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

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

Normal office hours - Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30 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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Key Dates


Other 2018 Dates



British Breeders Dinner

Saturday 13th January at The Grange City Hotel, London.


Stallion Parades

The SPSS will be at the following stallion parades with our stand and information:

Competition Stallions - Sunday 18th Feb - Addington Maonr EC. 

Provisional programme: Stables open at 9.30am; first stallion at 10.30am; last stallion at 17.10pm. More information here and running order here.

Northern Stallion Showcase - Saturday 7 April - Newton Rigg College Equestrian Centre CA11 0AH

Stallion AI Services & Twemlows Stud Open Day / Stallion Parade - Saturday 21 April (12-5pm) - near Whitchurch SY13 4BP


Pony European Championships

7-12 August at Bishop Burton College, Humberside, UK - more info here

SPSS will be "on the scene" to report on all the action


Futurity Young Horse Evaluations

Historically run by the BEF, they are now in the process of handing over to another organiser.  We will add information once it's available


Elite Foals Registration Tour

11-22 August The SPSS is supporting this new initiative which has been set up to not only simplify the registration of sport horse foals in Britain, but also to identify and promote the best foals bred in the UK.  The tour will visit 11 locations in the UK throughout August, from central Scotland in the north to Devon in the south. More information available here.  SPSS Passport Forms may be given to the SPSS judge on the day or sent to the Studbook Office - with the ID section either completed by the vet on-site at the Tour day or by another vet beforehand.


British Dressage Young Dressage Pony Championships

Back again in 2018 and being run by British Dressage  - check their website and Rule Book (Rules 69 & 70) for latest info but as at 07/02/18 the qualifiers are:


Keysoe Bedfordshire 29 Apr
Manor Grange West Yorkshire 5 May
Kingswood Staffordshire 18 May
Wellington Hampshire 6-10 Jun
Rockrose East Lothian 16 Jun
Sheepgate Lincs 1 Jul
Championship Hartpury Festival of Dressage 8 Jul


There are separate sections for 4, 5 and 6 year old ponies (who must not exceed 149cm). Ponies will be seen in pairs at the qualifiers and will ride a commanded test (contact BD to get a copy).  Then the top 6 ponies will return to the arena for final judging (where previous marks are disregarded).  The top 3 ponies (provided they score 7.0 or more) will qualify for the final (qualification will pass down the line if any of the top 3 are already qualified) where they will be judged on their performance in a test (the 2018 BD National 4/5/6 year old tests). 

Riders are eligible from the beginning of the year of their 12th birthday  provided that they are of an appropriate height and/ or weight for the pony




The 2018 Annual General Meeting of THE SPORTS PONY STUDBOOK SOCIETY will be held at the Premier Inn at Bristol Cribbs Causeway BS10 7TQ on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 11am




Pony European Championships

15-18 August at Strzegom, Poland

SPSS will be "on the scene" to report on all the action




SPSS Mare Grading and Foal Evaluation in progress











For more information and results from past SPSS and other pony events, please click on the year in the table below:




SPSS Gradings 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
SPSS In-Hand Evaluations 2017 2016 2015 - - - 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006    
Young Dressage Pony     - - 2013 2012 2011 2010            
Young Jumping Pony - - - - - 2012 2011 2010            
Young Eventing Pony - - - - 2013 2012 2011              
Pony European Championships     2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010            
BEF Futurity       2014   2012 2011 2010     2007 2006    



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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