The BCPS is delighted to be able to award its Special Rosette at affiliated shows to the highest-placed BCPS member in classes confined to registered pure-bred Connemara ponies. The Special Rosette can only be won at affiliated shows, and it’s a wonderful way to recognise Connemara excellence across the nation.
Affiliating your show with the BCPS
Your show can be affiliated with the BCPS and receive a Special Rosette for a fee of £17. Additional Special Rosettes for further classes are available at cost of £2.50 each.
If you would like to affiliate your show with the BCPS to receive one or more Special Rosettes, please first of all check the conditions of affiliation in our Affiliation Letter. If your show has one or more eligible classes, then you can apply for affiliation by filling out the Affiliation Application Form and returning it to the address given on the form. Both documents can be downloaded from this page.
Please ensure that any applications must be received at least 30 days in advance of your show in order for the request to be processed.
Competing at Affiliated shows
If you would like to aim for the Special Rosette at an affiliated show, you will need to be a Member of the BCPS and exhibiting a pure-bred Connemara who is registered in the BCPS Stud Book or the Stud Book of another approved Society. For more information on becoming a Member, see our Memberships & Fees page. Or see our New Registrations page to find out more about registering your Connemara.
Below is a current list of shows affiliated with the BCPS in 2022. This list will continue to grow throughout the year, so keep checking back to find more shows you could compete at.
|Name of Show||Dates||Address|
|South East Connemara Show||7 May||Felbridge Showground, Copthorne Road, East Grinstead|
|Newark and Notts County Show||14-15 May||Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY|
|NPS Area XI||22 May||Solihull RC, Four Ashes Rd, Bently Heath Dorridge, Solihull|
|Heathfield Show||28 May||Tottinghworth Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex|
|Herts. County Show||28-29 May||Dunstable Rd, St Albans AL3 7PT|
|Suffolk Agricultural Show||31 May - 1 June||Ipswich, Suffolk|
|Bath & West||2-4 June||Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN|
|Midland County Show||4-5 June||Arena UK, Lincs.|
|Royal Cornwall||9-11 June||Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge|
|NPS Scotland||11th June||Strathallan Castle|
|Cumberland Show||11 June||Carlisle|
|South West Area Show||19 June||King Sedgemoor EC, Bridgewater|
|Lincolnshire Show||22-23 June||Lincs. Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln|
|Royal Norfolk Show||29-30th June||Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich|
|Kent County Show||30th June||Kent County Showground|
|Devon Country Show||30th June - 2nd July||West Point, Devon|
|Royal Lancs.||22-24 July||Royal Lancs Showground, Ribchester, Preston|
|New Forest and Hampshire Show||26 - 28 July||Brockenhurst|
|Border Union||29 July||Springwood Park, Kelso|
|Moniaive Show||31 July||Moniaive|
|NPS Summer Champs.||2-4 August||Three Counties Showground, Malvern|
|Okehampton show||11 August||Stoney Park Showground, Okehampton, Devon|
|NPS Area 4||29 August||Camden EC, York|
|Bucks County||1 September||Weedon Park, Nr Aylesbury|
|Dorset County||3 - 4 September||Dorchester|
|Midlands Foal and Youngstock Show||13th November||Rodbaston, Staffs.|