FPSNA Award Programs and Sponsored Competitions
FPSNA is pleased to offer our annual Performance Premium and Awards Program (PPA), designed to encourage participation by our members and their Fell ponies throughout a wide range of activities all across North America. The program is mirrored from similar award opportunities, namely the Fell Pony Society (FPS) Performance Premium Awards Scheme, and also after the US Equestrian Foundation’s Horse of The Year Awards, as well as incorporating features of our original Pony Points Program. We hope that our awards program will continue to help promote the Fell Pony in North America, and also encourage our members to find more opportunities to go out and have fun with their ponies!
Performance Premium Section Divisions
•Stallion/Mare Progeny Performance
Handy Pony Section (Non-Judged Activities)
•Working Pony Divisions
• Born in North America
• Born Overseas
PPA Program Dates & Fees
Program Year: December 1st – November 30th
Enrollment Fee: $15/Pony
***Participants must be a member of FPSNA. Points may only be earned after membership and participation fees are paid and pony is enrolled for the current program year(s).
For Registered Fell Ponies
Designed to recognize the accomplishments of registered Fell Ponies both in dressage and in-hand competitions sanctioned by USEF/USDF. These Special Awards for Fell Ponies are sponsored by the Fell Pony Society of America, Inc., a USDF Participating Organization.
All-Breeds Awards Offered to Qualifying Fell Ponies:
For a news story regarding Fell Ponies competing in dressage and the FPSNA All-Breeds Program, click here. For Fell Pony owners and competitors seeking additional program information and list of all requirements, please click here. Note that participants must be members of FPSNA, and there is also an annual pony participation/enrollment fee of $25/pony to help us cover program costs. Ponies must be “declared” with USDF to be competing with FPSNA no later than August 1 of the current competition year. For renewing FPSNA members with previously declared ponies, membership and participation/enrollment fees must be paid by March 1 of the current competition year in order to be eligible. For new FPSNA members, or for renewing FPSNA members with previously undeclared ponies, the deadline for enrollment is August 1. (August 1 is also USDF’s deadline for declaring a pony.) Feel free to contact awards(at)fpsna.org if you have further questions about this program!
The Edinburgh Prize for Driving
Instituted by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
“To be awarded internationally to a single or multiple turnout
Prior to his passing, a new award was presented by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh via the Fell Pony Society UK (FPS). There will be 25 Edinburgh Prizes, one to be awarded each year from 2014 onward. The Fell Pony Society Council is thrilled to inform all ‘whips’ internationally of this opportunity, as North American drivers are eligible to compete for this prestigious honor.
All participating members must complete a form indicating their events over the course of the year (similar to the Performance Awards form), with relevant signatures confirming their achievements.
All ponies must be FPS registered Fell Ponies, and the owner or the driver must be a member of The Fell Pony Society, or a member of an FPS-recognized Overseas Branch (including Fell Pony Society of North America, Inc.).”
For more information, contact the Fell Pony Society (UK).