Irish Sport Pony Studbook
The Irish Sport Pony Studbook was launched in 2016 and is currently offering an amnesty for first time registrations in. You can avail of this offer for €30 inclusive of DNA for a limited time only.
If you do not know the parentage of your pony you will need to contact Weathersby’s directly and additional costs may occur.
To receive a DNA kit contact our registrations department on 045 854 500 of firstname.lastname@example.org and please give details of the sire and dam of the pony you wish to register. They will arrange for a DNA kit to be sent to you.
Registering your pony in the ISP Studbook ensures that your pony will be eligible for:
- Registration in the main section on the Irish Sport Pony Studbook.
- Green Irish Sport Pony Studbook Passport.
- Eligible to compete in pony studbook funded competitions
- Inclusion on the Irish Pony Register online database – IHR Online.
- Irish Sport Pony breeder prizes.
Irish Sport Pony Mare inspections
Mare inspections for the Irish Sport Pony Studbook will be carried out annually in spring and autumn. Sport Pony mares must be a minimum of 3 years of age to be presented for selection. Mares will be given the opportunity to loose jump in order to have their athleticism assessed. The selection will take place over one day and will include the following elements:
- Pedigree assessment
- Veterinary Examination
- Conformation assessment
- In hand Gait Assessment in an indoor arena
- Free Gait Assessment
- Free Athleticism/Jumping Assessment in jumping pen (Optional)
Classification of Irish Sport Pony Mares Following Selection
- Irish Sport Pony mares that meet the veterinary requirements and the selection requirements at selection (minimum scores out of 100: 70 in conformation, 65 in movement) will be classified as ‘Select’ in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook.
- Mares which do not meet the veterinary or selection requirements will retain their original classification in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook
Irish Sport Pony Stallion inspections
Stallion inspections for the Irish Sport Pony Studbook are carried out annually. Sport Pony Stallions must be a minimum of 3 years of age to be presented for selection. Stallions will be given the opportunity to loose jump or ride under saddle in order to have their athleticism assessed. The selection will include the following elements:
There are 5 fundamental elements to the stallion selections which all stallions must complete:
- Veterinary Examination
- Conformation Assessment
- In Hand Gait Assessment on a hard surface and in the indoor arena
- Free Gait Assessment in jumping pen
- Free Athleticism/Jumping Assessment in jumping pen or under saddle
Classification of Irish Sport Pony Stallions Following Selection
- Irish Sport Pony stallions that meet the veterinary requirements and the selection requirements at selection will be classified as ‘Approved’ in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook.
- Stallions which meet the veterinary requirements and not the inspections requirements will be classified as Not Approved 1 (NA1) in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook
- Stallions which do not meet the veterinary requirements will be classified as Not Approved 2 (NA2) in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook
Before registering a foal in the Irish Sport Pony Studbook, both the sire and the dam of the foal must be registered in the Irish Horse Register and the foal must be eligible to be included in the Studbook. On receipt of a correctly complete covering certificate, Horse Sport Ireland will automatically issue a foal kit to the registered owner of the dam.
By law all foals must be registered within six months of their birth or before 31st December in the year of their birth, whichever occurs later.
STEP 1: CALL YOUR VET
Upon receipt of your foal kit you will need to call out your vet. Contained within the foal kit will be:
Marking chart for the foal – this must be completed by the vet, who will also microchip your foal and attach the microchip bar code to the marking chart. Please ensure that only a HSI Microchip is inserted into your foal. Horse Sport Ireland issues microchips to vets for animals that will be registered in the IHR.
DNA hair sample bag – in order to DNA type your foal, the vet will remove a hair sample from the foal and place it in the sample bag. The sample bag must then be sent to Weatherby’s Ireland for DNA testing. Where the dam of the foal has not been previously DNA typed, the foal kit will also contain a hair sample bag for the dam, which again must be returned to Weatherby’s.
Return envelopes – you will receive a return envelope for your foal’s marking chart (return to HSI), your foal’s DNA hair sample bag (return to Weatherby’s) and, where applicable, for the dam’s DNA hair sample bag (return to Weatherby’s).
Information leaflet – detailing the steps as outlined above.
STEP 2: SEND YOUR FOAL MARKING CHART TO HSI WITH FEE
Once your vet has completed the marking chart for your foal and attached the microchip barcode, you will need to return the marking chart to Horse Sport Ireland with the appropriate fee (shown on the form) in the return envelope provided.
STEP 3: YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR IRISH SPORT PONY STUDBOOK PASSPORT
Once HSI has received your foal’s marking chart, correct passport fee plus the DNA result from Weatherby’s, the foal’s passport will be posted to the registered owner of the dam.
If you have any questions about the registration process please contact the HSI Registration Unit
Approved Irish Sport Pony Stallions
Blaengwen Kato Star (WPC)
Jacodi’s Anja’s Admiral (NFP)
Machnus D’Hyrencourt Z (ZANG)