All horses and ponies (and other equines) in the UK will need to have a passport identifying the animal. All owners or keepers of equines will need to obtain a horse passport for each animal they own or keep. Passports will last for the life time of the animal and will include a Unique Equine Life Number.
A number of organisations have been authorised by DEFRA to issue horse passports, including the British Driving Society. It is strongly recommended that owners of Registered horses/ponies should apply to their own Breed Society for a passport. for a full list of horse passport issuing organisations.
The BDS is now issuing horse passports to both members and non-members.
Your passport is a legal document, please keep it
safe, if you require a duplicate we need to receive the request in
writing, explaining why you are requesting a duplicate.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
Horse Passport questions and answers
a list of passport issuing organisations (DEFRA website)
Passport Application Forms
You can obtain a passport application form form the BDS office or you can download and print a form from this web site. We also have guidelines to help you fill in the form and speed up the processing.
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