2022 February Bulletin

Chair Report

In this months February Bulletin we wish to highlight the progress of most State committees in getting back to organising Riding Pony shows either as a stand alone event or with other Breed or Show Societies. Behind all these events are the hard working committees who put in countless hours before and after the event, booking venues, putting out a program, sourcing Sponsors ordering ribbons , Garlands and rugs, Judges accommodation flights etc , publicity and countless other things for all our members. It is sad to hear that there are still some people who use social media to try to undermine the integrity of these people. We all need to fully support these committees.

With the opening up of more shows I have been working with Lindy at RPSBS office to ensure that at all State and Royal Shows , all handlers, Riders and owners are current financial members as this covers insurance when anyone is competing in a Riding Pony class at any competition level. This has shown that there are many owners, riders handlers etc have not paid their current membership.

Please note that Sydney Royal, Toowoomba Royal and Canberra are all now checking with the RPSBS office to ensure that everyone is compliant with the rules. The current financial year is from July 2021 to June 2022, anyone can check their membership and registration status on the SAMMS data base on the Riding Pony website. Good luck to all competing at these events.
Please send any photos to our publicity team annual@rpsbs.com.au  for the upcoming RP Annual or to be put on the RP website publicity@rpsbs.com.au, and congratulations to our winner of the monthly foal competition Kensington High Fashion, a stunning example of the true Riding Pony.

Sandra James

RPSBS Ltd Society Voucher Awards

The RPSBS Ltd is proud to be awarding society vouchers at the 2022 EA Nationals and the 2022 SHC Grand Nationals in nominated classes.

You can find out more in the link below. To be eligible you must be a current member, and the pony exhibited in the members name.

Winners of these vouchers will also get the opportunity to be profiled in the upcoming 2022 RPSBS Ltd Annual.


Upcoming Events

RPSBS Publicity

WA Committee

Foxwood Farrier Services RPSBS WA Youngstock of the Year Show 2022

A huge thank you to the Judges, sponsors, competitors and helpers who attended the Youngstock Show. Congratulations to the following exhibitors:

Photos: Christie Lyn
Supreme Youngstock Over-Height of the Year 
Broadwater Park Brilliance – B Tuckwell


Supreme Youngstock: Whitmere Martini – Markin Park


Supreme Champion Ridden Riding Pony: Harrington Park Heir of Apparent – S Smith


Click here for full results and photos

NSW Committee

This month heralds the start of our Big Show Season here in NSW.

And the NSW Riding Pony Committee is very proud to be able to contribute members funds back into the sport by sponsoring numerous awards and classes across these shows. Canberra Royal Show, Southern Cross Showhorse Spectacular, Grand National and Sydney Royal all feature classes sponsored by Riding Pony NSW. What a privilege it is to be able to do this.

Best wishes to all of our members that are entered for these shows and numerous other Ag Shows that run at this time of the year. Enjoy your ponies and time spent seeing friends – that’s what it is all about!!!

VIC Committee

We ran our 2nd show for 2022 at WPEC, the RP Summer Festival in conjunction with Barastoc HOTY.  What a great day and a fabulous happy vibe. Thank you to our judge Graeme Cameron and steward Helen Leslie.  We had good numbers across the board, the Amateur Owner/Home Produced were very popular and we also ran our Newcomer 2021 finals.

ALL Champions received a Society Rosette and $50 prize money.

Thank you to the following sponsors: Beckworth Stud, Berrybank Stud – P & K Thomas,  Bespoke Estates – Elyse Van Arkel, Cantik Park, Daniel McNamara, Fox Equestrian, Hibrie Stud, Keith Jose Memorial, Linden Hearn OAM, Matheson Family, Salisbury Stud, Sally Murrell-Rich – Avalon Park, Suburban Lodge Show & Training Stables, Willowcrest Stud, Wyoming Park Show Horses

Supremes as follows: 

Beckworth Stud Supreme Led RP Highgrove Encore
Winner of a donated service fee to Beckworth Rising Command

Berrybank Stud Supreme Overheight In Hand: Tapu Patrone

Linden Hearn OAM Supreme Overheight Ridden Tapu Patrone

Bespoke Estates Supreme Champion Ridden Riding Pony Braeburn Park Spring Dance

Champion Show Hunter Beauparc Queen of Hearts Photo: Diane Jose2700970.jpg

Robbanie Truly Fair Champion Newcomer 2021 FINAL
Owner Emma Richardson, Rider Daniel McNamara Photo: Elyse Van Arkel