A DEFRA approved Passport Issuing Organisation

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

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

Normal office hours - Monday to Friday 10.30 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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Stallions For Sale Grading Events



For venue specific information, please click on the venue name in the list below

For more information about Mare/Stallion Grading, please click here

Youngstock Evaluation & Mare Grading Tour

at each venue there was 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.



12th September

Parwood Equestrian Centre

near Guildford, Surrey GU3 2JE


13th September

Stretcholt Equestrian Centre

Bridgewater, Somerset TA6 4SR


14th September

Bridgend College Equine Centre

Pencoed Campus, South Wales CF35 5LG


15th September

Bold Heath Equestrian Centre

near Warrington, Cheshire WA8 3XT


16th September

Rosewood Stud, near Newmarket

Cambridgeshire CB7 5QH


17th September

Moulton College (Pitsford Centre)*

Northampton NN3 7QL


20th October

Sidewood Dressage

 Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 8ET


* Note that youngstock & mare entries for Moulton College will be limited & accepted on first received basis, as stallion grading at this venue will take priority.


Judges:  Hans-Heinrich Bruening & Jacke Mathieson


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


Spectators welcome – Free Entry at all events


More information is given below - and entries are no open (they close on 22nd August)





2016 Supreme Championship


The 2016 Supreme Champion and Reserve will be selected by the Evaluation Judges after all the Evaluations are complete. 


There will also be special rosettes and certificates for the Top Pony, Top Small Horse, Top Colt, Top Gelding, Top Filly, Top Foal, Top Yearling, Top 2 Year Old and Top 3 Year old. 


The Evaluation score will be the primary factor in deciding the results with the judges deciding in cases of equal score.  

SPSS Supreme Youngstock Champion

Miss Luna Eclipse

 with her owner, Penny Walster, the Youngstock Final Judges, Hans-Heinrich Brüning, Jacke Mathieson and Geoff Glazzard and the trophy kindly supplied by Horsology

SPSS Reserve Supreme Youngstock Champion

Bathleyhills Golden Lustre


For more information about the Youngstock Evaluation process, turnout etc,  please see the Info & FAQ page



Youngstock Evaluations


The Regional Youngstock Evaluations are open to filly, colt and gelding foals, yearlings & two year olds (plus 3 year old fillies & geldings) bred to be competition ponies or small competition horses (up to 158cm unless SPSS passported when there is no height limit) regardless of breed, passport or colour. Each entrant will be evaluated individually for conformation and paces (in-hand & loose) with loose jumping as an option for those 2 and 3 year olds destined to be show jumpers or eventers. With our regular grading judge, Hans-Heinrich Brüning, flying in from Germany for all of the regional evaluations, all participants will get a mark/comment sheet (sent after the event) and those gaining at least 7.0 will be awarded a Premium Rosette unless they score 8.0 or higher when they will get a Gold Premium Rosette.  Youngstock do not have to be SPSS registered nor do owners have to be SPSS members.


The lead judge at all the evaluations will be Herr Hans-Heinrich Brüning.  Hans-Heinrich is a well known German judge and breeder of Hannovarian dressage and jumping horses at his family farm, Hof Brüning, which is well-known for its solid preparation work of horses for licensings, mare shows, stallion and mare performance tests as well as auctions, shows and championships.  Hans-Heinrich has judged at the SPSS mare and stallion gradings since 2010.


Spectators are very welcome


Entry Form

September evaluations - click here to download the Entry Form. 

October evaluations - click here to download the Entry Form. 


A printed copy can also be supplied on request - please contact the Studbook Office by email including your name and address


Closing Date

Entries close on 22nd August 2016 for the September events and the 29th September for the October date

Early entry is advised as spaces will be allocated in order of receipt of entries and once capacity is reached at each venue further entries will be placed on a waiting list. If there is space, late entries may be taken, please call the office on 07703 566066 to check. Late entry supplement £5 per pony.


Entries and Times

Will be available a few days before the Tour starts



Stabling at the venues must be booked with each venue directly APART from for Moulton College which will be coordinated by the SPSS Entries Secretary



The SPSS Rule book can be download here.  Specific rules for the Youngstock Evaluations and National Final can be found in the schedule & entry form.



See schedule & entry form for withdrawal policy.


More information

For more information about the evaluation process, turnout etc,  please see the Info & FAQ page (here).


We have booked a photographer for each venue; details to follow.


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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