BSPS Scottish Branch is very much aware of the growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and are continually monitoring and taking advice on the situation. Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of all Competitors attending our Shows. At the moment we are intending to go ahead with our Spring Show on the 4th April at Morris Equestrian Centre, although we have made the decision not to open the online pre-entries this weekend as planned, and may revert to entries on the day at a reduced rate. Please regularly check our Facebook page and website for any updates.



We have an exciting new Competition for 2020. The BSPS Scotland Members Champion of the Year competition to be held at BSPS Scotland Finale Show on the 12th September 2020. 

First prize winners in the Lead Rein and First Ridden Show Pony, Pony of Hunter Type, Heritage M&M classes, Open Show Pony, Open Pony of Show Hunter Type, Open Intermediate SRT and SHT, Heritage M&M Open Ridden classes at BSPS Scotland Shows and Affiliated Shows between April and September 2020 will qualify.  In the event of the 1st placed winner having already qualified for the BSPS Scotland Members Champion of the Year, the qualification will be awarded to the next eligible pony.  The rider/pony combination who qualify in each section will be subject to written confirmation from BSPS Scotland.

Each qualifying pony/rider combination we compete at our Finale Show will receive a qualifying rosette, there will also be prizes for each overall Section winner with the BSPS Scotland Member Overall Champion receiving an embroidered rug for their pony/horse.

We hope that you will come along to our BSPS and Affiliated Shows in 2020 and help us find our BSPS Scotland Members Champion.


As Social Media plays a big part in the communication between BSPS Scotland and our Members, the Board of Directors would like to remind everyone of our Social Media and Internet Policy.

1. INTRODUCTION The B.S.P.S. acknowledges the importance of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, home web-pages, chat rooms, BBM and all other forms of electronic communication and the role which “social media” plays in the day to day lives of members. This policy note is to remind members that the Rules of the B.S.P.S. apply to members when using social media and the internet. Failure to adhere to this policy note could lead to disciplinary action being taken against a member.


2.1 You should be aware that the B.S.P.S. may from time to time carry out internet Searches to identify postings which include references to the B.S.P.S. and its members.

2.2 B.S.P.S. produced images are the subject of copyright and should not be copied or used in social media save as provided in the B.S.P.S. website user terms and conditions.

2.3 You should ensure that any material that you transmit or post to social media is clearly stated to be your personal view and is not held out to be, or could be mistaken as, the view of the B.S.P.S.

2.4 You must not post or transmit any material which could damage the name or reputation of the B.S.P.S., its members or former members, or which is derogatory to the character of or prejudicial to the interests of the B.S.P.S.

2.5 You must not post or transmit any material relating to the B.S.P.S., members or former members or their horses or ponies, or which could otherwise be associated with or which may reasonably be attributed as coming from the B.S.P.S.:

2.5.1 that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, Pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance, distress or inconvenience; or

2.5.2 which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be in breach of the B.S.P.S. Rules, or constitutes a criminal offence, or which could give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the laws of, or infringe the rights of any third party in, the UK or any other country in the world. 2.6 Any breach of this policy may constitute a breach of the B.S.P.S. Rules and could also lead to civil and/or criminal proceedings being brought against you.

3. DISCLOSURE UNDER LAW OR REGULATION You should be aware that the B.S.P.S. will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the B.S.P.S. to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of this policy. If we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your personal information, the B.S.P.S. is entitled to do so.


We are now under way with this year’s showing season and have numerous Sponsorship opportunities available at our Summer and Finale Show’s 2019. The success of our Annual shows and events depend a great deal on the support of our Sponsors so we hope that you will have a look at what is available and consider one of the sponsorship’s available.

You can view and download our Sponsorship Opportunities form within the Summer Show and Finale Show on our Events Page.

We hope that our Sponsorship packages are of interest to you but please do not hesitate to contact the BSPS Scotland Office if you require further information.


We would like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2019.

BSPS Scottish Branch and our Members had a fantastic 2018 and we are sure 2019 will be just as successful. 

You can now renew your Membership or join BSPS Scotland online or by downloading a Membership form and posting it to the details on the form. Click on the Join tab at the top the page for all our Membership Details.

All our Shows and Events for 2019 are now listed on our Events Page and we plan to have our Schedules uploaded and entries open in January for our Training Day, Warm Up and Winter Shows. Our Winter Show at Howe on the 17th March will once again be holding RIHS qualifiers. Click on the Events Tab to see all our Shows and events for 2019.


Our Finale Show in September ended our Points Competition for 2018 and we have finally collated the Points for all our Scottish Members and their Ponies.  The presentation for our winners and Champions will be presented at our Annual Dinner Dance being held on the 17th November 2018 at the Double Tree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Golf and Spa Resort, Cumbernauld.  Rooms are available at a discounted rate of £110.00 for bed and breakfast per double/twin room.  Bookings can be made directly with Westerwood Hotel on 01236 457171.  If you wish to attend the Dance please download and complete the form returning to to the details on the form with your payment. Dance Flyer 2018

The points totals can be viewed by clicking on the following link, anyone who submitted a Points form and wishes to question the points that have been collated for them have until Sunday 14th October 2018 to do so.  Final Points Totals 2018

The Summer Points Competition for 2018 Final placings and Championship have now be awarded to our BSPS Scottish Members and the rosettes, sashes and trophies for the placings and Championships will be awarded at our Annual Dinner Dance.  You can view the results by clicking on the following link.  BSPS Points Competition Winners 2018


Nominations for our Board of Directors are now open. Any Nominee must be a current adult member (18 years and over) of the BSPS Scottish Branch and have been a member for a period of not less than twelve months ending on the 1st November 2018. If you wish to nominate someone to join the Board of Directors please complete the following nomination paper, ensuring you have complied with all the instructions on the form.

Nomination Paper 2018


Well done to our riders and ponies who have been chosen for our 2018 Team, we know you will do us proud again this year.

Team Nevis:

James Houlden and Pebbly Principal Boy
Amelia England and Rosshill Paddy
Zara Weir and Otto
Hannah Sloan and Tinka’s Flash
Reserve: Beri Brown and Mocklershill Lucky Lady


Unfortunately we did not receive enough Nominations to create a second Team but we thank everyone who did send us their Nominations, we hope that you will apply again next year.



We are looking for Nominations for our WHP Inter Country Teams to take part in the BSPS Champion Show at Arena UK on Wednesday 22nd August 2018. We are looking for Pony/Rider combinations from each of the 133cm, 143cm, 153cm and WH Intermediate Classes.

If you would or someone you know would like to be considered for our Teams please complete the  Nomination Form below and return it to the BSPS Scottish Secretary no later than the 5th August 2018.  Please note that telephone nominations will NOT be accepted.

BSPS WHP Inter Country Nomination Form 2018


It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing of Pat Harley, a Lifetime Member of BSPS Scotland and a great friend to many. Pat and her family were great supporters of BSPS Scotland and were fundamental in starting up our Scottish Branch. Pat’s Funeral will be held on Tuesday 19th June, 2018 at Dunfermline Abbey at 10.30am for those who would like to pay their respects.
BSPS Scottish Branch would like to send our deepest condolences to Pat’s family at this very sad time.