The New Forest Pony ... a true all-rounder!
Intelligence, strength, calm temperament and versatility.
The New Forest ponies most endearing quality is their inbred, gentle nature. Their calm temperament naturally recommends them as an excellent choice and an ideal mount for both children and adults. They have long been raced locally and are surprisingly fast, especially over rough terrain. They are suited to many competitive activities from Pony Club to polo, driving to dressage, they are naturals at jumping and gymkhana and are successfully trained to carry handicapped riders.
All in all, the modern New Forest Pony is an exceptional all-rounder with an endearing character, that has developed as a result of both its unique environment and strong association with the people who have been responsible for the development of the breed.
We are delighted that Malcolm Fry has agreed to help us collate information for the Website
if you have any interesting New Forest news please get in touch with Malcolm Tel: 07790 093656.
PLEASE NOTE To help address the continuing drop in registrations and consequential financial losses, the Society will not be publishing a stud book this year. We will produce one next year that will include the entries for both 2014 and 2015.
Futurity Yearlings that have been accepted onto the Society Scheme
(that is funded by the New Forest Verderers through the HLS), have been turned onto the grazing May 2015.
The Value of Registration
Registration increases the value
of your pony, makes it more marketable and opens the door to many local, regional and national activities available to registered ponies. The NFPB&CS is the Official Breed Society and holders of the New Forest Pony Stud Book.
We assess eligibilty of New Forest Ponies for inclusion within the Pure Bred or Part Bred Registers, and issue Passports accordingly.