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NPS SCOTLAND DESSAGE DAY 2021

The National Pony Society – Scotland

CHAMPFLEURIE EQUESTRIAN, TORPHICHEN, BATHGATE, EH48 4ND

Open to members and non-members, horses and ponies with classes from Intro to Medium to suit everyone.

(incorporating NPS Supreme Dressage Championship Qualifiers at Prelim and Novice Levels)

ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE MADE VIA OUR ENTRYMASTER ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM here:

Classes will be limited to 15 entries per class so please don’t delay and be disappointed!

ENTRIES CLOSE Friday, 14th May 2021 at midnight & TIMES available on our website and social media page on Thursday, 20th May 2021

Click here for schedule and information about the day.

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NPS Scotland Breed Discussion Series – Update

Our Breed Discussion Series has proven to be a great success and we have enjoyed 5 weeks of excellent talks by Jo Jack, Richard Telford, David Blair, Pat Rennie and Jane Somerset on their relevant breeds.  Each evening brings a new perspective and I think we have all learned so much and certainly enjoyed the presentations.  We are so grateful to all our presenters for taking the time to share their knowledge and experience with us.

Please click here for the remaining evenings available.

NPS Scotland 2021 Event Update

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone for your patience in these difficult times.  Following the Scottish Government announcements last week, the NPS Scotland Committee have met and discussed our plans for 2021, taking into consideration the restrictions currently in place and the hope that they are eased towards the end of April.  Sadly, our Spring Show scheduled for 24th and 25th April at SNEC cannot go ahead, but we do have alternative plans and outline them below. 

Dressage Day – Saturday 22nd May at Champfleurie Equestrian, Linlithgow.

This season opener is the ideal way to ease everyone back into competition.  There will be classes for Intro, Prelim, Novice, Elementary and possibly Medium (timetable TBC).  We hope that you will be able to come, and our aim is to give you at least two classes to do on the day.  Everyone welcome and it would be great to see you.

Spring Show – Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th June at Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder.

As this Show cannot be held in April, we are moving it to our traditional June Summer Show date.  We will be hosting one of the last NPS RIHS M&M WHP Qualifiers on Saturday, 12th June.  This is great news that we have been allowed to transfer this qualifier from our April date and that it is not lost to Scotland.  The Show will follow the usual Spring Show timetable and have all the NPS Summer Championship Qualifiers.

We are aware that BSPS Scotland are also holding a Show over this same weekend as traditionally we usually run on the Saturday and they run on the Sunday.  However, as mentioned we will be WHP on the Saturday and Flat/IH classes on the Sunday and they will be running vice versa.

Summer Show – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July at SNEC, Oatridge College.

For 2021 only, we are moving our Summer Show to July and will again be following the Spring Show timetable with WHP on the Saturday and the flat and in hand classes on the Sunday.

NPS Scotland/Blair Castle Horse Trials Open Show – Friday, 28th August

With so many Shows cancelled for 2021 and therefore no qualifying rounds held, we have had to cancel our usual Championships this year.  However, we will run an Open Show for all our members to enter and the timetable will be similar to that of our Championships.

 We will keep you all updated with further details, advise you when schedules are available and give you the relevant Covid information in due course.

With our best wishes to everyone, stay healthy and roll-on competition and events in 2021. 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

NPS Scotland Committee

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NPS Scotland welcome you to join our Breed Discussion Series

NPS Scotland are delighted to announce a series of Native Pony Discussion Evenings starting on Tuesday 23rd February with the Highland Ponies.
PLEASE NOTE: That evening discussion is now full – Please view the schedule for more upcoming events.

The evenings will start at 7.30pm running for approx. a half hour covering the breed type, characteristics, conformation, and show production with a question-and-answer time at the end.

We are delighted to have some of the best judges, breeders, and producers in the country to share their knowledge at these evenings which start with:

These evenings are open to everyone, and we would encourage members, competitors and all potential and current Young Judges to attend. 

Everyone interested should email secretary@npsscotland.co.uk to express interest.  They will be emailed a copy of the breed characteristics to print off and look over along with the zoom login details.

Look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully seeing you at the event.

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NPS EDUCATION & TRAINING BURSARIES 2021


The NPS is excited to announce that bursary applications are now open and in addition to the two education & training bursaries, there are also two NEW bursaries up for grabs for British Riding Pony owner/riders!

Winning funds can be used for lessons and training to improve skills across different disciplines.

You can apply if you are bringing on a novice pony under saddle and would like your pony and jockey combination to have the benefit of training. Also, if you have sold a pony and want their new owner to have “added value” for their riding pony purchase please do encourage them to apply for one of the following.  

Levant/Sinton Stud Bursaries include:

  • £250 to the winner and £125 to the runner up!
  • Must be aged between 10-18 years old on 1st January 2021.
  • Must either be a member of the NPS themselves or a parent/guardian must be a member.
  • Open to M&M and SP/SHP riders in any discipline.

Cuddington Stud BRP Bursary includes:

  • £250 to the winner!
  • Must be aged between 6-25 years old on 1st January 2021.
  • Open to members and non-members
  • Must be applying for training on an NPS registered British Riding Pony for any discipline.

Competition BRP Bursary includes:

  • £250 to the winner!
  • Must be aged between 10-18 years old on 1st January 2021.
  • Open to members and non-members.
  • Must be applying for training on an NPS registered British Riding Pony for any non-showing discipline.

Full information and criteria can be found on the application forms here: https://www.nationalponysociety.com/training-events/

Applications must be received by Monday 14th December 2020.

Press Release

NEW SPONSOR FOR NPS SCOTLAND 2021 POINTS COMPETITION….Stirlingshire Mobile Tack (SMT)

We are delighted to announce that we have new sponsors for the 2021 Point Scheme. Stirlingshire Mobile Tack (SMT) has been in business for several years primarily supporting British Eventing but was taken over by Karen Laver and David Malcolm during 2019 who have extended the support to Pony Club and Riding Club events and now showing.

The aim of SMT is to provide the items that you ‘forgot’ on the day together with bargains that once seen you must have!
They stock quality leather products, stirrups, girths, studs as well as a range of lotions and potions, headcollars and treats for your loved one. There is a wide range of Body Protectors, Hats, Boots, Breeches, Jackets, Shirts, Stocks as well as a range of fun hoodies and onesies together with Chaps, and Riding Trousers from Just Chaps.
In fact we have everything you need to ensure you have a fun time with your horse. If there is anything you specifically need please let us know in advance and we will do our utmost to get it for you on the day.

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

A message from Stirlingshire Mobile Tack……..After such a terrible year in 2020 we are looking forward to being out and about in 2021 and look forward to meeting you at shows and events.

Good luck and enjoy to all the Points Scheme competitors for 2021, we will have some great prizes when the time comes.

Here’s to a happy and fun 2021, Karen & David (Stirlingshire Mobile Tack)

NPS Summer Show Cancellation

I don’t expect that this will come as a surprise that that in light of the current regulations with the Covid-19 virus and the likelihood that this situation will be in place for the coming weeks and months, that the NPS Scotland Committee have no option but to cancel our Summer Show on Sat 13th June 2020 at Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder.

We will keep in touch with any updates we have regarding future events but until this very difficult time has passed for us all please stay safe and keep healthy.

Best wishes

NPS Scotland Committee

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: southstrathy@gmail.com

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.
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