Dartmoor Pony Society

Owners & Breeders

On this page you will find a range of information to help existing and prospective new pony owners, including information on the Stud Book, names and prefixes, stallion licensing and gelding.

Also make sure to check the other pages in this section for more detailed information for helping you with your Dartmoor ponies.

The Dartmoor Pony Society wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the Horse Race Betting Levy Board without whose support Grants and Premiums could not be given.

Requirements for entry into Dartmoor Pony Society Stud Book

All progeny must be out of a Sire and Dam who are themselves registered in the Main Body of the Dartmoor Pony Society Stud Book. The Sire must be Licensed and the Mare not less than two years old at time of conception. Any progeny not conforming to the current by-laws of the Dartmoor Pony Society will be entered into the X register.

The Mare must be owned or leased to the applicant wishing to register their foal. All applications must be received in the Office by 30th November of the year of foaling accompanied by the relevant service certificate or by a declaration if the breeder owns the stallion. Any late registration will be subject to severe penalties and DNA testing.

Registration application forms are available from:

Mrs V. Brown (Hon.Secretary)
Swn Yr Afon
Thornhill Road
Cwmgwili
SA14 6PT

Tel: 01269 844303

Names and Prefixes

  • No name over 28 letters (Including prefix) may be used
  • Prefixes must be owned by the breeder and extended for use with the Dartmoor Pony Society

The cost of registering a Prefix for your use is £80 (Non Members £160) and adding a name to an existing Prefix is £20 for Members and £40 Non Members.

To check if a Prefix is available check on the Central Prefix Register Site

For further details please contact the secretary:

Mrs V. Brown (Hon Secretary)
Swn Yr Afon
Thornhill Road
Cwmgwili
SA14 6PT

Tel: 01269 844303

Stallion Licensing

Applications for licensing may be made, for use at the minimum age of two, at the latter stage of being a yearling.

Cost of Stallion Licensing

  • Members £75
  • Non Members £150

Please Note: Applications must be made to the Dartmoor Pony Society and licensing and veterinary inspection must be undertaken and approval granted in writing prior to covering taking place.

Once the colt is licensed owners should use the the stallion number prefixed with “S” when entering shows (Please refer to the Male status page in the Passport).

Application forms available from:

Mrs V. Brown (Hon Secretary)
Swn Yr Afon
Thornhill Road
Cwmgwili
SA14 6PT

Gelding

Please note: Application must be accompanied by conformation of castration by the veterinary Surgeon or a copy of the invoice for the procedure

The Dartmoor Pony Society makes no charge to transfer colts or stallions to the gelding section in the Stud Book. The Society would however appreciate a contribution towards the cost of postage.

Once the pony is gelded, owners should use the gelding number prefixed with “GD” when entering shows (Please refer to the Male status page in the Passport).

The Dartmoor Pony Society requires the Passport to be returned for amendment to:

Mrs V. Brown (Hon Secretary)
Swn Yr Afon
Thornhill Road
Cwmgwili
SA14 6PT