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IMPORTANT – Passport update

Defra have advised us that they hope to issue new guidance next week on how owners can get their Horse Sport Ireland passports updated when the horse is living in Great Britain. We received some draft guidance last week, but it needed further adjustment. The delay is regrettable, but it is no one’s fault. It […]

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Defra & changes to passports

Defra is asking horse owners and passport-issuing organisations to comment on the changes being made to equine identification procedures. As horse owners and breeders, we do not usually have an opportunity to comment on Defra’s proposals, so this is a rare opportunity for us to influence how equine passports, health and welfare are managed. The British […]

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Important Update: Horse Passports

Statement:  Our Chair, Sue Benson and I had a very productive meeting on 3 March 2022 with Defra and Horse Sport Ireland representatives. It is clear that we will be processing the changes of ownership and naming of previously un-named horses for all horses with Irish Draught and ID Sport Horse passports living in Great […]

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URGENT NOTICE: If you live in Great Britain and own a horse with a HSI passport, please read:

Historically, regulated changes to passports for Irish-bred horses, such as upgrading HSI foal identity documents to full pedigree passports, naming and transfers of ownership, always had to be completed by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI). The passport would then be sent to the IDHS (GB) passport administrators for overstamping, which is a legal requirement, so that this information can […]

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Facebook Statement

Statement from the Irish Draught Horse Society (GB) The IDHS (GB) regrets that due to recent inaccurate and malicious posts and the use of suspected fake Facebook accounts for political ends, we have made the difficult decision to make this page an announcement-only page.  This is not to inhibit our members’ and supporters’ freedom of […]