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Anglo-European StudBook Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: British and European Performance Horses and offspring of other recognised stallions
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Anglo European Studbook, PO Box 630, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2WW (tel: 01444 484840); (fax: 01444 484844); e-mail: office@angloeuropeanstudbook.info
Website: www.angloeuropeanstudbook.co.uk

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

British Equestrian Federation
Passport issuing organisation: Yes, for horses competition internationally
Breeds catered for: Horses competing internationally
Studbook: No
Other info: None
Contact: Lorraine Hindmarch, BEF, NAC Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warks CV82RH (tel: 02476 698871); (fax: 02476 696484)
Website: www.bef.co.uk

British Hanovarian Horse Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: progeny of Hanovarian stallions licensed by an approved Hanoverian 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 Horse Database
The British Horse Database no longer exists. British Horse Database passports can be updated by Weatherbys ID passports. For more information click here

British Show Jumping Association
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All horses, ponies and donkeys
Studbook: No
Other info: Governing body for affiliated show jumping in Britain
Contact: Kate Robbins, British Show Jumping, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks CV8 2LR (tel: 02476 698800); (fax: 02476 696685); e-mail kater@bsja.co.uk
Website: www.bsja.co.uk

British Warmblood Society/British Sports Horse Registry
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: British-born Warmbloods plus warmbloods without a recognised society
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs S Wason, Lower Tredenham, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5HL (tel: 01208 832940)

Hurlingham Polo Association
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: all equines
Studbook: No
Other info: Governing body for polo in Britain
Contact: Sophie West, Manor Farm, Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Oxon SN7 7LW (tel: 01367 242828); (fax: 01367 242829); e-mail: enquiries@hpa-polo.co.uk
Website: www.hpa-polo.co.uk

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
More 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

KWPN
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Pure and part bred Dutch Warmbloods
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: José Avezaat, KWPN, Postbox 382, 3700 AJ, Zeist, The Netherlands, (tel: 0031 306934600), (fax: 0031 306931455), email: avj@KWPN.nl.
Website: www.kwpn.nl

National Pony Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: British riding ponies; horses and ponies of unknown breeding
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Felicity Brown (NPS passports) or Marie Penson (ID passports), Willingdon House, 102 High Street, Alton, Hants GU34 1EN (tel: 01420 88333); (fax: 01420 80599); e-mail: secretary@nationalponysociety.org.uk
Website: www.nationalponysociety.org.uk

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

The Scottish Sports Horse
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: all breeds including sport horses
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: J Aird, Bickramside Farm, Oakley, Fife. (tel: 0870 770 8880) 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday
Website: www.scottishsportshorse.org

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: pure- and part-bred sport horses; horses of unknown breeding
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Kim Hall, 96 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AR (tel: 01732 866277); (fax: 01732 867464); e-mail office@sporthorsegb.co.uk or registration@sporthorsegb.co.uk
Website: www.sporthorsegb.co.uk

The Sports Pony Studbook Society
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: All ponies up to 153cm with unknown breeding
Studbook: Yes
Other info: None
Contact: Mrs Sarah Steggall, New Barn Farm, Piddington Road, Ludgershall, Bucks HP18 9PJ (tel: 01844 237708/07721 766210); e-mail Bernwode@ukonline.co.uk
Website: www.sportpony.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: 0870 4325075); e-mail: sian@trakehnerbreeders.com
Website: www.trakehnerbreeders.com

Weatherbys
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Thoroughbreds and non-Thoroughbreds eligible for the Weatherbys registers
Studbook: Yes
Other none: Manages racehorses in association with the British Horseracing Board
Contact: Andrew Davis, Sanders Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4BX (tel: 01933 440077); (fax: 01933 304758); e-mail: studbook@weatherbys-group.com
Website: www.weatherbys-group.com

Weatherbys (Ireland) Ltd
Passport issuing organisation: Yes
Breeds catered for: Thoroughbreds
Silhouettes: check with PIO
Studbook: Yes
Other info: see above
Contact: Tara Court, Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare (tel: 00 353 45 879979)
Website: www.weatherbys-group.com

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