Dartmoor Pony Society

The Society

The Dartmoor Pony Society is the sole representative of the Pedigree Dartmoor Pony on Dartmoor and is the Mother Society of the breed worldwide.   We welcome all new members.

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.

The Society has approximately 600 members and is run by a Council comprising of 12 members elected by the membership. Day to day matters are handled by the Chairman and administered by the Secretary and Treasurer, both honorary posts.

The office run by the Hon. Secretary handles all membership and registration matters. In addition the Office runs the sales list, publishes the stud book, and prints and circulates to members news letters etc. It also administers grants very generously given by the Horse Race Betting Levy Board to the Society’s members.

Launched at the 2008 Breed Show was The Dartmoor Society Supporters Group, for further information see Latest News or our Contacts page.

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The Dartmoor Pony Society

is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us may be used. This data may include your name, address, email address and telephone number.

For all equine passport applications and transfers of ownership, your name and address together with the equine’s details will be recorded on our database and supplied to the Central Equine Database as required under the legislation. These details may also be requested by the C.A’s. (DEFRA and Welsh Government) and enforcement bodies (Trading Standards, police etc).

In addition to the above, data held on registered (Pedigree) ponies , their breeder’s and owner’s details may be published in the Society’s stud books and the pony’s pedigree information made available on our website “dartmoorponysociety.com”  Limited additional personal information may be included on the website if requested.

Please note:
The Society reserves the right to withhold ownership details in the Society’s stud book and website.

Membership details will also be recorded on our database to enable the Society to serve its members and it will hold the minimum amount of data required to efficiently carry out its obligations.

Use of data relating to shows and competitions please refer to our policy statement on “SHOWS” page.

The Dartmoor Pony Society Social Media and Internet Policy

  1. Introduction
    a) The Dartmoor Pony Society acknowledges the importance of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, home web-pages, chat rooms, BBM and all other forms of electronic communication and the role which “social media” plays in the day to day lives of members.
    b) This policy note is to remind members that the Rules of the Dartmoor Pony Society apply to members when using social media and the internet. Failure to adhere to this policy note could lead to disciplinary action being taken against a member.
  2. Using Social Media
    a) You should be aware that the Dartmoor Pony Society may from time to time carry out internet searches to identify postings which include references to the Dartmoor Pony Society and its members.
    b) Dartmoor Pony Society produced images are the subject of copyright and should not be copied or used in social media save as provided in the Dartmoor Pony Society website user terms and conditions.
    c) You should ensure that any material that you transmit or post to social media is clearly stated to be your personal view and is not held out to be, or could be mistaken as, the view of the Dartmoor Pony Society.
    d) You must not post or transmit any material which could damage the name or reputation of the Dartmoor Pony Society, its members or former members, or which is derogatory to the character of or prejudicial to the interests of the Dartmoor Pony Society.
    e)You must not post or transmit any material relating to the Dartmoor Pony Society, members or former members or their horses or ponies, or which could otherwise be associated with or which may reasonably be attributed as coming from the Dartmoor Pony Society:
    i) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance, distress or inconvenience;
    ii) or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be in breach of the Dartmoor Pony Society Rules, or constitutes a criminal offence, or which could give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the laws of, or infringe the rights of any third party in, the UK or any other country in the world.
    f) Any breach of this policy note may constitute a breach of the Dartmoor Pony Society Rules and could also lead to civil and/or criminal proceedings being brought against you.
  1. Disclosure under Law or Regulation
    You should be aware that the Dartmoor Pony Society will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Dartmoor Pony Society to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of this policy. If we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information, the Dartmoor Pony Society is entitled to do so.