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Studbook Office: The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

Normal office hours - Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Note that the SPSS Office relocated in April 2014 and the contact details at the top of the page should now be used for all contact with the SPSS
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Short cuts to key information and entry forms for SPSS events once available.  Before then the reports from previous events can be found here.


Grading & Youngstock Evaluation Tour

at each venue there will be a Regional Mare Grading

followed by Youngstock Evaluations for filly, colt & gelding foals, yearlings and 2 year olds plus 3 year old geldings and fillies



Stallion & Mare Grading,

& Youngstock Evaluations

at ALL venues

Mare Performance Testing

at Wellow Equestrian & Kings Equestrian Centre only


Open to sports ponies and small horses up to 158cm


Click here to download an A4 dates poster


Judges:  Hans-Heinrich Bruening & Jacke Mathieson (all gradings & evaluations); Anna Brown (mare performance testing ride judge)



Entry forms

will be available here before 1st July

Open to sports ponies and small horses up to 158cm


More information here


If you have any questions or queries, please call Philippa at the SPSS Studbook Office on 07703 566066


2019 Grading & Evaluation Tour Locations

*** 2019 Dates ***


** Part 1 **

Saturday 14th September

am  Sidewood Dressage, Sidewood Farm, Forth, Scotland ML11 8ET

pm  Newton Rigg College, Penrith CA11 0AH


Sunday 15th September

am  Brookfield EC, Brindle, Preston, Lancashire PR6 8PG

pm  Equiti Riding Centre, St Asaph, Denbighshire LL17 0AA


Monday 16th September

am  Kings EC, Sturts Farm, Winslow, Bromyard, Herefordshire HR7 4SR

pm  Coleg Sir Gar (Pibwrlwyd Campus), Pibwrlwyd Ln, Carmarthen SA31 2NH


Tuesday 17th September

am  Fairlight Stud, Clapton in Gordano, Somerset BS20 7RJ


** Part 2 **

Friday 27th September 

pm  Wellow Equestrian, Scott's Farm, Wellow, Newark, Notts NG22 0EQ


Saturday 28th September

am  Queenholme Bloodstock Stables, Sponge Drove, Willingham, Cambridge, CB24 5JN

pm  Hadlow College EC, Hadlow, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0AL


Sunday 29th September

am  Catherston Stud, Croft Farm, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants SO20 8HX

pm  Hyperion Equestrian, Exeter, Devon EX6 7YQ



Judges:  Hans-Heinrich Brüning & Jacke Mathieson (all gradings & evaluations)


All entries to the Mare and Stallion Gradings & Mare Performance Test must be registered with the SPSS (ie have a SPSS passport or have had their passport overstamped by the SPSS.  Registration (if necessary) can be done via the grading entry form.  Ponies of any height and small horses up to 158 cms are welcome to enter a SPSS grading.  Owners must be members - click here to download a Membership Application Form


The Sports Pony Studbook Society

Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

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