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Spring show success for Fred

The sun shone on this year’s popular Exmoor Pony Society’s Spring Show and Stallion Parade this month. The ponies, owners and spectators gathered at Emmetts Grange in Simonsbath on Exmoor for the event, which is open to any pony registered in Section 1 of the EPS studbook. The day was organised for the first time […]

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Successful 2024 AGM

Our AGM is an important event – and always interesting. This year 50 members attended the AGM at Brompton Regis village hall. The day began with a very informative talk by Dr Debbie Davy about her PhD work on the Exmoor Pony genome. A full report will be published in due course. After a delicious […]

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Trustee Nominations

Trustees of the Society are elected each year by the membership. Trustees stepping down after a four year period may seek re-election and, if elected, serve another four year term. Any Charity needs expertise in the areas of finance, PR, law, governance and, of course, for the Exmoor Pony Society, a real interest in the […]

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Buying your perfect Exmoor pony

Tips from one of our breeders – as featured in Horse & Hound As Britain’s oldest and one of the rarest breeds of native pony, an Exmoor pony is a versatile breed and can make a good choice as a working family pony. They can live out and require little maintenance… but they are known […]

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Autumn Show Success

Technology has been used to enhance the new annual Exmoor Pony Society’s Autumn Show [Saturday 25 November] on a sunny but cold day on Exmoor. Emma Wallace, acting show secretary, said: “The show was a huge success, with many entries using a great online system. “Having not had a foal show or opportunity to familiarise […]

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AGM and Spring Show 2024

The dates for the 2024 AGM and Spring Show have been set as follows: AGM | Brompton Regis Village Hall, Dulverton, TA22 9NJ | Saturday 11th May 2024 Spring Show and Stallion Parade | Emmetts Grange, Simonsbath, TA24 7LD | Sunday 12th May 2024 Please direct all enquiries regarding the Spring Show and Stallion Parade to the Show Secretary, […]

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EPS Printed Stud Book – Supplement 2023

Our Summer newsletter, mailed to all EPS members in early July, included a proposal to produce a printed supplement to the stud book. This would be approximately 250 pages, covering the period from 2000 to 2022, to follow on from the 5th edition published in 2000. In recent years there have been repeated requests for […]

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Harry Woodward

It is with great sadness that the Society has learnt of the death of Harry Woodward. Harry was a great supporter of the Exmoor Pony Society, helping out at many EPS events in the Midlands Area in particular, and will be sorely missed by many. We offer our sincerest condolences to all of his family […]

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Top turn out for Exmoor Pony breed show in Exford

With reasonable unseasonal weather, many people gathered in Exford for the Exmoor Pony Society Breed Show 2023 in August – recognised as one of the highlights of the Exford Show. The show was organised by The Exmoor Pony Society, which has been guardian of the breed since 1921. A significant number of entries and visitors […]

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Spring Show & Stallion Parade 2023

The Exmoor Pony Society’s Spring Show and Stallion Parade will be taking place at Emmetts Grange, Simonsbath, TA24 7LD on Monday 8th May 2023. Don’t forget to get your entries in! Spring Show & Stallion Parade 2023 Schedule Spring Show & Stallion Parade2023 Entry Form

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Exmoor Ponies to feature in new CBBC show

OZT Goes Wild in Britain will be going out every day Monday 27th – Friday 31st March 2023 at 5:30pm on CBBC. Each episode will feature a different UK habitat, amazing footage of native wildlife species and a brand-new studio filled with live animals, props and much more. The production company captured footage of the […]

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The Exmoor Pony Society Gene Bank Campaign launched

The Exmoor Pony Society has launched a campaign to help secure the future of the UK’s oldest native breed. The Exmoor Pony Society Gene Bank Campaign is an innovative initiative that will create an Exmoor pony gene bank. It will cryogenically preserve genetic material that could safeguard the breed against future disasters. With £50,000 already […]

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Trustee Nominations

Trustees of the Society are elected each year by the membership. The Council consists of 12 members, 3 of whom step down each year on a rotational basis. Trustees stepping down after a four year period may seek re-election and, if elected, serve another four year term. Trustees stepping down after serving two four year […]

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National EPS Performance Awards

The closing date for the Annual Performance Awards is 31st December 2022 – don’t forget to get your entries in! The Adult Performance Award is open to EPS full/family members aged 18 and over riding/driving registered (section 1) Exmoor ponies owned by an EPS full/family member. A full list of qualifying activities is on the […]

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Kellythorpes Leading Sire and Breeder Awards

Blackthorn Sea Poacher has yet again won the Kellythorpes Leading Exmoor Sire of the Year Award. The Kellythorpes Leading Sire Award merits the horse/pony whose progeny qualify for Horse of the Year Show, as well as those whose progeny are consistently placed in qualifiers. And Jackie Webb who bred Sea Poacher has again won the […]

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Sun shines on Exmoor Pony Society breed show

The sun shone down on Exford for the Exmoor Pony Society Breed Show 2022. One of the highlights of the Exford Show, the ponies are represented from free-living and in-ground herds. The show rings were well-filled beginning a day to remember for Elizabeth Etchells with Mary Rose Bryant’s stallion Warrenmere Woodcock. The pony won the […]