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EXCITING NEWS!

NPS SCOTLAND POINTS COMPETITION 2022

Free to all members!

The committee of NPS Scotland have decided to make the Annual Points competition FREE to all NPS Scotland members to enter for 2022.  A fee of £10 for non-members.

We are delighted to be working with new sponsors TICK TACK (formerly Stirlingshire Mobile Tack SMT) who primarily supported British Eventing but have extended their support to Pony Club and Riding Club events and now Showing.

TICK TACK is there to provide the items you have ‘forgot’ on the day together with bargains that once seen you must have.

If there is anything you need out with the season, TICK TACK want to provide a personal service and ask you to contact them with your requirements via their Facebook page or mobile 07943 922277.

To get started please download/print off your log book form our website at www.npsscotland.co.uk Then just record your events/placings etc over the season (this can be backdated to 1st January as the competition runs to 31st December 2022).

There will be some great prizes at the awards in February 2023 at the AGM.

Good luck, look forward to seeing you at our shows and enjoy the competitions in 2022. 

Points Scheme 2022 Booklet

NPS Training Bursary Awards 2022

In 2022, NPS Scotland have increased their offer to three training bursaries for under 25 year olds.

These bursaries will be awarded in three age groups. The first being 8 – 12 years, the second to members 13 – 17 years old and the third to members 18 – 25 years old. Age as of the 1st January 2022.

Applications are open to either children/young adults who are members or whose parents/guardians (in the 8 – 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 secretary@npsscotland.co.uk no later than 1st June 2022.

NPS Scotland – Zoom Series 2022

We are delighted to announce our fabulous range of speakers for this winter series of zoom evenings. We hope you enjoy them.

These talks will ONLY be open to NPS Scotland members until the 10th February then we will open them to Non members if numbers allow, so please don’t delay and miss your place.

To register, please email secretary@npsscotland.co.uk

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Tue 15 Feb at 7.30pm with Jim Ferrie FWCF

TITLE:  Assessing & Trimming/Shoeing the front limb in 3 dimensions

DURATION: 50 minutes

Jim Ferrie has made a huge contribution to the world of Farriery both in the UK and overseas.  He has been the Consultant Farrier since 1974 at the Glasgow Vet College and is part of the Farrier Team at the Edinburgh Vet College.

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Tue 22 Feb at 7.30pm with Richard Telford – Producer

TITLE:  Show Production Master Class of Mountain and Moorland and Plaited Ponies

DURATION: 30 mins

We are in for a treat tonight when Richard Telford is offering to share some of his top tips, and do’s and don’ts for showing both M & M ponies and plaited horses and ponies.

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Tue 1 March at 7.30pm with Erik Mackechnie-Guire FBHS

TITLE: Behind the Scenes of the Tokyo Paralympics 

DURATION: 1 hour approx

 Erik MacKechnie-Guire FBHS has very kindly offered to share with us an insight of his involvement at the Tokyo Paralympics last year.  Erik is a respected NPS judge, who is also the Performance Pathway Manager for Para-equestrian Dressage which took him to Tokyo with the team.   This is a rare opportunity to see what goes on in the preparation and during competition at the highest level, a night not to be missed.

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Tue 8th March at 7.30pm with Elinor Steven – Driving 

TITLE: Share an Evening with Elinor Steven on her enthusiasm of Driving her Highland Ponies.

DURATION: 30 mins

We are all in for a treat tonight when Elinor will share her knowledge and passion of her driving experiences with her wonderful Highland Ponies.

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For downloadable copy click here

 

Spring Show 2021 — Change of Judge

We have a change of judge for the M & M Open Ridden and the M & M In Hand classes from Mr Erik Mackechnie-Guire to Mrs Virginia Osborne-Antolovi.  We are very grateful to Virginia for standing in at short

Entries close on 4th June 2021.  No Entries on the Day.

For more information click here

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 secretary@npsscotland.co.uk  no later than 1st June 2020.

NPS Scotland Finals Rules 2019

NPS Scotland Finals (Blair Castle) Rules 2019

TO BE RUN UNDER NPS SCOTLAND FINALS (BLAIR CASTLE) RULES 2019 which are on the NPS Scotland website www.npsscotland.co.uk These rules clarify areas particular to NPS Scotland. We also run to the Rules of the NPS and again these can be found on our website.
Exhibitors are deemed to be conversant with these rules.

(There is now no need to print the rules in your schedule)

1a Ponies may only qualify once for each NPS Scotland Competition Final.
1b Ponies that take a second qualifier for the same section will be disqualified from entering the final.
1c It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure that their jockey/handler is aware of their pony’s qualification status

2 All Mountain & Moorland Ponies must be registered in the main body of their respective stud book. Part bred, X registered ponies, ponies in the appendices of their main stud book and Eriskay ponies are not eligible.

3. Qualification in the M. & M In Hand Section may go Champion, Reserve Champion and 1st Reserve Champion. This excludes the NPS Scotland Spring and Summer Shows where 1st and 2nd prize winners will qualify.
Qualification for M&M Novice, Open, WHP, Lead Rein, First Ridden and Riding pony/Hunter pony classes may go to no lower than 4th place.

4. A Judge is not obliged to award an NPS Scotland Finals qualification if he/she feels that the pony is not of a sufficient standard.

5. Cavasson nosebands are the only nosebands permitted in flat ridden class

6. NPS Scotland Kilmannan Novice Ridden
Ponies can compete as novices in this competition for two consecutive years provided they do not submit an entry to the final in the first year.

7. Entries will only be accepted via our on-line entry system, Entry Master
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to keep the qualification card safely as it is essential to complete your entry. Paper entries will not be accepted.

8. Closing Dates for Entries
Wednesday 31st July 2019 for all shows prior to that date. Shows from 1st to 5th August – the closing date is 8th August
Please refer to NPS Scotland website for directions on” How to submit your entry” on the Entry Master

9. The OWNER must be or become a member of NPS Scotland to enter the Finals.

10. All ridden ponies must be shown off the lead rein except in the specified Lead Rein Qualifier Class.

11. In Mountain and Moorland classes riders of stallions must be 12 years old or over when riding small breeds (Shetland, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Welsh A & B). For large breeds (Highland, Fell, Dales, Connemara, New Forest, Welsh C & D) riders of stallions must be 14 years old or over.

12. A child must have attained their 12th birthday as of the 1st January in the current year to either strip or lunge pony at a NPS show, except for stallions where age will same as in the Rule Book to ride a stallion.

13. Handlers of stallions or colts must be 14 years old or over.

14. Handlers of ponies in In Hand classes aged 14 years and under must wear a correctly secured skull caps/riding hat that meets the current standards.

15. The Finals will take place at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials on Friday 23rd August 2019.

 

NPS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Atholl, Perths

 Friday 23rd August 2019

The following judges have been appointed:

Mrs A Gomersall, Hampshire
  • NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud M&M Novice Ridden Championship Final 2019 (R)
  • NPS Scotland/Kilgraston School M&M Lead Rein and First Ridden Championship Final 2019 (R)
  • NPS Scotland/NFU Mutual Insurance Riding Pony/Hunter Pony In Hand Championship Final 2019
Mrs G Cowell, Staffordshire
  • NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud M&M Novice Ridden Championship Final 2019 (C)
  • NPS/The Minns Family Ridden Silver Medal Rosette (Scotland) Final 2019
  • NPS Scotland/Townhead Pet n Pony M&M In Hand Championship Final 2019
Mr R Hunt, Bucks
  • NPS Scotland/Kilmannan Stud In Hand Silver Medal Rosette (Scotland) Final 2019
  • NPS Scotland/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Open Ridden Championship Final 2019 (C)
Miss D Spears, Bucks
  • NPS Scotland/Kingfisher Building Products M&M WHP Championship Final 2019 (C)
  • NPS Scotland/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Open Ridden Championship Final 2019 (R)
Mrs G Cockbain, Cumbria
  • NPS Scotland/Kingfisher Building Products M&M WHP Championship Final 2019 (J)
  • NPS Scotland/Kilgraston School M&M Lead Rein and First Ridden Championship Final 2019 (C)
  • NPS/The Minns Family Silver Medal Rosette Championship
Mr P Baxter and Miss SA Stoker, Co Durham
  • WHP Coursebuilders

 

 

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