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American Quarter Horse Association UK
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred American Quarter Horses (one parent must be pure-bred)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Jane Muir, Registration Secretary, 7 Whitehall Way, Sellinge, Ashford, Kent TN25 6ET (tel/fax: 01303 814879);e-mail: Aqhauk@aol.com
Website: www.aqha.co.uk

American Saddlebred Association of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: American Saddlebreds and part breds (25%+)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Cheryl R Lutring (President), Uplands, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5XE (tel: 01323 870977); (fax: 01323 871375); email: ASAoGB@americansaddlebreds.co.uk
Website: www.americansaddlebreds.co.uk

Appaloosa Horse Club UK Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Pure- and part-bred Appaloosa
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Joyce Nutland, ApHC UK Ltd, Newmans Farm, Newmans Lane, West Moors, Wimborne, Dorset BH22 OLP (tel/fax: 01202 897469); e-mail: amazingapps@aol.com
Website: www.aphcuk.org

Arab Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure-, part-bred and Anglo Arabs
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Diana Whittome, Hon Registrar, Windsor House, Ramsbury, Marlborough, Wilts SN8 2PE (tel: 01672 520782); (fax: 01672 520880); e-mail: registration@arabhorsesoc-uk.com
Website: www.arabhorsesoc-uk.com

British Appaloosa Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Appaloosa
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Laura Ellis-Jones, Secretary, Palmerston Cottage, 78 Military Road, Gosport, Hants PO12 3AS (tel: 02392 528069); e-mail:secretary@appaloosa.org.uk
Website: www.appaloosa.org.uk

British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Pure-bred Spanish Horses (Andalusian), Part-bred Pure-bred Spanish Horse (25%+ Purebred Spanish Blood), Hispano-Arab (cross of Purebred Spanish Horse/Purebred Arab with minimum 25%, maximum 75% of the blood of either type), Spanish type and horses of Spanish ancestry but without correct documentation.
Studbook: No
other info: None
Contact: Miss M McBryde, Registrar, Church Farm, Church Street, Semington, Trowbridge, Wilts BA14 6JS (tel/fax: 01380 871873); e-mail: mary.mcbryde@britishlibrary.net
Website: www.bapsh.co.uk

British Bavarian Warmblood Association
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Bavarian Warmbloods
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Ms Christa Jeffery, Sittyton, Straloch, Newmacher, Aberdeen, AB21 0RP Tel: (01651) 882226; fax (01651) 882313; email: bbwa@bbwa.co.uk
Website: www.bbwa.co.uk

British Hanovarian Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: progeny of Hanovarian stallions licensed by an approved society
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: John Shenfield, Ecton Field Plantation, Ecton Lane, Sywell, Northants NN6 0BP (tel: 01604 492750); (fax: 01604 492750); e-mail: jshenfield@jshenfield.worldonline.co.uk

British Percheron Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Percherons (one parent must be pure-bred)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Colin Dodd, Secretary, 122 Rampton Road, Willingham, Cambs CB4 5JF (tel: 01954 204637); (fax: 01954 204638); e-mail: secretary@percheron.org.uk
Website: www.percheron.org.uk

The Caspian Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Caspians
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Elizabeth Sharman, 21 The Green, Hathern, Loughborough, LE12 5EQ (tel: 01509 561845); e-mail: esharman@ntlworld.com
Website: www.caspianhorsesociety.org.uk

The Caspian Breed Society (UK)
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Caspians
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Ronald Scott, Sparrow Farm, Lanhill, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 6LX (tel: 01249 782246); (fax: 01249 782256); e-mail: uk.caspian society@virgin.net
Website: www.caspianbreedsociety.co.uk

Fjord Horse National Studbook Association of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Fjords; Fjord-types and ponies with unknown breeding.
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Ms L Moran, Secretary, National Fjord Horse Centre, Cilyblaidd Manor, Pencarreg, nr Lampeter, Carmarthenshire SA40 9QL (tel: 01570 480090); (fax: 01570 480012); e-mail: info@fjord-horse.co.uk
Website: www.fjord-horse.co.uk

Fjord Horse Registry of Scotland and Fjord Horse UK
Passport issuing organisation: No, had it’s PIO status revoked in February 2008. Passports now maintained by Fjord Horse National Stud Book Association of Great Britain (above)
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Fjords (foaled before 1998 only)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: David Stewart, South Denhill, St Katherines, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 8SU (tel/fax: 01651 891712); e-mail: studbook@norwegian-fjord-horse.co.uk
Website: www.norwegian-fjord-horse.com

Friesian Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Friesians; the society is the British office for the Het Friesch Paarden Stamboek (the Friesian Horse studbook in Holland). All British Friesian owners need to go through the British association to obtain their passports
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Liz Spurdens, Secretary, Manor House, East Hardwick, Pontifract, W Yorks, WF8 3DT (tel/fax: ); e-mail: sam@friesians.freeserve.co.uk
Website: www.fhagbi.co.uk

Haflinger Society Of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Haflingers and part-bred Haflingers that are registered with the society
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs Sue Seel, Wayside Cottage, 2 The Hopgrounds, Finchingfield, Essex CM7 4LU. (tel: 01371 810216); e-mail registrar@haflingersgb.com
Website: www.haflingersgb.com

Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Icelandic; other breeds to members only
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mike Edwards, Stud Book Office, Oakwood, Curdridge Lane, Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2BH (tel: 01489 782087); (fax: 01489 612560); e-mail: icehorsestud@hotmail.com
Website: www.ishgb.co.uk

The Lusitano Breed Society (Great Britain)
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Lusitanos (one parent must a graded adult in the adult book of parent body Associacao Portuguesa de Criadores do Cavalo Puro Sangue Lusitano in Portugal)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs J E Holding, Felin y Gigfran, Crosswell, Cymych, Pembrokeshire SA41 3UF (tel: 01239 891273); (fax: 01239 891453); e-mail: studbook@lusitano.co.uk
Website: www.lbsgb.co.uk

Lipizzaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred Lipizzaners and horses of unknown breeds including passports issued by the Gypsy Cob Society
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Ms L Moran, Secretary, Cilyblaidd Manor, Pencarreg, Nr Lampeter, Carmarthenshire SA40 9QL (tel: 01570 480090); (fax: 01570 480012); e-mail: info@lipizzaner.org.uk
Website: www.lipizzaner.org.uk/ www.lipizzanerhorse.com

Lipizzaner Society of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Purebred and partbred lipizzaners (25%+ lipizzaner blood), members priority but the society will try not to turn anybody away
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Una Harley (Chairman), Starrock Stud, Bish Mill, South Molton, Devon, EX36 4EH (tel/fax: 01769 551773); e-mail: lsgb@lipizzaner.co.uk
Website: www.lipizzaner.co.uk

The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Association of UK
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Jill Allen-Melvin, Fox Hollow, Blacklands Lane, Sudbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2AX (tel: 01394 450615)
Website: www.miniature-donkey-assoc.com

Scottish Icelandic Horse Association
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Icelandic horses (must be progeny of registered animals)
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: C Phillips, Director, Millsburn, Rickarton, Stonehaven, AB39 3TE (tel: 01569 764166); e-mail: chairman@siha.org.uk
Website: www.siha.org.uk

Trakehner Breeders Fraternity
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure and part-bred Trakehner
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Sian Reade, Secretary, Bluewood Stud, Lower Lidham Hill Farm, Guestling, E Sussex TN35 4LX (tel: 01424 813830); e-mail: sian@trakehnerbreeders.com
Website: www.trakehnerbreeders.com

United Saddlebred Association UK Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Pure and part-bred Saddlebreds, All equines
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Lynn Jarvis, 36 Philpot Square, Peterborough Road, London, SW6 3HX; email: Lynnusauk@aol.com
Website: www.american-saddlebred.co.uk

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