National Pony Society Wessex Area 24

NPS Area24

Autumn Show 2017

Just a note of appreciation to everyone who supported Area 24 Autumn Show and Dressage at Kingston Maurward on Sunday 5th November.
The weather was extremely kind and we had quality entries across the board.
The dressage had good entries and proved a popular addition to the Show.
Thank you to our judges, stewards and to our Secretary, Louise Frampton,  for all the hard work that helps to ensure a successful event.  Thank you also to the committee who all pulled together to help the day run smoothly.

Jane Upton

Former Area 24 Young Judge

We received the excellent news yesterday that Willow Tarrant has been accepted on the CHAPS ridden B panel.  This is a real achievement for such a young lady.
Willow graciously wished to thank all those who have contributed to our Young Judges’ Training over recent years – she said it helped her massively with the assessment.
This goes to prove our youngsters are a credit to the Area and that they can go on to bigger and better things in the future with help from our Training.

Congratulations Willow.

Jane Upton


Area 24 sent 2 teams to the Young Judges Competition held at Malvern at the Summer Championship Show.  The teams were made up as follows


M&M                                                  PLAITED


Brandon Joyner                                  Tamia Joyner

Charlotte Thorne                                Alice Cobden

Abby Macey                                       Jessica Harrison

Rhiannon Loader


There were record numbers of entries this year from across the country including a team from NPS Scotland, there were over 40 young people aged from 10 – 25 involved and Area 24 did very well.


Individual Section Results for Area 24


M&M    10 – 13 years – 2nd Charlotte Thorne

M&M    14 – 18 years – 1st Abby Macey

Plaited   10 – 13 years – 3rd Alice Cobden

(Very well done Alice, first year on the teams)


Overall M&M Individual Winner was Abby Macey


Overall Team Results


1st    NPS Scotland

2nd   NPS Area 24 – M&M Team

3rd    NPS Area 4


Overall Young Judges Winner 2017 – Abby Macey Area 24


Very well done to all our Young Judges who made the effort to attend training and to those who came to the Championships to do the competition, you all did very well and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.


This is the second time in 3 years that Area 24 has won the Young Judges Competition Overall and done well in the placings.  We had a relatively young team compared to other areas and they have excelled themselves, they should all be very proud of themselves.


We must not forget to thank our Chairman, Jane Upton, who did the bulk of the training with the help of Malcom Fry and Elizabeth Dean who also gave up their time to help teach at evening training sessions. Also thank you to committee members who gave up their time to provide food and help.  Many thanks also to everyone whose yard the Young Judges visited, we appreciate it enormously and couldn’t train to the standard we do without you all.


Anna Tomlinson
Area Secretary

*** Working Hunter Pony Clinic with Ian Norton ***

*** 27th May ***

We are holding another of our very popular WHP clinics with Ian Norton – please see our Events page for the booking form

NPS Area 24 Annual Members Meeting 12th February 2017

Thanks to all the Area 24 members who attended the recent AMM in Salisbury, it was an extremely enjoyable event with representation from all corners of our locality.

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

Summer Show 22nd May 2016

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

XC Clinic at Stour XC with Ian Norton 26th April

Booking form on our 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

Autumn Show 1st November at Kingston Maurward

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

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