Identification

It is a legal requirement that all horses and ponies must have a passport.

Equine
Identification

Previously, only those equines born since July 2009 had to be chipped; a new law is coming into force in October 2020 whereby all equines (no matter what age) must be micro-chipped.

Owners of foals must obtain a passport on or before 31st December of the year of birth or six months after the birth depending on which is latest.

If your horse does not have a passport your insurance may be invalid; you may also be liable to prosecution if you attempt to sell the horse.

Horses are classed as food producing animals and as such, some drugs cannot be administered to them. Our advice is that all horses are declared not intended for human consumption in the passport; you can do this by signing Part II, Section IX.

Please ask our vets for more details, this way we can ensure your horse will receive all the treatment they may need.

List of Registering Societies

This list is not extensive, for further details visit the DEFRA website.

Horse Passport Agency – 0870 2418263 – info@horsepassportagency.com
American Quarter Horse Association
07544 262747
info@agha.uk.com
Anglo-European Studbook Ltd
01293 871701
info@angloeuropeanstudbook.co.uk
Arab Horse Society
01672 521411
registrar@arabhorsesociety.org
British Appaloosa Society
07539 352843
registrar@appaloosa.org.uk
British Connemara Pony Society
0845 6049690
secretary@britishconnemaras.co.uk
British Driving Society
01473 892001
email@britishdrivingsociety.co.uk
British Hanovarian Horse Society
07479 366046
bhhsuk@gmail.com
British Horse Society
02476 840574
info@horsepassportsociety.co.uk
British Miniature Horse Society
01278 685943
bmhsinfo@aol.com
British Palomino Society
07768 185139
bpsregistrar@outlook.com
British Show Horse Association
01462 437770
admin@britishshowhorse.org
British Show Jumping Association
02476 698800
membership@britishshowjumping.co.uk
British Skewbald & Piebald Association
01354 638226
bspapassports@gmail.com
British Spotted Pony Society
07774 714638
zenajackson92@gmail.com
Coloured Horse & Pony Society
01685 845045
enquiries@chapsuk@gmail.com
Dales Pony Society
01142 885869
dpssecretary@googlemail.com
Dartmoor Pony Society
01269 844303
secretary@dartmoorponysociety.com
Donkey Breed Society
0732 864414
carol.morse@talktalk.net
Exmoor Pony Society
01884 839930
secretary@exmoorponysociety.org.uk
Fell Pony Society
01768 353100
secretary@fellponysociety.org.uk
Fresian Horse Association
07712 585231
michaelagreen@fhagbi.co.uk
Hackney Horse Society
01985 840717
admin@hackney-horse.org.uk
Highland Pony Society
01738 451861
info@highlandponysociety.com
Hurlingham Polo Association
01367 242828
enquiries@hpa-polo.co.uk
Icelandic Horse Society
07855 248575
studbook@ihsgb.co.uk
International Miniature Horse & Pony Society
07787 644408
registrar@imhps.com
Lippizaner Society of Great Britain
01769 551773
lsgb@lippizaner.co.uk
National Pony Society
01933 304868
npsstudbook@weatherbys.co.uk
Pet ID Equine
0844 8911200
horsepassports@petidequine.net
Shetland Pony Studbook Society
01738 623471
claire@spsbs.co.uk
Shire Horse Society
01536 771661
david@shire-horse.org.uk
Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
01732 866277
registration@sporthorsegb.co.uk
The Clydesdale Horse Society
07720 895870
secretary@clydesdalehorsesociety.com
The Irish Draught Horse Society
08452 300399
administrator@idhsgb.com
The Sports Pony Studbook Society
07703 566066
sportsponies@gmail.com
The Standard & Trotting Horse Association
01570 423377
info@standardbred.org
The Traditional Gypsy Cob Association
07725 832192
meadowfarmuk@aol.com
Weatherbys ID
01933 3440077
passports@weatherbys.co.uk
Welsh Pony & Cob Society
01570 471754
secretary@wpcs.uk.com
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