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NPS Scotland Spring Show – Cancellation

In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus and the likelihood that the situation will worsen in the coming weeks and months, it is with a very heavy heart that NPS Scotland is advising it’s members, exhibitors and friends that the NPS Scotland Committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel our Spring Show scheduled for 25th and 26th April 2020 at SNEC, Oatridge College, Ecclesmachan.

We have a duty of care to all our members, exhibitors, judges, officials, volunteers and committee and feel that in the current circumstances it wouldn’t be correct or responsible for us to proceed with the event at this particular time.  We will review our other events shortly and revert back to you with decisions relating to them.

If you have any queries, please contact the NPS Scotland Secretary or myself and take care in these very difficult times.

Fiona Roebuck

Chairman – NPS Scotland

Mob: 07970 731633  Email:

New for 2020 – NPS Scotland Junior Ridden Championships

Some exciting news for 2020 is the introduction of a new Junior Ridden Championship to be held at our Blair Castle Finals.  This will be called the NPS Scotland/Maggie May Junior Ridden Final and we are currently in the throes of inviting shows to hold qualifiers.  Those shows who already hold stand-alone Junior Ridden classes will be invited to host qualifiers and selected shows will be asked to present qualifying cards to the highest placed juniors in Open Ridden classes.

We will see how it runs in 2020 and then hopefully develop it further.  There will be two classes at the Final as detailed below.

  • Junior Ridden M&M Small Breeds.  Open to Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland, Welsh Section A and Welsh Section B ponies.  Riders not to have attained their 14th birthday before 1st January in the current year.
  • Junior Ridden M&M Large Breeds.  Open to New Forest, Connemara, Fells, Dales, Highland, Welsh Section C and Welsh Section D ponies.  Riders must not to have attained their 18th birthday before 1st January in the current year.

NPS Training Bursaries

In 2020, 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 2020.

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.

The link to the application form is Here

Please complete and email to the  no later than 1st June 2020.

Results of 2019 Harbro Points Competition

NPS Scotland Harbro Points Winners 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful winners of the 2019 Points competition which completed on the 31st December 2019.  Those worthy winners were presented their prizes the AGM in the Huntingtower Hotel, Perth by Louise Oliphant who organises the Points Competition and Vicky Guild from Harbro our sponsors who presented vouchers to all prize winners and rugs to the champions with saddle cloths to the reserves

View the pictures of the presentation here

Treasure Island Trophy is a points accumulator competition for showing classes.

1st Thistledown Angel Eyes and Rebecca Lapsley

2nd Trailtrow Tearlach and Gillian McMurray

3rd Waitwith Santana and Sue Chappelhow-Lacy

4th Dunaskin Gimli and Eleanor Crate.

5th Shilstone Rocks Tornado and Kirsty Errington.

6th Gems Swn Y Mor and Kirsty Finnie.


Lady Fairfax Lucy Trophy is a points accumulator for all disciplines including driving, endurance riding, horse trials, dressage and many more showing the versatility of the native breeds.

1st Trailtrow Tearlach and Gillain McMurray  (8700 Points)

2nd Lees Hill Lord and Lesley McNaughton-Wells

3rd Dunaskin Gimli and Eleanor Crate.

4th Thistledown Angel Eyes and Rebecca Lapsley.

5th Eastlands Tushiebrae and Emma-Jane Murray

6th Peepings Aragon and Sue Chappelhow-Lacy

7th Dusty Newtown Land and Rebecca McNaab.

8th Ardfry Rohan and Nicola Lyon.

9th Barhill Danny and Gail Whetter.

10th Shilstone Rocks Toranado and Kirsy Errington.


Best of Breed

 Best Welsh A – Tahuna Caramel Trophy – Waitwith Santana and Sue Chappelhow-Lacy.

Best Welsh B – Dunaskin Gimli and Eleanor Crate.

Best Welsh D – Balhagarty  Royal Dhu and Morven Booth

Best Highland – Trailtrow Tearlach and Gillian McMurray

Best Dartmoor – Shilstone Rocks Tornado and Kirsty Errington.

Best Connemara – Eastlands Tushiebrae and Emma Jane Murray.

Best Fell – Peepings Aragon and Sue Chappelhow-Lacy.

Best Dales – Lees Hill Lord and Lesley McNaughton-Wells.

Best Exmoor – Barhill Danny and Gail Whetter.


Trophy Winners

Part Bred Chester Hill Cup – Saxon and Lesley McNaughton-Wells.

Driving Trophy – Llanarth Tango and Caroline Watson.

Toffee Cup for Dressage –  Lees Hill Lord and Lesley McNaughton-Wells.

Shreddie Cup for Jumpning – Dunaskin Gimli and Eleanor Crate.

Junior Trophy –Dunaskin Gimli and Dana Simpson.


In Hand –

1st Trailtrow Tearlach and Gillian McMurray

2nd Banksy and Eleanor Crate.

3rd Eastlands Tushiebrae and Emma-Jane Murray

4th Waxwing Daisy Mary and Kirsty Miller.

5th Saxon and Lesley McNaughton-Wells.

6th Fourmerk Highland Fling and Marilla with Joan Alexander.

Young Stock

Bansky and Eleanor Crate


The 2020 competition is now open, please download your log book and get started for the new season.  This is a great competition that is open to everyone showing, or performance whatever you do with your pony you will be awarded points to compete for these amazing prizes for the 2020 competition,  Good Luck


AGM – Lunch 2020


AGM, 2019 Harbro Points and SPOTY Presentations followed by
Pre-Season Sunday Lunch

Sunday 9th February 2020

The Huntingtower Hotel, Perth, PH1 3JT

Click here for more details

2019 NPS Scotland Bursary Winner 18 – 25 years – Nicola Lyon

A report from Nicola on how she has used the bursary…

Receiving the training bursary has been an amazing opportunity for Rohan and I. With the training bursary we have been travelling down to Perth for lessons with Kirsty Aird. During the lessons we have worked on improving Rohan’s paces and way of going for the showing world and started some jumping. These lessons have really given us the kick start we needed to improve our jumping.

I plan to carry on these lessons with Kirsty as she has been a massive help. With the help from Kirsty, Rohan and I have had some amazing results this year including being placed 9th at Blair Horse Trials in the NPS Novice Ridden M&M and being 1st on the MyQuest leaderboard for the U21 Prelim section in Scotland.

Nicola Lyon report

Thank you very much for providing me with this training bursary.

NPS Scotland Spring Show 2020 NEWS

Saturday 25th April 2020

We can confirm that we have been awarded the NPS/NAF M & M (RIHS) WHP Qualifier for 2020.

We are introducing a Mixed Height Open M & M WHP class for 2020.

Sunday 26th April 2020

We have recently been notified by the BSPS that we have not been awarded the Heritage Open Ridden and Lead Rein/First Ridden (RIHS) qualifiers for 2020 Spring Show.  The reason given by the BSPS is that they have been instructed by the RIHS to reduce the amount of qualifiers.  We have appealed against this decision but regrettably without success.

We will fill these classes with alternative ridden qualifiers which we will notify you of at the earliest.

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