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2016 NEWS

 

 

 

* 2016 SPSS AGM Announcement & British Stallion Event

VENUE CHANGE on Grading & Evaluation Tour

Special Offer for SSH Ponies

*  Additional Grading and Evaluation Date (in Scotland)

*  SPSS Graded Ponies on Dressage Team List for Pony Euros

*  Entries Open for 2016 SPSS Grading & Evaluations

*  SPSS Elite Mare Long Listed For Pony Euros

*  Elevation to ELITE

*  Sports Pony - What's in a Name?

*  Stallion AI Services & Twemlows Stud Stallion Parade

*  Promising SPSS Eventers

2016 Foal Passport Offer

*  Scottish Sport Horse Pony Passports

*  First Reported SPSS Foal

*  Improved SPSS Passports

*  SPSS Grading and Evaluation Tour Dates/Venues

*  Going from Strength to Strength in a Golden Year for

        Ponies

*  Breeding Award for Bathleyhills Monet

*  Young Dressage Pony Championships in 2016

*  SPSS 2015 AGM Minutes and New Rule Book

*  2015 Pony Performance & Breeding Award

*  Top results for SPSS Ponies at Awards Dinner

*  2016 Stallion Guide

*  2016 British Breeders' Awards Dinner

*  2016 BBSH Stallion Event

*  Happy New Year!

*  Guidance on Obtaining a Passport

 

 

To catch up with earlier year's news, click on the year below:

 

 

The SPSS will again be reporting from the Pony European Championships - which are being held from 17-21 August at the Danish the National Equestrian Centre, Vilhelmsborg

 

2016 SPSS AGM Announcement & British Stallion Event

 

SPSS members are invited to attend the 2016 AGM.  It is being held on Friday 6th January 2017 at 5.30pm at the De Vere Horwood Estate, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire MK17 0PH.  The room will be open from 5pm and there will be hot drinks and bescuits for attendees. 

 

We have moved the AGM to the night before the British Bred Sport Horse Stallion Event as that event now starts earlier and so there is a conflict for members and stallion owners in particular as the stabling opens at 11am.  The AGM is being held in a local hotel and we hope that members will still support it. 

 

The SPSS will then have it's normal display stand at the Stallion Event and tickets are available on the door.  The stallions are due to start parading at noon and more information is available here.  Please come and chat to us even if you're not able to attend the AGM.

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VENUE CHANGE on Grading & Evaluation Tour - Friday 16th September

 

Please note that on Friday 16th September, due to being badly let down by the originally booked venue (Rosewood Stud), who despite taking a deposit and confirming in writing months ago have now let us down, we will now be grading at a private yard near Newark in the morning and then from lunchtime at

 

Anvil Park Stud, Sallow Lane, Larling, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 2QU

 

Late entries may be taken for all venues (subject to late entry fee) if space is available. Contact the Studbook Secretary on 07703 566066 to find out about availability.

 

There's more information about our Gradings & evaluations (including the English & Welsh Tour Dates) on this page (Gradings) and this page (Youngstock Evaluations)

 

Spectators welcome at all SPSS events – Free Entry

 

 

Special Offer for SSH Ponies

 

Following the closure of the Scottish Sport Horse (SSH) Studbook earlier this year, the SPSS has been updating SSH pony passports for the same cost as for an SPSS one as we wish to support those with passports for this now defunct studbook. We are also welcoming applications for SPSS passports for foals with at least one SSH graded parent (up to 158cm) as we are accepting SSH graded parentage as equivalent to SPSS graded for this purpose.

 

In addition, until 1st November 2016, anyone with an SSH graded and/or passported pony (up to 158cm) who wishes to become an SPSS member can submit their SSH graded/passported pony’s passport (along with the relevant SPSS Registration & Membership Forms and Membership Fee) to the SPSS Studbook Office for overstamping into the appropriate SPSS Studbook/Registration section FREE OF CHARGE. Please allow 15 working days for this and we recommend that passports are sent by recorded delivery.

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Additional Grading & Evaluation Date (in Scotland)

 

We are delighted that due to demand, we have added another grading and evaluation date, Thursday 20th October, when we will be at Sidewood Dressage, Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 8ET and doing Stallion & Mare Gradings and Youngstock Premium Evaluations. While entries for this venue close on 29th September, early entry is advised as space is limited. Late entries may be taken for all venues (subject to late entry fee) if space is available. Contact the Studbook Secretary on 07703 566066 to find out about availability.

 

There's more information about our Gradings & evaluations (including the English & Welsh Tour Dates)dates on this page (Gradings) and this page (Youngstock Evaluations)

 

Spectators welcome at all SPSS events – Free Entry

 

 

SPSS Graded Ponies on Dressage Team List for Pony Euros

 

We're thrilled that TWO SPSS Graded Ponies have been listed by British Dressage in this year's FEI European Championships for Ponies British Dressage Team announcement.

 

With a confirmed place in the team and one of the most experienced ponies selected is 11 year old Dutch bred SPSS Elite graded Madam’s Miss Maria (Woldhoeve's Silco x Wester Aikema's Norbert).  "Dot", as she is known at home, represented GB at the 2012 Pony Euros ridden by Hariette Williams and was SPSS 2012 Mare Grading Champion that Autumn.  This year, “Dot” and her 2016 rider, Sophie Taylor, were 5th in the Team test at the Hagen CDIOP and 6th in the same test at Saumur where they scored over 70%. These great results, as well as their winning the final pony trial, are even more impressive when it is considered that Sophie only started riding Dot at the end of 2015 and then just rode her a few times a month (as Dot was in Yorkshire with her owner, Becky Moody, and Sophie lived on the Isle of Man) until March, when Sophie moved to the mainland and Dot joined her.

 

Then, we are delighted that 9 year old SPSS passported and Elite graded LE Chiffre (SPSS Elite Caesar 171 x Donnerwetter) has been named as one of two possible British Pony Euros team rides for Lara Kuropatwa. With the final selection of which pony to take to Denmark in August being left as late as possible, it’s a case of wait and see at the moment - but we do have fingers, toes etc crossed that "Peanut" gets his nose ahead of his stable mate and is Lara's choice!  Peanut was bred by Bev Brown of Leamside Equestrian and is still owned by her daughter Samantha and if LE Chiffre is part of the team then he will be the first SPSS passported pony to compete at a Pony European Championships – a major milestone for a studbook that was only formed in 2000.

 

Read the full British Dressage announcement here

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Madam’s Miss Maria & Sophie Taylor – Winners of the Final Pony Trial

 

LE Chiffre & Lara Kuropatwa – second in the Final Pony Trial in July

Photo by qorum-photos.com

 

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Entries Open for 2016 SPSS Grading & Evaluations

 

Entries are now open for the 2016 SPSS Mare & Stallion Gradings and Youngstock Evaluations.  With the September Tour going from the South East, to the West Country, then across into South Wales, before going North then into East Anglia and finishing centrally, we hope that we are within a reasonable travelling distance of most members.  If we're not, then please let us know and we'll try to get closer next year! 

 

We're also hoping to arrange a date in Scotland in October - please contact the Studbook Office if you would be interested in bringing a mare or stallion to a Scottish date as that will help with our planning.

 

There's more information and entry forms for the September Tour dates on this page (Gradings) and this page (Youngstock Evaluations)

 

Spectators welcome at all SPSS events – Free Entry

 

 

SPSS Elite Mare Long Listed For Pony Euros

 

We're delighted that the multiple Pony Euros team medallist and SPSS Elite graded British-bred mare Catherston Nutsafe (Catherston Nightsafe x Dutch Courage) has once again been long listed for the British Pony Euros Eventing team.  Now partnered by 14 year old Molly Faulkner, Nutsafe was bred by Lizzie Murray.  Nutsafe, who is known as "Snoopy" and Molly have been together since 2015 and this year have won one Pony Trial, been 3rd in another and were 7th at the British Pony Championships.  Now aged 20, Nutsafe won Eventing Team Silver in 2008 & 2009 (ridden by Ella McEwen) and Team Gold in 2010 (ridden by Sam Ecroyd) and again in 2014 (ridden by Chelsea Pearce). 

 

Also on the long list is the 8 year old British-bred gelding, Stambrook Masterful (FS Don't Worry x Tsing Lite) who is ridden by Alexandra Mackenzie.  Masterful was bred by SPSS member Sarah Rook and is out of her homebred mare Stambrook Miss Go Lightly who is also the dam of the 2015 SPSS Central Mare Champion and Reserve Supreme Mare Champion, Stambrook Miss D'Mena.  7 year old Miss D'Mena (a full sister of Masterful) is also eventing, ridden by Mollie Harris, and they won a BE100 in June.

 

Read the full British Eventing announcement here

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Chelsea Pearce &

Catherston Nutsafe at the 2013 Pony European Championships

Photo by qorum-photos.com

 

 

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BKS Grand Design

at Keysoe CDIP in 2016

Photo by kind permission of Qorum-Photos

 

 

Classic's Charmeur

competing at  Keysoe CDIP in 2016

Photo by kind permission of Qorum-Photos

 

 

Ella

at the 2014 SPSS Mare Grading

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood

Elevation to Elite

 

We are delighted to announce that 5 SPSS graded ponies, BKS Grand Design, Classic’s Charmeur, Chaneira, Ella and Littledale Bright Star have been awarded the sought after SPSS Elite Graded status as a result of either their own or their progeny’s performance at International competitions.

 

Classic’s Charmeur (Classic Dancer x Domingo) and BKS Grand Design (Golden Moonlight x Black Boy) have both represented GB at FEI pony dressage (CDIP) competitions and achieved top ten placings.

 

Littledale Bright Star’s SPSS passported son, Catherston Bit of Gold (x Catherston Gold Eagle), was clear in the 1.25m class at the 2015 Keysoe 2* International Showjumping (CSI) competition and another of his son’s, Prairie Star (x O Malley), completed the 2* International 3 Day Event at Hartpury in 2012.

 

More recently, Chaneira’s SPSS passported son Cruz (by SPSS Elite Caesar 171) represented GB at the Compiègne CDIP and he too finished in the top ten.

 

Finally, the 2014 SPSS Mare Grading Champion Ella (SPSS Elite Caesar 171 x Santano) competed for Ireland at both the Roosendaal and Hagen CDIPs.

 

Our congratulations to the five SPSS members associated with these ponies - Jacke Mathieson (owner of Classic’s Charmeur’s frozen semen), Francesca Walker (breeder of BKS Grand Design & owner of his frozen semen), Jennie Loriston-Clarke (owner of Littledale Bright Star), Adele Hayton (owner of Chaneira) and Julie Lockey (breeder & owner of Ella)

 

Classic’s Charmeur, Littledale Bright Star and BKS Grand Design are all available at stud in 2016 - find out more about them and the other SPSS stallions via the Stallion page

 

Catherston Bit of Gold

at the 2015 Keysoe CSI 2*

Photo by kind permission of Hoof Prints

  

 

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Sports Pony - What's in a Name?

 

The second 2016 issue of the British Breeder magazine had another article by SPSS Studbook Manager, Lucy Sheldrake, this time focussed on "Sports Pony - What's in a Name?".  The British Breeder magazine is mailed to all SPSS members as a membership benefit but if anyone else wants to read Lucy's article, it's available here.

 

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Stallion AI Services & Twemlows Stud Stallion Parade

 

The SPSS will be attending the Stallion AI Services & Twemlows Stud Open Day and Stallion Parade on 23rd April at Twemlows Hall Stud Farm AI & ET Centre and we're really looking forward to seeing the six SPSS graded stallions who are attending.

 

Please come along to our stand for more info on our 2016 SPECIAL OFFER on foal registrations and for details of our charity auction item in aid of British Horse Foundation.  More information available here.

 

Promising SPSS Eventers

 

We are always on the looking out for SPSS passported ponies and horses at competitions and were delighted to spot that SPSS passported Just Paddington (SPSS Elite Laban x Castellmai Celt) & Gussie Terry were 6th in the Pony Trials at both the Lincolnshire and Oasby events in March.  Also competing in the Pony Trials classes and 11th at Aldon International, has been SPSS passported Kingswalk Moonraker (SPSS Elite Bernwode Brokat x Chiddock Fankino) & Alfie Marshall.  Then the small horse, Catherson Bit of Gold (SPSS Elite Littledale Bright Star x Catherston Gold Eagle) & Tatiana Beskhmelnitskaya won their BE100 section at Great Witchingham International.

 

Our congratulations to the breeders, riders and other connections of these successful SPSS passported ponies and horses.

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Just Paddington & Gussie Terry

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood

 

 

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2016 Foal Passport Offer

 

We are delighted to be supporting Britisports pony breeders in their breeding operations by offering a £25 discount from the passport application fee for all 2016 foal passports applied for by 1st November 2016 that are accompanied by the voucher in the 2016 SPSS Stallion Guide.

 

The  Stallion Guide was posted to SPSS members early this year and is also mailed to anyone joining the SPSS during the year, so we recomend joining as a member before sending in your passport application form and fee.  Click here to find out about Membership.  Non members can to get a copy by sending a stamped and addressed envelope (£1.20 postage) to:

 

SPSS Studbook Office, The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe,

Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

 

Copies will also be available at the 2016 Futurity Evaluations, all SPSS Events and selected other events this summer. 

 

British passports for British ponies!

 

 

Scottish Sport Horse Pony Passports

 

Following the closure of the Scottish Sport Horse (SSH) Studbook, the SPSS is very pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain (SHB(GB)), we are able to assist with any queries relating to ponies passported, graded or registered by SSH, as ponies do not fall under the remit of Sport Horse Breeding (GB) who have taken over the business of SSH.

 

As such we will happily accept SSH graded ponies into the relevant section of our studbook and can deal with ownership/ detail changes for any SSH passported ponies.

 

We are also very happy to issue passports for 2016 foals by SSH graded pony stallions or out of SSH graded pony mares.

 

Please contact our Studbook Office via  or 07703 566066 if you have SSH ponies or wish to discuss this situation further.

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First Reported SPSS Foal

 

Our congratulations to SPSS member Naomi Maxted Massey on the safe arrival of a lovely palomino colt out of her SPSS graded mare Sweet Fancy (Scampi x unknown).  Named "MM Dating Little Zeus", he is the first SPSS connected foal we've heard of so far this year - but we look forward to hearing of lots more safe arrivals and of course seeing loads more photos.  We love this time of year! 

 

Photos and information on 2016 foals by a SPSS licensed/graded stallion or out of a SPSS registered/graded mare are added to the 2016 Foals page throughout the year.  Email your own foal's photo to  including details of the parents, date of birth etc in the email.  Please note that you must obtain the photographer's permission before submitting a photograph - and state this in the covering email please.

 

 

Improved SPSS Passports

 

Wooohoooo!  After a lot of work here's the first glimpse of our new-look and, more importantly, fully compliant to all new EU standards, passports ...

 

We have taken this opportunity to make some additional improvements, introducing new larger wrap around covers, with window to easily see the pony's name, and now SPSS passports will include a 4 generation detailed pedigree instead of only 3 generations as previously.

 

We also have specific pages for all grading & evaluation results.

 

Plus don't forget our 2016 **SPECIAL OFFER** - For 2016 foal passports there's a £25 DISCOUNT if the application is made before 1st November (see 2016 SPSS Stallion Guide for voucher & details).

 

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BRITISH PASSPORTS FOR BRITISH PONIES!

 

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SPSS Grading and Evaluation Tour Dates/Venues

 

We are delighted to announce the dates and venues for the 2016 Grading and Evaluation Tour (see the 2016 Grading & Evaluation page here).

 

The Tour will start in the South East on Monday 12th September and finish centrally on the Saturday, taking in venues in the South West, Wales, the North and East Anglia on route! All venues/areas are different from last year to give different members a close venue but we do hope that we're not too far from most members (and if we are then let us know and we'll try to get closer to you next year!).

 

The "Grand Finale" of our week will be the Stallion Grading on Saturday 17th September which is going to be at Moulton College, Northampton this year - so very central with good road links (M1, A14, A45 are all close with the M6 and A1 very accessible via the A14). Hope to see lots of you during the week

 

Spectators welcome at all SPSS events – Free Entry

 

 

Going from Strength to Strength in a Golden Year for Ponies

 

The first of the three 2016 issues of the British Breeder magazine was published to coincide with the January BBSH Stallion Parade and copies were available on the day for attendees to pick up and SPSS members were mailed a copy along with the SPSS Newsletter as a membership benefit.  Anyone else wanting to read the interesting article by SPSS Studbook Manager, Lucy Sheldrake, can do so here.

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Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

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Breeding Award for Bathleyhills Monet

 

We're delighted that Penny Walster's home-bred SPSS graded stallion,  Bathleyhills Monet, was awarded the Competition Stallions trophy for the British-based pony stallion with the highest average score for progeny evaluated at the 2015 Futurities.  This was the first time this award has been made and a minimum of 5 progeny scores were required.

 

It was especially good that the award went to a young British-bred pony stallion who, as well as the 5 2015 foals that counted for this award, also had an Elite Premium foal from both of his first 2 crops (2013 & 2013) and then in 2014 had 2 foals who were judged to only be 0.02% short of receiving Elite Premiums too!

 

Our congratulations to Penny, it's fantastic that that  all the hard work that you have put into your pony breeding programme has resulted in this new award.  Penny and Monet are pictured accepting the award from Competition Stallions' Jane Skepper

 

A review of all of the pony stallions at the BBSH can be read on the Breeding British website (here)

 

 

Young Dressage Pony Championships in 2016

 

British Dressage (BD) are running a Young Pony Championship in 2016. Qualifying classes will be held at the following events:

  • Addington Manor EC, Bucks - 6 May

  • Somerford Park, Cheshire - 28 May

  • Wellington Riding, Hants - 9 Jun

  • Rockrose, Scotland - 11 Jun

  • Sheepgate EC, Lincs - 19 Jun

The Final will take place on Sunday 10th July at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage.

 

For more information about the rules etc, see our 2015 News announcement (here)

 

2011 SPSS/BD Young Dressage Pony Champion, Der Kleine Lord competing at the 2014 Pony European Championships where he won Team Silver & Individual Bronze medals ridden by Alexandra Hellings

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2013 SPSS/BD Young Dressage Pony Champion - 4 year old SPSS passported Cruz ridden by Jayne Turney.  In 2015 they were BD National Medium Restricted Champions and in 2016 Cruz competed internationally for GB (ridden by Charlotte McDowell)

 

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2015 SPSS AGM Minutes and New Rule Book

 

The 2015 SPSS AGM was held on Saturday 9th January 2015 at Bury Farm Equestrian,  Bucks.  We were delighted to have more members attending than in at least the previous 4 years and maybe longer.  All resolutions were passed, including revisions to the Rule Book and the Memorandum and Articles of Association and we received some useful feedback from members which will be acted on.

 

The 2015 AGM Minutes (including associated documents) may be viewed/download here and the new 2016 SPSS Rule Book can be downloaded from here.

 

 

2015 Pony Performance & Breeding Award

 

At the 2016 Breeders Dinner & Awards Ceremony (organised by the British Horse Foundation), the SPSS sponsored Pony Performance & Breeding Award was presented to the SPSS Elite Graded stallion Rembrandt DDH (Renoir x Viktoria's Chirac).  The award was presented by SPSS Committee member and Studbook Secretary, Philippa Cole, and was accepted on Rembrandt's behalf by Tullis Matson of Stallion AI Services.

 

Rembrandt was selected for this award by the SPSS as not only did he play a major part in the British pony dressage team winning Britain’s first Pony Dressage Team Gold medal last year but he is also the first pony stallion to achieve a “hat trick” of 3 Futurity Elite foals in one year. 

 

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Photo by kind permission of Craig Payne

 

 

Thursden Vallye Leonardo (Rotherwood Signature x Aimbry Chester)

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

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Top results for SPSS Breeders at Awards Dinner

 

At the 2016 British Breeders Awards Dinner impressive certificates and rosettes were collected by a number of SPSS members on behalf of their  top scoring foal, yearling, two and three year old ponies (and horses) over all the previous year's Futurity Evaluations. 

 

For 2015 these went to (SPSS registered ponies are shown in bold):  

  • Catherine Billington's Thursden Vallye Leonardo (Rotherwood Signature x Aimbry Chester), the top scoring Sports Pony across all evaluations and the only one to gain an ELITE Premium.  Leonardo was also the equal top scoring Showjumping foal across all Showjumping foals (ie horses and ponies)

  • Robyn Crisp's Fames Amaryllis (Fames Dakota x Saker), the top scoring Endurance Yearling

  • Christine Bjerkan's BS Mr President (FS Mr Right x Donatelli) the top scoring Sports Pony 2 year old

  • Penny Walster's Bathleyhills Golden (Bathleyhills Monet x Chateau de Brion) the top scoring Sports Pony 3 year old.

Our congratulations to all our breeder members, not just those listed above as successful in the futurity series, but also those whose progeny gained SPSS Premiums in our own evaluations.

 

 

2016 SPSS Stallion Guide

 

The 2016 SPSS Stallion Guide has been published and is about to be posted to members.  A copy is also mailed to anyone joining the SPSS during the year; click here to find out about Membership.  Non members can to get a copy by sending a stamped and addressed envelope (£1.20 postage) to:

 

SPSS Studbook Office, The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe,

Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

 

Copies will also be available at the 2016 Futurity Evaluations, all SPSS Events and selected other events this summer. 

 

The full colour booklet includes SPSS Notices and highlights from 2015 as well as featuring 28 of the SPSS stallions in the Stallion Guide section PLUS a voucher for £25 off the standard cost of a SPSS passport for 2016 foal passports applied for by 1st November 2016.. 

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2016 British Breeders' Awards Dinner

 

The 2016 British Breeders Awards Dinner takes place on Saturday 16th January from 6.45 pm at the Grange City Hotel in London (near the Tower).  At this "black tie" dinner the annual SPSS special award is presented, as well as there being Certificates of Merit to the top scoring Pony Futurity entrants in 2015. There's more information about the event here including a link to buy tickets

 

2016 BBSH Stallion Event

 

The SPSS will be at the British Bred Sport Horse (BBSH) Stallion Event at Bury Farm Equestrian Village again, on Saturday 9th January from 11am to 8.30pm.  As in previous years, there'll be a trade stand area, top class stallions, international riders and an evening spectacular. 

 

Tickets are £10 and include the latest edition of the British Breeder Magazine, which also forms the parade catalogue as well as having all the latest news.  The SPSS display boards will be set up in the trade stand area so do come and see us. 

 

SPSS Stallions confirmed as entered, the section they have been entered in and their approximate time:

Ardbear Spirit (Eventing) 12:30

Godrics Campeggio (Show Jumping) 13:25

Littledale Bright Star (Dressage) 17:10

Platinum Honey's Hope (Dressage) 17:20

Bathleyhills Monet (with his son Bathleyhills Vue Parfait) (Dressage) 17:25

Balfour Whisper (Dressage) 17:30

Rembrandt DDH (Dressage) 17:45

LE Chiffre (Dressage) 17:55

Thistledown Copper Lustre (Dressage) 18:05

Dark Knight 2 (Dressage) 18:20

More information including how to get tickets  is available here.

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The SPSS Stand at a previous event

 

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Happy New Year!!

 

Just to wish all our members and supporters a very happy and successful 2016.  During the year we will be undertaking another Grading & Evaluation Tour - to venues/locations not visited on the successful 2015 Tour - and finishing with our Main Stallion Grading on Saturday 17th September at Moulton College, near Northampton.  See more on our Events page.

 

There is a new Rule Book effective Jan 2016 - this can be downloaded here.

 

 

Guidance on Obtaining a Passport

 

The Information/FAQ and Passports pages contain guidance about how to get a passport for your foal - PLEASE READ before submitting a passport application as it will help the SPSS Studbook Office process your passport quickly and mean that you won't have to get your vet out again to complete missing paperwork/DNA/ID chip.

 

Note that, with effect from 1st March 2016, DNA parentage verification will be required before an SPSS passport can be issued for ALL LATE APPLICATIONS and/or where the vet completing the Identification Form section (pages 4 & 5) of the Passport Application Form is not able to carry out foal ID whilst on its genetic dam eg foal has already been weaned or is an ET foal seen with the recipient mare.

 

The cost of a passport with the pedigree verified by DNA parentage testing is a minimum of £40 more than the standard fee. The total cost depends on if DNA profiles exist and can be accessed by the SPSS for both sire and dam. If not, then it will be a further £55 for each parent that has to have a DNA profile done (and a DNA hair sample will be required for this unless one is already held by the SPSS). Please contact the Studbook Secretary on 0703 566066 or by email to establish the cost for each application.

 

SPSS passports issued from 1st January 2016 are fully compliant with the latest EU Equine Identification law and DEFRA Minimum Standards.  The SPSS operates the Studbook to the same standards as expected of a World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WPFSH) member - but cannot become a member as our focus is on the breeding of Sports Ponies not horses!

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