2023 August Bulletin

Office Report


Registrations & Memberships are being CHECKED by Breed & Show Societies, therefore, if you are competing in any show run under RPSBS Rules then you MUST ensure your pony is REGISTERED and entered in the  correct exhibitors name (YOU, THE REGISTERED OWNER), then ensure you, the EXHIBITOR are a CURRENT Financial member.  If you are not handling or Riding the pony, then, make certain 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. 

Member Renewals: All membership renewal notices were sent to members in early June and reminders were sent late July, just prior to Memberships being lapsed on 1st August.  Renewing Members are encouraged to use the online facility to renew their memberships as this is instant. This facility 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 please.  Ensure you submit any/all paperwork relating to your direct deposits immediately to enable your payment to 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.

Upcoming Events

8th October 2023 – WA Senior Riding Pony of the Year Show
29th October 2023 – SA Pageant in the Park Show
4th November 2023 – SA Riding Pony of the Year Show
26th November 2023 – NSW State Riding Pony Show


13th January 2024 – VIC Riding Pony of the Year Show
13th January 2024 – TAS State Riding Pony Show

2023 RPSBS Annual

Thank you to our members and advertisers for supporting the 2023 RPSBS Annual.

The annual has been printed and will be hitting mailboxes in the coming weeks.

With the show season in full swing, you can now submit photos for 2024,
and these photos may also be shared on social media for current events!

If you have competed at 2023 Brisbane Royal Submit your photos now!

VIC Committee

Recently we conducted our Committee Position Election, resulting in the following: Diane Jose Chair & Secretary, Rosemarie Metherall Vice Chair & Treasurer, Sally Rich Special Events/Catering/Judges Host,  Stacey Bould PR, Sandi Pearce Sponsorship and Jack Good General Committee.  Greg Gerry remains as our Federal Delegate with Rosemarie Metherall as our Alternative Federal Delegate.

Our show season has already started, with a few Pre Royal shows already conducted and the committee is busily discussing all the options we can offer members.  We are sponsoring Agricultural shows to enable the running of Riding Pony Classes, we will load a list once finalized on our Facebook page and the committee page on the RPSBS Website.

We have also booked the date of Saturday the 13th of January for the RPOTY at the EV Summer Show. We look forward to an exciting show and breeding season for all our members.

WA Committee

The Senior RPOTY Show is currently being finalised and is being held on Sunday 8th October at Kings Meadow, Guildford.  Led, Ridden, Overheight and WA Bred classes.

The Supreme Ridden Riding Pony will also receive the $50 Riding Pony incentive voucher.

This show is being held with the Pinto Horse Society All Breed Show. Riding Pony classes are being offered at this show as well! Double chance show for the Riding Ponies.

Good numbers have been received for the Perth Royal Show with Catherine Gale presiding as our Riding Pony judge.  Both the Supreme Led Riding Pony and the Supreme Led Overheight Riding Pony will receive a $50 Riding Pony incentive voucher.

Gosnell’s Masters (GN Qualifier) and EWA HOTY are both around the corner as well.
Good luck to all competing.

SA Committee

Congratulations to SA Member Jaimee Bruggemann & Glow-Brook Expression (bred and owned by Paul Morath) who competed at the SA Welsh RPG Winter Performance Day taking out Highpoint Riding Pony for the day competing in Dressage and Open Ridden classes.


The SA Committee are very excited to announce our show dates we have so far for the 2023 show calendar year!! We are working towards giving members more classes at shows this year! Lets support the shows supporting us. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information on events and other shows throughout the year.

Saturday 19th August 2023
Copper Coast (Kadina) Ag Show
RP classes incorporated into their Royal Qualifier Hack rings

Saturday 26th August 2023
Gawler Ag Show
RP classes will start after the Royal Qualifier Hack rings complete

Saturday 23rd September 2023
Balaklava Ag Show
Full RP Program

Sunday 29th October 2023
Breed O Rama run by SPPHASA
Strathalbyn Polo Grounds
FULL Pageant in the Park Program

Saturday 4th November 2023
In conjunction with the SA All Welsh Show
Strathalbyn Polo Grounds

NSW Committee

The NSW Committee was pleased to welcome Ms Melanie Skinner and Mr Anthony Hurley to the Committee after the recent extraordinary election process. This means we now have a committee of eight members so the workload can be more equally spread across the larger committee.

The committee is also very pleased to announce the upcoming 2023 NSW State Riding Pony Show. 

The show will be held on Sunday 26 November 2023 at the beautiful Polo grounds at North Richmond.  Mark this date in your diary now.  The show has been held at this venue previously and it is delightful, shade trees a lovely grassed arena and an expansive canteen.

Our judges will be

  • Ring 1 – Kate Dolan – Queensland
  • Ring 2 – Anne Williams – Victoria
  • Ring 3 – Kylee Cowgill – NSW.

We look forward to seeing lots of members from NSW and all the other states joining us for the show.

As usual, we will have great prizes and trophies for our winners and placegetters as well as random product prizes

We thank Rafferty Rugs and The Rug Rack for their ongoing support for our show and all the other wonderful sponsors who continue their relationship with us.  Anyone interested in joining our wonderful sponsors just contact any member of the committee and we will be very glad to discuss opportunities with you.

Entry for the show will be via SAMMS, so please ensure your membership is current and any ponies you wish to enter and correctly registered in the correct owner’s name.  If you are unsure of your details get onto the RPSBS website and search the Studbook or phone the office for further support.

The program is being revised and updated and will be available on the RPSBS NSW website and on Emma’s very shortly – look out for it.

The committee wishes members success with the upcoming Adelaide and Melbourne Royal shows and NSW Horse Of The Year shows, as well as Grand National qualifiers scheduled for later this year.

The committee also wishes everyone looking forward to foals shortly, a safe and successful breeding season.

The NSW weather has been very spring-like recently and while we do know we will most likely have a dry summer we are all enjoying some respite from the cold

TAS Committee

Save the Date
Saturday 13th January, 2024- Tasmanian State Riding Pony Show

Followed by an ETas Show Horse Hacking Day [ETas Measuring Available] 2 Shows, 1 Venue. Westbury Showground.
Stay tuned for more details and updates.

The Tasmanian RP committee is seeking sponsorship for the 2024 Riding Pony show:
Major sponsor of the 2024 Tasmanian Riding Pony Show
Value: $500
Class Sponsorship of a Championship Class
Value: $150 per class
Sponsors will be recognised via a range of mediums which include Facebook, Promotional Advertisements for the classes, the event catalogue and also on the day of the show.
If you would be interested in becoming a major sponsor or sponsoring a championship class then please contact the committee.

Email: rpsbstas@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you.