ABOUT EXIEFEST

Promoting Performance Exmoor Ponies

EXIEFEST AIMS

Competition

We've rapidly become the leading online platform for Exmoor pony competitions. We offer a range of disciplines so that whatever your interest, we intend to have a class to suit you.

Education

We intend to help Exmoor pony enthusiasts improve the training & understanding of their ponies through video tutorials, sharing breed information and offering feedback from judges through score sheets and comments.

Background

In summer 2020, Jenna Payne hosted the first virtual show for Exmoor ponies for the Exmoor Pony Society in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The show was a resounding success with over 220 entries and exhibits from as far away as Sweden and Germany, the show became the largest Exmoor pony show in history and the first international. Later in the season, Jenna was joined by Lizzie Raspin to support the EPS’ Midlands Area Show which also received a great turnout of exhibitors. 

It became clear that there was a distinct appetite for online showing for Exmoor pony enthusiasts and so ExieFest was formed. In December 2020, the team hosted their first event; Christmas ExieFest. 

OUR FUNDS

All of the profits from each of our shows will be donated to Exmoor pony charities. Christmas ExieFest (December 2020) raised money for the Moorland Mousie Trust and The Exmoor Pony Society.

This year, The Exmoor Pony Society are celebrating their centenary and we have been invited to collaborate with them in hosting a series of special events this summer. All the profits from each show will be given to the Society. 

The ExieFest Team

Meet the people behind ExieFest; the ones that make the magic happen….

Lizzie Raspin

Lizzie is our video whizz! She produces the most incredible productions for you all to enjoy.

Jenna Payne

Known by many as Beansy, Jenna built this website and runs each show on Showing Scene.

Fiona Dickson

Fiona has been a massive support in the preparing of all the rosettes and posting them out to competitors!