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British Show Pony Society Area 1B

The BSPS is the Premier Showing Society in the United Kingdom. The membership is divided into 24 franchised Areas around the country which organise regional shows, training days, points parties and social events.

British Show Pony Society Area 1B covers Cumbria and the bordering areas. Your Area Chairman is Ellen Jones. Email:

Whether you own or ride a Show Pony, Show Hunter Pony, Working Hunter Pony or Mountain and Moorland (adult riders included) the BSPS is for you!

The Society offers three quality, well run Championship Shows each year; the Winter Championships, Summer Championships and Heritage Championships. Membership enables you to qualify and compete at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show, Olympia, The London International Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show.

Area 1B holds 4 shows a year: Two Winter Shows, a Spring Show and a Summer Show.

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Schedules & Booking Forms 2021


All of these COVID-19 rules must be complied with. It is only through people following the rules that we are allowed to slowly start to hold BSPS activities again.

Social Distancing rules :: Social Distancing leaflet :: BSPS web site,

Presentation Evening 2021

Dear BSPS Area 1B Members,

The Committee are delighted to be hosting the Annual Presentation Evening this year after last year’s cancellation due to covid19. The Presentation Evening is the occasion to thank all BSPS1B Members for their participation in all BSPS activities and celebrate everyone’s successes. With this in mind we have kept ticket costs to an absolute minimum and hope the very reasonable Ticket cost of £25, or £15 for children, means that as many Members as possible are able to attend on the 20th November. With three choices of main meal and two choices of dessert, we hope that we have catered for all tastes.

Flyer :: Menu :: Booking form

Please complete and return the booking form by 1st November in order to secure your place and meal order. We look forward to seeing as many BSPS 1B Members on the Saturday 20th November as possible for an unforgettable evening!

BSPS 1B Team


Make your Show entry via BSPS EntryMaster

2022 dates

Sunday 23rd Jan - BSPS Area 1b Winter Show at Myerscough College, Bilsbarrow, Preston. SCHEDULE. Entries are ONLINE ONLY via Entrymaster - Follow the Entrymaster link above.

Sat 16th April - South Lakes Spring Show at Crooklands.

Saturday 9th July - Summer Show at Crooklands

More schedules out soon, nearer the time.


Please note that all Horses/Ponies attending BSPS1B Shows must be fully up to date with annual 'flu vaccinations, and must not have had any vaccination in the 6 days prior to attending. Competing animals must have had the primary injection and first booster injection. Only horses competing may attend Shows. Do consult your Vet in the event of any query. Please see the BEF website for further information.

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BSPS Area 1b Points Card 2021

This year due to a number of regular shows being cancelled, we have put in four extra BSPS shows of your choice.

Please make sure that you read the rules section and return your points card by 24th September 2021. You and you pony must be 1B members and only affiliated classes count (e.g. not Training Stakes).


Area 1B Team

All points cards to be sent by post only, to arrive no later than 24th September.

For full details see the reverse of the points card.

2019 BSPS Area 1B Committee

2017 Area Points Presentation Evening Results

2017 BSPS Area 1B Chairperson's Members letter

2017 BSPS Area 1B Photo Archive

2016 BSPS Area 1B Photo Archive

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2018 Photos from BSPS Area 1B

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British Show Pony Areas

Area 1A Norththumberland & County Durham
Area 2A Cheshire
Area 2B Lancashire
Area 3A North Yorkshire
Area 3B South Yorkshire
Area 4A Derbyshire
Area 4B Lincolnshire & East Yorkshire
Area 5 Leics & Notts
Area 6 Worcs, Warks & Staffs
Area 7 Bucks & Oxon
Area 9A Herefordshire
Area 9B Gloucestershire
Area 10 Shropshire
Area 11 Dorset & Wiltshire
Area 12 Wales
Area 13A Cornwall
Area 13B Devon & Somerset
Area 14 Kent, Sussex & Surrey
Area 15 Essex
Area 15A Herts & Middlesex
Area 16 Norfolk & Suffolk
Area 17 Beds, Cambs, N. Northants


British Show Pony Society
Coloured Horse and Pony Society
Horse of the Year Show
Myerscough College
Newton Rigg College
North of England Shows
Northern Counties Pony Association (NCPA)
Olympia Horse Show
Royal International Horse Show
Entry Master

Agricultural Shows

Cartmel Agricultural Show
Cockermouth Agricultural Show
Cumberland County Show
Dalston Agricultural Show
Keswick Show
Lunesdale Agricultural Show
Penrith Agricultural Show
Skelton Agricultural Show
Westmorland Agricultural Show

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