2022 January Bulletin

Chair Report

Welcome to the new beginnings of 2022, who would have thought that the world would still be coping with the COVID-19 epidemic and that the process of going to a show would be so complicated with entering online and checking in before entry, social distancing as  well as no hugs or cuddles from anyone….this is the new norm unfortunately and as such we have to change the way we showcase our Riding Ponies. Please check the RP website for any information about shows and especially online competitions that are being put up by the publicity guru Despina from Show Pony Creative as well as the Facebook news and captions.

We welcome all the new Judges who have been approved by the Board and are being placed on the RP judges list.

The RPSBS Office has been able to continue with a restricted presence of two in the office at one time.

The Publication of the Riding Pony annual is starting to gather momentum so if you want to showcase your Riding Pony please check out the website for more information.

Sandra James

DNA Testing

Please ensure if you are requiring DNA Testing, that you allow plenty of time for processing.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 even though the lab has new measures in place, it is possible the laboratory may need to shut down for a short period of time at short notice.

If this were to happen, all testing would need to be suspended and we would not be able to process any requests for urgent testing. Whilst we hope this does not happen, we need to be prepared for this possibility in the current environment.

So please ensure you send testing needed as soon as possible to allow for any delays in processing. 

Upcoming Events


RPSBS Publicity

Head to the RPSBS Ltd Facebook page to join in on
our monthly photo competitions.

Entry is via the Facebook page


2022 RPSBS Ltd Annual

We are taking article and photo submissions now!

Do you have a good story to tell? We are looking for members stories, it could be about yourself, your child, or your pony but must have an interesting angle (not a story just about a ponies wins). Email publicity@rpsbs.com.au 

VIC Committee

Finally, 2022 has arrived and with it the activity of the show ring. Victoria has seen quite a few shows on each weekend so far and lots of smiling faces.

RPSB VIC committee ran our RPOTY last weekend in conjunction with the EV Summer Show at WPEC.  We were very pleased with the support from our member base and the quality of the ponies on offer was very pleasing to our judge Mark Bullen.  It was a bit of a challenge to organize with people “Evaporating” into ISO but we got there and the weather gods were kind and all went off without a glitch.

Our major Supremes are as follows:


Chippenham Stud Supreme In Hand Junior Riding Pony – Whitmere Spring Morning: Owners Darren Telford, Greg & Eleanor Gerry exhibited by Darren Telford


Walsh Family Supreme In Hand Senior Riding Pony – Ascot Anne Marie Owner/Exhibitor Britt Holmberg: Astral Park


Supreme In Hand RPSBS Show Hack or Show Hunter – Royalwood Braveheart owner/exhibitors Leonore Sannen & Mieke Morley: Uhavta Stud


Supreme Ridden Riding Pony Whitmere Victoria’s Secret Owners Eleanor & Greg Gerry & Darren Telford, Ridden by Miss Young.


Supreme Ridden RPSBS Show Hack or Show Hunter – Royal King Of Sefton Owner/Exhibitor Kaylene McCarthy: Amy Stewart Memorial

February sees our 2nd show of the season, running in conjunction with Barastoc HOTY again at WPEC, we are offering a fantastic prize kindly donated by Beckworth Stud of a free service (conditions apply) to their stallion Beckworth Rising Command, further information to follow.  The program will be available shortly as well as Judges names.

We also wish to welcome our new secretary Samantha Wood to the team, looking forward to her support in the near future. 

SA Committee

The SA Committee is proud to be running the SA Riding Pony Pageant in the Park in conjunction with the Murray Bridge All Breeds Show!

Sunday 13th February 2022

Judge: Emma Schaaf

Click here for the program

Mark your calendar: SA Welsh & RPSBS Youngstock Show 20th February 2022, Program available shortly, follow our facebook page to keep updated.

Are you interested in joining the SA RPSBS Committee? 

Expressions of interest being taken for joining the committee. We have a few vacancies now. Nominations to be made by late March.

NSW Committee

There are some shows just getting started in 2022 with great entries for the hard working committees and the NSW committee is committed to Sponsoring a vast majority of shows this year.

2022 Sydney Royal we have sponsored the whole  Riding Pony Ring. As well as Canberra Royal with 93 entries in the Riding Pony Ring as well as some studs who have sponsored Rugs and Garlands , the NPOTY 5 Garlands package for the Riding Pony ring,  and finally the 2022 ENSW Southern Cross Show Horse Spectacular.

The NSW committee is working on getting more RP shows on the calendar for this year also.

Di Godfrey
NSW President

WA Committee

Foxwood Farrier Services RPSBS WA Youngstock of the Year Show 2022

Including Ridden Classes

Sunday February 13th 2022

2 Judges judging all classes together:- Shush Kingham and Kerry Wilson

Click here for the program

TAS Committee

Please note we have made the difficult decision to postpone the TAS RPOTY Show that was to be held in February due to the difficulty in getting judges that are willing to travel in these difficult times.

We are aiming to hold the show later in the year with hopes it will be easier on travel.