The Fell Pony Society Display Team

Formed in 2015

The Fell Pony Society's official Display Team gives Fell Ponies a public presence at country shows by performing musical rides and pageants with commentary.

Lowther Show

The team performed their first display at Lowther Show. Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5NyzrC4_QA

line up of Fell ponies in the main arena at Lowther Show, 2015
The Team's first line-up at Lowther Show. Photo, Simon Ellis.

Since then they have performed regularly at major northern shows such as Countryfest, Coniston Country Fair, Skelton Show, and Black Combe Country Fair.

girl on a black pony galloping in an outdoor show ring
High speed games at Black Combe Country Fair. Photo, Simon Ellis.

hay-sledge in use
Demonstrating the hay sledge at Black Combe Country Fair. Photo, Simon Ellis.


Ponies enter the arena at Coniston Country Fair. Photo, Simon Ellis.

two people in high vis clothing and helmets demonstrate pony pulling logs for forestry work
Logging demonstration as part of Lowther Show display. Photo, Simon Ellis.

2018

Members of the team travelled to meet the public over a long weekend at the 2018 Horse of the Year Show where their information stall and friendly pony were extremely popular.

Virus problems

Events in 2019 were curtailed due to outbreaks of equine influenza, and in 2020 the spring and summer shows were all cancelled due to COVID-19, but the team's Facebook page will show when they are next engaged to perform.