President's Report

Organisation of the 2017 Breed Show is well underway and is to be held at Howe Country Centre, Arnot Acres, Giffordstown, Fife, Scotland on Sunday 20th August.  Schedules and entry forms will be available from the office and on the website very soon.

Council is saddened to report that it has been necessary to remove one member and suspend another for breaches of the society’s social media policy.  Please be aware that breaches can be by association and not only by your own posts.  Think carefully before posting comments.

All colt foals born from 2017 onwards will be required to be a minimum of three years old and must be fully parentage verified by means of DNA testing to be able to go forward for Voluntary Vetting Examination.

A demonstration based on the Pony Breeders of Shetland Evaluation Scheme will be held at Solihull Riding Club on Sunday 15th October and is open to all to see the format for themselves.  There will be a Q and A session at the end of the event for people to air their views.  

Shetland Pony Trading will be introducing an exciting new range of products over the next few months.  Keep an eye on the website and facebook page for more details.

Lastly, a reminder that any member wishing to stand for Council in 2018 must return their nomination form by the deadline of Monday 1st May


Steve Rendall