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.

Notices

DARTMOOR DIARY – We are aware you are all waiting for your Newsletter and Diary. Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been delayed. It is with the printer and all being well it will be with you around the 10th March.

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.

MANDATORY MICROCHIPPING OF ALL EQUINES
Please be aware that all equines NOT already microchipped should be/have been
microchipped by the following dates:-
In England by 1st October 2020
In Wales by 12th February 2021
In Scotland by 28th March 2021
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.

Competitions

2021

PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW RE AWARDS IN 2021

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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About the breed

Latest News

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Northern Dartmoor Pony Show 27th June 2021

Schedule and Entry Forms now available on the Show website.

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CELEBRATING THE DARTMOOR PONY: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF THE DARTMOOR DIARY

Just published is a very special edition of the Dartmoor Pony Society (DPS) ‘Dartmoor Diary’ celebrating 50 years since the first black and white issue in 1971. It is a celebration of Dartmoor ponies worldwide as well as a source of information for breed

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Dartmoor Diary and newsletter

We are aware you are all waiting for your Newsletter and Diary. Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been delayed. It is with the printer and all being well it will be with you around the 10th March.

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