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PONY OF THE YEAR 2021

Qualifying shows will be breed area shows, those area shows nominated by area rep where no area show occurs, the Breed show, and any county level or championship show which meets the criteria set out on the show affiliation application forms. To compete at the final, which is held at the Midlands Exmoor Pony Show […]

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PRESIDENT ELECT 2021

Nominations are invited for the post of President Elect to be received by 19 May 2021. The President Elect will be appointed at the Annual General Meeting on 7 July. Usually, the President Elect becomes President at the next following AGM for a term of 1 year. For more information, please call the Chairman, a […]

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CALL FOR TRUSTEES 2021

The later than usual date for our AGM means that the deadline for nominations for both Trustees and the position of President Elect is now 19 May 2021. Your Society invites you to consider becoming a Trustee. Like all organisations the EPS has adjusted to conducting the majority of Trustee meetings ‘virtually’ by ‘Zoom’ or ‘Teams’. This has made it […]

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RBST Watchlist 2021

The RBST has recently released a new version of its watchlist. Previously, the watchlist was divided into six categories, Critical, Endangered, Vulnerable, At Risk, Minority  and All Other Native Breeds. The ratings were based solely on female registrations. The new list is more streamlined with only three categories, Priority, At Risk and UK Native Breeds […]

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CHALK DRAWING FOR SALE

Thank you Cassie James Cassie has written I am running ONLY 100 prints of this original pencil drawing that won the Drawing/painting category and took Overall Reserve with The Exmoor Pony Society A large % of profits from all sold will go to the Exmoor Pony Society to help keep alive the beautiful ponies. A4 […]

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Gill Langdon

It is with deep regret that we must announce that Gill Langdon, a stalwart of the Exmoor Pony Society and the much loved owner of the Tawbitts herd, has passed away. Gill celebrated her 70th birthday in 2010 with a musical ride at Wheddon Cross and this is how we will remember her. A smile […]

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Exmoor are the RBST’s Breed of the Week

Exmoor Ponies have adapted to survive on low quality moorland grazing. They make good all-round family ponies, capable of carrying an adult and performing well when broken to harness. The ponies have been on the moor since ancient times, and this environment shaped their size, characteristic hardiness, independent spirit and native intelligence. The isolation of […]

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Winterwatch

Many of you will have seen the Winterwatch programme which was screened by the BBC on 20th January 2021 and related to Konik ponies grazing on a RSPB site. If you didn’t see it you may well be aware of the considerable attention it has received on social media. It is our opinion that the […]

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TRUSTEE NEWS

The Trustees have accepted the resignation of Jenna Payne with immediate effect and wish her every success in her future endeavours.  The Trustees would like to thank Jenna for her contribution to the committee during her term of office as a Trustee and are delighted that she will continue to support the Society with regard […]

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INFORMATION FROM DEFRA

“In the interest of protecting animal welfare, and with the possibility of traffic disruption in Kent after 1st January 2021, Defra would strongly advise equine transporters to consider using vehicles with a combined weight of less than 7.5 tonnes, enabling them to proceed to the Short Straits using the Operation Brock contraflow between J8-9 of […]

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STORY TELLING EVENING

Exmoor Pony Society You Tube Channel goes LIVE Today (26th November) it will be exactly 100 years since the meeting in Dulverton where the idea for an Exmoor Pony Society was proposed. It seems right that we celebrate this momentous day even though slightly ahead of our official centenary. We have produced an hour-long video […]