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NPS Scotland and the Year of Young People 2018

NPS Scotland are participating in this themed years program by offering bursaries to our junior members in recognition of the Year of Young People 2018.

We are offering two bursaries, one for NPS Scotland members 10 – 17 years and a second to members 18 – 25 years old. Age as of the 1st January 2018.

NPS Scotland are offering funding to the value of £150 for each bursary to further the successful candidates training and education.

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

Applications should be emailed to secretary@npsscotland.co.uk no later than 1st June 2018

Eligibility – Novice Ridden Finals (Blair)

It has come to our attention that the rules as published on the NPS Scotland website may be insufficiently clear as to eligibility criteria for the novice ridden finals at Blair.   We apologise for any confusion and are in the process of writing an amended form of words for inclusion in the rules which will be re-published shortly.

In the interim and for the avoidance of doubt, a pony can only enter the NPS Scotland novice ridden finals (Blair) ONCE.  Thus, for example if you plan to campaign for two seasons at Novice level before progressing to Open, you should not enter the Blair finals in your first season, even if you are lucky enough to be presented with a finals “ticket” at a qualifying show.

Harbro continue sponsorship of NPS Scotland Points Scheme for 2018

We are delighted that Harbro are extending their sponsorship of the Points Scheme for 2018. Harbro took over the sponsorship in 2016 of the then Performance Scheme which was then revised to the Points Scheme in 2017. Having just completed the first year of this new competition which seems to be running well and is now starting to roll out to include more new exhibitors from a spread of disciplines 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 2017 prize giving at the AGM in February saw all prize winners receive Harbro vouchers along with fabulous rugs, and saddle cloths 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. link to HARBRO On behalf of our winners thank you to Harbro, and we very much look forward to working together for 2018.

Training day with JAMES MUNRO

Saturday 24th March 2018
at Seaforth Riding Centre, Maryburgh, Dingwall, Ross-shire IV7 8EG

 

We are delighted to have been able to secure James for a day of coaching to start the 2018 season.
All levels of pony/horse and rider combinations will be catered for and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.
Entries can only be made via our web site using EntryMaster.

If you have any particular requests, please email secretary@npsscotland.co.uk and I will do my best to meet these requests.

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Training day with Erik MacKechnie

Monday 19th March 2018
at Netherton Equestrian, Aberargie, Perth PH2 9NE

We are delighted to have been able to secure Erik for a day of coaching to start the 2018 season.
All levels of pony/horse and rider combinations will be catered for and bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.
Entries can only be made via our web site using EntryMaster.

If you have any particular requests, please email secretary@npsscotland.co.uk and I will do my best to meet these requests.
Lessons are for a ¾ hour for 2 people per lesson and fees are NPS Scotland Members £30 each, Non- members £45 each.

 

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Annual General Meeting – NPS Scotland

Please find the following Agenda for the next NPS Scotland Annual General Meeting which will be held on Sunday,4th February 2018 at 11.00 am within The Huntingtower Hotel, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 3JT. Coffee available from 10.30am.

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AGM Agenda 2018

Lunch invitation AGM form 2018

 

Notice of AGM

Our first event of the year is the AGM,  2017 Harbro Points Awards, SPOTY presentation and pre-season lunch at The Huningtower Hotel, Perth on Sunday 4th February 2018.  Tickets can be booked via Entrymaster or by the application from the secretary.

Anyone wishing to join the committee please contact the secretary for a nomination form.

 

Newsletter

The newsletter will be on the web site in January with all the news and information for 2018.

Show Dates

NPS Scotland Spring Show    21st & 22nd April at SNEC, Oatridge, Ecclesmachen, Broxburn, West Lothian

NPS Scotland Summer Show 9th June at Highfield at Howe Equestrian Centre, Ladybank, Fife

NPS Scotland Championships  24th August at Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Atholl, Perthshire

NPS Scotland In Hand Show 20th October at Netherton Equestrian, Aberargie, near Perth

Schedules will be on line as they become available.

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