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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 9.30am to 4.30 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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** SPSS Grading & Youngstock Evaluation Tour 2017 **

took place in September 2017, visiting the locations shown on the map to the right.  The 2018 Tour is currently being planned and an outline list of dates and areas will be available by Spring 2018.  If you have a mare or stallion you would like to grade in 2018, please email us (details at top of page) with information about your location and what you are planning to present as this will greatly assist our planning.


2017 Grading & Evaluation Tour Locations

(a red star indicates inclusion of stallion grading at that venue)

Other 2017 Dates



Friday 6th January at 5.300m at the De Vere Horwood Estate in Buckinghamshire.


British Breeders Dinner

Saturday 14th January at The Grange City Hotel, London.


Pony European Championships

25-30 July at Kaposvár, Hungary - more info and timetable here


Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity Young Horse Evaluations

For 2017 dates/venues and latest information see the BEF Futurity website here


British Dressage Young Dressage Pony Championships

Back again in 2017 and being run by British Dressage  - check their website and rule book for latest info but as at 20/01/17 the qualifiers are:


Quainton Bucks 8 Apr
Manor Grange W Yorks 21 May
Wellington Hants 8 Jun
Rockrose East Lothian 10 Jun
Kingswood Staffs 13 Jun
Sheepgate Lincs 18 Jun
Championship Hartpury Festival of Dressage 9 Jul


There are separate sections for 4, 5 and 6 year old ponies (who must not exceed 149cm). Ponies will be seen in pairs at the qualifiers and will ride a commanded test (4 & 5 year old route plan, 6 year old route plan).  Then the top 6 ponies will return to the arena for final judging.  The top 3 ponies (provided they score 7.0 or more) will qualify for the final where they will be judged on their performance in a test (tests to be confirmed by BD).




Saturday 16th December 2017 at 11am at the Gloucester Twigworth Premier Inn, Tewksbury Road, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PG



SPSS Mare Grading and Foal Evaluation in progress











For more information and results from past SPSS and other pony events, please click on the year in the table below:




SPSS Gradings 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
SPSS In-Hand Evaluations 2017 2016 2015 - - - 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006    
Young Dressage Pony     - - 2013 2012 2011 2010            
Young Jumping Pony - - - - - 2012 2011 2010            
Young Eventing Pony - - - - 2013 2012 2011              
Pony European Championships     2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010            
BEF Futurity       2014   2012 2011 2010     2007 2006    



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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