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BSPS Area 17

Welcome to the BSPS Area 17 website with up to date news and information on events in our area. 

Area 17 covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North Northamptonshire.

PRESS RELEASE From Head Office at the BSPS 


The BSPS Council met this morning by conference call. The Council had to make some very difficult decisions regarding future BSPS Events in view of the recent government advice concerning the coronavirus pandemic.


The huge challenges faced by the whole country are unprecedented, and inevitably will have a huge impact on us in the showing world. As a consequence, the decision has been taken that the BSPS must act immediately to reduce any burden on our health and emergency services.  We must play our part in society and take what responsibility we can to contribute to the containment and control of coronavirus. We must do so immediately and as a matter of priority.


The government have recommended social distancing, and significant limitations on non-essential travel and public gatherings.  We take seriously our duty of care to all our riders, owners, judges, stewards, organisers and supporters, especially those in the most vulnerable categories. Therefore, we have made the decision to stop all shows for a four-week period which ends on April 18th.  This will be reviewed going forward on government guidance.


We have made our decisions following consultation with our venues at Arena UK and Vale View Equestrian Centre, as well as with the Royal International Horse Show and the Horse of the Year Show. They are as follows.


The Working Sports Pony Show will be postponed and will now take place on October 3rd and 4th at the Vale View Equestrian Centre. All qualifications will be for the 2021 season.


The Winter Championships will be postponed. The Finals of the Winter Series will take place at the Summer Championships.  The qualifiers for the Horse of the Year Show Coloured Classes and the Pure-Bred Arabs will now take place at the Summer Championships.  This may mean that the Summer Championships might be extended by an additional day to accommodate the changes.


The Midsummer Show, Summer and Heritage Championships will still take place as currently planned, unless a different decision needs to be made nearer the time.


Qualifiers that have been postponed for the Burghley Gold Cup will be reallocated.


Our Chairman Pat Pattinson said “We must look after our members, and their safety and well being has to be our paramount consideration. As a Society we must work together to limit the spread of the virus – this must be a priority.


We recognise that it is very difficult for members to plan for competition, but we will work hard to ensure that showing resumes at the right time for all of us.”

Upcoming Events

Summer Show

Blakesley & District Agricultural Show

Saturday 1st of August 2020

Details to Follow.

Winter Show

Joint with N.P.S Area 13

All Indoor Show

Sunday 29th November 2020

Details to Follow.

Spring Show

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Details to Follow.

Please keep an eye on our website for details of upcoming events.

Charity Raffle – Thank You! To everyone that bought tickets, provided an amazing prize and to those who sold tickets. We are proud to say we raised a grand Total on £1120. This will be split 50/50 with Dementia UK and The Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

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