Dartmoor Pony Society

Dartmoor Pony Society

The Dartmoor Pony Society is the Mother society of the breed and represents the Pedigree Dartmoor Pony worldwide.

Online Stud Book

The Society is pleased to announce that following requests the Online Stud Book “Ped-e-Web” is being made available to members courtesy of Mrs E Newbolt-Young who is sponsoring the set up costs.

To access Ped-e-Web follow this link:

Online Stud Book

Your access details are in a letter included with your 2018 Dartmoor Diary and the first newsletter of the year.



DPS Ridden Showing Series 2018

Following the success of the competition last year, the Dartmoor Pony Society is again holding this competition open to all members.

For entry forms please contact the office

TopSpec Equine Performance Awards

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

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@btinternet.com or on 01364-643215 for more details

Privacy statement regarding these competitions 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.

Find out more about the breed
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.

Find out more about the Society
About the breed

Latest News

View news archive

Judges Seminar Timetable

to be held at World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm, Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LA on Saturday 31st March 2018 - 10.30am to 4pm. For further information visit this article.

Continue reading

Judges Seminar

To be held in Somerset on Saturday 31st March 2018 to refresh judges and other interested parties on breed type, characteristics and way of going in ridden class. Open to all judges, probationary and potential judges.

Continue reading

Judges Refresher Day

To be held at Newton Rigg College on Sunday 15th April 2018. Organised by The Fell Pony Society and The Northern Dartmoor Group to remind Judges and other interested parties on breed type, includes section on judging Worker Hunter pony class.

Continue reading