February 24th 2017
NPS Registrar Kelly Power-Kean is pleased to introduce the newly formatted Registered Newfoundland Pony Lineage Report for all registered ponies (current to January 31, 2017). The Report now has a new Family Tree Feature that allows you to click on the Registered Pony or a Dam or Sire on the lineage report to see a ‘Family Tree’ of that pony.
“It’s exciting to note that we have over 215 ponies registered that were born in 2000 or later” said Kelly, “and we know that there are many more born before or after 2000 that aren’t registered yet, so please encourage any pony owners you know to register their pony or ponies”. “Please note that while we have striven for complete accuracy”she added, “if you note an error for your pony or a pony known to you, please let me know so we can look into it and make whatever correction is necessary”. To view the report click on the link in the About page of the NPS web site
The following were elected to the NPS Council on November 15th 2016 and will take up their duties on January 1 2017:
President – Jack Harris
(Past-President – Jessica Boyd)
Vice President – Byron Hierlihy (acclaimed)
Treasurer – Pamela Pippy (acclaimed)
Secretary – Alicia Cooper (acclaimed)
Registrar – Kelly Power-Kean
Membership Secretary – Jodi Desmarais
At Large – Gertrude Maxwell
At Large – Korrine Affleck
At Large – Tammy Webber
Jack Harris, President
November 6th 2016
Please take note of the following reference in the Nominations Report sent to all eligible voters on November 1 2016
Candidates are reminded that contact information for eligible voters who have agreed to share their information with other members is available upon request.
Here is the full report:
November 1, 2016
To all Members of the Newfoundland Pony Society:
This is to report on the results of the nominations for election to the Executive Council of the Society for the term of office commencing January 1, 2017. The report of the Election Chair, Kandace Riteff, CPA, CA, is attached here.
There being a single Nominee for the positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer at the close of nominations on October 31st, these Members are elected by acclamation.
Congratulations to Byron Hierlihy, who has been elected Vice-President, Alicia Cooper, who has been elected Secretary, and Pamela Pippy, who has been elected Treasurer.
There being more than one nomination for the other positions, there will be an election by ballot for the positions of President, Membership Secretary, Registrar, and Member at Large (3 positions).
Voting instructions and package will be sent to all eligible voters on or before November 3rd in accordance with the Constitution, which also provides that only those full members in good standing as of August 31st in an election year are eligible to vote. Ballots must be returned to the Election Chair in accordance with these instructions on or before November 15th. You may enquire of the Election Chair if you have a question about your eligibility to vote.
Candidates are reminded that contact information for eligible voters who have agreed to share their information with other members is available upon request. Provision will also be made for candidates to have a statement regarding their candidacy distributed to All eligible voters by NPS.
Jack Harris, President
Copyright © 2016, The Newfoundland Pony Society. All rights reserved.
NPS Newsletter Committee is requesting pictures of foals born this year (2016) for inclusion in the Fall Newsletter. Please send hi res photos to Pam Pippy at firstname.lastname@example.org “Ideally we’re looking for two or three cloe-up head shots of new ponies with info such as name. date of birth, parents and owner’s name” added Pam. Thanks to those who have already sent photos
In 2015 The Newfoundland Pony received the designation of Cultural Practice and Tradition under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program thanks to an application submitted by Dominique Lavers. As a result, The Newfoundland Pony Society was invited to apply for a Legacy Activity Grant which we were successful in obtaining. Through this grant, The Newfoundland Pony Society is able to offer free DNA testing to 50 qualifying ponies in the hopes of adding more purebred ponies to the registry.
Who can apply?
- Anyone who owns a pure-bred Newfoundland pony (or suspected purebred Newfoundland pony) is eligible to apply! That includes NPS members, as well as non-members. Ponies known to be Part-bred are not eligible at this time.
Where do I start?
- All enquiries and applications must be made to the registrar. Please contact the NPS registrar at the email below and you will be sent a link where you can enter your pony’s data and submit required photos. Providing that the Registrar and ID Committee think your pony may qualify you will be sent a DNA kit along with instructions on how to take the hair sample and where to send it. You should receive the results within 4 weeks of the lab receiving the sample. registrar
or by mail:-
NPS – DNA Legacy Grant
P.O. BOX 8132
St. John’s, NL
Rules and Regulations:
– Requests will be taken in the order they are received (first come, first served!).
– Requests are limited to a maximum of 2 ponies per owner/family/address.
– Photos can be sent separately to the registrar at the above email or to the NPS mailing address.
– This initiative will end upon the exhaustion of the allocated funds.
The Federation of Agriculture’s Annual Open Farm Day took place on September 18th and Gail and Jim’s Dixie H Pony Sanctuary hosted a very successful event at their Goulds farm. “We had a good group of volunteers to help” Gail told NPS “and they were run off their feet for the whole day. We had around 600 visitors and as usual the kids had a great time taking part in the many activities and meeting our herd of Nfld Ponies and other animals as well”.
“We think this is an important annual event” said Gail” and it’s wonderful to see the children interact with our animals – for some it was their first opportunity to pet and to ride a pony.”
Congratulations to Gail, Jim and family for helping to promote our ponies.
The Newfoundland Equestrian Association has announced that it will be introducing a Newfoundland Pony Halter class to it’s competitions this year.
What a fantastic opportunity to show off those ponies!
Please visit http://equestriannl.ca for more details!
June 8th, 2016
Dr. Jessica Boyd, President of The Newfoundland Pony Society has informed council that she is resigning from the position because of work commitments, effective immediately. Council would like to thank Jessica for her hard work during her time with the society, and her unwavering dedication to the Newfoundland Pony.
As 2016 is an election year, council has decided against appointing an interim President.
The following is Jessica’s official statement:
“NPS Members, Newfoundland pony owners, breeders and die-hard enthusiasts,
It is with great regret that I announce my resignation as President of NPS council, effective
immediately. Those of you who have been in direct contact with me over the last 6 months likely have
noticed I have not been easily available. When I took on the role of President at the request of council,
one of my main goals was to maintain open communication with members and owners. I feel that I have
not been meeting this goal, and have been letting you down. I need to accept that I do not have the
time available to do this position justice. It is such an important time for the Newfoundland Pony, and
the NPS deserves to have a leader who has the time to work for the pony.
Council will be meeting soon to discuss options until a new council is elected in the fall. I will
always have my Newfoundland Ponies, and want to continue to promote the pony, and network with
other owners and breeders, as time becomes available.
-Jessica Boyd, DVM”