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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.

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.

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

 

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