As we have just completed our first year of the revised Points Scheme which superseded the traditional Performance Scheme everyone seems to be happy with the new format which now welcomes entries from Ridden and Driving disciplines as well In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 2018 Record Book for details on how points are awarded.
Miss Louise Oliphant
Performance Scheme Organiser
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.
2017 Performance Scheme Results are as follows:
Lady Fairfax Lucy Trophy (1st-10th) – Overall Performance Champion
|Champion||Maisy Duncan||Tahuna Caramel|
|Reserve Champion||Lindsey Mundell||Rushfield Little Gem|
|3rd||Melanie Scott||Lady Zara|
|4th||Lesley McNaughton-Wells||Leeshill Lord|
|5th||Sophie Beaumont||Glenmore of Roisbheinn|
|6th||Evie Horisk||Aithernie Hynod|
|7th||Jodie Caig||Lyndhuyrst Breeze|
|8th||Rebecca Chalmers||Moulzie Thunder|
|9th||MC Nimmo (Shirley Mellias)||Duntarvie Anthony|
|10th||Lorraine Hamilton (Shanyn Wilson)||Legerview Charlotte|
The Lady Farifax Lucy is a points accumulator for all disciplines including driving, endurance riding, horse trials, dressage etc In this competition we offer champion with a silver trophy and reserve with placings to 10th place.
The Treasure Island Trophy which is a point’s accumulator for showing competitions
|Champion||Maisy Duncan||Tahuna Caramel||Welsh A|
|Reserve Champion||Christine Anderson’s||Rushfield Milton Duff||Dartmoor|
|3rd||Sarah Jane Crichton||Corkhill Lennon|
|4th||Gillian McMurray||Trailtrow Lille|
|5th||Pat Rennie||Lomondside Jade|
|6th||Gail Whetter||Barhill Marigold|
There are also Trophies and ‘best of breed’ rosettes which were awarded as follows:-
The Chesterhill Cup for the best Part bred pony
Roandale Saxon and Lesley McNaughton-Wells, he is a Dales x gypsy cob.
Llanarth Tango and Caroline Watson
Toffee Cup for best Dressage
Airthnie My Hopes and Evie Horisk
Shreddie Cup for best Jumping
Zara Lady and Melanie Scott
In Hand Trophy
Trailtrow Lille and Gillian McMurray
Tahuna Caramel and Maisy Duncan
Welsh Sec A Tahuna Caramel and Maisy Duncan
Welsh Sec C Rushfield Little Gem and Lindsey Mundell
Welsh Sec D Llanarth Tango and Caroline Watson
Dales pony Leeshill Lord and Lesley McNaughton-Wells
Connemara Zara Lady and Melanie Scott
Dartmoor Rushfield Milton Duff and Christine Aderson
Exmoor Barhill Marigold and Gail Whetter
Fell pony Greenholme Emblem and Gwen Rae
Highland Glenmore of Roisbheinn and Sophie Beaumont
New Forest Lundhurst Breeze and Jodie Caig