FEI Passports & Registrations

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR NEW FEI PASSPORT APPLICATIONS: According to  FEI Regulations, FEI Veterinary Regulations and EU Identification of Horses Regulations,  it is compulsory that all  white markings shown on the “outline diagram” of a horses passport must be recorded using a RED ball point pen. Any national passport submitted for an FEI Recognition Card will be returned if the outline diagram is not in REDPlease have your veterinarian remark the animal in red prior to submitting the FEI passport application.

Check the FEI database for current registrations  (0pens in new window)

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATHLETES: Article 137 of the FEI General Regulations, 23rd edition, 1 January 2009, updates effective 1 January 2015

Article 137 – Horse Passports and Microchips

  1. Every Horse entered for any Competition at CIMs (see Appendix E) in a country other than the country of the Horse’s residency, and all Horses entered for other CIs, FEI Championships, Regional, Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, at all times, must have an official, valid FEI passport, or a national passport approved by the FEI and inserted inside an FEI Recognition Card. In the case of Horses permanently resident in a Member State of the European Union, all Horses must have an acceptable national EU approved passport in compliance with Commission Regulations, to which an FEI recognition is applied. The exception to the latter being the possession of an FEI passport which has been continually revalidated without any interruption.

The key points are the interpretation of ‘the country of the Horse’s residency’ versus ‘Not compulsory for Horses from the host Nation’.

Where the following information below appears in a FEI Schedule, athletes are reminded that FEI Recognition Cards are required where the Athlete from the host nation but the animal resides in a different nation.

Event Category FEI Passport and or Recognition Card CI-short/long 1* and 2* – Not compulsory for Horses from the host Nation – Compulsory for Horses from the invited Nations

Athletes are to be mindful of the country of the horse’s residency. In summary, if the Athlete is based abroad and the horse is resident in that country then that horse needs to obtain an FEI Passport/ Recognition card to compete in IRL despite the fact that the Athlete is from the host nation.

Important new ruling (from 1st of August 2016) from the FEI in regards to changing a horses/ponies birth name.

Horse Name Change Guidelines_01.08.2016

FEI Passports and Licence Renewals

FEI passportPlease click on the relevant form below, print it off and return it to Horse Sport Ireland.