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 2024
Northern Supporters Group, 30th June
New Forest Pony Enthusiasts Club Show –5th May
Royal Bath & West, 30th May–1st June
Royal Three Counties, 14-16th June
Royal Cheshire 18-19th June
New Forest, 30th July-1st Aug
NPS Summer Championships, 4-6th August
Breed Show, 24 and 26 August
Royal International Horse Show 25 – 30 July
Horse of the Year Show 9-13th October
London International 13-18th Dec