2019 April Newsletter

From the Board

The dates of the State Annual Meetings have been posted on the states’ websites together with the Nomination Form for election to State Committees.
All RPSBS members that have full voting rights in that state from prior to January 31st 2019 are eligible to nominate for their State Committee. Members are asked to seriously consider joining their committee and help promote our beautiful Riding Ponies.  Nominations open on March 31 and close on April 20. For full details please go to:
https://www.rpsbs.com.au/the-society/policies-procedures/YOUNGSTOCK REGISTRATION
Members are reminded to get their youngstock registrations into the office by July 31 by  post or email. Again a reminder to please do not post and email paperwork with credit card details on both as you risk cc details being used twice.

The 2019 RPSBS Ltd. AGM is being in WA on June 8 at the Tradewinds Hotel, Fremantle.  A Riding Pony Judges’ Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting and Forum of Members as was conducted in Adelaide in 2018.  This will be the first AGM to be held in WA. The Directors are looking forward to meeting as many of our WA members as possible.

The Judge Policy has been updated and is available on the website. It now includes a Code of Conduct for Judges, Guidelines and a Judge Agreement. https://www.rpsbs.com.au/judges/judges-policy/

The Showing Rules are also being updated to note that the minimum age of a child to ride independently in RPSBS events is 5 years.

The Board is very much aware of the financial hardship affecting breeders struggling to cope with the drought. Remember that all transactions apart from membership can be paid off. Please submit your paperwork with a letter advising that you need to pay it off and the documentation will be filed and processed when it is paid off.

If a breeder wishes to ensure that a foal bred can only be registered as a gelding it is imperative that it is gelded before leaving home. Once transferred, the recorded owner can apply to have the registration amended to that of a colt or stallion upon payment of the required fee.

In order for semen to be eligible to be used to register a RPSBS Ltd animal the sire must have been Stallion registered.

Where an RPSBS Ltd registered animal has been exported and reimported, no re-registration fee will be required once the horse has been identified as being the original animal by either DNA typing or verification of the recorded microchip by a Veterinarian.


  • Registration fee for an Approved Stallion has been reduced to $75.00
  • The fee to amend details on a registration certificate eg change of colour has been reduced to $10

2019 Grand National Voucher Winners

Congratulations to all our members who competed at the 2019 Hufglocken Grand National Saddle Horse and Rider Championships. RPSBS Vouchers have been awarded for the following:

                EVENT           OWNER AWARD                  BREEDER AWARD
Show Hunter Galloway o 14.2hh & ne 15hh Balledor Encore (Annalisa Phillips) Salisbury Masterpiece (D Jose)
Show Pony o 12.2hh & ne 14hh Whitmere Airs and Graces (K, N & D Riemer) Whitmere Airs and Graces (E & G Gerry & D Telford)
Show Hunter Pony ne 12.2hh Owendale Beesting (K Kyros) Owendale Beesting (D Owen)
Show Galloway o 14hh & ne 14.2hh Wynara Illusion (E Daly) Silkwood Bluebird (C & S Lindeman)

2019 RPSBS Australian Performance Horse Magazine National Annual High Point Awards 

Congratulations to this months current leaders, remember anything can change.. make sure you submit your results!

Essential Equine Nutrition Ridden Show / Hunter Pony:
Nicole Riemer Whitmere Airs and Graces

Horse Deals Ridden Overheight Show / Hunter Hack:
Kerri Jacobs and Beauparc Dreams

Ridden Performance Pony: Leanne Moore Sheldene Benallen

Olympus Feeds Led Show / Hunter Pony:
Gracie Humphreys & Karlana Spring Chatter​

Led Youngstock Pony (3 years & under):
Nicole Riemer & Riegal Secret Love

Led Overheight Show / Hunter Hack:
Amanda Phillips and Karma Park Tom Collins

RPSBS Annual

2019 Advertising Media Kit
Our advertising packages for the 2019 Annual have stayed the same, with advertising from $55.00

Many members asked how to get their stallion shared on facebook, this is part of the stallion listing in the annual, so if you want your stallion promoted, make sure you submit your listing.


2019 Upcoming Events

REMEMBER Competing at RPSBS State Committee Events means you gain the MOST points, and more chances to win in our Leaderboard.

11th May VIC Equinade Riding Pony Foal Show 

11th May QLD RPSBS / Welsh Youngstock Show 

13th May QLD Committee AGM

15th May WA Committee AGM

18th May NSW Committee AGM

25th May TAS Committee AGM

25th May VIC Committee AGM

8th June National RPSBS Ltd AGM

NSW Committee News

NSW has had the privilege of some great show events where we see the representation of Riding Ponies performing so beautifully. Most notably for members the Riding Pony Breed events will be judged at Sydney Royal on 16th April 2019. Of course the open rings will also feature some lovely riding ponies too!

Also recently the Hufglocken Grand National Saddle Horse and Rider Championships was held on 26-30th March. This event attracts prestigious riding ponies from across the country and is a spectacular event to be part of. Congratulations to all members that competed as this great event and the many other shows which are happening.

Finally the NSW Committee of Riding Pony Stud Book have scheduled the AGM for Saturday 18th May and we would welcome members input.

Enjoy the remainder of show season. 

QLD Committee News

The Qld State Riding Pony Show was held on the Southport Hack & Pony Club grounds on Saturday 9th March.  Riding Pony Judges were Karen Townsend and Julie Butler from NSW.

Supreme Led Youngstock Show Pony Exhibit: Grandchester Secret Angel – M Bullpitt

Supreme Led Youngstock Show Hunter Pony Exhibit: Bacchante Park Gold Strikes – J Hill

Supreme Led Show Pony: Grandchester R M – L Scott

Supreme Led Show Hunter Pony: Balena Regal Romance – G Ellis

Supreme Led RPSDBS Overheight: Karma Park Tom Collins – A Phillips

Supreme Ridden Show Pony: Lydena Diadem – J Hunt

Supreme Ridden Show Hunter Pony: Greenfield Walking Glory – D Spencer

Supreme Ridden Child’s Pony: Bordershow Magic Mike – A Blanch

Most Successful Exhibitor: K Christensen

Most Successful Breeder: A Woods – Bordershow

Most Successful Exhibit: Bordershow Magic Mike – L Blanch

Most Successful Sire: Trellech Enigma (imp)

Most Successful Dam: Bordershow Melody

VIC Committee News

No shows run by the Victorian committee in March but plenty of Riding Ponies in action at the penultimate saddle event ‘Grand Nationals’.

Congratulations to all competitors and especially breeders of all equines that competed. Our society, ultimately, is a breed society for saddle animals and we take our hats off to all breeders of all registrations who were represented at this fabulous event.

Looking forward here are key dates for us:

31st of March – Nominations for Vic Committee open

20th of April 4pm – Nominations for Vic Committee close

11th of May – The Equinade 2019 Vic Riding Pony Foal Show at Tatura Park sponsored by Hygain, with bags of feed for all class winners plus heaps more to win on the day!

25th of May – Vic Riding Pony AMM. To be held at Werribee RSL. 11.30 start. Free coffee, meals available to purchase.

21st of July – In conjunction with EV, SHC & RPSB, Judges seminar. Dr Andrew Hunt from SA talking on medication control.