The Elite Scheme was established to help breeders, owners and potential owners interested in New Forest ponies to discover the consistently successful bloodlines in the breed. The aim is to highlight not only the achievement of individual ponies, but to link these to their sires and dams and/or progeny.
We were the first UK native breed society to devise and implement a scheme such as this and its aims are to show the qualities of our ponies in as many different disciplines as possible, thus enhancing our steadily growing reputation for good quality, useful ponies. With a breed of pony that is capable of such a diverse range of disciplines, it is an enormous task to try and establish a means of highlighting the best points of individual ponies with a fair comparison across the disciplines. The elite scheme is ambitious and it is still not perfect, and further changes may be made in the coming years as it continues to evolve.
ELITE SHOWS FOR 2022
Northern Supporters Group-combined NPS Area 4 – 24th April
New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club Show – 15 May
Royal Bath & West, 2 – 4 June
Royal Three Counties, 17 – 19 June
New Forest, 26 – 28 July
NPS Summer Championships, 2 – 4 August
Equifest, 18 – 20 August
Breed Show, 27 and 29 August
Royal International Horse Show 26 – 31 July