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George Ellis

Regretfully we have to share the sad news that George Ellis, renowned veterinary surgeon from Blandford, Dorset has passed away. He was a charming gentleman, who, along with his wife Eileen shared a passion for New Forest ponies. They have bred several prize winners under the prefix of Canford.  We, the NPS Area 24, send our condolences to his family.


Area 24 Young Judges were once again very successful in the Finals held at Malvern on the 1st of August.  Our 2 teams consisting of Courtenay Sandison, Brandon  Joyner , Abigail Macey and Jade Ripper (M&M team) won their section with Abigail Macey winning her 10-13 category and Brandon Joyner and Courtenay Sandison coming 3rd in their 2 age group sections.  Isobella Kirk, Charlotte Thorne, Amber Ripper and Faith Wood made up our Plaited team and also won their section with Charlotte Thorne winning her age section, Isobella Kirk coming 2nd in her section and Faith Wood 3rd in her age section.

With a win in both sections it meant that Area 24 were the overall winners for 2016 !!!

A massive well done to the teams and to all the committee members, yard owners and judges who helped to train them



Due to some competitors having queries about the online system we have extended the entries to include today, the most common queries are where to enter the breed society number for the pony.

Please go to your pony details and click add number, then from the drop down menu select breed soc and enter your ponys registration number there.

The second query seems to be about getting members rates, please see your details on the first page as you log into entrymaster you will see a box on the right with your personal details, again click add number and choose NPS Area 24 from the drop down menu, no membership number needed. Just save changes and you will be charged the members rates for entry. We hope that helps everyone and look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

** Young Judges Training 2016 **

Area 24 young judges to start training sessions on Tuesday, 3 rd May @ 7 pm.
If anyone else is interested in joining please email
Or complete form that is available on Area website.

** Young Judges Training 2016 **

If you would like to join our team of Young Judges training towards the Summer Championship competition please download a form from the Young Judges page and return it

XC Clinic at Stour XC with Ian Norton 26th April

Booking form on our Events page

Summer Show 22nd May 2016

The show schedule for the summer show this year can be found on the Events page


Spring Show 3rd April 2016
Due to the recent strangles outbreak and new cases recently, after veterinary advice, the committee has decided that it is in the best interests of our members not to hold the Spring Show at Crofton Manor on Sunday 3rd of April. We are very disappointed to have to make this decision after much hard work by the committee and understand that members will be also disappointed but hope you will support this decision .


Entries are still open until the 30th of March for the Spring Show at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre.

Please click the following link to enter


Practice and Spring Shows 2016

The schedules for the Practice Show on 13th March at Parley Equestrian Centre and the Spring Show on 3rd April at Crofton Equestrian Centre are on our events page to download.  Anyone who would like a copy emailed to them directly please email – hope to see lots of you there

Dressage Report

The Dressage that was held at The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy on Sun 25th November proved a phenomenal success for NPS Area 24.  It was beautifully organised by Lynden Barrow – the venue was  great and there was  a super atmosphere throughout the day.

Our judges were Jane Tizzard and Jackie  Stopler, they did an excellent job and gave very encouraging comments to all the competitors.  All three classes were well supported with the Novice taking the most entries, the entries were so large that we had to extend our hire of the venue.

There were qualifying cards awarded  for several sections at the NPS Dressage Champs to be held at Addington in April.  We hope some of you will be part of the Area 24 teams, please do confirm with us if you wish to represent the Area.

Autumn Show 1 November 2015 Online Entries

To enter online please use the following link to get to Entrymaster

Open Unaffiliated Dressage Competition 25th October

We are holding a dressage competition open to members and non members at The Fortune Centre, Avon Tyrell, Bransgore on the 25th of October.  This will be a qualifier for the NPS Finals at Addington Manor in April 2016 and for veterans it will be a qualifier for the SSADL finals at Onley Showground, Rugby in September 2016.

To download a schedule and entry form please go to the Events page

Autumn Show 1st November at Kingston Maurward

To download the schedule and entry form please go to the Events page