Foreign Breed Society (UK)
Foreign Breed Society (UK)

Foreign Breed Shows & Classes

A list of events holding extensive Foreign Breed classes (more than one in hand and one ridden FB class), County Shows holding Foreign Breed classes OR holding FBS Qualifying classes. Exhibitors requiring breeds specific events, should contact their various breed societies. 
Shows after 1st August (2018) will be qualifiers for the 2019 FBS Championship Show, unless prior permission received from FBS for 2018 qualification to be valid.
Easter Monday - BMHS Spring Show: Monnington Court, Hereford. (Showing under BMHS Show Rules, American)
April - HOPE Spring Show.
27th May - USA-UK May Festival Show: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire. (Showing under USA-UK Show Rules, American) & 2018 FBS Qualifying show. 
June - Iberian Festival: Pachesham EC, Surrey. 


7th - 9th June - Royal Cornwall Show: Wadebridge, Cornwall. 
(Showing under USA-UK Show Rules) 



19th & 20th June - Cheshire County Show: Knutsford, Cheshire. 
24th June - Derbyshire County Show 
27th & 28th June - Royal Norfolk Show


July - Paso Fino & Foreign Breed Show 
7th & 8th July - BPS Open Breed & Colour Show 


15th July - APHS “London Counties” Horse Show.
Pachesham EC,Surrey.
FBS Affiliated [FBS2018-B002] (American Rules) & 2018 qualifying show.
20th - 22nd July - Showcase of Champions: Keysoe, Beds 
24th - 26th July - New Forest Counties Show: Brokenhurst, Hampshire.


12th August - Equifest - USA-UK World Breeds Ring.
East of England Showground, Peterborough.
Advance entries ONLY. Late entries can be taken from catalogued horses only, up to 4pm the day before at the Equifest main office.

(Showing under USA-UK Show Rules, American) 
2018 FBSqualifying show: cards will be available on the showground.
August - HOPE Championship Show
29th August - 1st September - CHAPS UK Championship Show: Arena UK, Grantham.
1st & 2nd September - Dorset County Show: Dorchester Showground.


16th September - Foreign Breeds Society Championship Show. Onley GEC, Rugby. 
20th September - Thame Horse & Country Show: Oxfordshire


"Any shows wishing to be included, please send details of your event to the webmaster or fill out contact form below.

Shows holding 3 or more FB classes may be added to this list, or 2 classes and a championship, or can be included if they are qualifiers for the FBS Championship Show (see show affiliation form) and include the following in their schedule:

"This class(or classes X to Y) is a qualifier for the 2018/2019 as appropriate) FBS Championship Show and will be judged under FBS American (or English, as appropriate) Rules - details"
If shows hold 3 or more Foreign Breed classes and are affiliated to FBS we are happy to not only include their details on the diary list above but also a pdf file of their schedule at the bottom of this page, plus offer inclusion in our Annual (see show affiliation form)

(This following statement is not needed in wording of your schedule)
Judges should familiarise themselves with the Judging & Showing Booklet, in particular to take note that there is NO stripping of horses in performance classes (whether judging under "English" or "American" style). Stripping MAY be done in championships (if there is sufficient time) but competitors should be forewarned of this in the schedule. If the horse has already been presented in an in hand class, then the conformation marks should stand for the day (e.g. in Championships).
Whips - there are no written whip rules, BUT all harness horses MUST be shown with whips (by the driver) In ridden classes dressage whips ARE allowed by some breeds, (again, whether the class is run under "English" or "American" rules) - for example both the Morgan Horse and the American Saddlebred Horse competitor are allowed to carry whips (up to 39 inches - so in effect a schooling whip), whilst the Friesian Horse can carry a cane, but NOT a schooling whip.
The Judging and Showing booklet is easily downloaded from the website ( and we urge any show organisers to point their judges in this direction if they are judging under FBS rules. Paper copies are available upon request, for a small fee to cover cost of printing and postage.
FBS Show Affiliation Form
Show affiliaiton form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.0 KB]

2018 Championship Show

This will be Sunday 16th September 2018 at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex, Near Rugby, CV23 8AJ.


Sponsorship opportunities available for individual classes, group championships and ring sponsorship. 

Programme advertising and trade stands available - contact one of the Committee for more details. Last years schedule can be viewed below - the 2018 schedule will be available early in the new year.

View the 2017 schedule
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Join us today!

FBS Membership form.pdf
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Membership is welcomed from ALL parties interested in promoting ALL Foreign Breeds in the UK, both on an individual basis, a company basis or a breed group basis.


See the Membership page to download the form, or use our contact form.


ANY foreign breed class can be a qualifier for FBS members - remember to print off your Qualifying Card to take it with you and to get it signed at the show.

QUALIFYING CARD - Print off and take with you to shows to get signed!
FBS Qualifying Card 2018.pdf
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If you wish to affiliate your SHOW to FBS, simply complete and return the form below.

Affiliation Form for shows wanting to affiliate their Foreign Breed classes to the Foreign Breed Society
Show affiliaiton form.pdf
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