2019 October Newsletter

From the Office

Members must allow 6 weeks for a DNA result to come back. Sometimes they are faster but don’t count on it. We have a lot of members thinking they will have a result in 2 weeks.

From the Board

Next Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be held on January 15th. With the Christmas/ New Year holidays the cutoff date for submissions to that meeting is Friday 13th December. Traditionally this meeting reviews the Judges’ Policy and this meeting will also be looking at the Risk Management Policy and the list of approved breeds.

Annual Review of the State Committee Structure and Procedures Policy
The recent meeting on 2nd October saw the annual review of the State Committee Structure & Procedures Policy.  This policy will be available on the RPSBS web site with changes and additions marked in red.

Check Riders and Handlers are Financial 
With the majority of states holding RPSBS events in the next few months we urge members to check that they and their handlers and/or riders are financial and that their animals registrations are in the correct names.  Repeatedly we have to refuse entries from geldings that are still registered as Colt Foal recorded. Our volunteers on our state committees put a huge effort in providing opportunities for our members to showcase their animals.  Please support their efforts by exhibiting your animals at  their shows and don’t forget to be part of the RPSBS Leaderboard competition.

Ensure the correct name
Remember that for all classes run under RPSBS rules animals must be entered in the name/s as per their RPSBS registration papers.

Showing section A Colts 2yrs and Over
A reminder that Section A colts 2yrs & over no longer have to be adult registered to be shown. All that is now required is a veterinary certificate stating the suitability and soundness for breeding purposes be lodged with the National Office.

RPSBS Vouchers
The following classes have been selected for the most successful owners and breeders of Riding Ponies to receive $200 vouchers from RPSBS Ltd. to be spent on memberships and registrations at the 2019 EA Nationals and the 2020 Grand National.

2019 EA Nationals
Show Pony 12-13hh
Show Pony 13-14hh
Show Hunter Pony ne 12hh
Show Hunter Galloway 14-14.2hh

2020 SHC Grand Nationals
Show Pony ne 12.2hh
Show Hunter Pony 12.2-14hh
Show Galloway 14.2-15hh
Show Hunter Galloway 14.2-15hh

Riding Pony Medallions at the EA Nationals
Riding Pony medallions will be issued to the highest eligible placegetter in the 2 Open Leading Rein, 3 open Show Pony and 3 Open Show Hunter Pony classes at the EA Nationals. This is a tradition going back many years. RPSBS Ltd. will, as usual, be sponsoring the Open Large Show Pony class.

Competitors, please note that eligibility is taken as at the close of entries so it is imperative that you ensure your membership is up to date and that the animals are entered in the name of registered owner/s or leasee/s.

Results from the SA Special Meeting of Members
Results of the South Australian Special Meeting of Members: A new RPSBS SA committee was formed with Dr Andrew Hunt as Chair, Director and Publicity Officer, Tamara Cooper as Vice Chair and Substitute Director, Greg Crocker as Secretary/Treasurer and committee members: Geraldine Crocker, Leanne Donoghue, Alyson Emery, Liz Francis, Shan Hunt, and Julie Lloyd.

2019 – 2020 National Annual High Point Awards

Support the initiative that supports our members!

  • We have changed sponsorship to make it even more affordable than ever with sponsorship starting at $60.00.
  • This is a super opportunity to promote your business on the RPSBS Social Media Accounts, in magazines such as Horse Deals, in our newsletters and on our website!
  • Email publicity@rpsbs.com.au for a media kit.


Big welcome to Supreme Horseware for sponsoring two championships with rug sets!
Their rugs are made to fit ponies, shop their products online.

Please Support our Sponsors
Barastoc Horse
Supreme Horseware www.supremehorseware.com.au
Duncan Equine Group www.duncanequine.com.au
Hufglocken www.hufglocken.com

2019 Upcoming Events

26th October 2019 – NSW Riding Pony Feature Show @ 2019 Country Hack Champs

27th October 2019 – SA SA Riding Pony of the Year Show

2nd November 2019 – NSW Combined Judges Seminar

17th November 2019 – NSW Riding Pony of the Year Show

23rd November 2019 – VIC Equinade Ridden Riding Pony Pageant

11th January 2020 – VIC 2019 Equinade Riding Pony of the Year Show

NSW Committee News

The RPSBS NSW Committee is super excited with the opportunities for members approaching. The Willowcroft Stud  2019 NSW State Show  on Sunday 17th November at the prestigious Windsor Polo Club is one for your calendar. The many sponsors, members, and those interested in the RPSBS whom have generously offered their support for this event are all appreciated.

In addition RPSBS NSW Committee has partnered with ENSW to offer the riding pony feature show at 2019 ENSW Country Hack Championships held on Saturday 26th October at Gunnedah Showgrounds.

At both shows there will be opportunity to qualify in Owner/Rider events for the 2020 ENSW Southern Cross Show Horse Spectacular.

We would like to express thanks to the committee at Menangle Park Agricultural Show for having a riding pony feature at their show on 6th October. We trust many members benefited.

Please contact our committee if members require further detail or see our updates on the Riding Pony Stud Book Society Ltd NSW Committee facebook page.

VIC Committee News

WA Committee News

Congratulations to the riding pony members who completed at the 2019 Perth Royal Show.
Click here to view the results. 

PERTH ROYAL SHOW 2019 Supreme Riding Pony Show Pony Hunter Perth Royal Show
2019 – Karma Park Royal Secret Supreme Champion Riding Pony Show Hunter & Top 6 Supreme of Show!!