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British Show Pony Society Area 1B

The BSPS is the Premier Showing Society in the United Kingdom. The membership is divided into 24 franchised Areas around the country which organise regional shows, training days, points parties and social events. British Show Pony Society Area 1B covers Cumbria and the bordering areas. Your Area Chairman is Ellen Jones. Email: sparket@btinternet.com Whether you own or ride a Show Pony, Show Hunter Pony, Working Hunter Pony or Mountain and Moorland (adult riders included) the BSPS is for you! The Society offers three quality, well run Championship Shows each year; the Winter Championships, Summer Championships and Heritage Championships. Membership enables you to qualify and compete at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show. Area 1B holds 4 shows a year: Two Winter Shows, a Spring Show and a Summer Show.


Please note that all Horses/Ponies attending BSPS1B Shows must be fully up to date with annual 'flu vaccinations, and must not have had any vaccination in the 6 days prior to attending. Competing animals must have had the primary injection and first booster injection. Only horses competing may attend Shows. Do consult your Vet in the event of any query. Please see the BEF website for further information.

BEF website

Our Shows, Training and Events 2024



Westmorland County Showground, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7NH



Enter Show

16th November 2024 POINTS PARTY 2024

Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal LA9 6RG


Book Tickets

Young Judges

BSPS Area 1B hold regular young judges training sessions together with yard visits and talks. Everyone is very welcome to attend any of these sessions which are free of charge for BSPS 1B members. In the young judges sessions we cover both Heritage & Plaited ponies and the sessions are fun, interactive and informative.

Training can be attended by BSPS 1B members of any age , however the team  competition which takes place at the BSPS Summer Championships consists of 3 competitors is only open to members aged 12 to 21 , the individual competition is open to members aged 18-24.

The training focuses on Way of Going, Conformation and Rules and the sessions culminate in the selection of the teams and individuals to represent the area at the BSPS Summer Championship show.

Don’t worry if you are not interested in entering the competition everyone is welcome to come along and learn. However, if you are interested in team or individual selection we require you to attend a minimum of 4 sessions.

Keep an eye on the Area 1B Facebook page and the events page for dates and times. 


For more information on Young Judges

Please contact Katie Marshall

Mob: 07989 54805 Email: katie_heg@hotmail.co.uk

BSPS Area Team Championship Competition

Each year at the BSPS Summer Championships, BSPS Area 1B take part in the Premier League Team competition. Read more

Members points

Each year at the BSPS Summer Championships, BSPS Area 1B take part in the Premier League Team competition. Read more

Useful links

British Show Pony Society

How to become a Member


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Contact us

015395 67881