The National Pony Society (NPS) was formed in 1893, ‘to encourage the breeding, registration and improvement of Riding Ponies and Mountain & Moorland 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 Mountain and Morland 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.
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.