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

01884 839930

Committee May 2019 - May 2020

Name Position Retirement Date
Mr D Brewer Chairman Retires May 2020
Mrs F Dickson Show Affiliation Secretary Retires May 2020
Mr N Hill Vice-Chairman Retires May 2020
Mrs J Payne Co-opted Trustee Retires May 2020
Mrs G Langdon ECHO Retires May 2021
Mrs C Phillips Breed Show Secretary Retires May 2021
Mr R Taylor ECHO Retires May 2021
Dr S Baker Honorary Vice-President Retires May 2022
Mr T S Hickman Vice-Chairman Retires May 2022
Mrs J McLaren Trustee Retires May 2022
Mr G Bryant Vice-Chairman Retires May 2023
Mrs V Lamb Trustee Retires May 2023
Mr D Wallace Trustee Retires May 2023

Committee members may be contacted by telephone, email or by postal address - please download a list of Trustees here.

If you have a question for all the Trustees or would like to bring a matter to their attention then please send your request to the Secretary (secretary(at) who will then forward it to all concerned.  Thank you.

Trustees of the Society are elected each year by the membership.  The Council 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 on the 1st Wednesday 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 (secretary(at)

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.


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.


Patron Baroness Mallalieu

Presidents and Officers

Position Holder
President Mrs A Nicholls
President-Elect Mr D Mansell
Honorary Vice-Presidents Mr D Brewer, Dr S Baker and Mr D Mansell
Chairman Mr D Brewer
Vice-Chairman Mr G Bryant, Mr TS Hickman and Mr N Hill
Secretary Mrs S McGeever
Press Officer Mrs S Burger
Treasurer/Project Officer Mrs S Mansell

Past Presidents

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

Registered Office

Woodmans, Brithem Bottom, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1NB

Tel: 01884 839930


Treasurer's Office

38 Oliver Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 5QA

Tel:  01748 824110