National Pony Society (NPS)

The National Pony Society (NPS) was formed in 1893, ‘to encourage the breeding, registration and improvement of riding ponies and Mountain & Moorland (M&M) ponies and to foster the Welfare of Ponies in general’.

The NPS runs two major shows each year. The spring festival is held each April and runs season’s first M&M qualifiers for Horse of the Year Show.  August sees the NPS Summer Championships, traditionally held at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern in Worcestershire. This three day show offers a full range of classes for riders of all ages and ponies of all breeds and types.

Nearly 300 shows affiliate to the NPS over the course of a year, hosting qualifiers for both the summer and winter championship shows, and for the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS).

The NPS are the organisers of the NPS/Supreme Products M&M Working Hunter Pony championship held annually at the RIHS and are also the long term sponsors of the renowned NPS/Baileys Horse Feeds M&M Ridden Pony of the Year final at HOYS.

The NPS patron is currently HRH The Princess Royal while the president for the 2020/2021 season is Rodger James.

Catch up with all the latest news and reports from the NPS here: