National Breed Show and Spotfest

Join us at our National Breed Show each year or any of our three Spotfest Shows in the North West, South West and West Midlands.

Spotfest North West

Sunday 14th April 2024

Thompson House Equestrian Centre
(near Wigan)

BOOK CLASSES NOW!

Spotfest South West

Sunday 12th May 2024

The Grange, Okehampton

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Spotfest West Midlands

Saturday 20th July 2024

3 Counties Showground, Malvern

National Breed Show

Sunday 21st July 2024

3 Counties Showground, Malvern

Our shows couldn’t go ahead without our wonderful sponsors.

Scroll through to see our 2024 sponsors

West Lancashire Hayalage

Sponsoring at Spotfest North West

At West Lancs Haylage we take great pride in producing a superior quality Italian Ryegrass haylage. Over the years we have refined our growing and harvesting techniques,  involved various agronomists and research centres, and continued to learn and develop the best ways to produce consistent superior quality haylage and at a great value price to our customers.

This attention to quality, combined with great customer service, has enabled us to grow an extremely loyal customer base throughout the North West of England and the country as a whole.

Animal Aunts

Sponsors of Championships at each show

Animal Aunts comprises of a team of over 300 pet sitters, who have a wide variety of experience in caring for animals of all types. The Aunts (be they female, male or couples) are all interviewed personally and we write to four referees for detailed references. We have never needed to advertise for Animal Aunts as every week up to 30 people apply.

Hidden Oak Equine and Country Cafe

Sponsors of our Spotfest SW Championship

Hidden Oak Equine and Country is passionate about all things equestrian. Starting out as a small shop situated in the heart of East Devon, our mission has always been to bring the equine community within this area closer together, by offering a one-stop shop that will provide everything from feed, bedding and supplements to an assortment of horse and rider wear. 

Mudcontrol

Sponsors of our Supreme Classes at Spotfest NW and SW

Our Mudcontrol slabs are a proven professional system for gateways, paddocks, pathways, parking areas, gardens, tracks, storage areas, driveways and commercial areas.  No more losing the investment you made, Mudcontrol slabs’ unique system ensures that your slabs will give you a solid footing through any weather.

Rug'n'Ready

Sponsoring at Spotfest NW

Rug ‘N’ Ready horse rug cleaning company are based in the heart of the Rossendale Valley. We are the largest horse rug cleaning company in the North West of England.  We are a Daddy and Daughter duo who provide a professional yet friendly approach to cleaning your horses rugs.  We wash, reproof and repair horse rugs throughout Lancashire and surrounding areas.

Telephone: 07816 765474

Email: rug-n-ready@talktalk.net

Devon Haylage

Providers of Championship prizes for Spotfest South West

Devon Haylage – Forage for healthy horses

Bennets Animal Supplies

Sponsors of Championship class for Spotfest North West

Bennett’s Farm in Walton, Warrington has been owned by generations of the same family since 1942.  Richard Bennett is the current owner, and he has diversified the business to include a range of products and services.  At the core though is Bennett’s Farm Shop which sells and delivers a wide range of fuel, animal feeds and bedding.  Where possible, all stock is either grown on the farm or obtained from sustainable local sources. Richard is well known in the Warrington and Cheshire area for his friendly, speedy and efficient delivery of goods in both small and large quantities.

Bennett’s Farm is conveniently located on the A56 between Daresbury and Walton. Feel free to call in and have a look!

Three Counties Equine Hospital

Sponsors of Championship classes for Spotfest West Midlands and the National Breed Show

Located in the heart of the Three Counties, our practice was established in 1989 to provide state of the art equine veterinary care

Our team consists of 26 vets and over 45 support staff with a wealth of horse experience. As well as having a fully equipped, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons accredited Equine Hospital, we provide an extensive ambulatory service covering Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, The Welsh Borders and beyond. This means all your horse’s and pony’s needs can be catered for either at the surgery or at home.

Ashbrook Equine Hospital

Sponsors of Championship class for Spotfest North West

A long-established equine veterinary practice with a well-equipped clinic and excellent facilities. Our vets routinely visit and treat all types of equine patient, from competition horses to pet ponies.
 
As horse owners and riders ourselves we are dedicated to providing exceptional service through appropriate treatment and advice.

We are pleased to offer a full range of equine veterinary services, from routine vaccinations to specialised surgery. Our experienced ambulatory vets travel throughout Cheshire and the surrounding areas on a daily basis to visit and examine horses at home. For more complex conditions, horses may be brought to our purpose built Hospital for further diagnostic and treatment. 

National Breed Show

The National Breed Show is held at the Three Counties Showground in July. 

You do not need to be a society member to attend but your horse or pony must be passported or registered with the Society.

Pre-booking of morning classes is essential. 

Classes for all horse and ponies registered with the British Spotted Pony Society including under 42″ , over 42″, Main register, Part bred and Provisional and International.

The breed show includes

  • Newcomer Award,
  • Winners Championship (winners qualified at affiliated shows),
  • Supreme Youngstock Championship,
  • Supreme Gelding Championship
  • Supreme Breed Show Championship

Bookings are via Showing Scene for all shows and stables are available.

Sponsors

Sponsors

Sponsorship

Our shows could not go ahead without our generous and dedicated sponsors.

Sponsorship fees start from as little as £20 and we welcome the small independent businesses.  You can even attend and meet the winners of your class or Championship!

Get in touch with the Society if you would like more information!

What Owners Say

What British Spotted Pony Owners Say

I had never heard of the British spotted pony before I ended up with one, he is the smartest most loving pony I have ever met, everyone who meets him loves him,I wish I had had a British spotted pony when I was a kid!

Jenna Foskett

Owner

Beautiful, incredibly smart with hearts of gold 

Asenath Back Chamness

Owner

Looking for your next Spotty friend?

The Society offers free advertising to members for their Stallions at stud or ponies and youngstock for sale.

Alternatively you can visit our Welfare page where we have ponies looking for their new loving homes due to changes in current owner circumstances.

View our Welfare PoniesView the Sales Page