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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to register my animal with NCPA?

No. However if you do register your animal with us, it is for life and means there are extra classes you can enter at our shows, a free annual points scheme and also special register rosettes to win.

I got given a qualification card for NCPA what do I do next?

In order to enter the Pony of the Year Show, the exhibitor must be a current member of NCPA. Single adult membership is £30 and for children riding you need a family membership, which is £40.

Do I have to join within 7 days?

No, you can join at any time you like, as long as you are a member before the close of entries for the Pony of the Year Show. However, the earlier in the year you join, the more you will benefit from reduced rate entry fees, training clinics etc.

I have a horse not a pony so have I been given the qualification card by mistake?

No. The Northern Counties Pony Association has classes for every type of show animals from Shetlands to Heavyweight Hunters. There are In Hand, Ridden & WHP classes for every type of animal at most of our shows, and also at the Pony of the Year Show.

I am too old for the height of pony that I own, is there anything that I can do at the Northern Counties Pony Association?

Most shows have Mountain & Moorland classes with open age limits (apart from lead rein, first ridden & junior ridden) The NCPA registered classes for other types of animals are also open to any age riders, provided they are a suitable size for the animal. We also run various Part Bred Arab, Part Bred Welsh and ridden competition classes, that do not have rider age limits. Most SP, SHP & WHP classes have no age of rider limit at POYS Championship Show

Do you run any training clinics?

Yes some branches run clinics, and the main organisation holds at least ONE clinic in the Spring, when further training bursary is offered.

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8-9 June Derbyshire Festival
30 June Notts/Lincs/Leics/Rutland Summmer
6-7 July Staffordshire Country Festival
14 July Maelor & Shropshire Summer Show
1 Sept POYS
14-15 Sept Cumbria Summer Weekend Special
6 Oct Northern Spectacular
27 Oct Cheshire Season Finale 
23 Nov Cumbria Christmas Special

Upcoming POYS Qualifiers 2024

26 May Wilmslow RC
26 May Urmston & Dist RC
27 May The Cheshire Horse Show
27 May Greenlands RIHS WHP Show
29-30 May Staffordshire County
1 June Holcombe Harrier Show
2 June Nantwich RC
1-2 June Midland Counties
2 June Ulverston & Dist EC
9 June Blackpool & Fylde Horse Club
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How to Join the NCPA

First membership subscriptions can be paid at any time of the year, but memberships are always renewable as from 1st January in any year. The membership card has a number which is unique to each individual member each year

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Become a Panel Judge

We frequently get asked how a person goes about joining the NCPA Judges' Panel. Any member who is already on the Judging Panel of a Breed Society may apply to be automatically accepted onto the equivalent NCPA Panel. View our basic procedure online now

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Plan your Show Season

The NCPA & our 9 Branches all runs shows throughout the year. We also have our prestigious Championship Show in September entitled The Northern Counties Pony of the Year Show. Qualifying Shows are available on the website

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