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Compiled by the Dartmoor Pony Society's archivist, Miss Caroline Belam


Elite & Merit Mares

Elite & Merit Mares


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Dartmoor Championship Breed Show Judges

Those who have judged at our main annual Breed Show since it began in 1931 have influenced the breed. Therefore it seems fitting that we remember their contribution.

1931 - 1950
1951 - 1990
1991 - 2014


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Dartmoor Championship Breed Show Days, Dates & Venues:

With grateful thanks to Trisha Roberts & the late Ann Jones for most of the data gathering.

Summary statistics 1931 - 2010: 71 shows in total

DAY
42 on Tuesday, 16 on Wednesday, 10 on Saturday, 3 on Monday

VENUE
29 held on the Moor, 10 on Moor's borders, 32 off the Moor, 21 at Bicton, 15 at Prince Hall, 14 at Brimpts

MONTH
70 in August, 1 in September

DATES
8 shows held on 13th [but never on a Friday], 6 on each of the 8th & 9th, 5 on the 10th, 4 on 11th, 14th & 22nd

No show has been held on the 2nd, 23rd or 31st nor on Thursday, Friday or Sunday. 27 shows held Aug 1st - 10th; 27 shows held 11th - 21st; 17 shows Aug 22nd - 1st Sep.

The Breed Show is by no means "fixed" in terms of date & venue & a number of questions are raised. Does anyone know why were the first nine shows on a Saturday? To avoid local market days? So those who worked during the week could attend? This seems an unlikely consideration then. I am proud to have known someone who showed in the first show in 1931. All memories of earlier shows gratefully received.

Dates and locations
Year Day Date Venue Location
1931 SAT 29 AUG BRIMPTS Hexworthy, Dartmoor
1932 SAT 6 AUG BRIMPTS
1933 SAT 5 AUG BRIMPTS
1934 SAT 4 AUG BRIMPTS
1935 SAT 3 AUG BRIMPTS
1936 SAT 1 AUG BRIMPTS
1937 SAT 7 AUG BRIMPTS
1938 SAT 6 AUG LYDFORD On the edge of Dartmoor
1939 SAT 5 AUG LYDFORD STATION On the edge of Dartmoor
1940 - 1948 Not held because of World War II
1949 WED 17 AUG PRINCE HALL Princetown, Dartmoor
1950 WED 16 AUG PRINCE HALL
1951 WED 16 AUG PRINCE HALL
1952 WED 20 AUG PRINCE HALL
1953 WED 19 AUG PRINCE HALL
1954 WED 18 AUG PRINCE HALL
1955 WED 24 AUG PRINCE HALL
1956 WED 22 AUG PRINCE HALL
1957 WED 21 AUG PRINCE HALL
1958 WED 13 AUG PRINCE HALL
1959 TUE 29 AUG PRINCE HALL
1960 SAT 13 AUG PRINCE HALL
1961 TUE 22 AUG PRINCE HALL
1962 WED 29 AUG PRINCE HALL
1963 WED 28 AUG PRINCE HALL
1964 TUE 1 SEP BRIMPTS
1965 WED 25 AUG BRIMPTS
1966 TUE 30 AUG BRIMPTS
1967 TUE 22 AUG BRIMPTS
1968 TUE 27 AUG BRIMPTS
1969 TUE 26 AUG BRIMPTS
1970 TUE 25 AUG BRIMPTS
1971 TUE 17 AUG NEWTON ABBOT The first Championship Show held off Dartmoor
1972 TUE 15 AUG NEWTON ABBOT
1973 TUE 14 AUG NEWTON ABBOT
1974 TUE 13 AUG NEWTON ABBOT
1975 TUE 12 AUG NEWTON ABBOT
1976 TUE 10 AUG NEWTON ABBOT
1977 TUE 9 AUG OKEHAMPTON Back to the edge of Dartmoor after 6 shows away
1978 TUE 8 AUG OKEHAMPTON
1979 TUE 14 AUG OKEHAMPTON
1980 WED 13 AUG BICTON Leaving the Moor - for 26 years
1981 TUE 18 AUG BICTON
1982 TUE 10 AUG BICTON
1983 TUE 9 AUG BICTON
1984 TUE 14 AUG BICTON
1985 TUE 13 AUG BICTON
1986 TUE 12 AUG BICTON
1987 TUE 11 AUG BICTON
1988 TUE 9 AUG BICTON
1989 TUE 8 AUG BICTON
1990 TUE 14 AUG BICTON
1991 TUE 13 AUG BICTON
1992 TUE 11 AUG BICTON
1993 TUE 10 AUG BICTON
1994 TUE 9 AUG BICTON
1995 TUE 8 AUG BICTON
1996 TUE 13 AUG BICTON
1997 TUE 12 AUG BICTON
1998 TUE 11 AUG BICTON
1999 TUE 24 AUG ALPHINGTON Courtesy of Newoak Stud
2000 TUE 8 AUG BICTON
2001 WED 8 AUG ALPHINGTON
2002 TUE 13 AUG ALPHINGTON
2003 WED 27 AUG BICTON
2004 TUE 10 AUG ALPHINGTON
2005 TUE 9 AUG ALPHINGTON
2006 TUE 8 AUG WHIDDON DOWN Back to Dartmoor's edge to our own Show Field
2007 TUE 7 AUG WHIDDON DOWN
2008 MON 11 AUG WHIDDON DOWN
2009 MON 10 AUG WHIDDON DOWN
2010 MON 9 AUG WHIDDON DOWN






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