Welcome to BSPS Area 15a
We cover the counties of Hertfordshire and Middlesex. When you register with the British Show Pony Society you will be automatically added to the Area which covers the county you live in. If you wish to join area 15a, and live outside of Hertfordshire and Middlesex, please make sure you state this on your BSPS registration form. Please see below for a bit about what we do…
Area 15a Shows
Area 15a holds 3 very successful shows per year:
• The Winter Show held in February at Patchetts Equestrian Centre hosts a full range of qualifiers for the BSPS Winter Champs.
• The Mid-Herts Spring Show held in April, also at Patchetts Equestrian Centre, hosts RIHS qualifiers for LR, FR, SPs, SHPs, Ints, HP, M&Ms, Coloureds and Part Bred Arabs, as well as a number of non-qualifying classes.
• Mid-Herts Country Show show held in July at the College EC, Keysoe, hosts HOYS qualifiers for LR, FR, SHPs, Ints, Hacks, Riding Horses, Cobs and Coloureds.
For show dates and schedules please see the Shows page.
Area 15a Teachings
Each year we try to hold 2 or more winter teachings usually at Oaklands College, St Albans. These provide an excellent opportunity to bring your ponies out before the shows start.
Over recent years members have had the opportunity to receive instruction and advice from top judges and producers including Katie Jerram, Simon Somers, Katy Carter, Julie Templeton and Nigel Oliver.
Future dates will be posted on the News page as soon as they become available.
Area 15a Summer Social
Every summer, the Area organises a social event. The day includes a BBQ, games for the children and the opportunity to catch up with fellow members during the busy show season.
Area 15a Points Awards
Every year, in December, the area holds an Annual Christmas Party and Points Awards Presentation, where beautiful rosettes and trophies are awarded to the winners.
Points can be gained at any show that is affiliated to the BSPS, held between March and October. Points are awarded from 1st to 6th place in all novice and open SP, SHP, WHP, Int and M&M classes. Shows that are not qualifiers for the RIHS or HOYS will be awarded double points.
For more information, please see the Points Awards page.
Area 15a Young Judges
Every year Area 15a enters a team and an individual representative for the Young Judges competition held at the BSPS Summer Championships. The team competition is open to members aged 14-21yrs, and the individual, to those aged 18-24 yrs. Training sessions are organised throughout the year and provide an excellent opportunity to understand the judge’s point of view.
For more information please see the Teams page.