2022 August Bulletin

Chair Report

2022 Riding Pony Annuals are on their way. The Board of Directors on behalf of the members wishes to thank Despina Mitrakas of Show Pony Creative and Eleanor Gerry for the editorial and production design work, to the advertisers, sponsors, article writers, state publicity officers and members who submitted material for the 2022 Annual.

Members are encouraged that whenever they get a great or interesting photograph of their Riding Pony or have had a successful show to submit the photo and information online on the RPSBS web page. It might just make the next annual. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I have.

Board Meeting
The next RPSBS Ltd. Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th September via Zoom. Please contact your State Committees if you have any questions that need to be discussed at the Meeting.

Registrations & Memberships are being CHECKED by Breed & Show Societies

If you are competing in any show run under RPSBS Rules then you MUST ensure you as the exhibitor is a CURRENT Financial member, the pony is Registered and in the entering correct exhibitors name and that your HANDLER or RIDER is at least a PARTICIPANT Member of the RPSBS.

Remember Ponies 4 years and over MUST be adult registered and cannot be shown on foal recorded registrations. All colts 2 years and over must be adult registered.

Check the studbook online to see the current status of your membership and your pony’s registration. 

Spring is coming and so are many foals from our vast number of RP studs, we are looking forward to seeing the 2022 crop of foals, our future is in good hands.

Sandra James


Office Reminders

Member Renewals: All membership renewal notices were sent to members in June and reminders will be sent shortly.  Renewing Members are encouraged to use the online facility to renew their memberships. This is available by logging onto the Riding Pony Stud Book Society: Login using your membership number.  Once logged on press the Home key at the top left corner to take you to the Renew Membership option.

Contact Details: Members are also able to amend their personal details online by logging onto Riding Pony Stud Book Society: Login. Members are encouraged to check that their information on the system is up-to-date.  Our primary contact with you is via email so it is imperative that your email address is correct and that you check your emails (inbox and junk/spam folders) regularly.  PLEASE NOTE: Names on memberships cannot be amended as they relate directly to ownership of animals and historical studbook information.

Payment References:  Please reference all payments with your name and the ponies name it relates to if possible. Please, please, please submit any/all paperwork relating to your direct deposits immediately to ensure payments can be receipted promptly and correctly before end of month reconciliations.

Stallion Nominations:  Spring is almost here, so, if you are planning to use your Stallion, then check that he meets all of the requirements and lodge your Stallion Nominations.  The Stallion Nomination form is available on the website and the Rules are available on the back of the form for your convenience.

2022 RPSBS Ltd Annual is hitting mailboxes

RPSBS 2022 Annual: The 2022 RPSBS Annual is due to be released in the next week – thank you to all who provided submissions.

This is a reminder that any Ordinary Individual Membership, Ordinary Joint Membership, Company Membership and Life Membership will automatically receive a copy of the RPSBS Annual if they were a member as of 31st May 2022.

You can purchase a copy of the 2022 RPSBS Annual here: 

Upcoming Events

1st Oct 2022 – 2022 TAS State Riding Pony Show

28th Oct 2022 – 2022 WA RPSBS HOTY (held with SHCWA)

20th Nov 2022 – 2022 NSW RPSBS Championship Show

Early Membership Renewal Competition

Thanks to Horses at Home for sponsoring this competition

QLD Committee

Congratulations to the Riding Ponies who competed at Brisbane Royal.
Some of our major winners include:
Westmore Spring Parade, Jeremy Roberts
Bayview Premier, The Douglas Family
Barclay Burlesque, A & M Harris
Grandchester Secret Angel, Welbatch Pastoral
Harper Park First Agent, Deverill Family
Kensington Rain Dance C Porter & S Baldwin
Harper Park First Agent, Deverill Family
Grandchester Secret Angel, Welbatch Pastoral
Drumeden Musician, Catherine Hay
Grandchester Secret Angel, Welbatch Pastoral


NSW Committee

Hi to all of our members in NSW.

We are all coming into a very exciting time of the year with mares due to foal some special little bundles. We wish you all the best with safe arrivals and hope you get what you’ve all requested! It is also the time we choose stallions to go with our mares and fortunately in NEW South Wales we do have a number of very highly credentialed sires. So happy picking!

A reminder that the NSW Committee is hosting our State Championship Show on 20 November at Hawkesbury Showground. This is the day after Emma’s Show and will be held in conjunction with the Hunter Horse Association’s Show. Unfortunately we were unable to secure the Polo fields on the date we could slot in amongst so many other shows. Disappointing, but also an exciting opportunity for members to compete at multiple events on the one weekend.

Further to this, we have confirmed our Judges, being Margot Haynes (SA), Kelli Probert (SA) and Jo Uppington (QLD).

Please keep an eye out for program and entry details which will be available shortly.

Looking further ahead, there are some great new classes being added to Canberra Royal Riding Pony ring, so be sure to check that program when it’s available.

SA Committee

Riding Pony Classes will be at the following shows:

21 August – ridden classes Kadina Agricultural Show
27 August – full program Gawler Agricultural Show
24 September – full program Balaklava Agricultural Show
2 October – ridden classes Strathalbyn Agricultural Show
9 October – full program Breed O Rama Mt Pleasant
5/6 November (TBC) – Riding Pony of the Year Strathalbyn Showgrounds