classes (Fancy dress, Child Handler etc.) The awards will be split into adult and youngstock. Completed forms must be returned by 31st December. No late forms will be counted.
Awards Booklets can be obtained direct from Lynda Calcutt who will send all booklets out. Completed forms to be returned to Lynda Calcutt, Laurel House, Bentley Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8QZ or to calcutt@frinton.net
Remember-You must register before you can claim points.

It is FREE to enter!

For more details go to Awards page

Entry forms available as download on 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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About the breed

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Miss Jane Paterson

The Dartmoor Pony Society was saddened to learn, as many of you will already know, of the passing of DPS panel judge and Breed supporter, Jane Paterson.

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Dartmoor Diaries 2001-2021

Copies of The Dartmoor Diary (excluding 2003 & 2004) are available at no charge and by making a donation to the Society. The recipient to pay carriage or arrange collection. Please contact: Mrs. Dawn Collinson – 01697 73224 or 07816 485082

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Dartmoor Pony Society Annual Dinner and AGM – 11th and 12th March 2023

It’s the news you have all been waiting for, the date of our Annual Dinner and AGM! Click below for more information.

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