• HPS Year Book Adverts!

    Don't miss the oppportunity of advertising or recording a Gallery Entry in the HPS Year Book.  The cost of a Gallery Entry is just £15 and a full page advert for members is £60 or a double page spread for £100. The deadline for adverts is 11 December 2021 - not 1st December as shown on the form! Completed Booking Forms, followed by photographs and wording for the advert, should be sent to .  

  • Publication ‘Opt In’ for Highland Pony Members

    An A5 flier was recently sent to members with the Newsletter giving them the opportunity to opt in to having their address published in the Society's Stud Book. It is understood that some have lost theirs. Here is an downloadable form. Data Protection and Highland Pony Society Publications 2021 Data Protection Legislation dictates that members must Opt In to this disclosure rather than opt out! It will be perfectly in order for you to email the Society () if you wish to opt in.

  • Highland Pony Videos Available for All

    The Council of the Society is running a series of informative videos on a range of topics including breeding, pony care and nutrition, veterinary matters, showing, versatility and lots more. These will be augmented with further videos to help inform and educate all those involved in Highland ponies. The first of these videos presented by Sylvia Ormiston can be watched on this website now. https://www.highlandponysociety.com/hps/general/information-videos/

  • Highland Ponies Feature on TV!

    'Landward', Scotland's farming and countryside programme which focuses on the issues affecting the community, is running an episode on sustainable farming. This will feature Kinclune Organic Livestock Farm and Highland Pony Stud, owned by Past HPS President Marguerite Osborne together with her family.  The programme includes an interview on Conservation grazing using Highland ponies and Aberdeen Angus cattle with HPS member, Aylwin Pillai.  HPS Judge and past Council Member, Virginia Osborne-Antolovi, will be seen herding the cattle on one of the stud's stallion, Fandango na Dailach. The programme will be aired on Thursday 21 October at 8.30pm on BBC Scotland and on Sunday 24 October at 9.30am on BBC2 in…

  • The 2021 Friendly Highland Pony Show Results

    Grace Bushby and Team recently organised a very successful Virtual Highland Pony Show which offered 42 classes. There were over 200 Highland ponies entered and all entry fees were very generously donated to the HPS. Council will make a decision about the use of this donation which is expected to be used to help educate people further about the breed through study days/webinars and seminars. The competitors covered a broad spectrum of people both HPS members and non-members with family ponies, RDA ponies and competition ponies as well as numerous breeders. The deserving Supreme Champion of the show was Dalesman of Combebank owned and exhibited by Linda Graham and bred…

  • Autumn Presentation Series

    The  Council of the Highland Pony Society is delighted to announce that a series of five monthly presentations, all relevant to the Highland pony breed will be held between October 2021 and March 2022. What a great chance to find out more in the winter months when days are short! There will be ample provision for discussion and questions at every presentation. Here is the timetable with a note of the speakers and the subjects they plan to cover: Thursday 28 October 2021 – Using many really interesting visual aids, Sylvia Ormiston MVO, Stud Manager at Balmoral will present on breeding Highland ponies and producing a working hill pony. Thursday…

  • Highlands at the Horse of the Year Show!

    Final preparations are well underway by the owners of the 20 Highland ponies who have qualified for the Horse of the Year Show. The Highland Pony of the Year Championship at the will take place on Wednesday 6 October and, if not at the actual event, the eyes of Highland pony supporters will be glued to the Livestream that morning! Craiglaw McIntosh owned by Abigail Duffy, ridden by Georgina Duffy Dunedin Mascot owned by Jane McNaught, in the keepership of Jane McNaught and Katie Common and ridden by Katie Common Dunedin McSporran owned by Mrs J and Mr C Grant, ridden by Christopher Grant Dunstruan Ettrick Mhor bred, owned and ridden…

  • Check Suitable Stallions for your Mares!

    We are now pleased that you are able to use the Online Registry to check the closeness of relationships of any stallions you are considering using for your mares. It is very easy to use! Once you have logged onto the registry using your membership number and password, click the orange bars on the top right hand side and then hit 'check matings for your mare(s)'. This will show you a traffic light system of orange, yellow and green. Try it with stallions that you know are closely related and see the result! This facility is simply an aid you can use to complement your own stocksmanship in selecting a…

  • Entries Open for the Virtual HPS Stallion Parade Spring 2022

    The Highland Pony Society will hold a Virtual Stallion Parade early in the Spring of 2022. This will allow overseas stallions to feature alongside those in the UK and also it will be an opportunity for those in more distant locations of the UK to participate. There is no charge to enter. Now is the time to get filming your stallions before they are in their full winter woolies! A sample video is given below. For obvious reasons, it is of a lovely gelding who enjoys all sorts of different activities which may be more than your stallion normally undertakes. If this is the case, please don't worry about it!…

  • The HPS Year Book – Publicise Your Stud or Business!

    The Highland Pony Society will be releasing a Highland Pony Year Book early in 2022. This will be sent, free of charge, to all members of the Society and will be bursting full of information and advice about the breed, photographs, results, interviews, stud promotions, relevant advertisements and much more! Advertise with us ….. For great commercial advertising rates To reach all members of the Society and others with information about your Stud, services etc. To let our breeders know about your product or service. The Year Book is a guaranteed keepsake which all will return to for information for weeks, months and years to come, giving your advert a…

  • Year Book for Highland Pony Members!

    The Council of the Highland Pony Society is very excited to be announcing that a Highland Pony Year Book will be released early in 2022. It will be sent, free of charge, to all members of the Society and will be bursting full of information and advice about the breed, photographs, results, interviews, stud promotions, relevant advertisements and much more! Further information will be available very soon. The annual Stud Book will continue to be published as usual.

  • 2021 HPS Breed Show Success!

    The 2021 HPS Breed Show held in the spectacular setting of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire was a very happy occasion with a record number of spectators enjoying socially distanced reunions while watching terrific classes of quality Highland ponies! A full report will follow soon. Here are the full class results and list of trophies awarded, some of which still have to reach their appointed homes!