2023 October 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. 

Stallion Nominations: 
 Spring has arrived, so, if you are using or plan to use your Stallion, then check that he meets all 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

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
21st January 2024 – SA All Breeds Summer Show

2024 RPSBS Annual

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

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 any of the recent shows, submit your photos now!

VIC Committee

It’s been a big month here in Vic with members coming back from Adelaide Royal and onto our Melbourne Royal. This year we were honoured to have sponsored the Garland, which was presented by Rosie Metherall, for Champion Large Pony. This was won by Melody Park Kingdom of Heaven (Sire: Royalwood Boy Soprano, Dam: Highcroft Heaven Sent) owned by Jess Campbell. Congratulations to all those who competed.

Other major awards by Vic members were:

  • Monica Croston’s ROYAL OAK FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Sire: Royalwood Boy Soprano, Dam: Alibabe) Champion Child’s Hack  (Photo: Lisa Gordon)
  • Fairlight Acres Trophy Final Champion, Susy Stewart’s MANDALEY ORIENTAL SILK, (Sire: Beckworth Rising Command, Dam: Mandaley Pure Silk)
  • Judith Ivory’s KP SIMPLY EXQUISITE (Sire: Royalwood Boy Soprano, Dam: Shes Delovely) Champion Child’s Galloway (Photo: Lisa Gordon)

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Our committee is trying, where we can, to assist Agricultural Shows to get Riding Pony classes added back into programs. Please follow our Facebook page for upcoming shows that have these classes. If any shows are missing let us know and we will add to the Calendar of Events.  Please support these classes as we are looking at running Jackpot classes at our State Riding Pony of the Year Show in January.

Whilst this has been going on we have been excitingly planning our “Pageant in the Park” show held in Berwick on Sunday 10th December. Program and sponsors being finalised for a jam-packed program over 3 rings with numerous Supremes on offer & cash prizes. Program released soon with a great youngstock program, seniors in hand & ridden plus over height, over height led’s split juniors & seniors, Home Produced, Child’s classes & few breed classes. We hope you can all join us by coming along and competing at our Pageant in the Park show. There are still a few sponsorship opportunities available for $75. If you would like to sponsor please reach out via our FB page.

NSW Committee

The NSW RPSBS State show will be held on Sunday 26 November 2023.

The venue is the beautiful Polo Grounds at Nth Richmond.

The NSW Committee is pleased to announce a price reduction for entries for the 2023 NSW RP State Show.  All entries will now be $20 per class. 

A new section specifically for children will encompass a handler class – divided into age groups, a Rider class, again in age groups and a height + rider age class for ponies ridden by a child.

The scores allocated from these 3 separate classes will be tallied together and winners and place-getters in the two section, juniors and seniors decided.

Trophies and prizes will be awarded at the show. The cost is $20 for the 3 classes.

All children MUST be either members in their own right or participant members.

Call the office if you need to add your child to your membership.

We have also added Tiny Tots to the program, again membership is a pre-requisite.

Entry for the show will be via SAMS and our plan is for the program and schedule to be available very shortly- hopefully Tuesday 17/10 with closure on Thursday 17/11.

Another incentive for members to enter is the opportunity to win a $50 fuel voucher.

Each pony entered will receive a number and we will use the random number app to hand out 10 vouchers during the show.   Just enter and you are in the running.

Watch out for the full details next week on Facebook, the RPSBS website and Emma’s.

We hope to see lots and lots of members at the show. Collect some RP friends bring a picnic and maybe some bubbles and enjoy a fantastic day out. 

SA Committee

SA Upcoming Show Dates

Balaklava Ag Show Results 
Congratulations to all the competitors who competed:

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Supreme Led Riding Pony Exhibit – Lawington Park Diamonds n Pearls – Sarah Mifsud 
Photo credit: Angie Rickard Photography

Supreme Ridden Riding Pony Exhibit – Highcroft Monteverdie – Claire Schaefer 
Photos credit: supplied

SA RPOTY Sponsors 
The SA Committee would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors for their contribution to our show:
Bradbrook Show Horses – David, Sally & Erin Bradshaw, Gale Family Farming – Reece & Catherine Gale, Beyond Admin – Va – Leeanne Francis, Carolinga Stud – Amy Godden, Flying R Stud – Sharon Cockburn & Amy Litchfield, Tamara Cooper Show Horses, My Aushorse – Tanya Taarnby – Franklin, Landsdowne Stud – Elizabeth & Margaret Fricker, Julie Jackson, Sanlirra Stud – Anne Manley & Elise Hams, Horsemed Hills, Morphettville Equine Clinic, Champions Horse Transport – Nicole & Troy Coombe, Hoad Family, Sugar Finance Services – Edwina Harrison & Matt Penny, Argyl Stud – Andrew & Charlie Hunt, Equine Stable Design, Rosegate Park – Kerry, Kate & Megan Halliday, Penny’s Physiokey – Penny Scott.

WA Committee

Congratulations to the members who competed at the 2023 Perth Royal Show.
Click here for full results.


Kolbeach Rendition won Champion Ridden Riding Pony.
Photo: Christie Lyn