Notice in relation to equines resident in England, Wales and Scotland

  • 10 February 2022, 14:02

Due to Brexit, the European (EU) Breeding Regulation no longer applies in the United Kingdom. The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has drawn up its own rules for studbook societies, breeding groups and their breeding programs.

This means that owners of equines resident in England, Wales and Scotland are not allowed to apply for a passport for first registration with Horse Sport Ireland. Upgrading from an identification document to a studbook passport is also affected by this regulation. Equines in Northern Ireland are not affected by this change.

With regard to the rules for Identification & Registration, we recommend that you enquire with passport issuing authorities in the United Kingdom.