Who can issue a horse passport?

Who can issue a horse passport?

It is the responsibility of the owner of the horse to make an application for a horse passport from an authorised Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) within six months, from the day on which the foal was born.

Who is the issuing authority for a UK passport?

HM Passport Office
HM Passport Office is the sole issuer of UK passports and responsible for civil registration services through the General Register Office.

What does a green horse passport mean?

A green passport means the stallion is approved by the irish sport horse studbook, a blue book means it’s on the list of stallions but not 100% approved, i.e. his wind is wrong or never passed his x-rays etc and is classed as a secton one (S1) stallion, a white book means there is no breeding recorded, hope this is of …

Is it a legal requirement to have a horse passport?

It is a legal requirement for all horses and ponies to be issued with a passport. Since 28th February 2005 it has been a legal requirement for all equidae to be issued with a passport from a DEFRA approved Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO).

How do you prove legal ownership of a horse?

However, certain documents can go towards evidencing ownership in the eyes of the courts. These include a purchase receipt, your historic bills from vets or farriers and old insurance documents. In an ideal world, when you buy a horse, both parties should sign a contract.

How do you prove you own a horse?

A horse’s passport and its breed registration paper do not provide conclusive proof of your ownership on their own. Ownership, therefore, depends upon other circumstantial evidence, such as a bill of sale.

Who are the issuing organisations for horse passports?

Updated the Horse passport issuing organisations that manage studbooks. Added the list of organisations that do not manage a studbook but are authorised to issue horse passports. Updated both lists with the latest contact information.

What to do if a horse does not have a passport?

Contact the Passport Issuing Organisation ( PIO) within 30 days to update the passport ownership details. If the seller does not give you the horse’s passport, contact your local trading standards office for advice. You might need to take additional steps if you import a horse from outside the UK.

Do you need a passport to ride a horse in Dartmoor?

Semi-wild ponies in Dartmoor, Exmoor, the New Forest or Wicken Fen only need a passport if they are under your control (for example if they wear a saddle or are on a farm). You must keep a valid horse passport with your animal at all times.

What happens if you import a horse from outside the UK?

You might need to take additional steps if you import a horse from outside the UK. Within 30 days of the horse’s death, return its passport to the PIO that issued it. They will update their records and invalidate or destroy the passport.

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