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Harbro continue sponsorship of NPS Scotland Points Scheme for 2019

We are delighted that Harbro are extending their sponsorship of the Points Scheme for 2019.  Harbro took over the sponsorship in 2016 of the then Performance Scheme which was then revised to the Points Scheme in 2017 and has run now for 2018.  The competition is running well and is now starting to roll out to include more new exhibitors from a spread of disciplines with this year’s prize winners coming from Cumbria to Caithness.   NPS Scotland are delighted to see the very wide range of native ponies and part breds who are excelling in performance throughout the country.

The prize giving is at the AGM in February and there are some beautiful silver trophies awarded with a raft of rosettes to all exhibitors.  All prize winners receive Harbro vouchers along with fabulous rugs, and gifts to the champions and reserves all very kindly sponsored by Harbro.

Harbro operates a network of country stores spanning Scotland, supplying both the farming, equestrian and wider rural community with quality products for country life. Harbro Country Stores  On behalf of our winners thank you to Harbro, and we very much look forward to working together for 2019.

2019 Judge List

2019 Rule Book

NPS Scotland Harbro Point Scheme 2019

As we have just completed our second year of the revised Points Scheme which superseded the traditional Performance Scheme everyone seems to be happy with the new format which now welcomes entries from Ridden and Driving disciplines as well In Hand competitors too.

The objective of this scheme still remains the same as a competition to promote and recognise the versatility of all the native breeds and their part-breds.

Riders/drivers/handlers can be of any age, and members and non-members of NPS Scotland are open to enter. Entry fees are £10 for NPS Scotland members and £15 for non-members. The competition runs from 1st January to 31st December each year. Entries can be made throughout the year as long as you have kept a log of your results.

Ponies are awarded points which are graded according to the activity which range from attending Pony Club games and rallies to competing at Driving Marathons, Long Distance Rides, Hunter Trials or Horse of the Year Show. There truly is something for everyone in this competition. See Points Scheme 2019 Record Book for details on how points are awarded.

To enter by post please complete and return the 2019 Entry Form

To enter online please use the Enter online

The prize giving takes place at the NPS Scotland AGM in February each year.

Tom & David Lifetime Achievers!

Congratulations to Tom Best & David Blair who picked up the “Lifetime Achievement” award at the “National Equestrian Awards” at Dunblane Hydro on March 1st.

Tom & David’s celebrated “Waxwing Stud” has produced many outstanding Welsh Section A & B ponies in the more than four decades since it was established.
Not only have they enjoyed showing success to the very highest level but as judges, breeders and champions of our native breeds they have won many friends & admirers.

Generous with their time, knowledge and experience, Tom & David could not be more deserving of this prestigious award.

Congratulations to Fiona “Volunteer of the year”

On behalf of the NPS Scotland committee and membership, huge congratulations go to Fiona Roebuck for winning “Volunteer of the year” at the National Equestrian Awards on Friday night (March 1st).  Alongside her support for other societies and her new appointment to RHASS, the panel recognised Fiona’s many years of service to the Scottish equestrian community both as a committee member and now leader of NPS Scotland, where she has overseen growth in membership, developed new events and made the “Blair Finals” an outstanding finale to our showing calendar.   Well done Fiona!


Equine Flu Information

All shows are advised to follow the latest British Equestrian Federation (BEF) advice which as of 11th February states that following veterinary consultation the advice remains that it is not necessary to cancel other (non-racing) equine events at this time, subject to local disease status and local veterinary advice. It is essential that any horses showing signs of possible equine influenza, or horses that might have been in contact with possibly infected horses, do not travel to competitions or other events where there will be groups of horses. If your horse has been in contact with an infected horse we suggest that you should take immediate veterinary advice. The NPS advise shows to carry out spot checks on Influenza Vaccination records and to advise their competitors to have their animal’s passport with them and ensure that their vaccinations are up to date.

For latest guidance please click the links below:

Equine Flu Information

British Equestrian Federation



2018 Points Scheme Results

POINTS Championship (Lady Fairfax lucy Trophy)

1st           Glenmore of Roisbheinn – Sophie Beaumont – Highland

2nd          Blackerton Burlington Bertie – Fiona Fleming – Welsh A

3rd           Llanarth Tango – Caroline Watson – Welsh D

4th           Crossowen Jay – Linda Gerrard – Conemara

5th           Leeshill Lord – Lesley McNaughton-Wells – Dales

6th           Durris Royal Spark – Karen Campbell – Welsh D

7th           Dunaskin Gimli – Eleanor Crate – Welsh B

8th           Lomondside Jade – Pat Rennie – New Forest

9th           Heniarth Noteworthy – Aileen Singleton – Welsh B

10th        Thorngate Free Spirit  – Iona Bruce – Welsh D


Ridden M & M Championship ( Treasure Island Trophy)

1st           Dunaskin Gimli – Eleanor Crate – Welsh B

2nd          Blackerton Burlington Bertie – Fiona Fleming – Welsh A

3rd           Shilstone Rocks Tornado – Kirsty Errington-Anderson – Dartmoor

4th           Lacy Flight – Isla Smith – Welsh A

5th           Gems Swn Ymor – Kirsty Finnie – Welsh D

6th           Heniarth Note Worthy – Aileen Singleton – Welsh B


In Hand

1st           Chiddock Shooting Times – Sue Williamson – Part Bred

2nd          Crossowen Jay – Linda Gerrard – Connemara

3rd           Banksy Day Aderyn – Eleanor Crate – Welsh B

4th           Shankly Lone Survivor-  Shonah H Wood – Welsh C

5th           Roandale Saxon – Lesley McNaughton- Wells – Part Bred

6th           Dunaskin Tipple – Eleanor Crate – Welsh A


Part Bred Championship (Trophy)

1st           Chiddock Shooting Times – Sue Williamson

2nd          Roandale Saxon – Lesley McNaughton – Wells

Junior Trophy

1st           Blackerton  Burlington Bertie – Daisy Fleming – Welsh A

2nd          Dunaskin Gimli – Eleanor Crate – Welsh B

3rd           Thorngate Free Spirit – Iona Bruce – Welsh D

4th           Oakville Paros – Emma Cowie – Welsh B

5th           Popsters The Love Machine – Jada Kane – Welsh C

6th           Maerton Welsh Magic – Heather Keron – Welsh C


Best Jumping (Shreddie Cup)

Glenmore of Roisbheinn – Sophie Beaumont – Highland


Best Dressage (Toffee Cup)

Leeshill Lord – Lesley McNaughton-Wells


Best Driving Trophy

1st           Llanarth Tango – Caroline Watson

2nd          Llanarth Honeysuckle – Susan Robson


Best of Breeds

Welsh A               Blackerton Burlington Bertie – Fiona Fleming

Welsh B                Dunaskin Gimli – Eleanor Crate

Welsh C                Popsters The Love Machine – Jada Kane

Welsh D               Llanarth Tango – Caroline Watson

Highland              Glenmore Roisbheinn – Sophie Beaumont

Dartmoor            Shilstone Rocks Tornado

New Forest         Lomondside Jade – Pat Rennie

Connemara        Crossowen Jay – Linda Gerrard

Dales                     Leeshill Lord – Lesley McNaughton- Wells

Youngstock         Chiddock Shooting Times

NPS Scotland SPRING SHOW 2019

SNEC, Oatridge College, Ecclesmachen, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH

Below is everything you need to know about the NPS Spring Show 2019

Following the recent outbreak of equine influenza, equestrian establishments and event venues throughout the U.K have heightened biosecurity procedures and criteria.  It is important for NPS Scotland competitors and visitors to understand that each venue can specify its own biosecurity guidelines, so it is up to all of us to ensure that we have read those guidelines for the particular venue we are attending.   For the avoidance of doubt, do not assume that rules will be the same across all venues.  The Society does not set venue rules and whilst we will endeavour to keep you updated, it is your responsibility to ensure that equine passports and vaccinations are up to date in line with the venue requirements and crucially that you can produce them promptly for checking, if you are asked. With respect to the examination of and ruling on, passport validity, the event vet’s decision shall be final and access denied to invalid passport holders. – For more information click here: Biosecurity_Policy

NPS Scotland Spring Show Schedule 2019

Entry Form 2019

Sponsorship Form 2019

Click here to join: Entry Master Website

Saturday 20th April 2019

M & M FR WHP Pat Rennie
M & M Novice WHP Amanda McHale (J)
Gillian McMurray (C)
M & M Inter WHP Pat Rennie (C)
David Blair (J)
M & M RIHS Qual WHP Pat Rennie (J)
Amanda McHale (C)

Sunday 21st April 2019

M & M Novice Ridden Amanda McHale
M & M Open Ridden Brian Williams
M & M Open Ridden (RIHS) Qual Amanda McHale (R)
Julia Furness (C)
M & M LR/FR Ridden (RIHS) Qual Brian Williams
M & M In Hand Jo Jack
M& M LR, FR, TT Jo Jack
M & M Junior Ridden Jo Jack
RP/HP In Hand Jill Cousens


NPS Scotland SPOTY 2019

(Scottish Pony of the Year for both In Hand and Ridden Ponies)

Results from the following NPS Scotland shows count and you are automatically entered into this competition:
NPS Scotland Spring Show
NPS Scotland Summer Show
NPS Scotland Blair Championships

Points are allocated on any class and championship placings. However, only your single highest placing on the day counts, along with any championship results.

Results will be announced at the 2020 AGM where special awards will be made to both the In Hand and Ridden winners.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the results posted after each show are correct so that the exact points can be awarded to your pony.

NPS Scotland Spring and Summer Shows NPS Scotland Finals at Blair Castle
1st place = 10 points 1st place = 15 points
2nd place = 8 points 2nd place = 10 points
3rd place = 6 points 3rd place = 8 points
4th place = 4 points 4th place = 6 points
Championship = 15 points Blair Championship = 25 points
Reserve = 10 points Blair Reserve = 20 points


2019 Training Bursary Awards

In 2019, NPS Scotland will once again be offering two training bursaries for under 25 year olds.

These bursaries will be awarded in two age groups. The first being 10 – 17 years and the second to members 18 – 25 years old. Age as of the 1st January 2019.

Applications are open to either children/young adults who are members or whose parents/guardians (in the 10-17 year old award) are NPS Scotland members.

Funding to the value of £150 for each bursary is being offered to further the successful applicants training and education.

We welcome written applications providing your name, and full contact details, along with details of your equestrian experience and achievements, and a summary of what you would like to do to further your training/education with the bursary (approx. 300 words).

Applications should be emailed to no later than 1st June 2019

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