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Societies for native ponies


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    Dales Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Dales (25% proven parentage)
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Mrs J Ashby, Secretary, Greystones, Glebe Avenue, Great Longstone, Bakewell, Derbys DE45 1TY (tel/fax: 01629 640439); e-mail: dpssecretary@googlemail.com
    Website: www.dalespony.org

    Dartmoor Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Dartmoors and moorland equines
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Mrs V Brown, Secretary, Swn Yr Afon, Thornhill Road, Cwmgwili, SA14 6PT (tel: 01269 844303); e-mail: secretary@dartmoorponysociety.com
    Website: www.dartmoorponysociety.com

    British Connemara Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred British Connemaras
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Sandra Parkington, 1 Lansdowne Cottages, Ilsley Road, Compton, Berkshire RG20 7PQ (tel: 0845 604 9690) email: secretary@britishconnemaras.co.uk
    Website: www.britishconnemaras.co.uk

    Eriskay Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Eriskay ponies (one parent must be registered)
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Mary E McGillivray, Registrar, Woodcroft, Polinard, Comrie, Perthshire PH62HJ (tel: 01764 670626); (fax: 01764 679662); e-mail: marymcgillivray@beeb.net

    Eriskay Pony Society mother company (Comann Each nan Eilean Ltd)
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Eriskay
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Sheila McIntosh, Chairman, 137 Brevig, Isle of Barra HS9 5UN

    Exmoor Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Exmoors and ponies of Exmoor-type
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Mrs Susan McGeever, Woodmans, Brithem Bottom, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1NB (tel: 01884 839930) email: secretary@exmoorponysociety.org.uk
    Website: www.exmoorponysociety.org.uk

    Fell Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Registered pure-bred Fells only
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Ian Simper, Secretary, North Craigs Cottage, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, DG11 3HA (tel/fax: 01461 600606)
    Website: www.fellponysociety.org

    The Gypsy Cob Society Ltd
    Passport issuing organisation: No (lost PIO status in 2010 – passports now issued and edited by Lipizzaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain)

    Breeds catered for: gypsy cobs
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Ms C Smettem-Minson, Secretary, Chywoon Stud, Church Brough, Kirkby Stephen Cumbria CA17 4EJ (tel: 01768 341319); e-mail: carol@chywoonstud.wanadoo.co.uk
    Website: www.gypsycobsociety.org

    Highland Pony Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Highlands, appendix A, B and Cs and ponies of Highland-type
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Susie Robertson, Secretary, Highland Pony Society, 22 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH (tel/fax: 01738 451861); e-mail: info@highlandponysociety.com
    Website: www.highlandponysociety.com

    New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred New Forest Pony (at 25% New Forest blood) inc first cross and equines of unknown breeding
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Mrs J Howell, NFPBCS, The Corner House, Ringwood Road, Bransgor, Hants BH23 8AA (tel/fax: 01425 672775); e-mail: forestpony@enterprise.net
    Website: www.newforestpony.com

    Shetland Pony Studbook Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: pure-bred Shetland ponies
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Elaine Ward, Shetland House, 22 York Place, Perth, PH2 8EH (tel: 01738 623471); (fax: 01738 442274); e-mail: registrations@shetlandponystudbooksociety. co.uk
    Website: www.shetlandponystudbooksociety.co.uk

    The Spotted Pony Breed Society (Great Britain)
    Breeds catered for: native British Spotted Ponies and their plain offspring
    Silhouettes: check with PIO
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Angie Ward, Registrar, Tollbar Cottage, Butterley Park, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QW (tel: 01773 748502 fax: 01773 513054); e-mail: spbsgb@yahoo.co.uk

    Welsh Pony & Cob Society
    Passport issuing organisation: Yes
    Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Welsh ponies and Cobs (minimum 25% Welsh blood, reducing to 12.5% after January 2003)
    Studbook: Yes
    Other info: None
    Contact: Secretary, Welsh Pony and Cob Society, PO Box 6, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1HP; e-mail: secretary@wpcs.uk.com
    Website: www.wpcs.uk.com

    Information correct at the time of going to press but may change.

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