2023 March Bulletin

Directors Report

2023 RPSBS Annual Memberships are strong. The Society is up on last year from 1084 to 1162 financial memberships. This is across the different memberships on offer.  Full, Joint, Judge, Participant etc. We thank everyone for their continued support.

Canberra Royal was once again a huge success. Such well supported classes right across the program. The presiding judge was Marianne McMahon and we thank her for her time.

Class numbers

  • Led Show Ponies – 93 entrants
  • Led Show Ponies of Hunter Type – 44 entrants
  • Ridden Show Ponies – 80 entrants
  • Ridden Show Ponies of Hunter Type – 59 entrants
  • Childs Ridden RPSBS Show Pony + of Hunter Type – 46 entrants

We congratulate all winners and place getters and encourage them to email purchased, high resolution photos to annual@rpsbs.com.au for consideration to be included in the Riding Pony Annual.

With Toowoomba and Sydney Royal’s coming up fast, a reminder that to be eligible to compete, the horse, handler, rider and owner all must hold a current RPSBS membership and registration.  For more information, please visit    www.rpsbs.com.au

Upcoming Events

28th May 2023 – 2023 QLD STATE RIDING PONY SHOW

2023 RPSBS Annual

It’s that time of the year again when we start preparing for the 2023 RPSBS Annual

With a year of fantastic shows, we look forward to receiving your photos.
Please submit your photos online using the following form. This will ensure we have your images for submission. If you have any problems submitting photos, please email annual@rpsbs.com.au

2023 RPSBS Ltd Riding Pony Annual Advertising Open

Advertising in the RPSBS Annual provides many benefits for members and breeders. Promote your success to a specific like-minded audience for as little as $55.00

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: 10% OFF Advertising If booked & paid in full before Friday 14th April, 2023

VIC Committee

Canberra Royal February 2023 – The Victorian Riding Pony Committee sponsored the winner of the Champion Ridden Childs RPSBS. This was won by Wideacre Harry Winston, pictured below. Photo: Angie Rickard


We are also sponsoring the Riding Pony Foal classes at the upcoming Gippsland & Peninsula RPG Foal Show on the 7th of May 2023 at Oakwood Riding School Clyde North.

Our own Riding Pony Foal & Youngstock ring will be held in conjunction with the Welsh Pony & Cob Society – VIC North East & Border RPG @ the Victorian Winter Fair Foal & Youngstock Show on the 28th of May at Tatura Park.

NSW Committee

The NSW RP committee held a very well-supported show on Sunday 5th February at Hawkesbury Showground.  The program included a full round of Riding Pony classes for both Show Pony and Show Hunter types, as well as youngstock classes.  There were also classes for Open and Open Show Hunters in Hacks, Galloways and Ponies plus Other Breeds.

The Committee was greatly excited to be able to host two International judges for our show, our thanks to Ms Beverley Moore and Mr Jerome Harforth for giving us their time and expertise and also thank you to the lovely Sue Oberg for officiating in our Other Breeds ring.

NSW members used this show opportunity to ensure their ponies were ready for Canberra Royal and official measuring was also available.  Members took this opportunity to have one less job to do at Canberra.

Our results included:

  • Supreme Led Senior Show Pony – Royalwood After Dark, exhibited by Emily Mears
  • Supreme Led Senior Show Hunter Pony – Rathowen Suddenly A Star, exhibited by Kirsten strath
  • Supreme Led Junior Show Pony – Royalwood Heavenly Chorus, exhibited by Joanne Prestwidge
  • Supreme Led Junior Show Hunter Pony – Gentry Park Country Mile, exhibited by Tenille Tuoro
  • Champion Ridden Show Pony 14.2hh and under was Merry Jewel of Royalwood exhibited by Liz Daly
  • Champion Ridden Show Hunter Pony 14.2hh and under was Bell’s Mountain Arizona exhibited by Leanne Corney.

The committee thanks their fabulous judges and of course our marvellous volunteers who helped out on the day and afterwards. A show does not run itself.

The NSW committee also hosted a Judges Seminar in December via ZOOM and this recording is now available for any RPSBS judges or people who wish to join the RP Judges Panel. The cost to view the ZOOM recording is $10.00 and can be used to meet the criteria for being considered for the Panel.  If you have enquiries about this opportunity to either join the panel or be returned to the Panel, if you have been dropped off, please Fiona Clark ( Tas Director) who will be able to assist you. Fiona’s details are on the website as a member of the Board of Directors.

Lots of NSW members attended Canberra Royal where all the placing were hotly competed for, the classes were vet well supported so all winners and place-getters are to be congratulated.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Sydney Royal Easter show we’re again we anticipate a strong lineup in all the Riding Pony classes.

The NSW RP Committee sponsors RP classes at both Canberra and Sydney Royals as well as numerous Agricultural shows.

Nominations to join the NSW RP Committee are now open, please look for further information on the RP website or call the National office.

WA Committee

Riding Pony Newcomer 2022 Final
Riding Pony Newcomer 2022 Final will be held at SEC on the 30th of April 2023 at EWA Autumn Pageant Judge is Susy Steward.

Youngstock of the Year Show 2023
20th May at Riverside in conjunction with the WA Welsh Society. Riding Pony WA Committee will have their own ring.  Randomly selected Two WA Judge TBN soon.

PERTH ROYAL will be including Riding Pony classes in their program at the year Perth Royal.