The Pleasure Horse Society (PHS) has transferred the maintenance of its passports to the Horse Passport Agency.

The deal, which was approved by Defra, means that the Horse Passport Agency (HPA) is now responsible for more than 208,000 horse passports.

HPA director Andrew Davis said: “We look forward to working with PHS customers.”

The PHS appears to have closed down on 24 December. When H&H tried to contact it, via website and phone, we were redirected to the HPA.

If you have a PHS passport visit: www.horsepassportagency.co.uk.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (27 January, 2011)