Dales Pony Society of America



Welcome to the Dales Pony Society of America

  2016 Dales filly  FiddleHead Astrid  bred at FiddleHead Farm (sold 2016)

2016 Dales filly FiddleHead Astrid bred at FiddleHead Farm (sold 2016)


The Dales Pony Society of America (DPSA) is a not-for-profit organization originally formed in 1999. Its mission is to “Preserve, promote and protect the Dales Pony in North America”. Its primary objectives are to:

  • Register purebred and part bred Dales Ponies in the United States and Canada using the criteria established by the Dales Pony Society (DPS) in the United Kingdom.

  • Offer double registration for ponies already registered with the DPS.

  • Approve and license stallions using the criteria established by the DPS.

  • Actively promote the breed across North America through:

    • maintenance of an active Web site

    • sponsorships of shows and competitions including Mountain and Moorland Pony shows and discipline competitions including but not limited to dressage (e.g., Dressage Pony Cup), combined driving events, and hunter/jumper shows

    • creation of and contribution to outside media (books, magazines, social media, etc.) to further market Dales Ponies as versatile mounts for children and families as well as for competitive riders and drivers

  • Support Dales Pony owners and breeders by providing a variety of networking opportunities.

  • Promote the safety, health, and welfare of the Dales Pony through education and networking efforts across the continent.

Membership is $35 per calendar year ($20 after June 30) and provides the following benefits:

  • Significantly reduced rates for pony registration and transfer of ownership

  • Free advertising on Member Listings pages of the Web site

  • Free Member Gallery on Web site

  • Annual newsletter

  • Access to members-only Facebook group

  • Access to members-only awards program

  • Reduced purchase price for DPSA studbooks (anticipated: Fall 2019)

  • Volunteer opportunities

The DPSA is a fully volunteer-run organization steered by a Board of Directors. The current Board is comprised of the following:

  • Kelly Davidson Chou – President and Registrar

  • Shuna Cerrato – Vice President

  • Jennifer Bott Langguth – Treasurer

  • Adrienne Grasso – Director

  • Darlene Raspotnik – Director

Non-Board Volunteer Staff:

  • Albert Chou – Secretary and Webmaster


The DPSA thanks the previous board of directors and volunteer staff for their service:

Ken Raspotnik – President
Dianne Arndt – Vice President
Jennifer Bott Langguth – Treasurer
Registrar – Kelly Davidson Chou
Nancy Vandevelde – Director
Darlene Raspotnik – Secretary and Webmaster

We are especially grateful to Ken and Darlene Raspotnik for purchasing the Society’s registry software and ensuring the continuity of the organization.