The Baroness Mallalieu KC

Society Office

Little Ash Farm Cottage, Ash Lane, Withypool, Somerset, TA24 7RR
Tel: 01643 851777

Treasurer’s Office

Geoff Bryant, Meggacres Farm, Megg Lane, Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 9JW
Telephone: 01923 266014

Administration Office

Susannah Muir, Holmwood Farmhouse, Earls Colne, Colchester, CO6 2LD
Telephone: 07919 974514

Committee AGM 2023 – AGM 2024

Portly FrenchTrusteeAGM 2023AGM 2027
Margaret Partridge KeaneTrusteeAGM 2023AGM 2026
Vivien TaylorTrusteeAGM 2023AGM 2027
Geoff BryantVice-Chairperson and Honorary TreasurerAGM 2023 (Second Term)AGM 2026
David WallaceVice-ChairpersonAGM 2023 (Second Term)AGM 2027
Sue BurgerTrusteeAGM 2020AGM 2024
Nigel HillChairpersonAGM 2020 (Second Term)AGM 2024
Stephanie PoulterTrusteeAGM 2020AGM 2024
Sheralee MatraversTrusteeAGM 2021AGM 2025
Rob TaylorTrusteeAGM 2021 (Second Term)AGM 2025
Mark DrummondTrusteeAGM 2022AGM 2026

If you  would like to bring a matter to the attention of the Trustees, please send your request to the Secretary at (


Trustees of the Society are elected each year by the membership.  The Committee 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 periods may not put themselves forward for re-election until the following year.

Elections take place each year prior to the Annual General Meeting held in May.  If you are a member of the Society and would be interested in becoming a Trustee of the Exmoor Pony Society then please contact the Secretary (

Nomination forms are available from the Secretary and should be returned, duly completed, not less that 35 clear days prior to the AGM.

For information on the role of a Trustee, please visit and read The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do.


At the Annual General Meeting in each year the Charity shall appoint two members of the Charity (whether or not already being members of the Committee) to be President and President-Elect from the conclusion of that meeting until the conclusion of the next following Annual General Meeting. If any President so elected shall die or otherwise vacate office before expiration of his or her term of office the President-Elect shall automatically become President for the remainder of such term. Associate Members and Junior Members shall not be eligible to become President or President-Elect. The President and the President Elect shall be eligible for re-election.

Normal practice is for the President Elect to become President in the year following their appointment. No person shall be appointed to the office of President or President-Elect unless not less than three nor more than thirty five clear days before the date appointed for the annual general meeting notice has been given to the Charity of the intention to propose that person for appointment together with a notice executed by that person of his willingness to be appointed.

Presidents and Officers

PresidentMichael Dewhurst
President-ElectRuth Thomas
Honorary Vice-PresidentsDavid Brewer, Dr Sue Baker, David Mansell and Sandra Mansell
ChairpersonNigel Hill
Vice-ChairpeopleGeoff Bryant and David Wallace
SecretaryJay Gee
TreasurerGeoff Bryant

Past Presidents

2022 Elizabeth Barker
2021 Margaret Partridge Keane
2020 David Mansell
2019 Ann Nicholls
2018 Stephanie Poulter
2017 Jill Graham
2016 Anne Western
2015 Amanda Hill
2014 Sue Burger
2013 David Wallace (representing the late Derek Sparks)
2012 The late Jackie Ablett
2011 Joanna Webber
2010 David Brewer
2009 Rex Milton
2008 The late Eunice Prosser
2007 Marion Williams
2006 David Mansell
2005 Linda Westcott

Privacy Notice

The Exmoor Pony Society is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us may be used. This data may include your name, address, email address and telephone number.

For all equine passport applications and transfers of ownership, your name and address together with the equine’s details will be recorded on our database and supplied to the Central Equine Database as required under the legislation. These details may also be requested by DEFRA and equivalent organisations in Scotland and Wales as well as enforcement bodies such as Trading Standards, Food Standard Agency and the Police.

In addition to the above, data held on ponies registered in Section 1 and their breeder’s name and address will be published in the Society’s stud book print outs and on the online studbook where breeders/owners can also opt to have their details including telephone and email contacts.

Membership details will also be recorded on our database to enable the Society and its Area Representatives to serve its members and it will hold the minimum amount of data required to efficiently carry out its obligations.