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Driving horses

Heavy horses

DRIVING HORSES

The British Driving Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All equines – driven competitively and for pleasure
Studbook: No
Other info: Long-established charity set up to support driving enthusiasts
Contact: Jenny Dillon, 27 Dugard Place, Barford, Warks CV35 8DX (tel: 01926 624420); (fax: 01926 624633); e-mail: email@britishdrivingsociety.co.uk
Website: www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk

British Harness Racing Club
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Standardbreds
Studbook: No
Other info: Governing body for harness racing
Contact: Ms G Berry, Burlington Crescent, Goole, East Yorks DN14 5EG (tel: 01405 766877); (fax: 01405 766878); e-mail: harnessgb@aol.com
Website: www.bhrc.org.uk

Hackney Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Hackneys (one parent must be pure-bred)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs D Hicketts, Secretary, Fallowfields, Little London, Heytesbury, Wilts BA12 OES (tel: 01985 840717); (fax: 01985 840616); e-mail: hackney.horse@talk21.com
Website: www.hackney-horse.org.uk

The Standard and Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Standardbred and Trotting horses (minimum 25% blood) plus unregistered
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs E Blazak, Hon Sec and Registrar, Flaxlands Farmhouse, Rode Lane, Carleton Rode, Norwich, Norfolk NR16 1RQ (tel/fax: 01953 789367); e-mail: office@standardbred.org
Website: www.standardbred.org

HEAVY HORSES

British Percheron Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All equines
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs Muriel Bond, The Secretary, British Percheron Horse Society, Three Bears Cottage, Burston Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 5UF (tel: (01379) 740554; e-mail: secretary@percheron.org.uk
Website: www.percheron.org.uk

Cleveland Bay Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Cleveland Bays plus all unregistered horses
Studboo: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mr J F Stephenson/Chris Ogilvie, York Livestock Centre, Murton, York, YO19 5GF (tel: 01904 489731); (fax: 01904 489782); e-mail: cbay@stephenson.co.uk
Website: www.clevelandbay.com

The Clydesdale Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Clydesdales
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Marguerite Osbourne, Kinclune, Kingoldrum, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5HX (tel/fax: 01575 570900); email: secretary@clydesdalehorsesociety.com
Website: www.clydesdalehorsesociety.com

Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure-bred Irish Draughts; Irish Draught sport horses; horses and ponies of unknown breeding
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Caroline Collinssplatt, Administrator, PO Box 1869, Salisbury, Wilts SP3 5XA (tel: 08452 300399 or 01722 714970); (fax: 01722 714979); e-mail: administrator@irishdraughthorsesociety.com
Website: www.irishdraughthorsesociety.com

Shire Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Shires (one parent must be pure-bred and registered with thesociety). Shire types – no known breeding, need photographic evidence.
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
To apply Contact: Andrew Mercer, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE (tel: 01733 234451); (fax: 01733 370038); e-mail: shire.horse@eastofengland.org.uk
Website: www.shire-horse.org.uk

Suffolk Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure and part-bred Suffolks (one parent must be a registered Suffolk)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs A Hillier, Secretary, The Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LU (tel: 01394 380643); (fax: 01394 610058); e-mail: sec@suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk
Website: www.suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk

Information correct at the time of going to press but may change.