Dartmoor Pony Society


Please see below for details of Award schemes.   If you cannot download/print entry forms please contact the Office, see Contacts page.

Dartmoor Pony Society TopSpec Performance Awards

Open to all Registered Dartmoor Ponies owned by Members.

The Dartmoor Pony Society TopSpec Performance Awards, organized by the Society and kindly sponsored by Top-Spec , are for ridden and driven ponies. It runs annually and is based on the number of performance points won each year. It does not matter at what level you compete, be it local shows, Pony Club events etc. or at qualifiers or competing at the finals at HOYS or Olympia. Rosettes are presented to all entrants who return their cards. Rosettes and Prizes are presented at the A.G.M. each year.

Performance cards are available at the cost of £6.00 per pony from the Secretary, see Contacts page for details

A5 – SAE appreciated

DPS Ridden Show Series

The Dartmoor Pony Society will hold this competition in 2023 open to all members.   Entry forms available from the Secretary,

DPS In Hand Award

A new award introduced in 2019 for members of the Dartmoor Pony Society, open to fully and supplementary registered ponies. There will be no charge to enter. Prizes will be awarded at the AGM.

Any open show can count towards the total, except star show classes (which already have their own points award). This includes the Breed shows. Double points will be awarded at the DPS Championship Breed show, for the non-star classes. All classes can be counted except Novelty classes (such as child handler/concours/fancy dress).

Points to be kept by exhibitor for each pony. They can be led by different handlers’. In the interests of welfare there will be a limit of 4 classes per show (excluding championships). The awards will be split into adult and young stock.

The series will run from the 1st March until 1st December.

Forms MUST be returned to Miss Lynda Calcutt by the 31st December, or they won’t be counted.

No late forms will be counted. Forms should be returned to Miss Lynda Calcutt, Laurel House, Bentley Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8QZ or e-mailed to calcutt@frinton.net

Points will be awarded as follows –

1st place = 6 points
2nd place = 5 points
3rd place = 4 points
4th place = 3 points
5th place = 2 points
6th place = 1 point

Champion = 10 points
Reserve Champion = 5 points

Supreme champion = 15 points
Reserve Supreme = 10 points

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

Part Bred Award

This Award is for both in-hand and ridden ponies. For more details and an entry card please contact the General Secretary via email dpssec@dartmoorponysociety.com or telephone 0191 4290 400. Free to enter for members.