31st Dartmoor Pony Moorland Show 2023 – 3rd September
This show will take place at Jubilee Field, Princetown on 3rd September. Schedules are available from Anne Kelly at the Duchy of Cornwall Princetown. Email email@example.com, tel. no. 01822 890205. As usual there is also a Family Dog Show.
The Show is for pedigree ponies registered with the Dartmoor Pony Society (DPS) and for those listed on the DPS Supplementary Register (SR) and will take place at Jubilee Field, Princetown on 3rd September. Schedules are available from Anne Kelly at the Duchy of Cornwall Princetown Office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. no. 01822 890205.
Visitor admission is free, the show field is easy to find and will be well marked as you approach Princetown from any direction.
The show is run by a small committee of which several members are involved with the Dartmoor Pony Moorland Scheme Committee, with secretarial support from the Duchy of Cornwall. The Duchy has long been involved in working with the Dartmoor Pony Society to help ensure a future for the Dartmoor pony and to encourage Dartmoor farmers to ‘breed up’ from moorland-bred non-pedigree ponies, to add to the pedigree gene pool. As Dartmoor ponies are listed at being ‘At Risk’ by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, it is vital that people are encouraged to breed high quality ponies to help ensure a future for one of the UK’s much-loved equine breeds.
Dartmoor ponies are especially good family ponies and as well as ‘show’ classes, both in-hand (led) and ridden, the Moorland Show is very much aimed at families and children in particular, with lead rein classes for children 3 years and upwards and young handler classes for youngsters aged 5-14 years.
The Family Dog Show will also be held with many different classes. First prize winners will compete for the Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show. Rosettes 1st – 6th place. Entries on the field from 10.30 am and judging starts at 11 am.