The Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society

Mrs Jill Jones - SPS-BS President Mrs Jill Jones - SPS-BS President

President's council meeting report - July 2019

Society Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall


Welcome to the SPS-BS website

We hope you will find the site easy to access for all the information you need.  We welcome news and schedules of forthcoming events from members and group secretaries which will be added to the site together with photographs if required.

If you would prefer to view the site in another language, please scroll to the bottom of the page to make your selection.

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The SPS-BS was saddened to learn of the death of Mr Alan Hurst, who passed away on 6th August 2019.  Alan and his late wife Ann bred standard black ponies under the Greenhurst Prefix.  Alan was father to Guy Hurst, Past President of The Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society.  

Our thoughts are with Guy and his family at this sad time.



The S.P.S-B.S is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Mrs Margaret Hunter of the Clivocast Stud in Unst, Shetland. A stalwart of the Shetland Pony world and author of the fascinating book "Shetland Ponies from Shetland".

Our heartfelt condolences to her family at this very sad time.


Please see news page with up to date details on the new Hereford sale.  Hot meals will be available on the Sunday evening.



New government deadlines have been introduced for submitting passport applications.

All foals must be passported by 31st December in the year of birth or by the time they are six months old, whichever is later. 

Applications must now be with the office by November 30th.

Applications for foals born later in the year must now be with the office by the time the foal is 5 months old.

Applications received after the deadlines will be accepted but will incur an additional fee and passports issued will be marked "DUPLICATE". 




Ridden stallions MUST display a stallion bridle badge. In-hand stallions 2 years and over are advised to display a stallion bridle badge.


The government press release on the movement of equines after Brexit can be viewed in the news item dated 21st February 2019




Forthcoming Council Meeting date for 2019

24th & 25th October


Early Stud-Books

Volume III is now available to view.  

(Select "Early Stud-Books" at bottom of main menu)

Breed Show 2019 Breed Show 2019

Saturday 27th July 2019

ISPC Member Countries ISPC Member Countries

Contact details for Daughter Societies can be downloaded here.

Members' Studs Members' Studs

Links to stud websites