The BHS has announced prices for equine passports, which will become compulsory from the end of next year

Following DEFRA’s confirmation of the breed societies and organisations which have been authorised to issue passports in the UK, the BHS has announced its charges for the new compulsory passports.

An equine passport for a horse owner who is not a member of the BHS will cost £27.00. Gold BHS members and British Riding Club members will receive a £5 discount, with passports costing £22.00 each.

Concessions will be available for BHS approved riding establishments, BHS approved livery yards and equine welfare charities.

The BHS will be issuing passports to un-registered horses that are not eligible to be registered with a breed society, a competitive discipline or other passport-issuing organisation.

Further information and application forms for a passport can be obtained from Anne Burns, British Horse Society, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2XZ (tel: 08701 202244).

Other passport issuing organisations

In addition to the BHS, the following organisations have also been approved to issue passports:

  • American Quarter Horse Association UK
    (tel: 01303 814879)
  • Anglo-European Studbook
    (tel: 01892 610155)
  • Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHc) UK
    (tel: 01202 897469)
  • Arab Horse Society
    (tel: 01672 520782)
  • British Appaloosa Society
    (tel: 02392 528069)
  • The British Driving Society
    (tel: 01926 624420)
  • British Equestrian Federation
    (tel: 02476 698871)
  • British Hanovarian Horse Society
    (tel: 01604 492750)
  • British Harness Racing Club
    (tel: 01405 766877)
  • British Miniature Horse Society
    (tel: 01747 861619)
  • British Palomino Society
    (tel: 01239 851387)
  • British Percheron Horse Society
    (tel: 01954 204637)
  • British Skewbald & Piebald Society
    (tel: 01354 638226)
  • Native British Spotted Pony Society
    (tel: 01724 783900)
  • British Lipizzaner Horse Society
    (tel: 01570 480090)
  • British Warmblood Society & British Sports Horse Registry
    (tel: 0151 5491631)
  • The Caspian Horse Society
    (tel: 01344 843325)
  • The Caspian Breed Society (UK)
    (tel: 01249 782246)
  • Cleveland Bay Horse Society
    (tel: 01904 489731)
  • Coloured Horse and Pony Society
    (tel: 01844 237783)
  • Dales Pony Society
    (tel: 01629 640439)
  • Dartmoor Pony Society
    (tel: 01629 640439)
  • Donkey Breed Society
    (tel: 01732 864414)
  • English Connemara Pony Society
    (tel: 01398 341490)
  • Eriskay Pony Society
    (tel: 01764 670626)
  • Exmoor Pony Society
    (tel: 01398 341490)
  • Fell Pony Society
    (tel: 01768 891001)
  • Fjord Horse National stud-book Association of Great Britain
    (tel: 01570 480090)
  • Fjord Horse Registry of Scotland and Fjord Horse UK
    (tel: 01651 891712)
  • Friesan Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland
    (tel: 0115 952 9865)
  • Hackney Horse Society
    (tel: 01985 840717)
  • Highland Pony Society
    (tel: 01738 451861)
  • Hurlingham Polo Association
    (tel: 01367 242828)
  • Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain
    (tel: 01489 782087)
  • International Miniature Horse and Pony Society
    (tel: 07000 781216)
  • The Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)
    (tel: 01722 714970)
  • The Lusitano Breed Society (Great Britain)
    (tel: 01531 660289)
  • National Pony Society
    (tel: 01420 88333)
  • New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society
    (tel: 01425 402272)
  • Scottich Icelandic Horse Association
    (tel: 01569 764166)
  • Shetland Pony Studbook Society
    (tel: 01738 623471)
  • Shire Horse Society
    (tel: 01733 234451)
  • The Scottish Sports Horse
    (tel: 01330 833487)
  • Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain
    (tel: 01732 866277)
  • The Spotted Horse and Pony Society
    (tel: 01621 816106)
  • The Spotted Pony Breed Society (Great Britain)
    (tel: 01527 833880/02920 632334)
  • The Standard and Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland
    (tel: 01953 789367)
  • Suffolk Horse Society
    (tel: 01394 380643)
  • Trakehner Breeders Fraternity
    (tel: 01424 813830)
  • Weatherbys
    (tel: 01933 440077)
  • Welsh Pony & Cob Society
    (tel: 01970 617501)

The British Horse Database has also been approved to issue passports by DEFRA,despite ceasing trading last year.

Read full story on equine passports in next week’s issue of Horse & Hound (4 July) when Graham Suggett, chairman of the passports planning group explains why the passports scheme has been developed. Plus your chance to send in your questions to the BEF on how passports will affect you