The Exmoor Pony Society
Guardians of the Breed since 1921 - Conserving and Preserving Exmoor's heritage

01884 839930


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 complete at the final, which will be held at the Midlands Exmoor Pony Show which is being held at Rugby Riding Club (date to be confirmed) the following must apply

1.       Pony must have received a qualifying rosette, (results will be checked with the shows hosting qualifiers)

2.       The exhibitor or owner must be a member of the Exmoor Pony Society

3.       The Pony must be in the correct ownership (if a qualified pony changes hand mid season the qualifier will go with the pony provided the owner at entry is an eps member and the transfer of ownership has been completed) if a pony is on loan then then this must be recorded with the eps secretary. Again this information will be checked.

4.       Pony must be registered in section 1 of the studbook

At the final there will be 3 classes

Class 1 youngstock 3yrs & under

Class 2 senior (4yrs & over) in hand

Class 3 ridden (4yrs & over) lead rein entries if qualified on the lead rein are accepted

Classes will be placed and rosettes will be awarded up to 6th place.

Champion & Reserve rosettes will also be awarded to all 3 sections and an overall sash for the Supreme Champion will be awarded.

All rosettes and sash have again been sponsored by Sashes by Kate and we are extremely grateful for her support and generosity.

Mrs Harriet Sykes will judge the 2019 final.


Qualifying Shows for POTY 2019


Midland Area Show
Scottish Area Show
RBST Rare Breeds of the Year Show
The Christmas Foal Show

2019 (provisional list)

NPS Area 10 Show 
Somerset Area Show 
Northern Area Show 
NPS Area 25 
South Eastern Area Show 
Dunster Country Fair 
Welsh Area Show 
EPS Breed Show 

Additional shows will be added as shows affiliated for the 2019 season.



Pony of the Year 2019

Judge:  Mrs H Sykes

Pony of the Year 2018

Judge:  Mr M Dewhurst


Senior In Hand - Edwinsfield Move Over Darling 

Youngstock In Hand - Dunkery Black Grouse

Ridden - Dunkery Hornbill



Overall Champion Pony of the Year - Edwinsfield Move Over Darling

Pony of the Year 2016

Judge: Mr D J T Brewer

Senior: Warrenmere Woodcock and overall Reserve Champion
Youngstock: Moonpenny Fantasia
Ridden: Eddra Chillies and overall Champion

Pony of the Year 2015

Judge: Mr J D Lee

Champion: Cosmic Juno
Reserve: Edwinsfield Nocturne
Champion: Moonpenny Fantasia
Reserve: Cellini
Champion: Blackthorn Poem
Reserve: Anchor Fairytale

SUPREME: Cosmic Juno
RESERVE: Moonpenny Fantasia

Pony of the Year 2014

Judge: Mrs A Western

Champion: Cider Apple (J Westcott)
Reserve: Warrenmere Woodcock (E Etchells)
Champion: Bournefield Tudor Rose (P Ward-Burton)
Reserve: Edwinsfield Adagio (D Woodward)
Champion: Cosmic Lacerta (G Whetter)
Reserve: Eddra Chillies (H Rogers)

RESERVE: Warrenmere Woodcock

Pony of the Year 2013

Judge: Mrs R Thomas

CHAMPION: Dunkery Wigeon (M Richardson)
RESERVE:  Cider Apple  (A Westcott)

BEST YOUNGSTOCK: Beinnliath None But The Brave  (F Dickson)

POTY Co-ordinator

Mrs Fiona Dickson, 39 West View, Medomsley Edge,
Consett, Co Durham, DH8 6PB

Tel: 07818 215997