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British Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Horses, ponies and donkeys of unknown breeding
Studbook: No
Other info: “The UK’s largest and most influential equestrian charity”
Contact: Hannah Cripps, BHS, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warks CV8 2XZ (tel: 01926 707700); (fax: 01926 707800); e-mail: enquiry@bhs.org.uk
Website: www.bhs.org.uk

Donkey Breed Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Donkeys, plus unregistered horses and ponies
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Carol Morse, The Hermitage, Pootings, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6SD (tel/fax: 01732 864414); e-mail: carol@morse.freeserve.co.uk
Website: www.donkeybreedsociety.co.uk

Farmkey
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Any equine
Studbook: No
Other info: Freezemarking specialist
Contact: (tel: 0870 870 7107); email: info@farmkey.co.uk
Website: www.farmkey.com

Horse Passport Agency Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Any equine
Studbook: No
Other: Organisation set up to issue horse passports
Contact: Andrew Davis, 79 High Street, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2PQ (tel: 0870 241 8263); e-mail: email@horsepassportagency.org
Website: www.horsepassportagency.org

Horse Passports Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Unregistered horses only
Studbook: No
Other info: PIO based at Southall Market
Contact: Michael Lovelace, The Cattle Market, High Street, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3DG (tel: 0208 574 1611); (fax: 0208 574 6970)
Website: none

Irish Horse Board Co-op Society Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horses, including horses of unknown breeding
Studbook: Yes
Other info: Co-operative society for Irish breeding
Contact: Irish Horse Board, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co Kildare (tel: 00 353 1505 3584); (fax: 00 353 1505 3562); email: ihb@ihb.ie
Website: www.irishhorseboard.com

Northern Ireland Horse Board Co-op Society Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All equines, including Irish Sports Horses
Studbook: Yes
Other info: Non-profit making breeders co-operative in Northern Ireland
Contact: 23 Ballykeigle Road, Comber, Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland (tel: 02897 528324); (fax: 02897 528500); email: charlotte@nihorseboard.org
Website: www.nihorseboard.org

Pet-ID UK lTd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All horses, ponies and donkeys
Studbook: No
Other info: Pet identification specialists
Contact: Pet-ID UK Ltd, The Barn, Danworth Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9GL (tel: 01273 837676); (fax: 01273 837683); e-mail: sales@pet-id.net
Website: www.pet-id.net

Pleasure Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Any unregistered horses and ponies
Studbook: No
Other info: Online virtual riding club
Contact: The Pleasure Horse Society, Victoria House, Desborough St, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2NF (tel: 01494 833216); (fax: 01494 601 043); email: info@pleasurehorsesociety.co.uk
Website: www.pleasurehorsesociety.co.uk

Veteran Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Horses and ponies of any age
Studbook: No
Other info: Charity focusing on the needs of older equines
Contact: Veteran Horse Society, Hendre Fawr Farm, St. Dogmaels, Cardigan, SA43 3LZ (tel: 01239 881300)
Website: www.veteran-horse-society.co.uk

Weatherbys ID Passports
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All breeds of horse, pony and donkeys
Studbook: No
Other info: An arm of racing administration company, Weatherbys
Contact: Jo Abraham/Zoe Smith, Weatherbys ID Passports, 3 Brisbane House, Corbygate Business Park, Priors Haw Road, Corby, Northants NN17 5JG (tel: 01536 201301); (fax: 01536 201302); e-mail: Passports@weatherbys-group.com
Website: www.passportsforhorses.co.uk

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