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.


Roderick Newbolt-Young

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Roderick Newbolt-Young passed away at home on 24th December 2021. A funeral service is to be held for family only followed by a Thanksgiving later in the year.

We know that you will all share with us in sending deepest sympathy and best wishes to Elizabeth, and all the family at this difficult time.

If you are contemplating AI please consult the Society’s Bye-Laws, or contact the office for details, before proceeding so that you are complying to the Society’s rules.

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.

COVID 19 precautions

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. This will prevent unnecessary visits to the bank and exposure to the virus.

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

Please be aware that all equines NOT already microchipped should now be microchipped.
See Downloadable Forms page for the form to tell the Society about microchip in older pony. Please use separate form for each animal.

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.




Due to the ongoing Covid situation the DPS Council have decided that for 2021 Star Rosettes will be awarded but no points can be claimed for the annual awards.

The TopSpec performance award has also been cancelled this year.

DPS Ridden Showing Series - SUSPENDED until 2022 with 2020 points carried over

Following the success of the competition in 2019, the Dartmoor Pony Society will hold this competition in 2022 open to all members.

For entry forms please contact the office

TopSpec Equine Performance Awards - Cancelled for 2021

Open to all Registered Dartmoor Ponies owned by Members.

Organized by the Society and kindly sponsored by Top-Spec Equine, 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 to the value of £250 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 office. 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

In-hand Showing Award - SUSPENDED until 2022 with all 2020 points carried over

The Dartmoor Pony Society continues this successful in hand championship, with fabulous rosettes to be awarded at the AGM.

They are for ANY open show, except Star show classes (who have their own separate award series). The three Breed shows will count in the unaffiliated classes with double points available at the Championship Breed show in Devon.

The championship will be split into adult and young stock groups with a few special prizes along the way! This is ONLY open to members of the society so why not join? There is Associate membership at a reduced rate for those owner’s who don’t want the benefits that full membership offers…….so NO excuses!! Remember-You must register before you can claim points.

It is FREE to enter!

For more details go to Awards page

Entry forms from the Secretary (Contacts) upon receipt of A5 SAE.

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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Roderick Newbolt-Young

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Roderick Newbolt-Young passed away at home on 24th December 2021. We currently do not have details of any funeral arrangements.

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Mrs Diane Jordan

It is with great sadness that the Society has learnt of the death of Mrs Diane Jordan of the Moortown Stud, and extends their sincere condolences to the whole family.

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Message from Mrs Sue Martin, Chairman DPS

I would like to thank everyone who has so kindly sent cards and good wishes during my two months off sick. I am delighted to say that I am now fighting fit and have taken up the reins again since the Breed Show. (see more below)

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