A DEFRA approved Passport Issuing Organisation

Studbook Office: The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

Normal office hours - Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 4 pm

Note that the SPSS Office relocated in April 2014 and the contact details at the top of the page should now be used for all contact with the SPSS
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Short cuts to key information and entry forms for SPSS events once available.  Before then the reports from previous events can be found here.


2020 SPSS Stallion & Mare Gradings and Youngstock Evaluations


Due to the COVID-19 virus, 2020 SPSS gradings and evaluations will all be “virtual” events with our judges assessing video clips that cover all the normal aspects of our gradings (except for loose jumping) and we are working with the British Breeding Futurity team to achieve this.


Stallions can be presented for a pre-grading virtual assessment “eAssessment” that, should they pass, will allow them to cover as interim stallions for 2020/2021 and issue SPSS Covering Certificates for this period. They will be then be required to be presented at a full SPSS stallion grading in 2021.  Read more here.


Mares can be presented for SPSS “eGrading”. This replaces fully the requirement to attend an actual SPSS grading and will give permanent graded status into the appropriate Mare Studbook depending on their score and completeness of pedigree. Read more here. Note that it is unlikely that SPSS Mare Performance Testing will take place in 2020.


Youngstock which are evaluated through the British Breeding “Virtual Futurity” (which is also being done via video clips) and are SPSS passported or overstamped will also be eligible for an SPSS Premium, based on their Futurity Evaluation score. The scores of all eligible youngstock will be taken forward to the SPSS end of year awards which we anticipate will include a Youngstock Champion and Reserve Champion, as well as rosettes for the top scorer in various categories. Should any SPSS passported pony/horse not be eligible for the Futurity due to their requirement for the sire to be licensed then please contact us directly as we will endeavour to facilitate their assessment.  Read more here.


There’s a summary of the video requirements here.


Entry Window - 1st July - 31st August 2020


More information & Entry Forms here


If you have any questions or queries, please call the SPSS Studbook Office on 07703 566066


All entries to the Mare and Stallion Gradings & Mare Performance Test must be registered with the SPSS (ie have a SPSS passport or have had their passport overstamped by the SPSS.  Registration (if necessary) can be done via the grading entry form.  Ponies of any height and small horses up to 158 cms are welcome to enter a SPSS grading.  Owners must be members - click here to download a Membership Application Form


The Sports Pony Studbook Society

Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

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