Dartmoor Pony Society

Judges Seminar

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.


to be held at World Horse Welfare
Glenda Spooner Farm
TA11 7LA

on Saturday 31st March 2018 – 10.30am to 4pm

 The Dales Pony Society, The Dartmoor Pony Society, The Exmoor Pony Society, The Fell Pony Society and The New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society have joined together to organise a judges seminar to refresh judges and other interested parties on breed type, characteristics and way of going in a ridden class.
Open to all NPS Mountain & Moorland, BSPS Heritage and Breed panel judges.  Probationary and potential judges are warmly invited.

There will be no charge for current panel or probationer judges.  Other interesting parties are most welcome to attend and a donation of £5 to cover some of the cost would be most appreciated.  Tickets will be issued on a first come basis.


Dales and Fell Ponies
Mr Peter Boustead is a renowned judge and breeder of Fell & Dales ponies and he has been judging both breeds for over thirty years. Peter will present a Power Point presentation on both breeds in the morning, followed by examining ponies in the afternoon.

The Dartmoor Pony
Mrs Madge Taylor is a renowned breeder of Dartmoor ponies (Langfield Stud) she is not only an A panel breed judge but also an NPS judge and in 2017 judged the M&M WHP at HOYS. She has an extensive knowledge of the breed and showing in hand and ridden to the highest standard. We are very lucky to have Mrs Taylor to come down and talk to us all.

The Exmoor Pony
Mrs Ann Nicholls has been ambassador of the Exmoor Pony for over thirty years, showing, judging and breeding Exmoor ponies in hand and ridden with great success at a very high level. Ann is not only on the Exmoor pony judges panel but the Dartmoor, Connemara and NPS M & M panel too. We look forward to gaining more knowledge on the Exmoor Pony.

The New Forest Pony
Ms Gill Wright is a New Forest pony person through and through and breeds the Burley Ponies. Gill is also a NPS judge like her mother and grandfather. Who better to give us a talk and presentation on the breed, followed by examining the ponies in the afternoon.

A full timetable will be published shortly.

Please would you indicate your intention to attend by Saturday 17 March 2018 by notifying either:
Michael Goddard:  Tel 07964 209243 Email: g.michaelrichard@yahoo.com
Jacky Newbury: Tel 07796 131280  Email:  Jacky@newoakstud.co.uk