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Light Horses & Ponies

Event Date
20th May 2023

Show Description

Light Horse: Convener - Ms D Haig, Cupar. Committee - Ms R Copland, Cupar; Mrs M Snow, Leven; Mrs L Whiteford, Cupar.


All passports must be carried to the Show. It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to ensure that all equines are fit and well, currently showing no signs of illness, or having shown any signs of illness within the previous 10 days. This policy will be under regular review.
The Fife Show is affiliated to and/or holds qualifiers for the following Societies/Championships: British Driving Society; BHS Scotland, Blair Castle Championships; British Show Pony Society (BSPS); Equifest; NPS Scotland; Retraining of Racehorses; the Veteran Horse Society and the Victoria Foods Championships.

All classes are open to members and non-members of these Associations and Societies. If entering qualifiers, please ensure that you comply with the Rules & Requirements of the individual bodies.

Animals entered in Open M&M Ridden, Novice M&M Ridden, Registered M&M In-Hand and Open M&M WHP classes must be registered in the pure-bred section of their respective Breed Societies. Animals entered in M&M Part-Bred classes must be registered in the Part Bred section of their respective Breed Society.

All animals must be named on the entry form, with the exception of foals born after the entry is submitted. Foals must be at least three weeks old on the day of the Show. NOTE: Brood Mares who have lost their foals in the year of exhibition may compete in the class on provision of a Veterinary Certificate stating that the foal died or was prevented, owing to illness or accident, from being shown.
Substitutes, for the same class ONLY, may be made if an animal entered is unable to come forward. The Secretary MUST be advised by noon on Friday 19th May of the new animal's name.

The Show Committee has endeavoured to schedule several classes for each exhibitor. However, classes will not be held up, nor will the organisers be responsible if exhibitors miss classes that they have entered. Exhibitors must have an attendant with each exhibit during judging, otherwise the stock cannot be judged. Classes will not be delayed for exhibitors competing in other classes. Classes may be split, or amalgamated, at the discretion of the Show Officials. Unless otherwise stated, all Classes operate on a “follow on” basis.

Hats: with regard to British Standards please follow the rules of the affiliated body connected to the section in which you are competing. If a class is not affiliated to any particular body, then current British standards apply: PAS 015 (2011) and VG1 with BSI Kitemark; ASTM F1163 2004a onwards with SEI mark; SNELL E2016; AS/NZS 3838 2006 onwards with SAI Global mark.

The Gavin Reekie (Perpetual) Challenge Cup will be awarded for the best animal in the In-Hand Native Pony sections (Highland, Shetland, and Registered Pure-Bred Mountain & Moorland). Judged Ring 6 at 1p.m by Mr A. Finlay.

The Supreme In-Hand Championship - £70 to Champion; £30 to Reserve. Judged Ring 6 at 1p.m. by Mr A. Finlay.
The Champion will be eligible to take part in the Champion of Champions, with £100 awarded to the Overall Show Champion, kindly sponsored by Quaker. To be Judged in the Main Ring at 1.40p.m by Mr Neil Forbes. The Champions from the following sections will compete for this award: Sheep Interbreed, Pedigree Cattle Interbreed, Dairy Cattle, Commercial Cattle, In-Hand Horse/Pony.


This Show is affiliated to Equifest, taking place at the Arena UK, Grantham, Lincolnshire on the 2nd - 5th August 2023. The two highest eligible exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify.
Equifest Open Ridden Hunters: Classes 147-149
Equifest Ridden Small Hunters: Class 150
Equifest Open Mountain & Moorland In-Hand: Classes 151-154.
Equifest Open Mountain & Moorland Lead Rein: Class 157
Equifest Mountain & Moorland First Ridden: Class 158
Equifest Open Ridden Mountain & Moorland: Classes 161-162
Junior Ridden Mountain & Moorland: Classes 159-160
Equifest Open Mountain & Moorland Working Hunter Ponies: Classes 164-167
Equifest Open Ridden Part-Breds: Class 170
Equifest Open Show Pony Lead Rein: Class 171
Equifest Open Show Hunter Pony Lead Rein: Class 171
Equifest Open Show Pony First Ridden: Class 172
Equifest Open Ridden Show Ponies: Class 173
Equifest Open Ridden Show Hunter Ponies: Class 174
Equifest Open Ridden Veteran Horse/Pony: Classes 195-197
Equifest Open Riding Horses: Classes 201-202
Equifest Open Ridden Cobs: Classes 204-205
Equifest Open Maxi Cobs: Class 206
Equifest Open Working Hunter: Class 209

To be run under NPS SCOTLAND FINALS (BLAIR CASTLE) RULES 2023 which are on the NPS Scotland website These rules clarify areas particular to NPS Scotland. We also run to the Rules of the NPS and again these can be found on the website. There are new rules this year so please be vigilant and read them.
Exhibitors are deemed to be conversant with these rules.